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The World's Insane And Ever Expanding Drug Lexicon

Drugs themselves are crazy enough, but what they're called can sometimes make them (or at least make them seem) even more insane. Drug producers, dealers and users are increasingly creative in both the manufacturing and naming of drugs.

Die Welt reported last month on the growing concern over the use of crystal methamphetamine, which in Germany is called "Hitler Speed".

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Europe's Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) recently reported that Europeans are using more and more new synthetic drugs, often with inventive names divided by different countries and languages.

Some of these substances are perfectly legal, some are not. Some you have probably already heard of, but not under that name. Here's just a sampling of the odd and often dangerous entries in the global lexicon of drugs.

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France Leaves Niger: Exposing The Empty Shell Of Post-Colonialism

Emmanuel Macron announced on Sunday evening the recall of the French ambassador to Niger, and the departure of the 1,500 French soldiers stationed there: the end of a dangerous impasse. France is being forced to wholly review its African policy.

France Leaves Niger: Exposing The Empty Shell Of Post-Colonialism

Soldiers from the French army board a helicopter during a mission in Mali.

Pierre Haski


PARISFrance will leave Niger, French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Sunday evening on French television.

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