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Jean-Paul Belmondo

On a melting summer day, when I was a postgraduate student, I watched Pierrot Le Fou in a small cinema focusing on classic films....
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Renewed night train

French startup company launches night train business as part of addressing climate change. They plan to make sleeper trains p...
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Taste triggers

The blog listing the dishes led me to discover some slightly disappointing news about a curry restaurant "India House" in Cambrid...
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Resisting flattery

I visited Hungary in 2007, shortly after it joined the EU. Budapest was a fantastic place with solid and dignified buildings. Hun...
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Shocking Snowfall

Dettori on Snowfall won the Oaks handily with a record 16 lengths at Epsom Downs Racecourse. The horses behind her seemed to stop...
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Dual currency in Cuba

The Cuban government has decided to abandon the dual currency system. There are now two currencies in Cuba, one for foreign t...
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Not powerless

The liberal arts are academic programmes with their origins in Greek and Roman philosophy. It refers to "the manner of libera...
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Diego Maradona

Maradona has passed away. I am very sad. I watched him play in the 1986 Mexico World Cup on TV, when I was in elementary schoo...
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Pro-EU won in Moldova

In Moldova, where I just travelled in 2019, a pro-EU candidate won the presidential election against a pro-Russian candidate. ...
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Belarusian protests

In Belarus, where I just travelled in 2019, demonstrations protesting against the re-election of President Lukashenko have grown ...
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Chill Donald

It makes sense. I can't get enough of this sense of humour. Greta succeeded in getting revenge on Trump by recycling a terribl...
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Majority fear

If you think of a problem between the majority and the minority, it common to focus on the resentment, anxiety, isolation and...