In the wake of the general meltdown in the EU sovereign debt crisis, the head of Italy's new government, the unelected Prime Minister Mario Monti, has been unable to retain popular support for his reform plan.

As homeschooling families continue to flee Sweden in the face of escalating persecution, the global outcry over the controversial Swedish policies is growing louder. More than a few critics and reporters have even blasted the government’s actions and behavior as reminiscent of the former Soviet Union. 

As Greece’s economy and the euro continue to struggle, regular Greeks are increasingly taking matters into their own hands, creating informal underground barter markets and even alternative currencies. And the government is actually encouraging it.

The 20-year-old victim of a murder perpetrated in October, 2010 might have been the first white British native to suffer Islam’s ultimate penalty — an "honor" killing — London’s Daily Mail reported last week.

Following a series of deadly shootings targeting French soldiers last week, a gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, on Monday morning, killing four and seriously wounding at least two others, according to officials cited news reports. The attacker is believed to have fled on a motorbike.

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