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At Moly-Sabata, a residency in the south of France, artists escape city life

It’s a summer evening in the south of France, on a small island in the middle of the Rhône. A group of artists meet for an aperitif on a terrace heated in the sun, lined with flowering vines. The conversation moves from today’s groceries, picked up at the nearby farm, to a sculpture fresh from […]

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In a distant French town, farewell ceremony for two Indian soldiers of the First World War

At the start of the Great War in 1914, the two Garhwali units bearing the regimental title, 39 Garhwal Rifles, were part of the Garhwal Brigade under the Meerut Division. It was one of the first Indian formations, along with the Lahore Division, which sailed to France to stem the impending German assault in the […]

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The fight for popular democracy in Cambodia pushes the United States aside

BATTAMBANG, Cambodia (Reuters) – Sin Rozeth’s attempts to show the benefits of grassroots democracy to some of the poorest people in the Cambodian town of Battambang are in jeopardy. Sin Rozeth, O’Cha commune chief of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), smiles during an interview with Reuters at his office in Battambang province, Cambodia, […]