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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

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

How sanctions, ironically, made Moscow a gourmet capital
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 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

A second Shenzhen? Pakistani fishermen fear China investment plans
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

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

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden notes ‘extraordinary change’ in attitudes toward him during Democratic primary debate
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Human teeth found in food served to asylum seeker at Australia's Manus Island detention camp
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

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

Book review: Neil Gaiman flits mischievously through Trigger Warning
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

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

Book review: Hugo Wilcken's experimental novel is disguised as a thriller - and vice versa
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

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.

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

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

Book review: Erica Jong's Fear of Dying reveals a writer with much still to say
Images of solar system vaporised by real-life ‘Death Star’ reveal Earth’s ultimate fate
J.G. Ballard's High-Rise explores the heights of unreason and the architecture of savagery

The visionary British writer, whose novel High-Rise has just been turned into a film by Ben Wheatley, investigated the links between the world we've built and extreme states of being

22 Oct 2015 - 12:02PM

The visionary British writer, whose novel High-Rise has just been turned into a film by Ben Wheatley, investigated the links between the world we've built and extreme states of being

J.G. Ballard's High-Rise explores the heights of unreason and the architecture of savagery
How Man Booker winner Marlon James almost quit after 78 rejections

Author whose A Brief History of Seven Killings  was announced as this year's winner of the HK$600,000 prize last week, briefly stopped work on his first novel.

22 Oct 2015 - 8:18AM

Author whose A Brief History of Seven Killings  was announced as this year's winner of the HK$600,000 prize last week, briefly stopped work on his first novel.

How Man Booker winner Marlon James  almost quit after 78 rejections
Game review: toys-to-life franchise Skylanders enters a new era with SuperChargers

New playing modes and ideas make this a wide-ranging if potentially rather expensive experience

21 Oct 2015 - 9:01PM

New playing modes and ideas make this a wide-ranging if potentially rather expensive experience

Game review: toys-to-life franchise Skylanders enters a new era with SuperChargers
Art biennale in Makassar, Indonesia, celebrates 40,000 years of creativity

South Sulawesi city’s first biennale is just one good reason to visit - along with islands, white beaches and some of Indonesia’s best seafood.

 

21 Oct 2015 - 1:26PM

South Sulawesi city’s first biennale is just one good reason to visit - along with islands, white beaches and some of Indonesia’s best seafood.

 

Art biennale in Makassar, Indonesia, celebrates 40,000 years of creativity
US to clean up Spanish radioactive site 49 years after B-52 carrying four huge hydrogen bombs crashed

The plane was carrying four hydrogen bombs more powerful than the ones dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

20 Oct 2015 - 10:41PM

The plane was carrying four hydrogen bombs more powerful than the ones dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

US to clean up Spanish radioactive site 49 years after B-52 carrying four huge hydrogen bombs crashed
Book review: looking for Peter O'Toole in the swirl of dust left by a hellraising life

A towering figure on stage and screen, O'Toole lived hard, with nary a backward glance or a moment's introspection, says author of new biography

20 Oct 2015 - 6:02PM

A towering figure on stage and screen, O'Toole lived hard, with nary a backward glance or a moment's introspection, says author of new biography

Book review: looking for Peter O'Toole in the swirl of dust left by a hellraising life
Prince William urges Chinese to stop buying illegally traded wildlife products, hours before Xi’s visit
Ahead of UK visit: Xi Jinping acknowledges misgivings about Beijing-London relations but says solution is in increasing overseas trade and also... football
Elizabeth May: Canadian Green leader elbows her way into election picture
Danny Meyer’s US restaurant group to implement no-tipping policy