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Business
Taking landscaping to new heights is an idea that stretches all the way back to the wondrous Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
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PARIS, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The voice of a jihadist claiming Islamic State's responsibility for last week's attacks in Paris
Travel
While I usually write about cars and travel every week, for a change of pace let's head to the water. Even better, let's head to France where few experiences are as peaceful and bucolic as taking a European Waterways cruise in France.
Culture & Arts
Two people walk into a bar... and find an exquisite Sir Henry Moore marble sculpture mounted on a pedestal in a fountain adorning a five-star hotel lobby's atrium. It's not your typical joke punchline.
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Hate is learned and ISIS is but one of its only teachers. That woman's anti-Semitism will not be erased by government decrees. Such hatred can only be deconstructed by Muslims themselves. It is hard to blame any European Jew for not waiting around to find out how this all plays out.
Religion
We have to ask ourselves what it means that Jews worldwide have become targets in this way. We also have to ask ourselves what we are going to do about it as a society. As for me, I'm furious. I'm also scared for myself and my family. Lest we forget, the goal of terrorists is to strike terror in its target audience.
Culture & Arts
Think of San Francisco in 1963, but replace the steep hills and the chilling fog with bright sun, a winding river and an ancient barge canal. That is Toulouse, possibly the friendliest town in southern France and the host to one of the country's most interesting and wide-ranging international art festivals.
Travel
Do you ever have the urge to escape Thanksgiving? Maybe you deplore turkey and cranberries -- or just the inevitable bulge that comes from all the gorging? Even if you enjoy the family time Thanksgiving brings, maybe you'd prefer a change of scenery?
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Speaking on RTL radio, Hollande declined to be drawn on whether he thought the raids were politically driven. Thirteen of
Religion
Appeals for peaceful Muslim-Jewish discourse based on common spirituality may be dismissed as naïve. The first step may be to reply to the false narrative of permanent hatred with the authentic narrative of Jewish-Muslim affinities, as seen in Kabbalah and Sufism.
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How might this tragedy affect the upcoming presidential election? The question is now whether the cursor of the presidential campaign has moved permanently (or only temporarily) from unemployment and economic issues to security, an issue that is always a handicap to the left.
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One judges not only a man, but a country by this type of reaction, by its capacity for revulsion when confronted with an eruption of horror. A moment of grace. The beauty of a commonly-shared sorrow. The prerogative of a great people.
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Even before Mohammed Merah -- a 23-year-old French punk and part-time garage mechanic turned Jihadist -- died in a hail of
Religion
The killing spree by Mohammed Merah in Toulouse, France is an eerie reminder of the War on Terror. It has come when we thought that religious terrorism was a thing of the past.
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The similar bloody denouement of Toulouse notwithstanding, whoever becomes France's next President will continue to face
Politics
Toulouse is a smaller city where everyone knows everyone. It's charming and peaceful. Bad things don't happen here. Many people at school, including students in my class, knew the victims.
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According to the Associated Press, 23-year-old Merah was killed when he burst out of his bathroom shooting as police entered
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There is a strong argument that the American and NATO presence in the Muslim world have done more to ignite the outrage of young Muslims elsewhere than any ragtag training camps.