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GERMANY Painful, joyful memories collide on 75th Kristallnacht, 28th German reunification anniversaries
The 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, regarded as the start of t

November 9, 2013 - NULL

GERMANY Painful, joyful memories collide on 75th Kristallnacht, 28th German reunification anniversaries
The 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, regarded as the start of the Holocaust, falls on the 23rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On Nov 9 thousands of solemn Kristallnacht commemorations will take place in Germany and around the world. It could be argued neo-Nazi hate crimes are helping to prevent Kristallnacht from fading into history and being quashed on Nov 9 by joyful, still-fresh and still relevant memories of the Wall coming down, the start of reunification. The

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CHILE Nov 2013 Expanded electorate votes for president, legislature
Presidents in Chile are banned from running for consecutive terms, so the race won’t see President Sebastian Pinera. Any protégé of

November 1, 2013 - NULL

CHILE Nov 2013 Expanded electorate votes for president, legislature
Presidents in Chile are banned from running for consecutive terms, so the race won’t see President Sebastian Pinera. Any protégé of center-right Pinera is likely to find himself facing center-left former president Michelle Bachalet – if she decides to run. Two protégés reported to be considering a run at the top job could benefit from distancing themselves from Pinera, who is flagging in the polls. No one appears ready to speculate on whether a new law that expands the electorate while making voting voluntary in the mainly thriving South American

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