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Russians Digging In, Greek Election, Trevi Fountain Turns Black

👋 Ki kati!*

Welcome to Monday, where satellite images reveal Russian trenches and fortifications as it prepares for Ukraine’s counteroffensive, anti-fossil-fuel activists turn Rome’s Trevi Fountain black, and a Minnesota man gets charged for the theft of Judy Garland’s Wizard of Oz ruby slippers. Meanwhile, Giuseppe Legato reports in Italian daily La Stampa about the renewed, and deadly, alliance of mob families in Calabria.

[*Luganda, Uganda]

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From Northern Ireland To South Sudan, Global Lessons On The *Process* Of Peace

Peace is a process, never a single event. Negotiations for peace are always far more complicated than the public understands, and the results are not always miraculous. Even so, the majority of modern conflicts — 80%, according to the School for the Culture of Peace in Barcelona — eventually end after negotiations. The school’s reports show that 12 peace agreements have been signed in the world during the last 20 years, but some of them would be well-worth revising.

Here we take a whistle-stop tour of the ups and downs and ins and outs of peace processes from around the world.

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A Papua New Guinea Chief's Singular Discovery Of The "Tribe Of The French"

PARIS – For the past ten years, Mundiya, head of the Hulis tribe, has been traveling across France, finding things, movies… to bring home with him to his native Papua New Guinea. His last find – three showgirls from the Lido.

There are many things Mundiya Kepanga could export to France. He could start by introducing France to the way people settle conflicts in the land of the Hulis.

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Laurence Caramel

Where Biodiversity Abounds: Hunting For New Species In Papua New Guinea

MADANG - Armed with thousands of test tubes, flasks, microscopes, mouth aspirators, gillnets and compressors, Olivier Pascal and Philippe Bouchet have arrived in Madang, their departure point for their new expedition in Papua New Guinea, which started last month.

The botanist for an NGO, Pro-Natura International, and the zoologist specializing in mollusks at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris are old accomplices. They even have special nicknames for each other: "Muddy old boot" for the former and "Sea-shells" for the latter. Since 2006, they have led the biggest known research team in recent years. "Our Planet Reviewed" has taken them from Santo Island and Vanuatu to Mozambique and Madagascar in 2009 and 2010.

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