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  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to abdicate for son

    01/28/2013 10:24:55 AM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 January 2013
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced her abdication in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. The queen made the announcement in pre-recorded address broadcast on Dutch television. The queen, who is approaching her 75th birthday, said she had been thinking about this moment for several years.
  • Saddam Hussein and the highway blues

    01/16/2003 7:05:07 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 5 replies · 55+ views
    Asia Times ^ | Jan 17, 2003 | By Ian Urbina
    Middle East Over the past month and a half there has been a flurry of speculation about a possible non-military solution to the situation in Iraq. Even if the United Nations finds evidence of concealed weapons of mass destruction, there may still be a remaining diplomatic alternative to a costly and destabilizing war, removing Saddam Hussein while also opening the way for the two stated US goals of democratization and disarmament. This alternate solution would be forced exile. But at least as interesting as the idea itself, which admittedly is a long shot, is the fact that the US seems...