For at least the past few years, children in Ireland’s government-run foster-care system have been disappearing, only to be found later working as sex slaves in brothels or private homes. And incredibly, the Irish government has not even been keeping statistics on the number of cases.

The great African migration to Italy continues with the new arrival of thousands of illegal aliens from Libya on the island of Lampedusa, which suffered a deluge of 24,000 Tunisians and Libyans earlier this year.

News reports over the weekend said nearly 1,500 illegal aliens — mostly Africans from other countries — showed up at the island in a matter of hours.

As pro-life efforts in the United States have been gaining momentum, similar endeavors have garnered some success in European nations as well, most notably Hungary. Though 60 percent of Hungarians favor legalized abortion, the country’s new constitution adamantly defends the sanctity of life.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has once again issued calls in favor of increased globalism and one world government. An advocate of liberal internationalism and multilateral military interventions, as well as a stalwart of the European Union, Blair warns that the EU risks losing out to the economic might of China, India, Brazil, and other booming economies.

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa (left) is perceived by many to be leading his country down the road of Venezuelan-style statism, socialism, and dictatorship — increasingly so in the past several weeks.

In the most recent example, a May 7 constitutional referendum — despite opposition members and activists in the human rights community labeling the 10 proposed areas of reform a power grab on behalf of Correa’s government (including the proposal to give the President more of a say over judicial appointments) — the President's "reforms" received widespread support from Ecuadorian voters. While casting his vote, President Correa dismissed the opposition's concerns. "They've been saying it's totalitarian... [a word] used for a state in which things are done by force. We're doing this democratically," he protested.

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