Weekend Roundup: A Sigh of Relief in Europe
Echoing U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Robert K. Lifton, former president of the American Jewish Congress, says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech before the U.S. Congress next week hurts Israel's interests.
Bondi Bluewater ocean swim winners set sights on Rio Olympics
The Daily Telegraph (blog)
45-49 years: Keith McDonald (Coogee, 15:42) 1, Robert Salamon (North Bondi, 18:37) 2, John Sweet (Kew, 22:05) 3. 50-54 years: ... 500m race (9 to 12 years), men's: Thomas Oates (8.00), Angus Aitken (Bondi, 8:45) 2, Cooper Mundell (North Bondi, 8:51) 3.
Political betting expert expects Tories to win just one seat in Scotland
Aberdeen Press and Journal
... of Ladbrokes said he expected Scotland's only Tory MP David Mundell to hold on to Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale but cast doubt on other gains. He conceded that the Tories had a “reasonable chance” of unseating Liberal Democrat Sir Robert ...
Weekend Roundup: From Kalashnikovs to God and Computers -- And Back Again
Near the end of the Cold War 30 years ago, Régis Debray, the French philosopher and pal of Che Guevara, predicted that the Third World was "bidding its farewell to arms" as the geopolitical conflicts associated with the famous Russian-made Kalashnikov ...