the futility of european elections

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti all delayed their flights to June G-20 summit Mexico to await the results... ... France held in which Hollande,  forced out and replaced former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. ..

the beacon

The famous quote mistakenly attributed to French Diplomat Talleyrand—“It is worse than a crime, it’s a mistake”—fits Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s attack on the Kurds in northeastern Syria perfectly. . ..

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