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Eric Schmidt, the political donation, and the attempt to censor Google search results – what really happened

For those of you whose interest was piqued by the throwaway line in the New York Times report on the new Google biography by Steven Levy, and who can’t wait to buy the book on 12 April, more info on that allegation against chief executive Eric Schmidt.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 9:38 pm

Is this the grave of Robin Hood?, Eagle Eye

Is this the grave of Robin Hood?

Number 554. An earlier version of the same story, right, was number 553 of my Questions to Which the Answer is … You get the idea.
Thanks to Maurice Cousins.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 9:01 pm

Why we shouldn’t arm Libya’s rebels, Notebook

Why we shouldn’t arm Libya’s rebels

Wars are won with force, and force in the 21st century is manifested in fire power and ammunition. To the hapless rebel, the man who has lived his life in the shadows of brutality and the silhouettes of barbarism, a gun is a beautiful thing. Likewise, In a society built on inequality and oppression, bullets can quickly become the only equaliser, and hold the promise of emancipation.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 7:34 pm

Online House Hunter: Living in a National Park, Uncategorized

Online House Hunter: Living in a National Park

The South Downs National Park was formally inaugurated today – but is moving into a home in a national park a bonus or a bind? Our Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver puts on his hiking boots to find out.

By | | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 2:55 pm

Tom Penders on the college basketball climax, Sport

Tom Penders on the college basketball climax

Michael Kim speaks to former NCAA basketball coach Tom Penders about his predictions for the NCAA Final Four this weekend

By | Sport | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 2:29 pm

How India’s hero Sachin Tendulkar turned it around, Sport

How India’s hero Sachin Tendulkar turned it around

There’s a lot to admire about Sachin Tendulkar: the grace of his batting; his longeveity; his fundamental decency as a human being despite being more scrutinised than perhaps any other sportsman in the world. And then there are all the runs.

By | Sport | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 2:20 pm

Osama Bin Laden In Chicago?, Eagle Eye

Osama Bin Laden In Chicago?

Once again, Oliver Kamm, from whom I borrowed the idea of recording Questions to Which the Answer is No,* proves that the original is better than the cover. The above is a headline taken from Huffington Post, which Oliver spotted. Number 552 in a series more than halfway to its first thousand.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 2:15 pm

Championship preview: Tension escalates in the battle for promotion, Sport

Championship preview: Tension escalates in the battle for promotion

With the Monarch of the League, Queens Park Rangers, away from the eyes of supporters until Monday, tomorrow’s spot-light falls on Norwich and Swansea as they wrestle for second place.
“Right, so we’re now getting down to the nitty-gritty end of the season,” wrote one Norwich follower, whose side sit nine points behind Neil Warnock’s Rangers [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 12:58 pm

Why is everyone pretending about Ireland’s debt?, Chunomics

Why is everyone pretending about Ireland’s debt?

Just a footnote on the further €24billion of recapitalisation the Irish banks need to keep them going.
Shortly before Christmas last a bunch of financial journalists, myself included, were summoned at short notice to the Irish embassy in London to meet the minister  of foreign affairs, Michael Martin, who was offering a briefing on the state [...]

By | Chunomics | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 11:34 am

Online House Hunter: Friday quiz, Property

Online House Hunter: Friday quiz

How well do you know your house and the housing market? Try our Online House Hunter’s fun quiz…

By | Property | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 7:00 am

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