Author Archives: andrew sam

In Iraq, political wrangling spawns debate over US troops

BAGHDAD: From the halls of parliament to the lightning-fast rumour mills of social media, pro-Iran factions are demanding US troops withdraw from Iraq in a challenge to the country’s fragile government. The political wrangling is another indication of Iraq’s precarious position as it tries to balance ties between two key allies — the United States and the Islamic republic of ...

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The conflict between Israel and Iran in Syria has just escalated dramatically

Israel has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on Iranian military targets, in a rare move that risks escalating tensions between the two feuding countries. Israel said the latest strikes were in retaliation to Iranian forces launching a surface-to-surface missile from the Damascun area toward the northern part of the Israeli-held Golan Heights, The New York Times reported. The country made ...

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Israel sparks World War 3 fears with HUGE show of military force – ‘Complete success’

Officials said a dummy missile launched off the Israeli coast to simulate an enemy long-range ballistic rocket was successfully tracks and destroyed by the new system. The test was carried out by the Israeli Defence Ministry’s Missile Defence Organisation and the US Missile Defence Agency (MDA), with assistance from the Israeli Air Force and Israeli Aerospace Industries, which manufactures the ...

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Luis Gomez- Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Promotes Local Art & Artists

You can stay up to speed on Cleveland’s art & culture scene by keeping up with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture! Here are the questions Hollie and Joe asked Luis: What is Cuyahoga Arts & Culture?| How many organizations does Cuyahoga Arts & Culture support? Tell us about this resource you have: ClevelandArtsEvents.com There are some events for Martin Luther King ...

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Guest View: The arts and culture year ahead

Recently, I was reading a Year in Review article from one of the online arts newsletters I receive and was astounded by some of the entries ranging from new found antiquities to robotically created art work. Here’s a sampling of the articles: second sphinx discovered in Egypt; amateur art restorer in Spain botches the restoration of a centuries old religious ...

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Art as change agent

Patrick Fisher, the new Erie Arts & Culture executive director, describes his vision for the future of the organization, including a new initiative that seeks to heal some of Erie’s deepest social ills through the arts. Patrick Fisher, 33, a Penn State Behrend graduate, was named the executive director of Erie Arts & Culture in September. Erie Arts & Culture ...

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Brexit is teaching Britain its true place in the world

n one sense, Boris Johnson is right. The Brexit process has indeed felt like a national humiliation. How many Brits have felt our innards shrivel at key moments of the negotiations? And I am not talking about the incidents of diplomatic bumbling, of unwarranted second World War references and Dad’s Army condescension. I am talking about the parts of this ...

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Britain has never looked so foolish in the world’s eyes

have always admired the British. We owe them afternoon tea, Monty Python and the Beatles. This is more than many nations have achieved in their history. I was also one of the few columnists in Germany who found it ridiculous to be angry at our British neighbours after they decided to leave the European club they had once helped to make great. ...

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World War 3 threat: Iran warned Egyptian army will come to defence of Gulf Arabs

EGYPT’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani his country is ready to come to the defence of Gulf Arabs if they threatened – raising the prospect of a dangerous regional conflict which could escalate alarmingly. But he has also voiced concern about reimposed sanctions on Iran, warning they have the potential to create damaging instability. Egypt ...

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Bill Gates is obsessed with redesigning the world’s toilets — and he just brought a jar of poop onstage to prove it

Bill Gates isn’t afraid of potty talk. On Tuesday, he got onstage in front of business leaders, investors, and government officials from around the world and unveiled what he politely referred to as a “little exhibit.” It was a glass jar filled with human feces. “It’s good to be reminded, in there could be over 200 trillion rotavirus particles, 20 billion Shigella ...

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