From the category archives:

Those wacky Europeans

Austria shields wanted Nazi war criminal


He’s ranked number four in a list of the world’s most wanted and notorious Nazi war criminals. But – all together now – that doesn’t mean he’s not a nice person, right? Milivoj Asner caused a stir just by showing up at a soccer game: The frail 95-year-old is ranked No. 4 on a leading […]

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Hockey in London?


With soccer on the rise in North America, I guess the NHL feels that it may be time for another sporting cultural exchange attempt with Europe, and has announced that the Ducks and Kings will open next season with two games in London. That’s London England, not London Ontario. (I had to read it twice, […]

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Remembering Raoul Wallenberg


Today is Raoul Wallenberg Day in Canada. Not many people know that. I knew but forgot, and had to be reminded by this article in today’s paper: He is one of only two honourary Canadian citizens (along with Nelson Mandela), yet few know of him. One of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century, yet […]

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Terrorism in Greece


It appears as though the people who attacked the U.S. Embassy in Athens were domestic terrorists: An anti-tank shell was fired at the U.S. embassy early Friday, striking the front of the building but causing no injuries. Greece’s Public Order Minister said the blast was probably an act of domestic terrorism — raising fears of […]

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Catch-up time


Believe it or not, other newsworthy things happened in the world yesterday and today. You’d never know it from watching the local news, of course, which has been covering Dawson nonstop since yesterday afternoon. But here are a few things that happened in the world outside our little corner: Sadaam’s judge doesn’t think he was […]

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No surprises here


Hezbollah’s latest cheerleader? None other than George Galloway: Who’s surprised? (Hat tip: Eric).

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British claim to have foiled bomb plot


British authorities claim that they have foiled a terrorist plot to blow up major transatlantic airlines: The threat level to the UK has been raised by MI5 to critical after the arrests in London, High Wycombe and Birmingham. Critical threat level – the highest – means “an attack is expected imminently and indicates an extremely […]

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Leadership battle in Britain


Pieter at Peaktalk links to the latest news from the UK, where Tony Blair is fending off the leadership challenge from Gordon Brown as long as he can manage it. Pieter’s not impressed and, as he rightly points out, the situation mirrors that of the Canadian Liberals a little too closely: Many have pointed to […]

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Some sensible analysis


There’s no shortage of analysis about the crisis in Israel and Lebanon out there. This piece is a breath of fresh air.

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July 7, 2005, this was the scene in London. Less than 24 hours after the city jubilantly celebrated being awarded the 2012 Olympics, terror struck on the London public transport network, claiming 57 lives and shaking the city, country and world to the core. There was little evidence of the scene a year ago as […]

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