A policeman holding a military type shotgun, one of 4,500 guns on display in Sydney in  1997 before being melted down. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

In the continuing debate over how to stop mass killings in the United States, Australia has become a familiar touchstone. President Barack Obama has c(...)

Orna Duggan: Canadians are “not as critical of their country as we are of ours”

“They probably talk about the weather more than we do,” says Orna Duggan, a recent emigrant to Ontario, Canada. Emigrating in 2011, she’s contending w(...)