Archive: May 21, 2006 - May 27, 2006

'Santa Claus' Surprises Colombia

In Colombia, they call him Papá Noel or Santaclós, because of his bushy white beard, generosity and friendly style. His real name is Carlos Gaviria, and if he were to bear gifts, his biggest might be lending some intrigue to...

By Jefferson Morley | May 26, 2006; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (8)

Whatever Happened to North Korea?

While world powers met yesterday to discuss Iran's nuclear ambitions, it seems that once-urgent efforts to curb North Korea's far advanced nuclear program have stalled and all but vanished from the news. What gives? North Korea's abrupt cancellation Wednesday of...

By Jefferson Morley | May 25, 2006; 8:49 AM ET | Comments (26)

Racism Shadows Germany's World Cup Party

Is it safe to go to the World Cup soccer tournament? The question is obsessing the German online media as the country prepares to host an estimated 3 million visitors for the month-long competition that opens June 9. Beneath the...

By Jefferson Morley | May 23, 2006; 7:40 AM ET | Comments (54)

Saddam's Greatest Hits

The latest headline from Saddam Hussein's war crimes trial: "Uproar in court as judge ejects Saddam lawyer." Just over six months after proceedings began, the trial continues to be a platform the former Iraqi president to defy "occupation forces" and assert his authority. Here's a look at Hussein's courtroom proclamations, which illuminate the mind of a former dictator in the dock. On his current position in life: "I'm Saddam Hussein, president of Iraq. I am above all." (Feb. 20)

By washingtonpost.com | May 22, 2006; 2:42 PM ET | Comments (22)

Saddam Court on Trial

When Saddam Hussein was charged with war crimes two years ago, hopes ran high that his trial would bolster a new Iraq. "The trial also marks an important step in Iraqi efforts to regain international legitimacy and achieve some sort...

By Jefferson Morley | May 22, 2006; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (2)

 

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