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Waterloo: Napoleon Still a Superstar Brand

June 18 will mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo. Over 130,000 spectator tickets have been sold for four days of reenactments, speeches, and commemorations being held on the actual site in Belgium where 200,000 French, British, Prussian and Dutch troops once fought to decide the future of Europe.

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France: Sarkozy Party Accused of Plagiarizing Assyrian Genocide Bill

The French UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) Party is facing controversy following the discovery that a large part of a bill presented to the French legislature in remembrance of the Armenian genocide was plagiarized from Wikipedia. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is a member of the UMP.

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Five of the Best Charlie Hebdo Covers That Have Nothing to Do With Religion

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has become internationally synonymous with free speech after yesterday’s brutal massacre at their headquarters, perpetrated by radical Islamists seeking revenge for their mockery of Muhammad. The magazine regularly mocks Muhammad, Jesus Christ, both specific Popes and the papacy in general, and other religious figures, which appears to have led to some misconception that religious satire is their only trade.

Charlie Hebdo poked fun at everyone.