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Passport found near Paris suicide bomber shows few security checks exist for migrants in the Balkans

BELGRADE, Serbia — The focus on a Syrian passport found near the body of a suicide bomber in the Paris attacks highlights an uncomfortable reality: European authorities are completing few checks on the hundreds of thousands of people moving across their territory fleeing war and poverty. 664 more words


Hanging out with Athena. The Acropolis, Athens

Last year I went with my family for a few days to Athens, Greece. We had a great time exploring the city and its impressive history. 386 more words


EU countries relocated 116 refugees out of 160,000 they committed to take in from Italy and Greece

Of the 160,000 refugees that European Union member states promised to take in from Italy and Greece as part of emergency measures introduced in September, 116 have been relocated thus far. 355 more words


Meet Harjit Sajjan, Canada's new Defence Minister

For my profile of the new Defence Minister go here:


Harjit Sajjan (Vancouver South)

Cabinet position: Defence

Degree of difficulty: High

First challenge: Ending Canada’s combat mission in Iraq and Syria. 194 more words

Defence Watch

Cold weather isn't deterring refugees: 11,500 people reportedly crossed into Croatia in a single day

BRUSSELS — As thousands of Syrians, Afghans and others kept up their relentless march through the Balkans, European leaders held an emergency summit Sunday to find ways of easing the plight of those caught up in the continent’s greatest immigration crisis in decades. 707 more words


Today in World History: October 17th

The First Balkan War was expanded upon on this day in 1912 when the nations of Greece, Serbia, and Bulgaria joined Montenegro in the war against the Ottoman Empire. 164 more words


Ivo Andric: The Bridge over the Drina

I bought this book three and a half years ago; I began reading it in August and have only just finished it: this might give the impression that it wasn’t very good, perhaps a bit of a chore; not so. 416 more words