The Little Angry Giant

The Dol Cathedral in northwestern France is missing one of its two towers. Some say it's because an angry giant once threw a menhir — Brittany's trademark standing stone — that decapitated the cathedral before landing in a field.

The Menhir de Champ-Dolent weighs 150 tons, so it's fair to say that little boy wasn't able to make it move.

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Biden's Democracy Summit: The Sad Truth About The Invitation List

Can the countries the United States have invited to an exclusive summit on democracy safeguard and spread a system that is inherently flawed and fragile?

The U.S. invited Taiwan to take part to the Summit for Democracy

Marcos Peckel

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BOGOTÁ — Don't expect much from the Summit for Democracy, summoned by the U.S. President Joe Biden.

Slated later this week, it follows other initiatives to defend and promote democracy worldwide, and will convene by video remote the representatives of 110 invited countries, which the U.S. State Department considers democracies.

Its three stated objectives are: defense against authoritarianism, fighting corruption and promoting respect for human rights.

The first controversy around the gathering emerged from the guest list, which includes some of the United States' chief regional allies.

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