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Shopify to expand in Waterloo, hiring up to 500 new employees

E-commerce company Shopify announced today that it will expand its Waterloo operations, adding 300-500 additional employees over the next two to three years.

How Waterloo led to a more powerful England Special

Edinburgh - Waterloo isn’t the watershed that it’s been cracked up to be. That’s the view of historian David Crane whose new book “Went the Day Well” examines the battle and how it paved the way for a newly assertive British empire.

Army of history buffs re-enact Waterloo

Waterloo - They have come from all over Europe, an army of people who have given up their day jobs to fight the Battle of Waterloo once more, two centuries after the original.

Teeth extracted from the fallen at Waterloo used for dentures

Waterloo - There's lots around at the moment about the Battle of Waterloo, to mark the 200th anniversary. While armies fought tooth and nail, it seems that there was a secondary use for the teeth of dead soldiers: dentures for the rich.

Two hundred years on, guns roar anew at Waterloo

Waterloo - The sounds of war rang out on the fields of Belgium on Thursday as the Battle of Waterloo was restaged 200 years after the clash that ended Napoleon's imperial ambitions and changed the course of European history.

Waterloo bicentennial unites, divides Europe

Waterloo - European royals and diplomats gathered in Belgium Thursday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a turning point for the continent which still touches a nerve and stirs national passions."Waterloo, the folly and the grandeur.

Huge crowds to watch Battle of Waterloo bicentenary

Waterloo - Belgium this week hosts days of commemorative events and mock battles to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo that shaped the face of Europe, at a time when the continent's unity is under threat.

Wellington, supreme general but outflanked as PM

London - Britain reveres the Duke of Wellington for defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago, but he proved an unpopular prime minister once he shed his army uniform.

If Napoleon won Waterloo, French-speaking Europe, no world wars?

Brussels - It is the evening of June 18, 1815 and an exultant Napoleon Bonaparte surveys the field after winning the Battle of Waterloo, planning his next conquest.

Dictator or visionary? In France, Napoleon splits opinion

Paris - Under the glittering dome of the Invalides military hospital in Paris, where Napoleon lies buried, France's great general continues to divide opinion, 200 years after his historic defeat at Waterloo.

'Vive l'Empereur!' Napoleon finally gets to invade England

Bury Saint Edmunds - A squadron of Napoleon's army pant up the path that leads to Stoney Hill Wood, a copse of beech trees chosen for an ambush of the Duke of Wellington's redcoats."Vive l'Empereur!" shout the troops as they advance through the English countryside.

Three key players in the battle of Waterloo

Paris - The Duke of Wellington, who commanded coalition troops at Waterloo, Prussian Field Marshal Bluecher and Marshal Ney were the key players in a momentous battle which turned European history:- Wellington: British hero -Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Welli...

Blackberry slowly seeing success

Despite concerns about the subsiding of Blackberry, CEO John Chen and the company have completed the first phase of their two-year turnaround plan.

Photo essay: Kitchener hosts humble, but fabulous Pride Festival Special

Kitchener - Kitchener's annual tri-Pride Festival and live music show welcomed hundreds to the city's downtown core on Saturday, proving that small cities can measure up to Toronto after all.

Waterloo's startup weekend crowns an All-Girl Champions Special

Cambridge - From a competition of 12 dynamic teams, the winner of Waterloo's Startup Weekend has been selected: Barn Raiser — the only all-girl team in the running.

Review: ‘The Joy of ABBA’ Special

This hour-long documentary traces the ascent of ABBA from the beginnings of Andersson and Ulvaeus as folk musicians to worldwide megastars.

Mamma Mia! Abba reunion is possible, says Agnetha Fältskog

Good news for Abba fans, as we learn that the Swedish pop group are considering a possible reunion next year. One of the two female singers, Agnetha Fältskog, was interviewed by the German media on Sunday.

Review: BlackBerry 10 is an iPhone for grownups Special

Research in Motion is re-branding itself as BlackBerry, and has come up with two new smartphones, the Z10 and the Q10, running on an entirely new operating system with features designed to appeal to corporate and government buyers.

'Burqa bandits' on CCTV as they rob jewellery store

Kitchener - Three men are being called the “burqa bandits” after they robbed a jewellery store in Ontario while wearing loose-fitting material which covered their bodies and faces.

Mother denies baby choked on marijuana bag Special

Waterloo - An Iowa mother who was arrested last week has challenged the paramedics-police account of an incident that left both mother and father facing a variety of charges including child endangerment, marijuana possession and interference with official acts.

Illness Keeping Hawking Away From Perimeter Institute This Summer

Stephen Hawking's planned visit for Waterloo, Ontario is on hold while he recovers from a chest infection. Best known for his work on black holes and General Relativity with Quantum Theory, Hawking is one of the top scientific minds of our time.

39th Annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest begins Oct. 5

It's that time of year again. Oktoberfest is back and the people of Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, are ready to celebrate. There will be lots of beer, knackwurst, and sauerkraut for everyone.

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Not all graffiti artists go for color; these monochrome patterns are equally as interesting.
Not all graffiti artists go for color; these monochrome patterns are equally as interesting.
More examples of graffiti art in London.
More examples of graffiti art in London.
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Dozens of amateur and established artists meet up every day in Leake Street, - now the biggest legal street art space in London.
ABBA - their good looks were eclipsed by their  talent  and forty years on from the Eurovision song ...
ABBA - their good looks were eclipsed by their talent, and forty years on from the Eurovision song contest when they shot to international fame with "Waterloo", the song remains the same.
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Clément-Auguste Andrieux (1829–1880): La bataille de Waterloo. 18 juin 1815 (1852)
Clément-Auguste Andrieux (1829–1880): La bataille de Waterloo. 18 juin 1815 (1852)
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An example of some of the graffiti art work on display in The Vaults  near Waterloo in London.
An example of some of the graffiti art work on display in The Vaults, near Waterloo in London.
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Waterloo Police Department arrested an18 year old couple after their baby allegedly choked on a small bag of pot.
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