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Mladic Refuses to Enter Plea at War Crimes Tribunal

  Pool photo by Martin Meissner Ratko Mladic on Friday during his arraignment at The Hague. THE HAGUE — Ratko Mladic made his long-awaited appearance on Friday here before an international court that has accused him of genocide and multiple other atrocities and he dismissed the charges read out to him as “obnoxious” and “monstrous.” …

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Powerful and Primitive

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times   That’s what every hard-working, God-fearing, young widow who breaks her back doing menial labor at a Times Square hotel to support her teenage daughter, justify her immigration status and take advantage of the opportunities in America wants — a crazed, rutting, wrinkly old satyr charging naked out of …

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Tunisia: after the revolution

Avenue Habib Bourguiba   It’s a new world on Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis. This is the Champs-Élysées of the city, where people lounge in sidewalk cafés and tourists usually stroll all the way down to the entrance of the souks in the old town. I have visited Tunisia many times over more than a …

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Osama bin Laden Now, kill his dream

A FEW bullets were enough. But the shots that killed Osama bin Laden in the dead of night on May 2nd in a fortified compound not far from Islamabad came after 15 years of dogged pursuit, two long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, well over $1 trillion of spending and around 150,000 deaths. It is …

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Love in literature

‘Love-language has been pulled differently in different eras between the great generalising symbols – the heart, the rose, the fixed star.’ Photograph: Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images   At matins on 6 April 1327, in the church of St Clare in Avignon, Francesco Petrarch may or may not have seen Laura for the first time: her skin …

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After Osama Bin Laden…

President Obama has just announced that the United States killed Osama bin Laden today in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and recovered his body. It has been nine years and seven months since Osama orchestrated 9/11, but an American team finally killed him. His body is in American hands. This is revenge, but it’s also deterrence and also …

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This Germ of an Idea Calls for an Antibiotic

  Roger Arpajou/Sony Pictures Classics Rachel McAdams and Owen Wilson in a scene from “Midnight in Paris.” More Photos » THE preview at MoMA calculated to ignite euphoric Oscar buzz over the studio’s new $60 million comedy ended and the lights came up, revealing an audience of 400, stiff, with eyes shut, bringing to mind …

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Account Tells of One-Sided Battle in Bin Laden Raid

Warrick Page for The New York Times On Wednesday, people passed the entrance to the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by American forces in Abottabad, Pakistan. WASHINGTON — President Obama decided Wednesday not to release graphic photographs of Osama bin Laden’s corpse, as new details emerged about the raid on Bin Laden’s fortified …

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Bin Laden Is Dead, Obama Says

  Doug Mills/The New York Times President Obama announced the killing of bin Laden at the White House on Sunday. By PETER BAKER, HELENE COOPER and MARK MAZZETTI Published: May 1, 2011   WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the most devastating attack on American soil in modern times and the most hunted …

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Manet: the Inventor of Modernity – review

The Dead Toreador, 1864-65: ‘Manet has positioned his hero to invoke the suddenness of fate, the upright body instantly felled.’ Photograph: © Widener Collection, courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington   Manet, at the Musée d’Orsay, starts with a shock: a dead toreador laid flat upon the ground, crimson paint seeping from one shoulder like …

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