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Archive for June 2015

Gustav Klimt painting with history auctioned

June 24, 2015 - UNITED KINGDOM

Sotheby’s in London auctions a portrait of a young Jewish woman by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, and the buyer will own a painting with an intriguing history at the relatively modest price of UK £12-18 million.

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2015 Glastonbury Festival celebrates major milestones

June 24, 2015 - UNITED KINGDOM

The Glastonbury Festival celebrates three big birthdays in 2015 – it’s the 45th for the pop festival held on Worthy Farm in Somerset, the 50th for the closing headline band, The Who, and the 70th for Who front man Pete Townsend.

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75th anniversary of fall of France to Germany focuses on Bordeaux

June 18, 2015 - FRANCE

In Bordeaux, where the French government relocated as Paris teetered in June of 1940, 75th anniversary commemorations will focus on General Charles de Gaulle’s call to the French to resist the German occupation, as well as on the action of Portuguese consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes to save thousands of refugees from certain death at the hands of the Nazis.

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Sidebar – Airbus E-Fan electric plan to display at Paris Air show

June 15, 2015 - FRANCE

The E-Fan technology demonstrator will participate in flying displays throughout the show. Airbus will also feature a full scale model of the E-Fan 2.0 production version in the Pavilion’s exhibition area. Version 2.0 will be assembled at Pau Pyrénées Airport in southwest France.

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Battle of wills over China Sea to complicate annual U.S.-China meeting

June 15, 2015 - UNITED STATES

Beijing’s maritime ambitions in the South China Sea come under the spotlight at the seventh session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington DC. The pace and scope of China’s land reclamation in the disputed waterway have alarmed the Philippines and Vietnam, two of several countries with rival claims, while raising tensions between Beijing and Washington.

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US Open visits Chambers Bay

June 15, 2015 - UNITED STATES

The US Open golf championships takes place at the relatively unknown Chambers Bay course in Washington state in the Pacific north west. The players and golf fans on the links-style course, a former sand-and-gravel quarry, can enjoy a stunning view overlooking Puget Sound between the moments of high drama.

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