Each day we offer a survey of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Personal Debt High Say Banks”
Drop by to see someone at the bank if you want it higher.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Happy Days Ahead For Postmen”
I assume this means the growls in their life will be gone.

Germany, Der Spiegel: “Santa Does Not Accept Email”
An Ipod will do.

UK,Guardian: “Pope Calls For End To All Conflict”
Does that include within his church?

Russia, Moscow Times: ‘Mouse That Roared”
It’s name is Vladmir Putin.

South Africa, Argus: “Traffic Cops Out To Lunch”
I hope they have a smashing time at lunch.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Open Windows Lead To Theft”
I never would have thought of that if you didn’t tell me!

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “When World Ends, Can We Hitch A Ride”
Sorry, no aliens allowed.

UK, The Independent: “Vandals Deform Thorn Trees”

Australia, Brisbane Times: “Worse Yet To Come”
The Republicans just started, wait till they get going