Sidi Bou Said in northern Tunisia is famous for its crisp blue and bright white houses of Ottoman and Andalusian influence.
Kommersant, March 2, 2015 "The reaction to the murder of Boris Nemtsov turned out to be as extraordinary as the politician himself," Moscow-based daily Kommersant writes on its front page article, alongside a photo of Nemtsov that was carried at Sunday's memorial march.
Worldcrunch.com / MADA MASR CAIRO — Antique dealers, second-hand markets, auction showrooms, music lovers and historians are the cornerstones of the wondrous world of vintage vinyl records in Egypt, just as they are in similar dusty corners around the world.
Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE As an internationally renowned cryptography expert, American Bruce Schneier used to be a welcome visitor everywhere.
Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT BERLIN — Those facing powerful enemies should always seek powerful allies.
Worldcrunch.com / AMERICA ECONOMIA SANTIAGO — For a time in the 1980s, Juan Pablo's father, Pablo Escobar Gaviria, became the world's number one mobster, the international Al Capone of his day.
Worldcrunch.com / LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR LUHANSK — At number 63 Karl Marx Street, the tinted glass facade of the Ministry of Defense of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) stands insolently among the scenery of shattered windows and crushed roads.
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Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR -OpEd- BOGOTA — Democrats in the Americas can no longer doubt that Venezuela's impostor president, Nicolás Maduro, and Diosdado Cabello, the murky speaker of parliament some have accused of running a trafficking ring from within the state apparatus, are imposing a veritable dictatorship on Venezuela.
Senegalese soul, English surf-psych rock, German slow dancing ... Only on Worldcrunch's weekend playlist!
UNESCO DENOUNCES ISIS ATTACK ON ANCIENT CULTURE The head of UNESCO called for an emergency meeting of the UN’s cultural agency after a five-minute video clip yesterday showed a group of ISIS militants destroying large statues and ancient artefacts in a museum in Mosul, Iraq.
Worldcrunch.com / LE TEMPS NEW YORK — The city's still asleep. It's pitch-dark, and the long strip of Brooklyn's Graham Avenue, normally swamped with traffic, is quiet.
Sure, I could tell you about Ouro Preto's rich mining past, its baroque churches, its wonderful Mineralogy Museum (that both me and my grandson got to visit, 22 years apart), its failed revolution, its noble colonial architecture ...
Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG MUNICH — The enviably vital old gentleman wearing shirt and tie and sitting in the office of the London publishing house Bloomsbury seems so even-keeled that it's difficult to imagine him as a psychopath.
Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS -OpEd- PARIS — There's something both pathetic and surrealistic about France's obsession, at the moment, with a rather unremarkable economic reform bill (the "loi Macron") while to the east and to the south, in Ukraine and Libya, real threats are edging closer to our continent.
Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera in Barcelona — Photo: Facebook page Anti-austerity party Podemos is not the only group upsetting politics in Spain and trying to capitalize on popular discontent.
Today is the Man In Black's birthday. He would have been 83 years old.