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France

Paris Attack, French Elections, Heads And Hearts

-Analysis- PARIS — Warnings about an imminent terrorist attack had hung ominously in the air in the final weeks of the French presidential election. On Tuesday, police arrested two suspects in ...

Brazil

Opera House Surprise

In the heart of the rainforest, in a place which for a long time was only accessible by boat, stands the improbable Teatro Amazonas, built during the late 19th-century rubber boom. See ...

Iran

Iran And Trump And The Art Of The Empty Threat

-Analysis- Fox News opted for the verb “slam” to describe the first significant comments about Iran from new U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "Tillerson slams Iran nuclear deal as 'failed ...

Taiwan

Is Taiwan's New President Being Too Soft On China?

Tsai Ing-wen made history when she became Taiwan's first female head of state. A year later, ...

China

Wisteria Wonder

Wisteria was in full fragrant bloom in the gardens of Suzhou during our spring tour along the country's east coast. The city's many waterways has given it the nickname as the "Venice of ...

France

Big Palestinian News Doesn't Even Make Front Page Nowadays

The most charismatic living Palestinian leader launches a massive hunger strike from his prison cell and the pages of The New York Times: In another time, it would have been front-page news around ...

United States

What Trump Talks About When He Talks About War

-OpEd- When U.S. President Donald Trump recounted last week’s bombing of Syria to a Fox News journalist, the first direct U.S. assault on the regime of the war-torn country, he shared an ...

Italy

Hell Of A Good Time

A little monster was having fun in the Mouth of Hell, in Bomarzo's 16th-century Parco dei Mostri ("Park of the Monsters"). See more slides from My Grand-Père's World ...