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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A Vest to Breathe Better

If it appears those dedicated to the movement of yellow vests have seemed to slow down, the protest it carries is also a breath of fresh air for a sleepy democracy that has forgotten its revolutionary origins.

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The British Misunderstanding

While the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union is definitively recorded, the time has come to question the reasons which pushed the Albion to want to integrate the EEC in 1973. And to appreciate thus the weight of history.

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The Teen Crisis Of The European Union

Announced as a cataclysm, the exit of Great Britain from the European Union is perhaps the perfect opportunity to rethink Europe and reconnect with its origins without obscuring the idea that this Brexit also reflects a form of crisis of Europe's political growth.

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  • Hurricane Katrina A Decade Later: Graphics Explain Devastation, Damage

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    Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast states obliterating the landscape leaving in its wake unimaginable destruction and ruin, and then barreled across the mid-west and up the eastern seaboard, leaving a trail of death, damage and devastation.

     
  • Money News: Top Eight World Markets Fall; Nikkei, Canadian Close Up

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average sustained heavy losses this week unable to rally as investor confidence continued to fall and failed to jump start a rally globally as eight of the ten most watched markets in the world closed down.

     
  • Orlando Shooting Fuels Debate on Gun Control

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    Early Sunday morning, right around last call, a gunman walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and opened fire with an assault rifle and handgun, killing 49 people and injuring 53.  

  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Pelosi/Senate/Impeachment, Defense, Harry Dunn, NK Xmas, NZ Guns, Election

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    President Donald J. Trump, with the strike of the gavel, became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by a House vote as the senate gears up for a trial expected to begin January 2020.

     
  • Hey, You're That Guy: Actor Paul Willson Talks Improv and an Actor's Life

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    Hollywood has launched a thousand careers, and among them are the many extremely talented character actors and comedians we’ve watched for years, whose nuanced performances knock us on our asses every time we see them.

     
  • OSCAR Trivia: The Youngest Oscar Winners and Nominees

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    Several media outlets have criticized the 2016 Oscars not only due to the lack of nominee diversity, but also the alleged snub of an up-and-coming actor. Nine-year-old Jacob Tremblay stole hearts with his acceptance speech at the Critics’ Choice Awards  

  • Fire in Guatemalan Children’s Home Kills 22 Teenage Girls; Dozen Injured

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    An intentionally set fire in a Children's Home, meant to provide a place of safety from the threats of family or street violence, became a death trap for 22 teenage girls as the fire became a raging inferno.

     
  • Miami At Night Book Review – Captures the Silky Colors and Pulsating Heat of The Magic City

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    Miami At Night, from Schiffer Publishing and author Bill Brothers, bring together a vibrant nocturnal explosion of pulsating neon’s rising with the dusk filling the nighttime skyline with golden, enchanted sunsets, truly magnificent cityscapes bursting with life.

     
  • Jacqueline Sauvage: It Was Him Or Me Review – Shocking, Triumphant Recreation, Resonating

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    On September 10, 2012, Jacqueline Sauvage after 47 years of violent physical abuse and domestic violence, loaded a shotgun with three shells and pulled the trigger, shooting her husband three times in the back as he sipped a whiskey.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama, Trump Meet; Election Protests; Transition Shock; Cyber Attack; Paris; New Zealand; Hillary

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    President Obama, as per protocol, made a congratulatory telephone call and agreed to meet with President Elect Trump in the Oval office. The meeting, visually uneasy, was void of fanfare and limited to the mandates critical to the transition of power.

     
  • Five Dead in East River Helicopter Crash

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    All five passengers aboard a helicopter charter died Sunday after the pilot, who managed to escape the sinking vessel, radioed a Mayday message indicating engine failure moments before the chopper fell into Manhattan's East River trapping those aboard.

     
  • LONDON TERROR ATTACK: SKY News Reports Suspect ID; Nineteen Injured in Early Morning Explosion

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    A crude, partially detonated, bomb exploded on the Parsons Green Tube Line in London, injuring nineteen people and causing mass panic and a stampede as terrified commuters rushed out the open doors to escape the fireball.

     
  • The 25 Most-Loved Holiday Movies

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    Christmas movies are a mixed bag, offering everything from heartwarming tales to stories about cantankerous characters that aim to spoil the holidays with their plans. This results in a fun set of offerings that is perfect for every taste and any age.  

  • HL Lifestyle: The Cost of Child Care in Every State

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    Deciding to have a child is arguably the biggest decision a person makes in her life. With parenthood comes a profound responsibility that ranges from protecting to educating. While countless joys accompany parenting, there are costs too — and they take effect even before birth.  

  • Come Down Molly Review – A Beautiful Day with Friends

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    Come Down Molly, from Florida Pictures, brings to the screen a coming of age film for a group of twenty something friends enjoying the last days of youthful, commitment free, indulgences as slowly, one by one, they are challenged by life's expectations.