Remembrance Day

Rex Murphy: Lindsay Shepherd incident is one bubble in a boiling caldron

<i>The value of an apology is inversely proportional to the public relations pressure under which it was given.</i> <b>Principia Apologia,</b> auth. <i></i>Bertha Newton …

Canadian News

Economics of meow: Cat dons bow tie, rakes in cash for animal shelter

Dave Kergan always knew his cat, Eddie, was special.<p>Kergan, who lives in Wasaga Beach, Ont., adopted Eddie from a local shelter. Kergan lives with …

Canadian News

Grading the 2017 All Blacks tests: Not a vintage year but the cellar is stocked for 2018-19

Aaron Smith reclaimed his billing as the All Blacks No 1 halfback in 2017 after striking a form slump in the wake of his well-documented 2016 toilet …

Rugby Union

Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Nov. 24, 2017) - Surrey Now-Leader

<i>CLICK HERE to send your submissions.</i><p>Rotten tomatoes to the neighbour on my cul-de-sac who has had his green lawnmower with a sign “Free, but needs a …

World War II

Today's letters: The rink on the Hill, the Sally Ann, peacekeeping

Readers, you’re riled up over the rink. And it’s clear you’re not done yet with the Salvation Army shelter. Here’s a selection of views we received …

Canadian News

Japan's Giant Aircraft Carrier Was the Largest Warship Ever Sunk by a Submarine

If weight alone could determine victory, then the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier <i>Shinano</i> might still be afloat.<p>At 69,000 tons when launched …

Military History

War hero's descendant buys his medals for a record £840k to share with public

The descendant of a war hero has bought his great-uncle's Victoria Cross and other medals for £840,000 so they can be shared with the public.<p>Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza paid a world record price for the collection at auction 100 years after the VC was awarded to Vice Admiral Gordon …

West Indies

Family stages last ditch effort to keep historic Victoria Cross in Canada

As the Canadian War Museum adds another Canadian Victoria Cross to its collection, the family of Lt.-Col. David Currie is staging a last stand battle …

Canadian News

Timing’s always tricky when Santa comes to town

It’s not as tricky as planning the D-Day invasion, but figuring out the proper time to have a Santa Claus parade in London comes with a lot of …

Santa Claus

How One Really Big Tank Helped Save Russia from Hitler Capturing Moscow

In the first six months of Operation Barbarossa, the brutal Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, Panzer tanks overran hundreds of miles of Soviet …

Military History

Ken Block tells story of 'Top Gear' stunt gone wrong near war memorial

The man behind the wheel of the controversial Cenotaph 'Top Gear' stunt has finally broken his silence.<p>The ill-fated film - which cost a reported £100,000 - was shot near the war memorial and sparked a row between Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.<p>Just a few months later and Evans, who had replaced …

Ford Mustang

1914 to 1919 and the Timeline of World War I

World War I was sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and ended with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. Find out what …

Military History

Into Africa: Robert Redford’s Big Game in Nairobi

<i>Karen Blixen’s “Out of Africa” House, Nairobi, Kenya.</i><i>In which the author, exclusively for CounterPunch, goes by train but also by ferry, bicycle,</i> …

Africa

Report: Guardiola unlikely to be scolded for pro-Catalan independence symbol

Pep Guardiola is apparently unlikely to be punished for wearing a pro-Catalan independence symbol in the press conference leading up to Tuesday's …

Soccer

Queens Of The Stone Age announce Finsbury Park concert – when and where to buy tickets

Queens Of The Stone Age have announced a huge summer concert at Finsbury Park for next summer.<p>The one-off gig will feature guest slots from the likes …

Finsbury Park

Maggie Steber Print

<b>Maggie Steber</b><p><i>Photo by Maggie Steber / VII. A young Haitian man writhes in grief at the funeral of his mother in the National Cemetery in</i> …

Photojournalism

Sam Faiers shares breastfeeding photo as admits it's hard having 'two under two'

Paul Knightley and Sam Faiers, are parents of two [WENN]<p>The reality TV star gave birth to her daughter on November 11, and has opened up to her …

Babies

The Duchess of Cambridge Is Beaming as She Attends Queen Elizabeth II's Wedding Anniversary Dinner

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a sweet appearance together on Monday night. The couple, who is currently expecting their third child, was …

Royal Family

'Ice Maiden' team aim to break ski record

<b>Six women from the British army are attempting to become the first all-female group to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica.</b><p>The Ice Maiden team began the 1,000-mile expedition on Monday, pulling an 80kg sledge behind them.<p>The journey is expected to last between 75 and 90 days, with winds of up to …

World War II

Fans Reckon They’ve Worked Out The Name Of Sam Faiers’ Baby Girl

What do you reckon?<p>Reality TV star Sam Faiers recently welcomed her second child, a girl, with partner Paul Knightley, sending everyone into a frenzy …

Ferne McCann

Author digs into the Siege of Malta

Coquitlam author David E. Burnell has a knack for writing juicy war stories.<p>And his latest offering — at 369 pages — doesn’t hold back, leading the …

New Westminster

Lincoln, Monuments, and Memory: Harold Holzer's Remembrance Day Address

Harold Holzer, Jonathan F. Fanton Director, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, delivers the Keynote Address at the 2017 …

Abraham Lincoln

Corrupt ex-AFP officer jailed for selling intelligence

A former Australian Federal Police officer has been sentenced to 22 months in prison for selling secret information.<p>Ben Hampton, 46, took $7000 and …

World War II

New audits on Syrian refugee resettlement, Phoenix drop as Ottawa reveals federal pot regulation plan

AG releases findings on Phoenix phiasco, Syrian refugee resettlement — Grey Cup arrives on the Hill — New details on federal pot regulation plans<p>Good …

Canada

Newcastle pupils get poems on buses, Gateshead nursery learn to be kind, robot study and more!

Below is a list of this week's school news from Newcastle and the North East - written by you. To get your school event or story included, simply …

Education

Alberta Legislature marks Holodomor Remembrance Day

A commemoration ceremony at the Alberta Legislature Tuesday will mark the anniversary of the Holodomor genocide in Ukraine.<p>“The Holodomor is …

Canadian News

Why are parents so defensive about play teepees?

Photo: iStockphoto<p>There is no faster way to ruffle feathers than to accuse someone of cultural appropriation. Whether their kids are <b>wearing</b> …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Stokes breaks Twitter silence to increase buzz around recall

6:08 PM ET<p>Ben Stokes has fired his first shots of the Ashes series - and broken his self-imposed Twitter silence in the process - to increase …

Cricket

Immigrants in the Military

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>In light of former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’s eloquent support for Dreamers and the military (“Don’t Dishonor Immigrants,” Op-Ed, Nov. 9), it is worth recalling that in World War I, the end of which led to the first Armistice Day in 1919, about 500,000 immigrants served in …

Opinion

Angus wartime Airedales sculpture plan reaches latest funding milestone

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The group behind a campaign to raise £50,000 for a statue to commemorate the heroic actions of Airedale …

DC Thomson