Since 2006, when a federal crackdown on drug crime began, Mexico has seen some 65,000 deaths from violent crime, but fewer than one per cent of reported crimes make it to trial.
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On a speaking tour of Australia, the controversial Dutch populist is being touted as a prophet of “Freedom, Islam and the West”, but a bit of truth-squadding shows his message is losing appeal at home.
As if the Pope’s resignation wasn’t enough, Rome has an election campaign underway — oh, and one very large financial corruption scandal.
Two women wanted to marry — one Texan (no gay marriage there), the other Australian (nor there). So how did the British help them tie the knot in Cambodia (not allowed there, either), even before the UK vote this week that paved the way for gay marriage?
So, print is all but washed up? Not according to one of the world’s most successful magazines, which, against all odds, is still making money — lots of money.
Will the West Bank issue never be settled? Ordinary Israelis despair as the political hardliners tighten their grip on the reins in the lead-up to Israel’s January 22 elections.
Teenage boys! When trouble hits, how far would you push decency aside to protect your children? In his soon-to-be-published novel, Herman Koch explores what happens to middle-class morals when two families are ripped from their comfort zones.
On the shores of the Sea of Galilee, archaeologists have struck a first-century village and synagogue. Did Jesus once walk these long-buried streets?
Deutsche Bank’s reputation is besmirched, bringing a little light relief to Europe’s Greek tragedy.
The Global Mail investigates rumours of a mysterious plague down-river from a giant gold mine in remote Papua New Guinea, and uncovers disturbing questions about the flow of benefits from the resources boom.