Former Belgian colony Rwanda was accepted this weekend to the Commonwealth of former British colonies and re-established diplomatic relations with its long-time arch-nemesis, France.
The Swiss vote to ban minarets comes at a time when Muslim populations are growing and Europeans worry about losing traditional Christian culture.
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More than 57 percent of Swiss residents who voted Sunday – a majority in 22 out of the country's 26's cantons – approved a proposal to ban the construction of new minarets.
The European Union is tossing around names for who could be the 'George Washington of Europe,' with Belgian Prime Minister Herman van Rompuy a top name. The EU is expected to decide by mid-November.
Simon Mann, a British mercenary sentenced for a coup plot against Equatorial Guinea, was pardoned on Tuesday. How does he compare with Africa's other 'Dogs of War?'
In a country where gold and jade have traditionally signaled love, more young Chinese couples now fancy diamonds. China is overtaking Japan as the world's second-largest consumer of the precious stone.