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  1. News - World - HISTORY

    Ikea paid millions to Romania's communist secret police in 1980s

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Bucharest Swedish furniture chain made secret payments to the feared Securitate through deals with a local furniture manufacturer in the 1980s Ikea 'paid ... manufacturer in the 1980s, according to documents obtained by The Guardian. Recently declassified files at the National College for Studying the Securitate Archives (CNSAS) in Bucharest suggest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548113/ikea-paid-millions-romanias-communist-secret-police-1980s
  2. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Baghdad, by Justin Marozzi

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by GDN

    ... is, stylistically, an Iranian building. "Defiance and nostalgia," Marozzi writes, "are set in every stone." Guardian News & Media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546502/book-review-baghdad-justin-marozzi
  3. News - World - HISTORY

    Josephine’s intimate letters to Napoleon’s general for auction

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:13pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Plea from empress who was later spurned among historic items expected to fetch millions Josephine's intimate letters to Napoleon's general for sale In 1806 Josephine Bonaparte wrote to one of Napoleon's most-trusted generals, Alexandre Berthier, who had also become her own close friend, appealing to him to guard the emperor's safety in battle. She ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1499322/josephines-intimate-letters-napoleons-general-auction
  4. News - World - HISTORY

    Napoleon’s death-bed nightshirt saved from auction at last minute

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:10pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Paris Napoleon's last nightshirt saved from auction sale A sweat-stained nightshirt worn by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1821 as he lay dying on St Helena- cursing the British who had sent him into exile on the remote South Atlantic volcanic island- was withdrawn from an auction at the last moment. The item used by the French emperor as he fell into a coma, plus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456360/napoleons-death-bed-nightshirt-saved-auction-last-minute
  5. News - World - HISTORY

    London’s Courtauld Gallery confirms relic as possibly world’s oldest handbag

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 09:36pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Mysterious fashion accessory, inlaid with gold and silver, is confirmed as perhaps the oldest existing handbag by London's Courtauld Gallery 700 years? That's a lot of historical baggage Over the years it has been identified as an oriental box, a work basket, a document wallet and even a saddle bag. Now London's Courtauld Gallery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432089/londons-courtauld-gallery-confirms-relic-possibly-worlds-oldest-handbag
  6. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Files on Hong Kong among secret British government archive

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:57am by Ada Lee

    ... to the National Archives, in accordance with the Public Records Acts, which requires all government documents to be made public when they are 30 years old. The Guardian reported on Friday that the total ... on Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean- the KGB spies who operated inside the Foreign Office and MI6. The Foreign Office named it the "Special Collections", according to The Guardian. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1335574/files-hong-kong-among-secret-british-government-archive
  7. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Noble Endeavours, by Miranda Seymour

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:36pm by GUARDIAN

    ... the noble were often muddled. Guardian News & Media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1339618/book-review-noble-endeavours-miranda-seymour
  8. News - World - HISTORY

    Germany and Austria mark 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht atrocities by Nazis against the Jews

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 07:19am by GDN, MCT

    ... The Guardian in Berlin Germany and Austria mark 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht atrocities by Nazis against the Jews Hate night 'must never be forgotten' One afternoon, ... life, I could never forget what happened that night," she said. "It is good that Germany, my fatherland, remembers and commemorates what happened." The Guardian, McClatchy-Tribune ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1352143/germany-and-austria-mark-75th-anniversary-kristallnacht-atrocities-nazis
  9. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: What's in a Surname?, by David McKie

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Guardian News & Media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1309039/book-review-whats-surname-david-mckie
  10. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Roar of the Lion, by Richard Toye

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:36pm by GDN

    ... that diversity meant division. Heterogeneity and heterodoxy were not signs of societal weakness". Guardian News & Media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1339616/book-review-roar-lion-richard-toye

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