An NYT feature on the complicated marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton. An excerpt: Bill and Hillary Clinton flew to Chicago together last month to deliver speeches a few hours and a few miles apart. And like any couple, they thought about having dinner at day's end. But life is not so simple when you [...]
Carlos Alberto, Brazil's captain in 1970, tells BBC Sport his top picks for the World Cup, as does Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazil's coach. An excerpt: Alberto was coach of Azerbaijan when England played the Asian nation in the qualifying stages. This is the best English national team I have seen since 1966 Carlos Alberto ParreiraBrazil [...]
From AFP via Yahoo! News: The French have been voted the world's most unfriendly nation by a landslide in a new British poll published. They were also voted the most boring and most ungenerous. A decisive 46 percent of the 6,000 people surveyed by travellers' website Where Are You Now (WAYN) said the French were [...]
Germany worries about a rising tide of neo-Nazi extremism, something that might be driven by the World Cup 2006, which starts June 9. An excerpt from the BBC story: German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has urged extra vigilance from the public to help tackle a rise in far-right extremism. He said there should be no [...]
This short BBC story looks at the flow of heroin from Afghanistan's Helmand province to Britain. Helmand is where more than 3,000 British troops will be based starting in June. That province produces more than half of Afghanistan's opium. However, the second-biggest province for opium production is Kandahar, and that's where Canada's troops are based. [...]
My post on how Guy Goma's 15 minutes weren't quite up is No. 9 on www.google.it's 'guy+goma' results! Here's the headline, in Italian, on the translated page: Minuti del Goma del tipo 15 non erano abbastanza in su So, to all my Italian visitors, Benvenuto!