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By | Digital Digest | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 1:33 pm

Carlos the Jackal: the Venezuelan terrorist portrayed on screen, Notebook

Carlos the Jackal: the Venezuelan terrorist portrayed on screen

Before Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, the world’s most wanted terrorist was known as Carlos the Jackal. He’s recently been portrayed in a golden globe winning mini-series by the French filmmaker Olivier Assayas.

By | Notebook | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 12:36 pm

In it for the long run: the secret’s out, Sport

In it for the long run: the secret’s out

It’s been a strange week as I’ve slowly started to let the secret of my marathon training out. I’ve found myself on several occasions whispering somewhat furtively to my friends that ‘I’ve got something to tell them’.

By | Sport | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 12:27 pm

Chirac changed mind on Iraq, Eagle Eye

Chirac changed mind on Iraq

Good letter from Denis MacShane, who was in 2003 a Foreign Office minister, in The Independent today:
Nicholas Wood is being economical with history when he describes ex-President Chirac’s famous March 2003 interview in which he announced France would veto a second UN resolution on Iraq (letter, 27 January). Chirac made his statement not once but [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 11:43 am

Will today mark the end for Mubarak?, Notebook

Will today mark the end for Mubarak?

“It’s now 3 am in the morning in Egypt. Hundreds of political activists are being arrested from their homes at this moment in a very large scale operation. More reports that Police agents are pouring petrol in the streets of main squares to set them on fire during protest. Please act.”

By | Notebook | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 11:18 am

Gaming handsets to the fore as Nintendo and Sony seek hearts of minds on the go, Games

Gaming handsets to the fore as Nintendo and Sony seek hearts of minds on the go

Sony’s next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP) has just been announced, meaning that this year sees not one high profile console release but two.

By | Games, Notebook | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 9:00 am

Ear To The Ground: Fem Fel, Notebook

Ear To The Ground: Fem Fel

UK rap music seems to be the talk of the town at the moment. With the success that Giggs has seen over the past couple of years, along with K Koke’s recent signing to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, UK rap might just be a genre of music to be reckoned with in the near future. Introducing Fem Fel, a south London-born lyricist who is currently making some major waves on the underground music scene. Known for his laid-back flow and thought-provoking lyrics, this artists’ name has now been placed high up in my ones to watch list for 2011.

By | Notebook | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 6:00 am

Prince Charles, the publicist, and a colourful Hollywood lawsuit, Arts

Prince Charles, the publicist, and a colourful Hollywood lawsuit

I fear that blows will soon start to be thrown below the belt in the many ongoing legal battles involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which organises the Golden Globes.
The latest public figure to be dragged unwittingly into one of the group’s disputes, I can reveal, is Britain’s very own Prince Charles (pictured). His [...]

By | Arts, The Foreign Desk | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 5:28 am

iBet: Peterborough are tremendous value, Sport

iBet: Peterborough are tremendous value

Colchester v Peterborough, League One
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4.3 to one with Betfair
Tonight I’m getting with my favourite goals bet with my favourite team for delivering then, and that’s Peterborough, in my bid to make it a dozen winning main IBets in a row. The Posh have been tremendous value this season wherever they [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 1:00 am

Fuelling anger, Chunomics

Fuelling anger

Rumours growing that George Osborne is going to cancel the planned 1p + inflation hike in fuel duty scheduled for April. Clever old George – again.

By | Chunomics | Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 5:42 pm

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