Spain on everyone’s lips

Catalonia and its situation as an Autonomous Region of Spain that is flirting with moves toward possible independence was the main topic of conversation among the hundreds of guests at a reception to…

13 October 2017 - 11:10 AM

THE BRAINS BEHIND THE CITY'S CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

What to expect from the new European Capital of Culture: Valletta 2018

Valletta is preparing to enter the world stage for culture in 2018; read the city's plans here

13 October 2017 - 12:10 PM

Minister opens new British embassy

Britain’s Minister for Europe, Sir Alan Duncan, has officially opened his country’s new embassy in Budapest. Sir Alan was joined by Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó to…

18 October 2017 - 02:10 PM

Hitting the spot

Where has the summer gone? Is it my imagination or is time flying by ever so quickly, much quicker than years ago when it seemed as if we’d all the time in the world to do whatever it was we had to…

25 September 2017 - 12:09 PM

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Crowning glory

Europe’s Leading Hotel, World Travel Awards 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017: Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey

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Urban sophistication, business acumen

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Disputed Taiwan stands tall

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“Confessions of a Mask” by Yukio Mishima (Published by Penguin Classics)

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A bemused look at bloodshed

“Train To Nowhere. One Woman’s War: Ambulance Driver, Reporter, Liberator” by Anita Leslie (published by Bloomsbury)

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Initial impressions: v. good

DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel and Convention Center

The marketing lady at our hotel has emailed us to say that when we arrive she…

This charming man

“Set the Boy Free” autobiography by Johnny Marr (published by Century/Penguin Random House)

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“Alluring India 2017” fashion show

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Croatia’s garden of earthly delights

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10 tips to living to a 100

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Any excuse for a party . . .

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God, gold and goodness

“For the Glory. The Life of Eric Liddell” by Duncan Hamilton (Published by Black Swan)

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Casting the net wider

Hook, line and sinker into the seafood business

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Indonesia celebrates 72nd Independence Day

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Ukraine commemorates independence

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Stuntman stands tall in the saddle

“Working with horses is like being in a relationship.”

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Gold on the silver screen

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Help amidst heartbreak

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Industrial powerhouse Taipei sends mission

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LMP expands to six

Former Socialist switches to green-liberal party

Marta Demeter, who earlier quit the parliamentary group of the opposition…

Attacking windmills

Dutch backpedal from Szijjarto anger after diplomat stings Hungary

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders had told his Hungarian counterpart, Peter…

Oasis on edge of the city

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Memories gain new invincibility

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Novel brings together people separated by conflict

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Where the big shots like to shoot

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