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This Happened — June 4: Angelina Jolie Is Born

U.S. mega movie star Angelina Jolie was born on this day in 1975, in Los Angeles, California.

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What was Angelina Jolie's childhood like?

Angelina Jolie grew up in a family deeply involved in the entertainment industry, with her father being actor Jon Voight and her mother being actress Marcheline Bertrand. Jolie attended various schools and lived in different locations due to her parents' careers.

When did Angelia Jolie start acting?

Angelina Jolie began her acting career in the mid-1990s. It was her breakthrough performance in the 1998 film "Gia" that garnered critical acclaim and brought her recognition as an actress. From that point onward, Jolie's career gained momentum, and she went on to establish herself as a prominent figure in the film industry.

Did Angelina Jolie engage in humanitarian work during her youth?

While Jolie's humanitarian work is often associated with her later years, she showed an early interest in social causes. At the age of 24, she became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which marked the beginning of her extensive humanitarian efforts.

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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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