People protests in Paris diluted by political hypocrisy

  In Paris on Sunday more than 1.3 million people solemnly marched a cold and windy 3.2 kilometers from La Place de la Republique to La Place de la Nation The crowd moved along the symbolically significant Boulevard Voltaire, the Enlightenment philosopher known for his biting satires and defense of free speech. This largest demonstration in …

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Palestine/Israel negotiations: no partners for peace

The latest  bad news from the Middle East is that the Palestinian Authority (the Fatah faction) has entered a "unity pact" with militant group Hamas, which has pledged never  to recognize the right of Israel to exist. The talks were set to end next week, and, even before the "unity pact," it was highly uncertain …

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