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Tree planting at Rideau Hall to mark 100th anniversary of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will mark the 100th anniversary of service to Canada by Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, according to a news release from the Governor General’s office. 255 more words

Defence Watch

Albania to Athens - The (Very) Long Way

Our surreal adventure through Albania continued after three marvellous days lounging around on Dhermi Beach. Once we were sunned-out we had a week to make it to Athens in order to meet up with Amanda’s friend Kathleen, who had decided to come meet us for a quick two-week jaunt through the Greek islands and the Turkish coast. 1,523 more words


When Whites Were Ruled by Non-Whites: A Review of Misha Glenny's "The Balkans" Part 1

I’m back! Just to clarify, I have not been in a state of hibernation, nor did I disappear from the face of the earth. I’m still alive and kicking. 1,380 more words


Archaeologists in Greece find two large marble statues at ancient tomb with possible link to Alexander the Great

Archaeologists excavating a burial mound in northern Greece have found two marble sculptures of female figures and a large, coloured marble panel in what appears to be the antechamber of the main room.


A Small Corner in Szentendre - Serbia & The Power of Belief

North of Budapest, on the west bank of the Danube sits the astonishingly charming town of Szentendre.
Due to its proximity to the capital, it has pretty much become the number one day trip destination for visitors and locals alike. 880 more words

Eastern Europe

Spain, Greece improve to 3-0 in FIBA Basketball World Cup

Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the Basketball World Cup. 677 more words


In Bosnia's schools, three different people learn three different histories

Kristen Chick reports for The Christian Science Monitor:

‘Two decades after Bosnia’s brutal civil war ended, reconciliation is still a dream, one the education system is pushing further away from reality. 36 more words