Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed agreements on nuclear energy generation with Argentina as part of a Latin American tour aimed at building Russia's influence in the region. Argentina has been building

IRAQ | Parliament postpones decision on new leaders, clashes rage north of Baghdad

Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed yesterday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation

‘Planet of the Apes’ thumps chest with USD73M debut

  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" thumped its chest at the box office with a USD73 million opening weekend. According to studio estimates yesterday, Fox's "Planet of the Apes" sequel

This Day in History: 1958 Coup in Iraq sparks jitters in Middle East

Baghdad Radio announced the Army has liberated the Iraqi people from domination by a corrupt group put in power by “imperialism”. From now on Iraq would be a republic that would

Offbeat | 100-year-old German turns tables on trickster

This 100-year-old German woman was too sharp for a would-be trickster. Police in Berlin said last week they have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of attempted fraud after being tipped

Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain

The protesters who many feared would wreck Brazil's World Cup party failed to show up. While the national team fell short of claiming the coveted championship, the country at least

BRAZIL – 0 , NETHERLANDS – 3 | Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

Brazilians already downhearted at missing out on reaching the World Cup final watched in dismay yesterday as their national team lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in the third-place match. Across the

A look at China’s territorial disputes

Japan -  Beijing's dispute with Tokyo is by far its most bitter, centering on a chain of islands the Chinese call Diaoyu and Japanese call Senkaku. The uninhabited islands are

Rear Window: Sailing safe

1. If politics are always local politics, you are in the right place to observe how Macau handles rocky problems or issues – similar to the ones that the Hong

ANALYSIS | Hoping to project power, China finds itself alone

Jack Chang, Beijing Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to "be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership," a new generation of

BRAZIL SEX CUP | 7 Women for 1 Man

* Movies: Planet of the Apes * Books: Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique * Music: Redeemer of Souls by Judas Priest * Wine: The Carthaginian ResurgenceII * Food: Fit for a

FIT FOR A PRINCESS

Irene Sam An intricately wrought fence runs the circumference of The Lounge, where guests can feel free to relax while watching the world pass by. A dazzling Swarovski chandelier hangs above

The Carthaginian Resurgence II

by Jacky I.F. Cheong (Continued from “The Carthaginian Resurgence” on 6 June 2014) Whereas the first vines in modern-day Tunisia were planted by the Phoenicians during the Punic era, it

No monkey business in ‘Planet of the Apes’

Andy Serkis as Caesar in a scene from the film, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Digital characters have by now long populated our movies like unwanted house guests.

Yanique makes US Virgin Islands seem vast in debut

For most of us, if we think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, we think just of tropical resorts and hurricanes. Tiphanie Yanique's debut novel, "Land of Love and

Judas Priest has redeeming metal value

Simply put, "Redeemer of Souls" is the best album this band has done in over 20 years. Powerful, fierce, captivating and clever, this could be the hard rock/heavy metal album