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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald:  “Chicago Mobster, 87, Gets 35 Years”

Is he eligible for parole after ten years?

Sweden, The Local:  “Medical Marijuana Comes To Sweden”

Let’s give this a high five!

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: ‘I Have Not Lost My Mind”

That assumes Sarah Palin has a mind to lose.

France, Connexion:  “Sell Tomatoes At Loss”

Sort of a red squashy story.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Yushchenko Slams Tymoshenko”

No comment. The headline is enough.

China, China Daily:  “China To Import More Pork”

Doesn’t sound Kosher to me.

Kuwait, Kuwait Times:  “Fasting Healthy”

I don’t know about healthy, but if you are poor, necessary would be the word.