World News: A China with Two Faces

For hiding the appearance and the danger of the coronavirus in the first hours of its spread, the Chinese regime confirmed that it was indeed a dictatorship whose modern appearances masked the bases of the regime: authority, mistrust and worship of secrecy.

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World News: Culture Broth

The appearance and spread of the coronavirus worldwide has also raised questions about the origins of the virus and in particular the role of global warming and globalization as China now denies the responsibility for the outbreak.

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World News: The European Dwarf

Together politically successful, the European Union remains unable to act collectively in the face of the Turkish crisis. This inability reveals internal tensions within the Union but also its marginal role at the international level.

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World News: In The Shadow Of Doha

The recent Doha World Athletics Championships, held in the Persian Gulf, revealed an impossible climate to organize sports competitions and also the moral weakness of participating countries aware of multiple terror attacks sponsored by the host country on Qatar.

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World News: Israel Election Cliffhanger Has Bibi and Benny Deadlocked

The results of the September 17 elections in Israel are a statistical tie. Both Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz are tied within the margin of error constituting a tie. Each leader is now looking to make a deal with minority vote-getting Avigdor Liberman to form a coalition government with the needed 61-Knesset seat minimum.

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  • Money News: DOW Jones Closes Sharply Down; World Markets Down

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    The Dow Jones Industrial, unable to stabilize, suffered through a tumultuous week with strong reaction to world markets, the DOW pitched violently throughout the week and closed the trading week historically low with a devastating triple digit loss.

     
  • Ritz-Carlton Ft. Lauderdale Review - Oceanfront Elegance

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    As the first and only AAA Five Diamond Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I had decidedly high expectations for my vacation experience at the Ritz-Carlton Ft. Lauderdale. From the moment I arrived and was graciously greeted by the valet personnel who eagerly escorted me to the registration area to be checked in by equally affable front desk attendants.

     
  • De L’humilité En Politique

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    L’avis émis par le Conseil d’État sur la réforme des retraites interroge tant sur le contenu du texte proposé que sur la méthode employée par l’exécutif. Et le Président de la République de jouer avec le lien fragile qui l’unissait aux Français.

     
  • Beltway Insider: ISIS Levels Village, Obama Downgrades; Espionage Arrests; Putin/Kerry Meet; Gay Rights Vote

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    President Obama announced this week Secretary of State John Kerry engaged in candid conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his recent meeting and the two nations remain divided over central issues that contribute to furthering sanctions against the nation.

     
  • I, Tonya Review – Triumphant; A Solid Gold, Four Star, Dramady

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    I, Tonya, from Clubhouse Pictures, Neon and 30West, presents the story of Tonya Harding and the outrageous, unbelievable, amazing wild ride she took from poverty to the best figure skater in the world and her tragic, shocking, horrible crash.

     
  • Michael Skakel, Kennedy Cousin, Set To Be Released

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    Michael Skakel, nephew to the late Robert F. Kennedy, is set to be released from the Connecticut prison where he has spent the last 11years for the 1975 bludgeoning death of neighbor Martha Moxley.

     
  • “When Valentine’s Day Is Simply Not Enough:” Celebrate An Entire “Month Of Romance” In Cabo At The Exclusive Capella Pedregal

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    Cabo San Lucas – Cupid is flying in for an extended stay during the month of February at Capella Pedregal in Cabo, Mexico, as the stunning 96-room hideaway is heralding a “Month of Romance” with a range of delightful activities created especially for couples.

     
  • Someone Great Review – Millennial Romantic Dramady Strikes All the Right Notes

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    Someone Great, a Netflix original film, tells the story of three friends, in a magical city, who for more than a decade were the other’s lifeline and suddenly the hard work paid off, and man was it disruptive. 

     
  • HIV Cells Used to Fight Cancer

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    "Fire with Fire," a three minute documentary from DB Productions and GE Froward, a subsidiary of General Electric, presents the findings of a rare cancer treatment, breakthrough,  CTL019, decades in the making.

     
  • LA Arts: LAUNCH Gallery Presents Have to Hold, Curated by Elizabeth Tinglof and Ashley Hagen

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    Have to Hold is an exhibition where six contemporary artists reflect upon the rich yet charged history and psychology of collecting. Participating artists include Vida Liu, Constance Mallinson, Kristen Morgin, Kimberly Morris, Ephraim Puusemp and George Stoll.

     
  • The Third Wave Review - Miracles in the Midst of Devastation

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    The Third Wave,” a Morgan Spurlock Production and Alison Thompson Documentary, tells the story of four aid workers in aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami that decimated Sri Lanka and other countries bordering the Indian Ocean.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Florence Hartigan Talks on Her Role in Ridley Scott’s Phoenix Forgotten, Upcoming Projects and Life in the Business

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    Florence Hartigan, the New York born and New Zealand-bred actress talks about her starring role in Phoenix Forgotten, the science-fiction independent film produced by Ridley Scott, now streaming on Amazon, the biz and her upcoming projects.

     
  • Celebrity Interview & Review: Oliver Stone’s South of the Border Review: Sizzling Hot

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    Oliver Stone's newest film SOUTH OF THE BORDER, "A Political Road Movie" fills the back seat of the old beat up opinion and travels, through the seven countries of South America, serving up more heat than the media can handle.

     
  • Facebook Killer Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot

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    Steve Stephens, the Cleveland man who went live on the social media platform while he committed a random murder of an elderly man, has died in Erie, Pennsylvania of a self-inflicted gun shot after a police pursuit.

     
  • Janays Herbal Products Review - Taking Hollywood by Storm

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    Janay's Herbal Products, a rising name in the herbal products industry, contains only herbs, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and has is credited with considerable research and development in the organic world.