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  • The Great British Humbling

    “The cretinous stupidity of it!” snaps the tragic hero in Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March as he faces up to his likely death in a duel over his wife’s honor. He did not want the fight and no longer loves his wife anyway, but the…
  • Public Inquiry Begins Into Manchester Terror Attack

    A public inquiry began on Monday into the 2017 terror attack that killed 22 people at the close of a show by U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, UK. Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton born to Libyan parents, detonated the bomb that killed both…
  • Report ties Hezbollah to ammonium nitrate imports

    Hezbollah is believed to have imported up to 670 tonnes of tonnes of ammonium nitrate – the material blamed for the Beirut Port explosion – to Lebanon between 2013 and 2014, according to German daily Die Welt. Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, in the wake of…