Blair attacks Europe’s “mad anti-Americans”


LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a withering attack on Thursday on what he called “mad anti-Americanism” among European politicians.
Blair, U.S. President George W. Bush’s closest ally in the so-called war on terror, said the world urgently needs the United States to help tackle the globe’s most pressing problems.

India seizes papers with popes Islam criticism


SRINAGAR, India (AFP) – Police in Indian Kashmir seized newspapers carrying Pope Benedict XVI’s strong criticisms of Islam and jihad, fearing a Muslim backlash in the flashpoint area.