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Statue in Paris – close to the Sacré-Coeur

This is the statue of the chevalier Lefebvre de la Barre, a young Frenchman,  tortured and beheaded because he refused to take off his hat to honor a religious procession. I came across this statue on our trip to Paris a few months back. … Continue reading

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“EU to grant #asylum to American citizens, should #DonaldTrump win #PresidentialElection” | Brussels | London | Paris

“In a surprise move , the European Union has today announced that United States citizens will be allowed to apply for asylum and can be eligible to receive official refugee status, in the event Donald Trump should be elected president. … Continue reading

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The defense ministers of Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Germany… vs Russia

The contrast is striking. Judging  any situation by looking at just one photo is dangerous ground (especially such collages), but still, this is like a comparison of old and new, progressive and conservative. Somehow I feel better “over here” than “over there”… … Continue reading

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Impact of the refugee crisis on the economy – now there really isn’t a reason not to chip in and participate

Interesting article in The Independent, that should remove some of the fears people may have about the influx of refugees – and a call to all those countries that started or went to war in the Middle East or that … Continue reading

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If you quickly switch channels between #RussiaToday RT and Fox News….

… You actually end up with quite solid reporting and a “perfectly balanced” view on current world affairs. Alternatively, for a good laugh, it is probably better to just watch one.

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The trouble of driving a rental in England

Taking public transportation was no option so I had to rent a car at the airport in London. The difficulty obviously is that the steering wheel is on the right side of the car but you have to drive on … Continue reading

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Cheney: European refugee crisis ‘direct consequence’ of failed Obama policy | Fox News

Cheeky ! If one considers that Cheney helped to destabilize the Middle East with the Iraq war… I can still see him sitting next to George W. Bush as they broke the news – he made the impression of a small boy next … Continue reading

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