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Jamaica PM calls for reexamining ties with the United Kingdom as Prince Harry visits | GlobalPost

Prince Harry arrived in Jamaica Monday as part of a Commonwealth tour by members of the British royal family in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubille, which marks 60 years since she ascended to the throne. Harry plans to lunch with Jamaica’s new prime Minister, Portia Simpson Walker. Ms. …

Pertti Ahonen Reviews Edith Sheffer’s “Burned Bridge: How The East And West Germans Made The Iron Curtain” | The New Republic

 Burned Bridge: How the East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain by Edith Sheffer Oxford University Press, 384 pp., $29.95 THE IRON CURTAIN between the two Germanys has received a fair share of public attention in recent years. The twentieth anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall constituted …