Leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan in peace talks amid mass protests in Yerevan

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In Canada, the embers from last year’s record-setting fires smoldered under the ground’s surface through the cold winter months, never quite going out completely. The fires, known as “zombie fires” or overwintering fires, have returned. Also,  Azerbaijan and Armenia are engaged in peace talks after Azerbaijan’s military seized Nagorno-Karabakh in September, displacing tens of thousands of Armenians. But many Armenians are not happy with the talks. And, the Cannes Film Festival begins on Tuesday, and this year’s event lands in France at the same time as the #MeToo movement. France comes late to the movement that brings women’s stories of sexual harassment and assault to the forefront.

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