OPINION: This is an essay by Australian journalist Geoffrey Barker.
With a few short sentences, it was over. In a crowded courtroom in Perugia, an Italian court found Amanda Knox not guilty, on appeal, of the 2007 murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Knox had spent the last few minutes before the judgment grimacing from stress and occasionally sobbing. She was found guilty only […]
There are two classes of people in the world, observed Robert Benchley, “those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes, and those who do not.” Half of those who divide quote Benchley and his fellow aphorists. The other half prefer proverbs.
Two weeks ago, as the prosecution made its final points in his corruption trial, a pale Rod Blagojevich listened nervously as his wife, Patti looked on, sullen and indignant, from the bench, the arms of her brother around her. It was as if they could feel what was coming.
“HUMOR can be dissected, as a frog can,” E. B
To the untrained ear, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Tuesday offer of amnesty for “all members of political movements” may sound resoundingly generous. But his opponents know that anything sugarcoated offered by the Syrian regime has had a violent and bitter follow-through.
Among the top Nazis, Heinrich Himmler was the leading racial fanatic. As Reichsfuhrer and SS chief, he personally set up the Lebensborn program in 1935 to turn the German population into a superrace through selective breeding.
When a child kills, does he instantly become an adult? Or does he maintain some trappings of childhood, despite the gravity of his actions
Three Iranians have been tentatively sentenced to death in connection with post-election protest activities, according to semi-official state media.
Iraqi authorities on Sunday closed all entrances into Ramadi and imposed a curfew after a series of car bombings killed at least 19 people and injured more than 80 others, according to Interior Ministry officials. The three — who were identified only by initials — were accused of contacts with opposition groups, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported Saturday.