After coming out with strong support for admitted child rapist Roman Polanski, French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand is once again in the spotlight — over stunning revelations in his autobiography that he admitted to paying for sex with young boys. And now he is refusing to step down.

nobel-apU.S. President Barack Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.4 million).

vaticanYes, say African bishops attending a meeting at the Vatican on Wednesday, Obama may be the one to save God's peoples. According to a report in the Associated Press, Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra, Ghana, sees the hand of Providence in the election of Barack Obama.

Ireland’s voters went to the polls on October 2 and approved the controversial Lisbon Treaty by an overwhelming 67 percent to 33 percent margin, exceeding the percentage indicated in recent polls.

Irish voters will once again vote in a referendum on the EU’s Lisbon Treaty on October 2, which they last rejected on June 12, 2008 by a 53 percent to 46 percent “No” vote. Ireland’s rejection of the controversial Lisbon Treaty effectively blocked its implementation, since it must be agreed to by all 27 EU-member states to come into force.