A reminder to be proud of democracy

My July 4 began, like every Sunday since the pandemic, with a Zoom session with cousins ​​from around the world. Cousins ​​joined us from Canada, Argentina, Israel and France. Our conversation began with a discussion of our Declaration of Independence and its promise that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed … with certain inalienable rights … among ...

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United States Reaffirms Transatlantic and NATO Ties with Europe

Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on June 23 in Berlin, Germany. (State Dept. / Ron Przysucha) The United States is working with allies across Europe to fight human rights abuses, preserve democracy and fight climate change. During his trip to Germany, France, Italy and the Vatican, Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the United ...

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Coronavirus: Spanish tourism sector fears wave of cancellations from foreign visitors | Economy and business

Tourists arriving at the port of Barcelona on June 26.Albert Garcia Spain’s tourism sector is anxiously watching the surge in coronavirus cases across the country, raising fears of massive summer cancellations among foreign visitors. the Financial Time Wednesday published an article titled “Delta variant pushes Covid-19 rate in Spain to highest in continental Europe,” and some regional governments have reintroduced ...

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Rubicon Theater Company announces three summer youth theater performances under the stars in Ojai

Rubicon Theater Company announces its dramatic return to shows with an eclectic season of three youth theater performances to be presented at the open-air amphitheater at Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shrek the Musical and Les Misérables . Over 50 young people between the ages of 18 and 21 enthusiastically participated in the Education and ...

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Pandemic Production, One Year Later: Brad Graeber, CEO, Powerhouse Animation: So: “We have more arguments and more interest than we’ve ever had. Now: “We are about to embark on a social experiment back to the office. “- Screens

Brad graeber It was just one of those occasional trips to the office. Brad Graeber, co-founder and CEO of Austin-based Powerhouse Animation, was throwing things off when he walked into what is normally a quietly bubbling studio. “The monitors are on and the mouse is moving around the screen, but the rest looks like Chernobyl. It’s the same way we ...

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Why Chinese Youth Are Kissing Chairman Mao

They read it in libraries and in the subways. They have organized online book clubs devoted to his works. They uploaded hours of audio and video, spreading the gospel of his revolutionary thought. Chairman Mao is making a comeback among Chinese Generation Z. The supreme leader of the Communist Party, whose decades of uninterrupted political campaigns have claimed millions of ...

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France welcomes the new president of New Caledonia ahead of the territory’s final independence vote

French Minister of Local Government Sébastien Lecornu delivers a statement after a video conference with the French President and French mayors at the Elysee Palace in Paris after the country began to gradually end the national lockdown following the coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) in France, May 19, 2020. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes / Swimming pool PARIS, July 8 (Reuters) – ...

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The Rajapaksa family strengthens its grip on Sri Lanka in crisis

Published on: 07/08/2021 – 10:26 Colombo (AFP) A brother of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday became finance minister, strengthening the family’s grip on power in the South Asian country facing growing economic problems. Basil Rajapaksa, 70, took over the finance portfolio from another brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The 72-year-old president gave Mahinda responsibility for a newly created ...

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At the Avignon Festival, a dark start

AVIGNON, France – The Festival d’Avignon could not have prepared the ground better for Tiago Rodrigues. On Monday, the Portuguese director was announced as the next director of the event, one of the most important on the European theatrical calendar. The same evening, his new production of “La Cerisaie” by Tchekhov, with Isabelle Huppert, opened the 2021 edition, which will ...

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Israel razes home of ex-wife of Palestinian suspect

Published on: 07/08/2021 – 10:08 Turmus’ayya (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) The IDF said on Thursday it had demolished the home of a Palestinian American woman whose ex-husband is accused of shooting a Jewish student in the occupied West Bank. “Overnight … the troops demolished the terrorist’s residence [Montasser] Shalabi, in the village of Turmus Ayya, northeast of Ramallah, “said an army ...

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