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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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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  • Hotel Domestique Review - Homespun Hospitality for Active Travelers

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    Nestled within South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains sits Hotel Domestique, a charming boutique hotel owned by legendary 17-time Tour de France cyclist George Hincapie, an intimate, culturally-styled property guaranteed with each stay to invigorate mind, body and soul.

     
  • U.S. Air Force Helicopter Crashes in Okinawa

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    A United States Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter, carrying four servicemen, crashed into the mountains of Okinawa, Japan, killing one and injuring the others. The cause is still unknown.

     
  • Une Arène Désertée

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    La vacuité des discours politiques des grands partis français, incapables d'appréhender les mutations contemporaines, a laissé le champ libre à deux adversaires, LREM et Rassemblement National, enfermés dans un débat manichéen dangereux pour la République.  

  • SuperTooth Crystal – A Bluetooth Speakerphone

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    SuperTooth, the leading manufacturer of hands-free car kits and portable accessories worldwide, launched Crystal today, the newest introduction to SuperTooth’s industry-leading line of Bluetooth speakerphones.

     
  • Money News: DOW, US Markets Close Up; London, Asian Markets Down

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, desperately clinging to the bull market, maintained nearly all the previous week gains, barely closing up with double digit gains to, regain the standing of the previous week and year profits.

     
  • The Phoenician Scottsdale Review - A Phenomenal Family Vacation Destination

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    "Family-friendly" and "luxury resort" are often mutually exclusive, however, one Scottsdale luxury resort, The Phoenician, has managed to marry the two in spectacular form and remains a place families can stay, enjoy, play and parlay into memories that'll last a lifetime.

     
  • Colorado Officials Find Remains of 170 People, Including Infant Boy, In Basement

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    The remains of 170 individuals who did not receive proper burial or cremation were discovered in the basement of a Montrose, Colorado funeral home after the property was purchased and the new funeral director began renovations.

     
  • Pasta for Future Chef's: More than Tortellini, Linguine and Sauce!

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    Pasta for Future Chef’s, a four hour workshop held at Manhattan’s International Culinary Center, teaches even the most culinary challenged the fine art of pasta making.

     
  • CHI-RAQ Review - Spike Lee’s Timely Gangland Gun Violence Pic Hits a Bulls Eye

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    CHI-RAQ, from Spike Lee and Roadside Attractions, presents a poignant, and unfortunately timely, tale on gun violence using Chicago’s South Side as ground zero in America’s newest internal war, a deadly plague, which daily and indiscriminately kills.

     
  • Call Me By Your Name Review – Beautiful; Well Crafted Story of Discovery

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    Call Me By Your Name, from Sony Pictures Classic, presents a story that could be taboo, scandalous, a journey of awakenings in the 1980’s as a friendship takes on a life of its own leading to romance, love, and acceptance.

     
  • SPLIT Review - Raw Terror, A Fierce Edge of Your Seat Thriller

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    SPLIT, from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, presents a shocking, terror speed trip into the mind and manifestation of a schizophrenic, as he acts on the commands from the twenty-four personalities that fight for control of his life and existence.

     
  • Qlocktwo® Classic Creator's Edition Celebrates Time with Two New Editions in Silver and Gold

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    Qlocktwo® celebrates time in a special way. The typographic uber modern display connects the moment with the written word and makes it the statement with a matrix of 110 seemingly randomly arranged characters forms the basis.

     
  • AirAsia Flight 8501 Disappears; Third Malaysian Air Disaster of 2014

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    AirAsia Flight 8501, originating from Surabaya, Indonesia, with 162 passengers and crew on board disappeared from radar nearly mid-way into its flight after encountering a wall of severe and volatile thunderstorms somewhere over the Java Sea.  

     
  • Beltway Insider: World Unites Against ISIS/ISIL; United Nations Host World Leaders; Holder Resigns

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    President Obama presented his message of peace in the midst of ever growing global violence as he addressed the United Nations General Assembly calling on an end to extremism, the destruction ISIS/ISIL, and the choice of hope.

     
  • Beltway Insider: The Affordable Care Act Controversy Continues; October Job Numbers; Christie’s Big Win; Key Election Results

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    President Obama, stinging from several weeks of continued criticism over the failures of the Affordable Care Act Marketplace website and the less than forthcoming data from the White House, took to the road this week to pitch the plan.