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  1. History-makers Part 7: Napoleon I of France

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... persecuted, rebels, defeated, brave man Napoleon was born in Corsica. Today Corsica is a part of Italy. But when Napoleon was born, it was part of France. Napoleon?s family was noble. His father lived at the court of the King Louis XVI of France. When Napoleon was nine years old, his family sent him to a military school in France. Napoleon hated school. Because he was small, he was bullied a lot. ...

  2. Sarkozy's France- back in the US fold

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... in US-France bilateral relations as a consequence. It is Mr Sarkozy who has initiated the change. Suddenly, there is an entente cordiale across the Atlantic once more, and many US commentators- ... Jacques Chirac's government saw it as a policy possessing all the subtlety and nuance of a playground bully. France made it clear in the intervening years that it saw itself above ...

  3. White Material

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui White Material Isabelle Huppert, Christophe Lambert, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Isaach de Bankole Director: Claire Denis On the surface, White Material seems like a return to familiar territory for both Claire Denis and Isabelle Huppert. A story a ...

  4. Waterloo- Napoleon's Last Gamble

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb Waterloo- Napoleon's Last Gamble by Andrew Roberts Harper Perennial, $112 'History is an argument without end,' says Pieter Geyl in his book Napoleon: For and Against. Andrew Roberts quotes the Dutch historian as he co ...

  5. Quotes of the week

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bo Xilai might be corrupt, but he is a capable leader and is good to poor people A Beijing taxi driver's assessment of the fallen Politburo member The battle of France has only just begun... Nothing will be the same again Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen I'm not that type of player to intentionally hurt anyone Chelsea captain John Terry apologises ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We will have history professors explaining that it is our right, not a privilege, to build a small house Heung Yee Kuk member Leung Fuk-yuen It was a big surprise. I'd never imagined that my ball had reached Alaska. I've lost everything in the tsunami Teenager Misaki Murakami, who has now recovered at least one prized possession The battle of France has only just begun... ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    As many as 100 killed in Syrian regime air strike on crowded gas station

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Rebels down helicopter as UN plots peace plan At least 30 people, and as many as 100, were killed in Syria's northern Raqqa province yesterday, when government warplanes bombed a gas station crowded with people, said activist groups. One activist said bombs struck a gas station in Ayn Issa town, near a border post that Syrian opposition fighters ...

  8. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Families of massacred Malaysian rubber tappers press UK for apology

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Families press UK for war apology Relatives of 24 Malaysian rubber tappers killed by British troops in 1948 yesterday pressed their demands for an apology, after a London court ruled that Britain was responsible for their deaths. However, they expressed anger after the High Court judges on Tuesday upheld a British government decision ...

  9. News - World

    Kurdish rebels' attack on security complex in Turkey leaves 30 dead

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Diyarbakir Kurdish rebel attack leaves 30 dead Kurdish rebels armed with machine guns and rocket launchers have attacked a security complex in southeastern Turkey, triggering fierce fighting that left about 30 people dead, local sources said yesterday. Ten soldiers were killed and seven wounded in the nighttime attack in the province of Sirnak, the local ...

  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Australia foreign minister says nation is weary of war in Afghanistan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia weary of Afghanistan war Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr yesterday acknowledged the nation's weariness with the Afghan conflict after five more troop deaths but warned of "enormous" damage to its image if it pulled out now. Carr said an accelerated Australian withdrawal would also put other coalition nations under ...




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