Review of the year 2012

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PLO's knocks at UN

It did not work out last year when the Palestinian Authority President asked for state recognition at the United Nations. That request defined a


Obama must justify himself

Presidential candidates must dominate with rhetoric, or suffer the consequences. Challenger Ronald Reagan in 1980 asked the American electorate

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Dead Catcopter art

Amsterdam’s annual art show had a rather unusual exhibit this year, with artist Bart Jansen showcasing his own dead cat turned into a helicopter

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Norway: Breivik trial opens

Anders Breivik is accused of the deaths of 77 people after he set off a bomb near government buildings in Oslo and then attacked a summer youth camp