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Egypt - A Reader’s Guide
How times change. Twenty years ago, when the Iron Curtain came tumbling down, readers in Australia observed the historical events through the prism of the Australian media. As some 2 million Cairenes gather in Tahrir Square chanting (according to Al Jazeera) ‘Irhal!’, or ‘Leave!’, onlookers from around the world are observing events from their computer screens. Here are some shortcuts for those wanting to…
Icelandic PM weds same-sex partner
Iceland has stolen the glory from our new female PM with their Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir becoming the first national leader to marry their same sex spouse.
Sigurdardottir married her partner writer Jonina Leosdottir on Sunday, which was the first day Iceland’s new laws allowing same sex marriage came into legislation. Though the couple have enjoyed a civil union for years, the new law…
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