We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Do They Know Its Christmas”

Among Republicans, Xmas is the time to stuff socks of wealthy with more presents.

Sweden, Local: “It’s A Joke”

The story about passing a budget in Congress?

USA, Newsday: “McDonald’s Not Liking Employees?”

I guess if you allow them free hamburgers you must hate them!

France, Connexion: “Official Owes Road Fines”

He’s an “official,” so what is wrong about that?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Pick Best Beer Of Year”

No sweat, just see what Rob Ford is drinking today.

Russia, Moscow Times: ‘Putin Is Politician Of Year”

And, sportsman, and film star,and criminal, and so on and on.

Italy, Local: “Has Pope Changed Catholic Church?”