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French Court Finds Church of Scientology Guilty of Fraud

The French government recognizes the Church of Scientology as a commercial institution, not a religion. Now two French branches have been fined for fraud...
Tom Cruise, famous Scientologist. Image from Flickr.

Rome and Moscow plagued by protests and riots

Riots have been breaking out all over Europe in recent months. Recent riots in Rome and in Moscow plunged both capital cities into chaos.
Silvio Berlusconi

Bank of America steels itself for exposure of Wikileaks data

It's believed that Wikileaks has data on Bank of America mortgage, foreclosure and other corruption that could be big enough to kill the bank.
A nonplussed preacher walks away from a Bank of America ATM.

Is Applying For A Payday Loan Through A Direct Lender The Best Option?

Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.
Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.

Kiva expands P2P loans to green ideas and student loans

Microlending nonprofit Kiva is working on expanding its business to lending for environmental changes and students in third-world countries.
Solar Panels

2010 named hottest year by National Climatic Data Center

According to the U.S. National Climatic Data Center, 2010 tied 2005 for the hottest year on record according to ground surface temperature.
Smokestacks billowing smoke – and greenhouse gases – into the air at sunset.

Anti-whaling ships drive Japanese whalers from Antarctica

Anti-whaling harassment, rising diplomatic pressure and a waning appetite for whale meat in Japan are threatening the Japanese whale hunt.
Photo of an anti-whating ship.

How Can Installment Loans Help Protect Your Credit Rating?

There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.
There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.

Will the Internet win the Nobel Prize in 2010?

Will the Internet win Nobel Prize? It is among 237 other nominees for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Find out where our priorities lie.
nobel prize

LGBT group lobbies UK Parliament for heterosexual equality

On behalf of opposite-sex and same-sex couples, LGBT group OutRage! is campaigning U.K. Parliament for heterosexual equality in partnerships.
Evening photograph of Big Ben and the houses of British Parliament

UK Office of Fair Trading says no to payday loan rate cap

The United Kingdom's Office of Fair Trading has ruled that a payday loan rate cap is unnecessary and would harm free market competition…
A T-shirt parody of the "Enjoy Coke" logo. This shirt reads "Enjoy Capitalism." Part of capitalism is a free market economy that would not restrict the payday loan with unnecessary (or even harmful) rate caps.

Do Not Fall Behind On Your Bills - See How Short Term Loans Can Help Prevent Late Fees and Penalties.

Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.
Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.

Extradition of Viktor Bout, the Merchant of Death, angers Russia

Viktor Bout, a Russian suspected of global arms dealing, was extradited to the U.S. from Thailand on Tuesday to face terrorism charges...
viktor bout merchant of death wares

The elusive peace in Kashmir

There is still hope of peace with both Pakistan and India, but long-term solutions haven't been found to implement peace to last in Kashmir.
An elderly woman from Kashmir

Romanian birds drank themselves to death on wine

In yet another mass animal die-off, dozens of birds were found dead in Romania. However, these birds died for a much more pedestrian reason.
Starlings

How To Get A Cash Advance Even With Bad Credit and Bankruptcy On Your Record

Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.
Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.

President Hamid Karzai says he takes bags of cash from Iran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has admitted he gets “bags of cash” from Iran and the U.S. Yet is he the best rule that money can buy?
Photo of Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the recent World Economic Forum at Davos.

ASEAN and its role in border disputes among members

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has a vital role in resolving and preventing conflicts, but there is a growing need to intervene.
The ASEAN Organization

US embassy in Tripoli shuttered with Libya sanctions pending

The U.S. embassy in Tripoli has been mostly evacuated. Economic sanctions against Libya are going to be implemented soon.
Gadhafi

Keep Your Debt to Credit Ratio Down By Using Personal Loans Instead of Credit Cards

The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.
The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.

Couple staying married as they become priest and nun

A married couple in Germany has converted to the Roman Catholic church, and both have taken vows as a nun and priest. They will remain married.
Photo of a nun.

Oil rig explosion | Transocean Deepwater Horizon on fire

The offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, operated by Transocean, is still burning. How many were injured and who is responding? READ ON...
Offshore oil drilling rig