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Forecasting Korea’s future

Forecasting Korea’s future

The French have two expressions that capture the essence of Kim Jong-un’s New Year address. First, there’s “deja vu” ― or maybe “deja vu all over again,” as the American baseball player Yogi Berra famously put it. And then there’s “plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose” ― “the more things change, the more […]

RSF says 110 journalists killed in 2015, calls UN to take action

RSF says 110 journalists killed in 2015, calls UN to take action

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, many of whom died in war zones but the majority were killed in supposedly peaceful countries. Sixty-seven journalists were killed in the line of duty, RSF stated in its annual roundup. It listed war-torn Iraq and Syria as […]

TV5MONDE Style TV channel launches across the Middle East

TV5MONDE Style TV channel launches across the Middle East

TV5MONDE Style HD, which showcases the French finesse in its best form, is now available with the most popular channel providers in the Middle East. “Our new thematic channel broadcasts magazine shows, documentaries and short programs either supplied by our partner channels or produced /initiated by TV5MONDE. With subtitles available in English, Arabic and traditional and […]

Hollande, Sarkozy heading to French vote runoff

Hollande, Sarkozy heading to French vote runoff

PARIS – Francois Hollande, a mild-mannered French Socialist who wants to take better care of the jobless and the poor, is heading to a presidential runoff election against tough-on-immigration Nicolas Sarkozy in a vote that could alter Europe’s political and economic landscape. Hollande heads into the May 6 second round with the upper hand after […]

“No More Tragedy”

“No More Tragedy”

A Jewish boy cries during a joint funeral of Toulouse shooting victims in Jerusalem on March 21, 2012. A gunman shot dead four Jewish people, including three children, outside Ozar Hatorah School in Toulouse, France, on March 19. <Photo: Xinhua/Yin Dongxun> news@theasian.asia

128th Nice Carnival in France

128th Nice Carnival in France

A reveler performs during the 128th Nice Carnival, in Nice, southern France, Feb. 26, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Gao Jing> news@theasian.asia

France Starts ‘Winter Bargain Sale’

France Starts ‘Winter Bargain Sale’

People walk past a huge poster about sales outside the store Le Printemps in Paris, France, Jan. 11, 2012. The 5-week-long winter sales began on Wednesday in France. <Photo:  Xinhua/Gao Jing> news@theasian.asia

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