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Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ reimagined in a warzone, The Foreign Desk

Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ reimagined in a warzone

Syrian-born artist Tammam Hazzam superimposed Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss on a devastated, bullet-ridden building somewhere in Syria.

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 11:25 pm

Two videos, two battles – Egypt’s unfinished revolution, The Foreign Desk

Two videos, two battles – Egypt’s unfinished revolution

Two disturbing videos have emerged in recent days that highlight two different battles being fought in Egypt’s on-going revolution.

By | The Foreign Desk | Sunday, 3 February 2013 at 4:25 pm

One year on, no justice for Uludere victims, The Foreign Desk

One year on, no justice for Uludere victims

One year ago today, on a bitterly cold winter evening, a Turkish fighter jet attacked a group of its own citizens who were crossing the border from Iraq. A total of 34 civilians were killed, most of them children.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 28 December 2012 at 11:05 am

As the Mexican economy takes off, new president Enrique Pena-Nieto has a shot at redemption, Notebook

As the Mexican economy takes off, new president Enrique Pena-Nieto has a shot at redemption

Sleek and telegenic, Mexico’s Enrique Pena-Nieto was sworn in as president for a six-year term on Saturday. It’s been five long months since Mr Pena-Nieto won the presidential elections amid allegations of fraud and protests.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 3 December 2012 at 6:09 pm

Punished at the Polls, Catalonia’s Artur Mas is Heading for Grim Coalition, Notebook

Punished at the Polls, Catalonia’s Artur Mas is Heading for Grim Coalition

On Sunday night Catalonia’s Artur Mas was set to win a landslide political victory that soon tuned into a bitter disappointment. Yes, Mr Mas was re-elected but he emerged as the biggest loser of the night.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 at 11:10 am

Artur Mas’ nationalist gamble is risky business for Catalonia, The Foreign Desk

Artur Mas’ nationalist gamble is risky business for Catalonia

On Sunday, Spain’s economic powerhouse is taking its quest for sovereign independence to the polls backed by unprecedented nationalist support- and the Spanish central government is watching closely.
The election will test the nature of the Catalan identity, the power struggle between Madrid and Barcelona at a time of economic uncertainty for Spain, but also Artur [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 23 November 2012 at 6:18 pm

John F Kennedy first memorial in Dallas, Notebook

John F Kennedy first memorial in Dallas

The 22nd November 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy. The city of Dallas has announced that the day the 35th American President was killed in 1963 will be remembered with an official memorial. Kennedy was killed as his motorcade drove through Delaney Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.
“This is an event to [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 22 November 2012 at 11:24 am

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