Donald Trump and Bobby Jindal appear to be running away from their parents' immigrant roots. However, Marco Rubio's mom once told him: "They’re human beings just like us, and they came for the same reasons we came."
Hundreds of migrants are sleeping in the rough in Italian train stations and on its border crossings. The stalled travelers are mainly migrants from north Africa who've survived a perilous journey by sea only to be turned back by new, tough restrictions in northern Europe.
Italy's government wants to create jobs by liberalizing the job market, but that would diminish the power of professional guilds that currently control who can and who cannot practice certain types of jobs.
American media seem to have dwindling interest in the trial of Bradley Manning, the US Army private who leaked masses of US government documents to Wikileaks. But foreign media outlets continue to send reporters to the hearings.
The British has withdrawn their diplomatic staff from Iran and shutdown the embassy after an attack yesterday that saw the building damaged, documents and flags burned and six people trapped for a time by protesters until they could be rescued by police.
An American company and an Italian company are set to begin salvage operations off the coast of Italy later this month, to recover the shipwrecked Costa Concordia. The effort is intended to remove the vessel intact, to prevent fluids from leaking out and polluting the surrounding environment.
One of the most stunning cathedral in Europe, perhaps all of the world, needs a cleaning. The Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy, is "adopting" out some of its spires to fund renovations that the historic building needs.
There's another government besides the US in danger of shutting down: the one in Italy, where the government is on the verge of collapsing because of the failure of politicians on the left and the right to find a compromise.
Silvio Berlusconi started his community service Friday. Italy's flamboyant former prime minister showed up for his first shift at a clinic for Alzheimer's patients near Milan. The billionaire tycoon will be working there a few hours a week for the next year as punishment for committing tax fraud.