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A break from the road – temporary home at Vukov konak

During the two years that we’ve been running Vukov konak, we’ve had a steady, but growing flow of some serious globetrotters. Naturally there are many international tourists visiting, but quite a bit of people hitchhiking, backpacking or driving the whole of the Balkans, or even the world. 831 more words


19 February 1915: The die is caught...

At a meeting of the War Council on this day, Kitchener withdrew his agreement to send the crack 29th Division to the Dardanelles. Before the die could hit the cloth, he had caught it and pocketed it again. 378 more words

George Calderon

Tens of thousands march in Madrid in show of strength for Spain's rising leftist party Podemos

By Harold Heckle And Jorge Sainz

MADRID — Tens of thousands of people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece’s Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year. 246 more words


Kosovo Protesters Aren’t ‘Savages’ But Citizens

Originally published on Balkan Insight, available here.

Those condemning the violence of the protests in Kosovo have not even begun to ask themselves why they are happening. 907 more words


Body of Afghan veteran recovered from river near Thunder Bay

A Manitoba-based soldier who served in Afghanistan has died, the Canadian Press writes.

Here is the rest of the Canadian Press article:

Media reports say the body of Sgt. 215 more words

Defence Watch

Today in World History: January 14th

The Árpád dynasty of Hungary, which lasted about 600 years, ended on this day in 1301. With the death of Andrew III, the dynasty had no more eligible heirs. 54 more words