In 1660, New France had six male settlers for every female settler. The Filles du Roi were poor women who were brought to North America to fix this imbalance and populate the colony.
The Taoiseach has welcomed reports that loyalist paramilitary organisations have begun to decommission their weapons.
Insurgents killed 24 Algerian paramilitary police in an ambush on their convoy late today, a local newspaper reported today.
Mali’s army on Tuesday attacked an al-Qaeda base near the Algerian border, killing several militants, security sources said, nearly two weeks after the group said it had killed a British hostage.
A judge in Belfast has ruled that journalist Suzanne Breen does not have to hand over interview notes on the Real IRA to the PSNI.