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One dies as huge blast rocks French university
One person was killed in a huge explosion that destroyed a research building at a French university in the eastern city of Mulhouse on Friday, the fire brigade said.
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The reason for the blast, which was heard across much of the city close to the Swiss and German borders, was not immediately known. The institute has some 650 students and staff.
The UNEF student union said the complex was not occupied by students as part of protests against a youth jobs law that have hit universities around France.
PRESIDENT CHIRAC stormed out of the first session of a European Union summit dominated by a row over French nationalism because a fellow Frenchman insisted on speaking English.
That WaPo vacancy
Dan posts that Conservative Blogger Wanted – Contact The WaPo.com
I’d nominate Dan, and La Shawn, both, for the job.
Also at the blogs,
an Interview With Congressman Robert B. Aderholt
Via Art, Madeline Albright, who was favorably impressed by Kim Jong Il’s party planning, and chased after Arafat to prevent him from walking out of an October 2000 emergency meeting in Paris, sees no irony in her choice of title: Good versus evil isn’t a strategy: Bush’s worldview fails to see that in the Middle East, power politics is the key
Like the power of chasing after Yasser?
Ralph Peters says that journalists are NOT EVEN CLOSE on Iraq.
Amir Taheri looks at ISRAEL & THE AYATOLLAHS
If Israel had never appeared on the map, the energy of pan-Arab nationalism movement, which dominated Arab politics in the post-war era, would have been directed against two other neighbors: Turkey and Iran. To a certain extent, it was anyway. Even today, the Arab League claims that the Turkish province of Iskanderun is “usurped Arab territory” and regards the Iranian province of Khuzestan as “occupied Arab land.”
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Piano-playing policy wonks. As Maria points out, “BTW, now we have to add one more “genius” and political “analyst” — Charlie SHEEN!”
In a lighter mode, if you think the dog’s talking
you’re probably right!