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france

The end of French artistry: ‘Labor capitalism’ comes to France in 2018

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog The French don’t want to think of themselves as miniature capitalists: they want to think of themselves as artists. Or at least artisans. And many of them are, but the calculating technocratic mindset cannot ...

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Turkey invades Afrin: the Kurds lose again

By Aram Mirzaei for The Saker Blog After weeks of belligerent rhetoric and preparations, Turkey finally invaded Afrin last week. It came as no surprise that Turkey would go for this vulnerable Kurdish-held region in north-western Syria first. So how does ...

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Listening to Mattis

by Auslander for The Saker Blog I watched US Secretary of Defense ‘General’ Mattis live on 19 January and I’m reasonably sure a lot of us either watched him or know what he said. Pretty good performance from someone who should ...

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sevastopol

SitRep Sevastopol, Crimea

by Auslander Well, we’ve got four years of fun under out belts now and to say it’s been interesting is like calling a 200 kilo rabbit mildly horizontally challenged. The biggest news is by the end of this year the ...

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Crypto Industry: Bitcoins & Altcoins Down Across The Market after a Short Stint Of Green

Following a volatile beginning of the  new year, the crypto markets are again falling throughout the board. The vast majority of the very best twenty coins on CoinMarketCap have been in the red on Monday, Jan. 22, with the largest loss around ...

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sitting all the time

How To Stay Healthy When You Sit All The Time

Each one of us is forever on a journey to be healthier and happier, but it can be hard to do so when you’re stuck behind a desk eight or more hours a day. There are all sorts of ways ...

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5 Smartphone Tricks To Make You More Productive

Many people have smartphones but they only use them to surf social media-Facebook, Instagram. What they do not realise is that their smartphone can do much more than surfing the internet. You can use to become more productive. As such, ...

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Six Helpful Hacks To Quit Junk Food

With almost everyone on the go and not enough time in our hands, we are vulnerable to eating junk food. Eating junk food is certainly a bad habit because it causes weight gain and serious health problems. Despite this, we ...

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Bad Phone Battery

Signs of a Bad Phone Battery

Smartphones are very useful and we can barely do without it. They perform many functions and make our lives simpler. However, these devices or gadgets can cause a lot of pain and frustration when their batteries begin to decline. It ...

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Syria

Syrian War Report – January 22, 2018: Abu al-Duhur Liberation, Operation Olive Branch

On January 20, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) officially launched a military operation in the area of Afrin and started conducting massive artillery and airstrikes on positions of Kurdish militias there. “‘Operation Olive Branch’ has been started on Jan. 20, ...

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