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Album review: Weezer

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IF HISTORY punishes those who arrive too late, as Mikhail Gorbachev said, than music fans punish those acts who peak too early.

Five hundred students due to arrive by sea at dawn tomorrow

More than 500 students, faculty, and staff of Semester at Sea® (SAS), the nation’s premier shipboard programme for study abroad, will arrive in Galway at 8:00 am on 31 August for a one day exploration of Galway before also docking in Dublin. Ireland is the first country on the academic voyage itinerary. Sarah Cosgrove, a student from the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway joined the shipboard community in Halifax where embarkation took place on 23 August. All participants are traveling aboard the MV Explorer, a state-of-the-art passenger ship that Semester at Sea has outfitted as a traveling university.

Jackman shows his claws

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the first of the X-Men prequel series, giving Hugh Jackman another chance to show off his animal magnetism as we get the back story behind James Logan’s transformation into the fearsome and conflicted Wolverine.

Co-operation, not conflict, is the future for Russia and the West, says Galway based Russian

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Is the world in the grip of a new Cold War? Should we fear Russia again as we did in the 1970s and 1980s? Many would think so given the growing unease in the Western world of a resurgent Russia under the former president and now prime minister Vladimir Putin.

The fall of the Berlin Wall

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On August 13 1961, people in the Allied sector of Berlin awoke to find their part of the city completely surrounded by barbed wire. Within days construction began on a large edifice the world would soon know as The Berlin Wall.

 

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