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Ireland’s President Takes Voluntary Pay Cut For Good Cause

Ireland’s President Takes Voluntary Pay Cut For Good Cause

President Michael D. Higgins has donated 23.5 percent of his salary to Ireland since 2011.
The Deadliest Mass Shooting In Recorded History

The Deadliest Mass Shooting In Recorded History

"I would have done it again. I have carried out the most sophisticated and spectacular political attack committed in Europe since the Second World War."
The 23 Craziest Superweapons Only The Nazis Could Have Dreamed Up

The 23 Craziest Superweapons Only The Nazis Could Have Dreamed Up

From the Sun Gun to Thor to Fire Lilly, Allied powers (and the world) can be thankful that things didn't work out so well — or quickly — in Nazi labs.
France No Longer Sterilizing Transgender People

France No Longer Sterilizing Transgender People

They still require transgender individuals to suffer the indignity of going to court and asking a judge for permission, of course.
Mandatory Contraception For “Incompetent” Mothers, Dutch City Council Says

Mandatory Contraception For “Incompetent” Mothers, Dutch City Council Says

Rotterdam city council has just called for courts to give “incompetent” mothers mandatory contraception, Dutch newspaper NRC reported. Proponents say compulsory contraception is in the interest of both children and “unfit” parents, the latter of which city council members seem to define as those with learning difficulties, psychological problems or...
Why Isn’t Belgium’s King Leopold II As Reviled As Hitler Or Stalin?

Why Isn’t Belgium’s King Leopold II As Reviled As Hitler Or Stalin?

The most brutal genocide you've never heard of.
Italy Creates “Fertility Day” To Remind Women That Future Should Involve A Baby

Italy Creates “Fertility Day” To Remind Women That Future Should Involve A Baby

As Italy grapples with declining birthrates and slumping economic growth, Italian lawmakers actually made a “day” to remind women that their future should involve a baby.
Dutch Ban On Gas-Powered Cars “Likely To Become Law,” Officials Say

Dutch Ban On Gas-Powered Cars “Likely To Become Law,” Officials Say

A new bill that bans gas and diesel-powered vehicles in the entirety of the Netherlands is likely to become law, proponents say.
La Tomatina Festival: Inside Spain’s Bizarre Tomato-Throwing Festival

La Tomatina Festival: Inside Spain’s Bizarre Tomato-Throwing Festival

Tomatoes are kind of a big deal in Spain.
Chinese Man Spends Two Weeks As Refugee After Accidentally Filling Out Asylum Application

Chinese Man Spends Two Weeks As Refugee After Accidentally Filling Out Asylum Application

When you think about all the things that could possibly go wrong while on vacation, getting trapped in German bureaucracy is not likely to be the first thing to cross your mind — and yet that is precisely what happened to a Chinese man who recently visited the country.
Italy Passes Law To Donate Extra Food To The Needy

Italy Passes Law To Donate Extra Food To The Needy

Food waste is a massive problem in Europe, and Italian lawmakers want to do something about it.