from the you-can't-make-this-shit-up dept:
A Jewish holocaust memorial gets trashed. Again. So jews are told that Hezbollah should be allowed to escape and regroup.
Zapatero's just reward:
Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader issued a worldwide call Thursday for Muslims to rise up in a holy war against Israel and join the fighting in Lebanon and Gaza until Islam reigns from "Spain to Iraq."
The Brussels Jewish Memorial for Holocaust victims has been vandalized, in an attack described as "devastating" by the head of a Belgian Jewish association.
The “Union of deportees in Belgium-Sons and Daughters of deportation” has called Jews and non-Jews to rally at the Memorial Thursday evening.
European Union regulators on Monday cleared a proposed $13.4 billion merger between French telecom equipment maker Alcatel SA and U.S.-based competitor Lucent Technologies Inc.
Alcatel shares rose 2 percent Monday to close at 8.66 euros ($10.99) in Paris trading, while Lucent shares rose 5 cents, or 2.4 percent, to $2.09 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
can't have it both ways
We will no longer accept the notion that a state has no responsibility for actors within their own borders when they become a threat to other nations. This is the Bush Doctrine restated in Westphalian terms. States have sovereignty within their own borders, but with that sovereignty comes responsibility to ensure that they control the use of force that could threaten others. In fact, under the Bush doctrine, that responsibility is assumed with sovereignty -- and when actors from that state attack other nations, it is as if the nation as a whole attacked. - Captain Ed
De scheepslift van Strépy-Thieu, in Henegouwen, is sinds donderdag defect. Zeventien koopvaardijschepen en een tiental plezierboten liggen aan de kabellift te wachten, zo is maandag van het Waalse ministerie van Uitrusting en Transport vernomen.
If you ask me, there are good reasons why kids should only be forced to read dead authors.
Belgian writer Hubert Lampo, one of the founders of magic realism in Flanders, has died aged 85...
Author of 21 novels - of which The coming of Joachim Stiller is the most famous - as well as novellas and short stories, Lampo has received several awards and was for many years regarded as a candidate for the Nobel Prize.
Strongly influenced by his experience of World War Two, Lampo's work focused on humanism, democracy and social engagement. He was also a co-founder of a prominent literary magazine.
The literary genre of magic realism, which combines a realistic setting with supernatural elements, was made famous by Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde and Gabriel Garcia Marquez among other writers.
Lampo was born in Antwerp on September 1, 1920.