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The War for Libya

March 21, 2011
The War for Libya

Bombing in Libya Photo By AFP The International Coalition has successfully pushed back Gaddafi‘s forces in Libya. Opposition National Council says so far, more than 8000 people killed in Libya. On the ground, fierce fighting and the battle for control is swinging both ways. Pro-Gaddafi forces cut electricity and water to Misrata. Robert Malley , Former...
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EU meeting in Brussels over Libya

March 21, 2011
EU meeting in Brussels over Libya

The European Union met in Brussels earlier today over Libya. Views are divided on whether NATO should  be the one taking command or intervening in Libya and whether NATO is representative of an International alliance in order to be in command. Some countries like France and Turkey think that putting Nato in command might give...
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Yemen calling for Change

March 21, 2011
Yemen calling for Change

  The violent crackdown on prodemocracy protests and public demonstrators after the shooting on last friday that left more than 5o people killed led to mass resignations from the diplomats and the army that joined the protestors. A political analyst from Yemen denounced the killing as unconstitutional. Most powerful tribal leaders asked the President Ali Abdullah...
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Uprise in Syria calling for the end of the Regime

March 21, 2011
Uprise in Syria calling for the end of the Regime

Demonstrations broke on Dara and Damascus The protests that took place marched with the message : « No Fear,  Democracy,  End to Corruption and End to the Syrian Regime. » Bachar Assad declared there will be investigations for the events and the violences in the last days. The Syrian President  sent two delegates from his government...
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Something else.. By Rupert Shrive

March 16, 2011
Something else.. By Rupert Shrive

Paris – When walking through Rupert Shrive’s show Something Else, expect several moods. The first room offers euphoria via his brightly colored Configurations – large framed collages of slashed beauties with doe-like eyes and cherry lipped mouths. However, the second room suggests the agony and the ecstasy via his Congregation (After St. Theresa) installation...
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Paris mood

March 14, 2011
Paris mood

Louis Vuitton Paris – During the collections, Louis Vuitton’s Marc Jacobs made headline news. He did this via a smoking Kate Moss who was tricked up in rubberized jacket, girdle type shorts and kinky lace-up boots. Cigarettes and sex sell newspapers particularly when presented by La Moss, the fashion world’s notorious bad girl.  In...
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Le ton monte à Hong Kong

March 8, 2011
Le ton monte à Hong Kong

Le ton monte à Hong Kong, 113 arrestations dimanche soir suite à une manifestation d’opposition au gouvernement. Les Hongkongais réclament une meilleure répartition des richesses. Alors que les appels aux manifestations « Jasmine » n’ont guère trouvé d’échos à Hong Kong, on commence néanmoins à parler d’un mouvement « Bauhinia », la fleur emblême de Hong Kong, qui s’inscrirait...
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Jalal Akhbari, Tale of an exiled Persian musician

March 7, 2011
Jalal Akhbari, Tale of an exiled Persian musician

Jalal Akhbari – a master of the santur – is hailed as an “ambassador of Persian music” yet has been banned from returning to Iran since 1979. Being anti-revolutionary is his crime. Indeed, there are even former childhood friends now turned government officials who “would slit” Akhbari’s throat, if the mild-mannered 70-year-old musician returned....
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Paris fashion Week

March 3, 2011
Paris fashion Week

John Galliano’s dismissal from Dior continues to color fashion week. First, it was the shock and sadness – “it’s hard to believe that it was John in that video,” says Carine Roitfeld, style icon and former French Vogue editor – and now it’s back-to-business. Who will become Dior’s next designer amongst the present stable...
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Farewell MAM !

February 27, 2011
Farewell MAM !

Michèle Alliot Marie, France Minister for Foreign affairs has resigned today according to diverse source agencies. Former Prime Minister Mr Alain Juppé is to replace her in this post. France President Nicolas Sarkozy is to deliver a statement in the hours to come. After her wrong headed approach to the Tunisian uprise and her...
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