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Attacks in Paris: when terrorism is the best political campaign

 04/21/2017 - 12:02
Some people place a poster in which you can read 'All my heart with the police. Vive la France', in the place where a policeman was killed last night during a jihadist attack on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris (France). EFE / Christophe Petit Tesson
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In the most critical moment of French democracy, terrorism is once again the driving force behind the electoral machinery.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:30am
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Some people place a poster in which you can read 'All my heart with the police. Vive la France', in the place where a policeman was killed last night during a jihadist attack on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris (France). EFE / Christophe Petit Tesson

Paris Shooting: Could the attack influence the elections?

 04/21/2017 - 03:27
French Police officers after a shooting in which two police officer were killed along with their attacker and another police officer wounded in a terror attack near the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, 20 April 2017. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

A police officer was gunned down in the heart of this capital on Thursday, just three days before French voters will cast ballots in the first round of the presidential election. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:15am
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French Police officers after a shooting in which two police officer were killed along with their attacker and another police officer wounded in a terror attack near the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, 20 April 2017. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

[OP-ED]: ‘Sexual paranoia’ arrives on campus

 04/20/2017 - 08:21
Kipnis bends over backward to repeatedly and vehemently note that she is (a) a certified left-wing feminist and (b) absolute in her belief that women should be safe from harm on campus, at work and everywhere else.
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If Laura Kipnis thought she was under fire in 2015 after writing an essay for The Chronicle of Higher Education criticizing an emergent “sexual paranoia” on college campuses, then her new book will surely catapult her into public-enemy No. 1 status in the eyes of legions of angry feminists.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:15am
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Kipnis bends over backward to repeatedly and vehemently note that she is (a) a certified left-wing feminist and (b) absolute in her belief that women should be safe from harm on campus, at work and everywhere else.

Tillerson attacks Iran nuclear deal and vows a "comprehensive review"

 04/20/2017 - 05:14
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on April 19 said the Iran nuclear deal “really does not achieve” its goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
In the photo, Tillerson speaks at the US-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, USA, 19 April 2017. EPA/TASOS KATOPODIS
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Secretary of state toughened his tone with Iran and said it will launch a review of a 2015 nuclear agreement that "really does not achieve"  its goal

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:00am
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on April 19 said the Iran nuclear deal “really does not achieve” its goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

In the photo, Tillerson speaks at the US-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, USA, 19 April 2017. EPA/TASOS KATOPODIS

At least 36 ISIS militants killed in US 'mother of all bombs' attack

 04/14/2017 - 02:59
A GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb being prepared for testing at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center, Florida, USA, on Mar. 11, 2003. EPA/Department of Defense
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GBU-43/B device is the largest non-nuclear bomb US has used in combat.  The bombing killed at least 36 members of the Islamic State (IS) and also destroyed several important installations, the Afghan Ministry of Defense announced on Friday.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 2:45am
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A GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb being prepared for testing at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center, Florida, USA, on Mar. 11, 2003. EPA/Department of Defense

Trump says US relations with Russia 'may be at all-time low'

 04/13/2017 - 04:30
Donald Trump: ‘We’re not getting along with Russia at all’.  EPA/SHAWN THEW
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President Donald Trump said Wednesday that US-Russia relations could be at their lowest point ever, adding that only time will tell how his dialogue with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, unfolds.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:00am
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Donald Trump: ‘We’re not getting along with Russia at all’.  EPA/SHAWN THEW

Tillerson Visits Moscow as Tensions over Syria Erupt

 04/12/2017 - 03:06
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the US embassy in Moscow, on Tuesday evening. Photo: Serguéi Lavrov/EFE
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Russian president claims Assad’s opponents intend to carry out false-flag chemical attacks to justify more US strikes

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:45am
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the US embassy in Moscow, on Tuesday evening. Photo: Serguéi Lavrov/EFE

Egypt facing state of emergency after bombings

 04/10/2017 - 04:09
Mourners gather for the funeral for the victims of a bomb explosion at Mar Girgis Coptic church in Tanta, Egypt, 10 April 2017. EPA/MOHAMED HOSSAM
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The President of the United States said Sunday he was sad to hear about the terrorist attacks on two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt and hoped that the Egyptian President will respond in the right way.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:00am
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Mourners gather for the funeral for the victims of a bomb explosion at Mar Girgis Coptic church in Tanta, Egypt, 10 April 2017. EPA/MOHAMED HOSSAM

Shoot first and ask later

 04/07/2017 - 15:46
Moment of the launch of a self-guided missile from the destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) at an unspecified point on the Mediterranean Sea, early morning today, April 7, 2017. EFE / Seaman Ford Williams / US Navy / Handout
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During early hours of Friday (Damascus time), the United States government deployed a bombing to an airbase in central Syria.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:00am
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Moment of the launch of a self-guided missile from the destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) at an unspecified point on the Mediterranean Sea, early morning today, April 7, 2017. EFE / Seaman Ford Williams / US Navy / Handout

[OP-ED]: Is the American dream on a ‘self-defeating quest’?

 04/04/2017 - 15:06
 La mayor parte del nuevo libro del economista Tyler Cowen, titulado “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, es una lectura mega-deprimente.
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Inequality is rising. Segregation by socioeconomic class, educational attainment and race is skyrocketing. The country is generally less dynamic and more risk-averse -- when people have the opportunity to move for a better quality of life or more rewarding job, they tend to settle for staying put.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:45am
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Most of economist Tyler Cowen’s new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” is a mega-depressing read.

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