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The year in review


U.S. goes for broke in Afghanistan announcing another troop surge. Achilles’ last stand or the Tet Offensive all over again?

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Israel invades Gaza. Our PM offers “unequivocal support” for “Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks by Hamas.”

Iran’s post-election Twitter revolution sends hopeful signals across the globe.

Castro’s Cuba turns 50. Viva Fidel. Viva la Revolución.

Governor General Michaëlle Jean gets clobbered by Humane Society International for sharing a tasty piece of seal heart with the good people of Rankin Inlet.

State Department gives the go-ahead for an $8 billion, 1,600-kilometre Enbridge pipeline to carry tar sands oil to refineries in the U.S.

The U.S. president refuses to drop military commission charges against Canadian Omar Khadr – child soldier, political prisoner, suspected Taliban fighter.

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