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Drug companies lobby for expansion of opium poppy growing

To meet a growing demand for painkillers a number of drug companies are calling on the Australian government to expand opium poppy growing.

FIFA allows England to wear poppy on black armband for Spain tie

FIFA has been forced into a compromise over their ban on the wearing of an embroidered poppy on the team shirt during this Saturday's football friendly match against Spain.

Scotland's first Field of Remembrance opens in Edinburgh Special

Edinburgh - Scotland's first Field of Remembrance commemorating those who have given their lives for their country opened in the Capital on Monday.

British teen launches petition to defend wearing of poppies

Stratford-upon-avon - A British teenager, who convinced a shop she was working at to allow staff to wear poppies last year, has launched an online petition in an effort to prevent other firms from banning the poppy.

Man says he won't pay £50 fine for burning poppy on Armistice Day

London - A Muslim extremist who was convicted of public disorder for burning poppies and shouting hate slogans on Armistice Day says he will not pay the £50 fine imposed by the court.

Some London Muslims burn poppy, disrupt silence on Armistice Day

London - As the clock struck 11:00 and people stood for Armistice Day’s two minutes of silence, Islamic protesters in London burned a model of a poppy and shouted out messages such as "British soldiers burn in hell."

Young singer helps raise funds for Poppy Appeal

A young classical singer is helping to raise funds for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal with an album of remembrance.

John McCrae and Poppy Day

In Guelph, Ontario, Remembrance Day is deeply felt throughout the community. Guelph is known as the "Royal City," but that is not why.

On November 11 the world recognizes 88 years of poppies

On November 11, 1918 at 1100 hours (11 .a.m) the trench lines that stretched from the English Channel to the Alps fell silent. After four years, three months and two weeks of constant combat silence reigned.

Poppy Donation Boxes Stolen Across Canada

Thieves across Canada are regularly financing their criminal lifestyle by stealing Poppy Fund Donation boxes. They simply 'grab and run'.

Op-Ed: Remembrance Day, and Why I Remember

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 is Remembrance Day, a day when we honour those who fell and those who served our country during the two world wars and the Korean War and those who still serve.

Blind WW2 War Veteran Mugged While Selling Poppies For Remembrance Sunday

On Sunday, it will be Remembrance Sunday, the day when The Queen and heads of state lay wreaths of poppies to remember the war dead. This Sunday also marks the 90th anniversary of the end of the Great War, and also one of the worst crimes ever

Op Ed: Lest We Forget

In Canada, today is Remembrance Day every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.

UN Raises Concerns Over Soaring Opium Crops in Afghanistan

Quantities of opium produced in Afghanistan have reached “frightening record levels”, stated the United Nations earlier today. The country is responsible for 93% of the world’s opium, up one percent since 2006.

Afghan opium output hits record high

According to the US State Department, Opium production in Afghanistan reached record highs in 2006.

War dead honoured at the Cenotaph

War dead honoured at the Cenotaph "The Queen led the ceremony by laying the first wreath, followed by the Royal Family, politicians, service chiefs and Commonwealth envoys."
 

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Volunteer organisations march past the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.
Volunteer organisations march past the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.
Janet Szabo, used with permission.
la belle Poppy
la belle Poppy
The opium poppy  Papaver somniferum.
The opium poppy, Papaver somniferum.
DEA Museum
The red poppy has become a symbol of Remembrance Day due to the poem  In Flanders Fields  by John Mc...
The red poppy has become a symbol of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae. The poem was written about the poppies blooming across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I.
Photo by David Huang
A ceremony to mark the addition of the final poppy to the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red&qu...
A ceremony to mark the addition of the final poppy to the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" installation by artist Paul Cummins and theatre stage designer Tom Piper is pictured on Armistice Day at the Tower of London on November 11, 2014
Justin Tallis, AFP
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A poppy as worn by those commemorating Remembrance Sunday as issued by the Royal British Legion.
A poppy as worn by those commemorating Remembrance Sunday as issued by the Royal British Legion.
Philip Stevens
Impressive floral display for Remembrance Sunday.
Impressive floral display for Remembrance Sunday.
Poppy dithering at the lake
Poppy dithering at the lake
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Photo by Hobvias Sudoneighm

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