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    Dangerous Ensembles: Wagner Mercenaries

      ”I am a representative of a private military company—you may have heard of it, it’s called Wagner.” A man paced in front of a group of prisoners in black prison uniforms, and said in a calm Russian, “I will take You get out of here alive, but there’s no guarantee you’ll come back alive.”   The video, which has been circulating on social media since September, shows Russia’s largest private mercenary organization, the Wagner Group, recruiting prisoners from the country’s prisons . The contract is attractive: half a year of combat service can be exchanged for 600,000 rubles (about 70,000 yuan) and a pardon for the rest of the sentence. The…

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  • Life,  Reading

    80 years ago, the Battle of Heavy Water destroyed the Nazi atomic bomb dream

      In August 1945, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan then announced its unconditional surrender, and World War II came to an end. Looking at the mushroom cloud that rose with the atomic bomb, the top allied forces did not know whether they had ever felt afraid—fortunately, the Nazis did not develop this weapon that could end the war first.   Historically, the Allies and the Nazis fought fiercely over the manufacture of the atomic bomb. From October 1942 to February 1944, the Allied forces launched three successive rounds of offensives, which ended with the Allied forces sinking the Nazi heavy water transport ship. This series of…

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  • Life

    Heaven and man at war: Schiller’s heartstrings tense

      Speaking of the famous German dramatist and poet Friedrich von Schiller in the 18th century, the Chinese are probably most familiar with the novel “Conspiracy and Love”.   Although Schiller has made greater achievements in drama, those dramas are mostly based on European history, and they are only at home in Europe and the United States, but they will inevitably be uncomfortable in China. For example, “Fiesco” is based on the history of Italy, “Don Carlos” is based on the history of Spain and the Netherlands, “Mary Stuart” is about the history of England, and “The Virgin of Orleans” is about French history, while “Wallenstein” is based on the history of…

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    A lifetime of wandering, the prototype of “The End of Happiness” passed away

      In 2004, at the opening ceremony of the Venice Film Festival, a premiere film won rounds of applause from the professional judges. The famous Hollywood director Spielberg put away his unrestrained imagination in the past, and tenderly told the story of a man who was trapped in the airport terminal for 9 months and saw all kinds of things in the world.   The movie called “The End of Happiness” is a bit heavy on the topic, but the overall presentation is warm and healing, and finally won a global box office of 219 million US dollars.   Compared with the happy ending of the hero played by Tom Hanks who went…

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    Finding True Angels in the ‘City of Angels’

      Bangkok, also known as the “City of Angels”. I have lived and stayed here dozens of times. Probably because of this place known for its smiles, I also put on a “filter” and chose to study and live in Bangkok without hesitation. Living in the “City of Angels” for a long time is different from a short stay. Studying abroad in Thailand is both familiar and unfamiliar. City of Angels   After a while of turbulence, the plane passed through thick clouds. In an instant, the afterglow of the setting sun was screened into the cabin, and the light block changed direction steadily. Outside the window, the city of Bangkok in…

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    The African face of the French team

      On the evening of December 14, 2022, the semi-finals of the World Cup will be played between the defending champion France and Morocco, the number one dark horse of this tournament. France won comfortably 2-0 during the regular season, but the streets of Paris will be filled with carnival crowds no matter who wins this game.   Morocco has a large number of immigrants in Western Europe. They beat Belgium, and people in Brussels reveled in it; they beat Spain, and people in Madrid put on lights. Compared with the high-profile Moroccan fans, the French fans are a little low-key in this competition, although the French team is the real favorite…

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    Qatar’s “half body boy”: mutilated body, unyielding soul

       When the eyes of the whole world were focused on Qatar, countless amazing moments were staged at the opening ceremony of the World Cup that was full of brilliance and “trench”. Among them, the warmest picture comes from a boy with only “half body”. The “half-length boy” was named Ghanem Al Mufta. At the opening ceremony, he smiled and talked with Hollywood star Morgan Freeman, which is a certain portrayal of his life experience.    He was born as if sentenced by fate, suffering from an extremely rare disease-Caudal Regression Syndrome (CRS). The condition causes patients to gradually lose their lower body after birth. But he was not defeated.…

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    Collar bomb robbery, playing tricks on the FBI for a decade

       In January 2013, a bizarre case occurred in Pennsylvania, the United States: a pizzeria clerk was wearing a “collar bomb” while delivering food, and robbed a bank according to instructions. The police captured him, but the bomb exploded before the bomb disposal experts arrived, and the delivery man died on the spot. For 10 years, FBI agents have spared no effort to track down the murderer behind the scenes, but the result has made them consider themselves “the biggest failure since the establishment”: the mastermind is playing a mind game with them, and they have the last laugh.   The collar bomb case caused panic    At 2:28 pm on…

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  • Life,  Wealth

    Having 8 sons in a row and dominating the Sixth Palace, the counterattack life of “Zhen Huan in the Middle East”

       With the opening of the 2022 World Cup, global attention is focused on Qatar. If you don’t look at it, you don’t know, but after looking at it, you will find that this country with an area of ​​only 11,500 square kilometers has many bright spots. There is an astonishingly high GDP; there is an unforgettable museum; there is also a gorgeous and domineering queen mother. As soon as she appeared at the opening ceremony of the World Cup, Queen Mother Moza attracted people’s attention. Even the brooch on the shoulder has been carefully studied.    But this kind of attention is probably already normal for her. As long…

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