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This Happened — July 10: Rainbow Warrior Bombing

The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior was bombed on this day in 1985. The bombing was carried out by agents of the French intelligence service, specifically the "Action Service" division of the Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE).

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What was the motive behind the Rainbow Warrior bombing?

The French government at the time targeted the Rainbow Warrior because it was protesting French nuclear tests in the Pacific. The motive behind the bombing was to disrupt Greenpeace's activities and intimidate the organization.

Where did the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior take place?

The bombing took place in Auckland, New Zealand. The Rainbow Warrior was docked in the port of Auckland as part of its campaign against French nuclear testing. One crew member named Fernando Pereira, a Dutch photographer, lost his life in the bombing. He was on board the vessel at the time of the explosion.

What were the consequences of the Rainbow Warrior bombing?

The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior had significant political and legal repercussions. It strained diplomatic relations between New Zealand and France, leading to an international outcry and condemnation. Two French agents were arrested and later pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The incident also brought attention to Greenpeace's cause and their environmental activism on a global scale.

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

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Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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