Demonstrators in Pakistan burned Pope Benedict in effigy in protest over the pontiff’s criticism of Pakistan’s blasphemy law. They say the Pope must butt out of Pakistan’s affairs and stop insulting Islam.
In other news, hedge funds in Britain are betting that China’s long-running period of strong growth is going to collapse soon — they are, in effect, short-selling China.
Meanwhile, a politician in the Left Party in Germany says that he wants to introduce communism in the country.
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