Possible HIV Cure, Cuba’s Freedom Hold, Golden Globes, Wikileaks Appeal & Bersculoni Barely Survives

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In Germany, researchers are reporting that they have cured a man of HIV using stem cells. Republicans here in the US have no excuse now. And yes, this still means that you should use a condom. {CNN}

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi survived two votes of confidence in Rome this week, allowing him to stay in power and create more scandals and further ruin the Italian government. {NYT}

For the second time this month, an empty chair will stand where a peace-prize winner should be. Cuba’s Guillermo Farinas willnot be allowed to travel to France to receive the EU Sakharov prize for Freedom of Thought. {BBC}

The Golden Globe nominations were announced! Who are your favorites? {LAT}

Wikileak’s founder Julian Assange was granted bail this week…or not? {G}