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Canada

Faraway Forge

This traditional blacksmith, in the open-air museum of Village Historique Acadien in Canada's New Brunswick province, brought back memories of my hometown. I grew up — and still live — near one of ...

Denmark

Good Morning, Mr. Andersen

You will find many statues of the legendary 19th-century local fairy tales author Hans Christian Andersen in his native Denmark. My own little mermaid Cécile was here standing next to what was ...

North Korea

Poisoning Relations, From Pyongyang To Moscow

-Analysis- When a hit has been ordered, the chosen method for assassination is ultimately of secondary importance. A “successful” car bomb, stabbing or long-distance rifle shot all have the ...

Thailand

Row Power

Navigating the khlong canals of Bangkok is quite a different experience from being on a Venetian gondola. No rowing oars here, but the famous longtail engine – basically a car engine attached to a ...

Belgium

Perils And Convenience Of A Microchip Implant In Your Hand

Big Brother, if and when he arrives, will start out looking small. Take that mundane office badge or key card you use to pass security before entering your office. Rather than having to carry ...

Syria

When War Was Just A Game

These young Syrians in the western city of Homs paused from playing a mock game of war to look my way for a photograph. Current Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad, whose father had taken power two years ...

France

True Fiction: When President Trump Met President Le Pen

After the stunning Brexit referendum and Donald Trump's election in the United States, all eyes now shift to the land of "liberté, égalité, fraternité" to see what modern democracy holds in store ...

Spain

Palm In His Hand

Little penitent during a Palm Sunday procession in Andalusia, southern Spain. See more slides from My Grand-Père's ...