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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  • The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Commemorate Launch

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    New luxury cruise line The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has chosen to produce a commemorative publication together with custom media and publishing agency HCP Media who will create a one-of-a-kind book celebrating the launch of the company.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump's SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh Faces Senate; Second Female Found; Cybersecurity; Wilmington; POW/MIA

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    President Donald Trump has embarked on a Cybersecure strategy that will bolster US internet defenses protecting America from cyber threats and securing critical infrastructure, power transmission grids, and GPS aircraft tracking against malicious targeted cyber terror threats.

     
  • Four Seasons to Debut First-Ever Private Residences in Los Angeles at Gateway to Beverly Hills

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    Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles, located at 9000 W. 3rd Street, is the company's first standalone residential project in North America and joins London's Twenty Grosvenor Square as one of only two worldwide.

     
  • Blondie and Garbage To Co-Headline Rage And Rapture Summer 2017 Tour (Music/Tix Links)

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    Blondie & Garbage announced their North American tour will kick off on July 5th in Saratoga, CA and wrap on August 12th in Dallas, TX. John Doe & Exene Cervenka will provide support on the first leg of the tour and Deap Vally for the second.

     
  • Bound By Flesh Review – Surprisingly Engaging

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    "Bound by Flesh,"  from Mistress, Inc. and Sundance Selects re-introduces the freak show stars, Daisy and Violet Hilton, with this fascinating, intriguing and absorbing historical account of the lives, loves and career of the conjoined Siamese twins.

     
  • Money News: The Bear Returns To DOW, World Markets

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    The DOW Jones Industrial along with the NASDAQ and S&P 500, fell as the bear returned, mauling the markets from Wall Street to Shanghai, with a vengeance upending the majority of global markets leaving few unaffected as nervous investors fueled the volatile market.

     
  • American Deterrence Restored: Israel Praises the Baghdadi Killing

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    Israel, who has long used the strategy of targeted killings to keep the enemy on the run, is praising President Trump for his "bold, decisive action of targeting and killing of Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi," said Israeli Mayor David Rubin.

     
  • Breathe Review – Beautiful, Shocking, A Breathless Love Story

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    Breathe, from Bleecker Street Films and Participant Media, brings to the screen the true story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, their remarkable commitment, love and desire to be together against all odds and to dare to change the world.

     
  • OSCAR Nominees React: Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Naomie Harris, Michelle Williams, Viggo Mortensen, Isabelle Huppert

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    LION, Moonlight, Elle, and Captain Fantastic, such diverse stories, as a boy is lost, a young man struggles to find life, a woman assaulted, with vengeance, hunts for the attacker and parents deeply isolate themselves to raise a family.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Addresses EU Crisis; Assad, Russia; Drug War; Budget; China Cyber Spying

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    President Obama issued a Presidential Determination this week identifying 22 countries as Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries, the designation does not stop foreign aid, address counter-narcotics assistant or identify relationships necessary to U.S. Interests.

     
  • HL Lifestyle: The Preferred Drink of Each President

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    In preparation for President's Day, the folks at UnderTheLabel and InsideGov teamed up to find out the favorite alcoholic drink of every U.S. president in history.  

  • Kobe Bryant, Daughter, Seven Others Die in Helicopter Crash

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    Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, 41, died today in an explosive helicopter crash that also killed his daughter, Gianna, 13, and seven other occupants who were traveling to a girls' basketball tournament at the Mamba Sports Academy.

     
  • Celebrity Pictures: Julia “Lady J” Gerard Host Project Divine Cocktail Launch

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    Julia “Lady J” Gerard opened her iconic West Hollywood Peace Gallery and Studio for the evening cocktail launch event of Project Divine, a three day shopping extravaganza benefitting Project Angel Food of Los Angeles.

     
  • Juno Jupiter Mission Produces Intense Images Released by NASA

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    NASA, The National Aeronautics and Space Agency, recently released images of an animated low-flyer over of Jupiter's North Pole catching a major cyclones circled by eight smaller cyclones, producing an intense animated version of the actual weather patterns on Jupiter.

     
  • San Fran 42nd Street Moon Announces Cast/Creative Team for Season Opener The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

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    San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the full cast and creative team for the opening production of its 2018-2019 season, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (nominated for seven Tony Awards).