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Can Startups Change The World? A French Alternative To Silicon Valley


Worldcrunch.com / L'OBS PARIS — It was a funny tribe that got together one late March afternoon at the “Archipel.” In the nave of this former convent in the French capital, more than 200 people who previously knew each other only through Facebook messages finally met up IRL, “in real life.” They call themselves the “Barbarians,” an odd nickname that can make them sound aggressive, even violent.

Eurovision Contestants 2015: France

Photo: Eurovision Song Contest France hasn't won the Eurovision Song Contest since 1977,when Marie Myriam moved the audience with her song “L’enfant et l’Oiseau”.

Yemen Chaos, Remembering Germanwings, Chewie's Home


AL-QAEDA GAINS AMID YEMEN CHAOS Airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen’s Houthi rebels have “indirectly helped empower al-Qaeda in ways the group had not enjoyed before” because the focus elsewhere leaves them “unopposed,” The New York Times writes.

The Unstoppable Art Market: Is A Billion-Dollar Painting On Its Way?


Worldcrunch.com / LE TEMPS GENEVA — Gauguin must be rolling over in his grave. The French painter, who fought all his life to be able to live off his work and ended up destitute and depressed, would be stunned to hear that just over 100 years after his death, his painting Nafea Faa Ipoipo (Tahitian for “When Will You Marry?

Extra! TIME Magazine Unveils 100 Most Influential People


TIME Magazine, April 17, 2015 TIME Magazine revealed, as it does every year, its list of the 100 most influential people in the world, with five different covers.

When A Muslim Doctor Saved A Jewish Teenager From The Nazis


Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG HANOVER — At the beginning of the 20th century, Berlin had a sizable, highly educated Arab community, which was  known to have very good relations with the city's Jewish residents.

April 17

Al-Hasakah, At The Crossroads Of The Syrian Civil War


Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE AL-HASAKAH — On the large roundabout that marks one of the entrances into Al-Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, the Kurdish red, green and yellow colors have recently replaced those of the Syrian flag.

Israel Needs Tourism Lessons From Its Neighbors


Worldcrunch.com / CALCALIST TEL AVIV ― Annual results for 2014 for Israeli tourism companies, hotels and airlines are not good, though few are surprised.

Arab Sparring On Yemen, Colombia Truce Broken, Capitol Stunts


SUNKEN S. KOREAN FERRY TO BE RAISED South Korean President Park Geun-hye has promised to raise the sunken ferry Sewol to recover the nine bodies still missing, as the country commemorates the disaster’s one-year anniversary, Yonhap news agency reports.

Extra! Colombia-FARC Truce Broken After Deadly Ambush


El Tiempo, April 16, 2015 "Airstrikes resume after FARC massacre," the front-page headline of Bogota-based daily El Tiempo reads Thursday, alongside a picture of Colombian soldiers retrieving the bodies of their comrades who died in an ambush by the rebels late Tuesday in western Colombia's La Esperanza.

Busy Rock


This is the arresting Rock of Monaco, back when you could snap a picture without having to slalom between obnoxious sports cars.

April 16

 

Cuba, Early Signs Of A New Entrepreneurial Impulse


Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR -Analysis- HAVANA — The Cubans are not going to forget the picture of Presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama talking at the recent Summit of the Americas in Panama.

Gunter Grass, Literary Alpha Wolf Of Post-War Germany


Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT BERLIN — He walked onto the literary stage at precisely the right moment and had the temperament to suit the times. Günter Grass was a lucky man.

Eurovision 2015 Contestants: F.Y.R. Macedonia


 Photo: Isidora Boškovic Daniel Kajmakoski, the Macedonian singer who will represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest this year, was actually named after Daniel Popovic, the charmer who ran for Yugoslavia in the 1983 edition of the contest.

One Belt, One Road: Behold China's Marshall Plan


Worldcrunch.com / ECONOMIC OBSERVER -OpEd- BEIJING — It was 2013 when Chinese President Xi Jinping first spoke about his vision of global trade as the “One Belt, One Road” plan.

Why The Ghost Of Armenian Genocide Haunts The Kurds Of Turkey


Worldcrunch.com / LE TEMPS DIYARBAKIR — Leaning against a basalt pillar, young Muhammad Enes calls out in his reedy voice to anybody who approaches, advertising a closer look at the historical site here in the eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir.

Why The Ghost Of Armenian Genocide Haunts The Kurds Of Turkey


Worldcrunch.com / LE TEMPS DIYARBAKIR — Leaning against a basalt pillar, young Muhammad Enes calls out in his reedy voice to anybody who approaches, advertising a closer look at the historical site here in the eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir.

U.S.-Cuba Love (Cont.), EU v. Google, Divorce Hearts


U.S. TO REMOVE CUBA FROM TERROR LIST After this weekend’s historic meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro in Panama, Barack Obama announced plans to take off Cuba from the list of countries the U.S.


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