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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  • Travellanda Ltd. identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s "1000 Companies to Inspire Britain" 2019 Report

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    Travellanda, the online global hotel wholesaler recently listed in the FT 1,000 which ranks the top highest percentage growth companies in 31 countries, has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group's 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019.  

  • Avert Valentine’s Day Disaster – Last Minutes Gifts Under $65

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    Showing your loved one just how much you care on Valentine's Day doesn't have to break the bank. With this collection of decadent, whimsical and generally thoughtful gift ideas that also happen to be economical, your Valentine's Day game can remain on-point without the hefty price tag.

     
  • Business News: Buy, Sell, Trade – AOL, General Mills, Syngenta; Verifone, Campbell, H&R Block, Release Earnings, Chipotle Sued

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    Syngenta, the Swiss agricultural and chemical firm, and AOL, and consumer giant General Mills each separately sought to firm up the financials with buy backs, acquisitions and portfolio sales enriching the reserves heading into the fourth quarter.

     
  • Newtown Massacre Remembered Four Years Later

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    Sandy Hook Elementary school, the scene of one of the nation’s worst mass shootings in history, paused today taking fifteen minutes beginning at 9:30am until 9:45am to reflect, on the tragedy that stuck this hamlet four years ago.

     
  • Entertaining and Celebrating Book Review - Beautiful, Engaging, Elegant

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    Entertaining and Celebrating: An Elegant Feast for Every Season, from author Kristal Damron, features fifty pages of seasonal menus, from festive holiday meals to spring and summer al fresco dining complete with luxury table settings and wine pairings.

     
  • De Minsk à Moscou, Autre temps et Autre Histoire

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    La contestation qui fait rage depuis des mois en Biélorussie met en évidence la faillite d’un système politique obsolète mais aussi toute la puissance et l’influence diplomatiques du Président russe Vladimir Poutine, dernier soutien d’Alexandre Loukachenko, le dirigeant biélorusse.  

  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Iran, Immigration, Brit PM Chaos, UN/Khashoggi Murder, Egypt, 2020

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    President Trump proceeded with unusually reserved caution, even nixing a retaliatory strike, after the Iranian government allegedly shot down an unmanned drone causing a brief interruption in surveillance and adding to the escalating tensions in the Gulf.

     
  • Bellagio Spa and Salon Marks 25th Anniversary with Celebrity Studded Valentine’s Day Celebration; Proceeds to Benefit Surfing Heritage Museum

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    Bellagio Spa and Salon, celebrating 25 years serving Orange County, at its enchanting Newport Beach location, overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean with endless hypnotic views, presents a  romantic Valentine's Day VIP evening event February 12, 2015 from 5:30 to 9:00PM.

     
  • Home, Décor: Rocky Rochon Furniture Collection Redefines Classics, Offers Style, Functional Flexibility

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    Rocky Rochon Furniture's "Body Parts" Collection has turned a few heads, especially a version of the Frame Chair on which a framed portrait replaces the cushion back. This signature style of inventive flexibility and redefining of classic pieces defines Rochon.

     
  • Business News: High Spending Nonprofits: Charities that Offer the Most Compensation

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    When you picture a nonprofit, perhaps you think of a small charity, complete with selfless employees, minuscule wages and a fierce commitment to “the greater good.” It’s about morals over money, human decency over competitive salaries.

     
  • UPDATE: Double Funeral Service Planned for Debbie Reynolds and Daughter Carrie Fisher

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    A double funeral service scheduled for Thursday, January 5, has been announced for the actress, legend and author Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher who passed away within a day of each other this past week.

     
  • Top Six Foods Known to Protect Skin From Sun Damage

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    Nothing helps protect skin from harmful UV rays better than a healthy application of sunscreen and for a bit more protection Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O spoke on the top six foods known to be high in antioxidant-rich foods that also aid in the protecting skin.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump, Allies Bomb Syria; Paul Ryan Retires; Gay Serial Killer; Ingraham Loses Another; Milos Forman

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    President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron united against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad use of chemical weapons launched strategic airstrikes against the dictatorial leader's weapons strongholds in the capital of Damascus.

     
  • Andy Cooper and Sweden’s Easy Are Set to Drop New Albums Late January

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    For those into old school beats with a fresh sound, two artists Ugly Duckling's Andy Cooper, a hip hop/rapper in the Sugar Hill Gang style and the Swedish band Easy layered Indie Pop are bringing the funk, breaks and beats.

     
  • From CANNES: Wonder Woman And Monster Filmmaker Patty Jenkins To Receive The 2018 Women In Motion Award

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    Patty Jenkins is a writer and director, best known for directing Warner Bros. Wonder Woman, her debut Oscar-winning feature Monster and helming the pilot and finale episode of AMC's The Killing. She began her career in painting after studying at Cooper Union.