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How sanctions, ironically, made Moscow a gourmet capital

Russia's curbs on Western food imports in retaliation for sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine not only forced Moscow restaurateurs to use local ingredients but triggered a renaissance in Russian cuisine, writes Shaun Walker

18 May 2016 - 7:51PM
How sanctions, ironically, made Moscow a gourmet capital

Russia's curbs on Western food imports in retaliation for sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine not only forced Moscow restaurateurs to use local ingredients but triggered a renaissance in Russian cuisine, writes Shaun Walker

A second Shenzhen? Pakistani fishermen fear China investment plans

A move to turn the impoverished Indian Ocean port of Gwadar into a major node of world commerce threatens a population already struggling with a violent insurgency and lack of water, write Jon Boone and Kiyya Baloch

3 Oct 2016 - 10:52AM
A second Shenzhen? Pakistani fishermen fear China investment plans

A move to turn the impoverished Indian Ocean port of Gwadar into a major node of world commerce threatens a population already struggling with a violent insurgency and lack of water, write Jon Boone and Kiyya Baloch

Crisis over 17 seconds: How a Russian warplane's brief presence in Turkish airspace sent tensions soaring
Zen no more: A third of Japan's Buddhist temples expected to close within 25 years as religion faces an 'existential crisis'
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden notes ‘extraordinary change’ in attitudes toward him during Democratic primary debate

Snowden was asked if he would vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump but declined to comment.

7 Nov 2015 - 1:07PM
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden notes ‘extraordinary change’ in attitudes toward him during Democratic primary debate

Snowden was asked if he would vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump but declined to comment.

Children raised in religious homes tend to be ‘meaner’ than kids from secular ones, study shows

Almost 1,200 children, aged between five and 12, in the US, Canada, China, Jordan, Turkey and South Africa, participated in the study.

7 Nov 2015 - 6:09PM
Children raised in religious homes tend to be ‘meaner’ than kids from secular ones, study shows

Almost 1,200 children, aged between five and 12, in the US, Canada, China, Jordan, Turkey and South Africa, participated in the study.

Lucian Freud drawing of him and his first wife, in private hands for nearly 70 years, to be sold at auction

The artist gave the work, an illustration for a book project that never came to pass, to Sonia Brownell, George Orwell's wife

5 Nov 2015 - 6:00PM
Lucian Freud drawing of him and his first wife, in private hands for nearly 70 years, to be sold at auction

The artist gave the work, an illustration for a book project that never came to pass, to Sonia Brownell, George Orwell's wife

Assassin's Creed Syndicate, underneath its brilliantly rendered Victorian London streets, is beset by terrible problems

The latest Assassin's Creed is little fun despite its beautifully rendered setting 

5 Nov 2015 - 6:31AM
Assassin's Creed Syndicate, underneath its brilliantly rendered Victorian London streets, is beset by terrible problems

The latest Assassin's Creed is little fun despite its beautifully rendered setting 

Law catches up with Mumbai 'mafia don' after 30 years on the run in Australia, Thailand and Indonesia
Shunned by royal family,‘secret wife’ of late Saudi king wins payout worth US$31m
Human teeth found in food served to asylum seeker at Australia's Manus Island detention camp

Saturday's discovery is not the first time teeth have been found in food in the detention centre, follows a mass outbreak of food poisoning affecting up to 100 people at the detention centre on Friday

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Human teeth found in food served to asylum seeker at Australia's Manus Island detention camp

Saturday's discovery is not the first time teeth have been found in food in the detention centre, follows a mass outbreak of food poisoning affecting up to 100 people at the detention centre on Friday

Book review: Neil Gaiman flits mischievously through Trigger Warning

The acclaimed imaginative writer presents a motley crew of fairy tales, folk tales, spine-tinglers, free verse and fan fiction in his new collection

3 Nov 2015 - 12:13PM
Book review: Neil Gaiman flits mischievously through Trigger Warning

The acclaimed imaginative writer presents a motley crew of fairy tales, folk tales, spine-tinglers, free verse and fan fiction in his new collection

Chewbacca detained for lack of ID while driving Darth Vader to Ukraine election
Now that’s scary: 400-metre-wide asteroid to zoom 'close' by Earth on Halloween
He’s alive! He’s alive! Watch incredible moment when fishermen find refugee baby floating in Aegean Sea
Icon of fascist era: Fendi rejects criticism over new HQ in Mussolini propaganda building
Book review: Hugo Wilcken's experimental novel is disguised as a thriller - and vice versa

Mistaken identity? Psychosis? Wilcken's novel is intractable and very strange - but fascinating, if you let it work its magic on you

24 Oct 2015 - 9:00PM
Book review: Hugo Wilcken's experimental novel is disguised as a thriller - and vice versa

Mistaken identity? Psychosis? Wilcken's novel is intractable and very strange - but fascinating, if you let it work its magic on you

Philippines praised by UN for learning the hard lessons of Typhoon Haiyan and upgrading their disaster response efforts

The Philippines experiences approximately 20 typhoons a year, the most powerful of which hit in 2013, when Typhoon Haiyan claimed 6,300 lives and left 2,000 people unaccounted for.

24 Oct 2015 - 12:27PM
Philippines praised by UN for learning the hard lessons of Typhoon Haiyan and upgrading their disaster response efforts

The Philippines experiences approximately 20 typhoons a year, the most powerful of which hit in 2013, when Typhoon Haiyan claimed 6,300 lives and left 2,000 people unaccounted for.

Book review: Erica Jong's Fear of Dying reveals a writer with much still to say

Isadora Wing, Jong's deathless creation from Fear of Flying, has stepped aside for Vanessa Wonderman, who rages against the decline of her powers and the dying of the light

23 Oct 2015 - 6:01PM
Book review: Erica Jong's Fear of Dying reveals a writer with much still to say

Isadora Wing, Jong's deathless creation from Fear of Flying, has stepped aside for Vanessa Wonderman, who rages against the decline of her powers and the dying of the light

Images of solar system vaporised by real-life ‘Death Star’ reveal Earth’s ultimate fate