So long and farewell folks, it's been a blast

As I was preparing to write this column in New Delhi, the enormity of the task before me hit me with full force—and it's not merely because I'm suffering through quite a potent blast of jetlag!

Building success through sport

Dan Dubeau projects a calm and soothing aura when you first meet him—the kind of demeanor that is a perfect fit at the Catholic Immigration Centre of Ottawa.

Mum's the word on mystery monument

It's no surprise to any nosy scribe worth his or her salt that Foreign Affairs is usually tight-lipped when responding to policy questions—or really anything else, for that matter. But one recent issue really takes the entire bakery.

Canada best immigration system: Austrian official

Sebastian Kurz: 'Kenney is totally right: There is no reason for Romas to seek asylum in Canada.'

Hang on to your hats!

It has become apparent that the city's smaller diplomatic missions are employing pretty ingenious and innovative ways of making sure their attempts at joie de vivre are remembered for a long time.

Ottawa welcomes new international heavyweights

As mentioned before in this column, 2012 is set to see a massive change in the composition of Ottawa's diplomatic corps.

How to throw a great bash on a budget

In these dark days of austerity, entertainment and good times are the first to take a walloping.

A sunny look into an uncertain future

To say that Egypt has been through a lot in the last year and a half would be a bit of an understatement: the 5,000-year-old mummy of ancient pharaoh King Tutankhamun probably has more stability in its withered joints than the Arab country has in its geopolitical climate.

What's in a name?

Sometimes words get lost in translation. Other times, they simply get submerged in semantics.

How to throw a great bash on a budget

In these dark days of austerity, entertainment and good times are the first to take a walloping.

  
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