Algeria

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12:00 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Camus' Stance On Algeria Still Stokes Debate In France

Algeria-born Albert Camus poses for a portrait in Paris following the announcement that he is being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1957. Camus' views on his birthplace still stoke controversy.
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Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 11:56 am

A hundred years after his birth, French writer-philosopher Albert Camus is perhaps best-remembered for novels like The Stranger and The Plague, and for his philosophy of absurdism.

But it's another aspect of his intellectual body of work that's under scrutiny as France marks the Camus centennial: his views about his native Algeria.

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Algerian Hostage Standoff
4:11 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Oregon Man Among Americans Dead In Algerian Hostage Standoff

The In Amenas gas facility in Algeria.
Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting

An Oregonian is among the three Americans who died after militants took over a natural gas plant in Algeria, according to federal officials.

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