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There’s Nothing Wrong With Islamic Finance As Long As It Really Is Islamic … – Forbes

There’s Nothing Wrong With Islamic Finance As Long As It Really Is Islamic … – Forbes

The Cyprus Bank Bailout Could Be A Disastrous Precedent: They’re Reneging On Government Deposit Insurance Tim Worstall Contributor Moody’s Downgrades UK’s AAA Rating: Not Much Happens Tim Worstall Contributor Intrade Closes Its Doors: But Why? Is This Another MF Global? Tim Worstall Contributor The Difference In The Swiss And European Union Controls On High Pay […]

North Korea’s Nuclear Threat: America’s West Coast Defenses – ABC News

North Korea’s Nuclear Threat: America’s West Coast Defenses North Korea’s Nuclear Threat: America’s West Coast Defenses – ABC News

Are victims falling through America’s hate crime data gap? – CNN

Are victims falling through America’s hate crime data gap? – CNN

Washington (CNN) — Two hit-and-run deaths in rural Mississippi just a few miles apart highlight a disturbing problem about data collection on possible hate crimes. Last summer, 61-year-old African-American Sunday school teacher Johnny Lee Butts was hit and killed by an 18-year-old white driver. The teen told Panola County Sheriff deputies he thought he hit […]

St. Patrick’s Day: 10 Irish Pubs Around America Worth Visiting (PHOTOS) – Huffington Post

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of many things — Irish heritage, shamrocks, the ministrations of a 5th-century priest — but in modern American culture it is mostly an excuse to drink a lot of beer. To be fair, drinking a lot of beer has been an Irish tradition since well before Arthur Guinness set […]

Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘2016: Obama’s America’ Made Enough Money to Warrant a … – The Atlantic Wire

Dinesh D’Souza made a movie last year. It was about President Obama, and what the world would look like if he were to win a second term. The outlook: not good. It was critically reviled, but it made truckloads of money, so they’re making a sequel.  Yes, you’re understanding that correctly: there’s […]

America’s Most Irish Towns – Huffington Post

America’s Most Irish Towns – Huffington Post

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. But what about the rest of the year? Twenty-two million Americans — 7.2% of the population — say their “primary ancestry” is Irish, according to the Census’s American Community Survey. Another 13.5 million Americans claim at least some Irish ancestry, bringing the total to 35.5 million Americans — […]

Merkel: Europe must continue structural reform – MarketWatch

Merkel: Europe must continue structural reform – MarketWatch

Mark Hulbert Ignore ‘megasales’ by mega-shareholders Merkel: Europe must continue structural reform – MarketWatch

Interview: British Historian Timothy Garton Ash On Europe’s Future – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

British writer and historian Timothy Garton Ash was in Brussels on March 16 to take part in the German Marshall Fund’s annual forum of influential North American and European political, corporate, and intellectual leaders to discuss Euro-Atlantic issues. He spoke to RFE/RL correspondent Rikard Jozwiak about the future of Europe. RFE/RL: Does it […]

Pope wants Catholic Church to serve the poor – Aljazeera.com

Pope Francis has said he wants “a poor Church, for the poor”, giving his clearest indication yet that he wants a more austere Catholic Church. He made his comments in an audience with journalists on Saturday, explaining why he chose to take the name Francis, after St Francis of Assisi, a symbol of peace, austerity […]

Bailout terms prompt run on Cyprus banks – Aljazeera.com

Cyprus has received a $13bn bailout after lengthy talks in Brussels with eurozone leaders and the International Monetary Fund. But the conditions attached to the deal have led to a run on the country’s banks. Savers reacted with shock on Saturday after the government agreed to an unprecedented levy on all deposits in return for […]