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The Louvre Abu Dhabi: a new take on the universal museum

The Louvre Abu Dhabi: a new take on the universal museum The Louvre Abu Dhabi By  Monique EL-FAIZY Source: france24.com   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2grhP4y7CXs] The Louvre Abu Dhabi was conceived and constructed amid controversy, but star architect Jean Nouvel sees...

North Korean art market under scrutiny amid international tensions

North Korean art market under scrutiny amid international tensions   International experts are looking at North Korea's art galleries as possible source of regime funding, and examining restricting access to buyers abroad. In recent years as countries...

Israel’s relentless war on EU humanitarian aid to Palestine

Israel's relentless war on EU humanitarian aid to Palestine Ylenia Gostoli   Women from the Palestinian village of Jubbet adh Dhib are fighting for basic amenities like electricity. Their struggle is part of a bigger tug-of-war, between...

Meryl Streep and Judi Dench join condemnation of Harvey Weinstein

Meryl Streep and Judi Dench join condemnation of Harvey Weinstein Gwilym Mumford   Stars castigates film producer, who is facing sexual harassment allegations and has been sacked by the company he created. Meryl Streep and Judi Dench have...

Cheesed off: Amsterdam to curb tourist shops amid visitor influx

Cheesed off: Amsterdam to curb tourist shops amid visitor influx by Elle Hunt   New outlets largely catering to visitors, such as bike rentals, will be banned from the city’s historic centre. Amsterdam is banning new shops targeting...

Che Guevara’s legacy still contentious 50 years after his death in Bolivia

Che Guevara's legacy still contentious 50 years after his death in Bolivia by Laurence Blair in La Higuera and Dan Collyns in Santa Cruz   The remote village where the Argentina-born revolutionary was executed is now a...

A look into how Hong Kong’s famous ‘fire dragon’ is made

A look into how Hong Kong's famous 'fire dragon' is made   Makers of the ‘fire dragon’ say the humble but resilient materials for the dragon can, with expertise, be sculpted into a mighty creature. Work to...

Santa Claus’s tomb may have been uncovered beneath Turkish church

Santa Claus's tomb may have been uncovered beneath Turkish church   Archaeologists say they have found almost fully intact temple and burial grounds of Saint Nicholas in Antalya. Turkish archaeologists have dashed the hopes of millions of...

How important is Catalonia to Spain?

How important is Catalonia to Spain? Jon Henley   The region has a greater role in Spain’s economy than its size would suggest. Catalonia occupies just over 6.3% (32,114 sq km) of Spain’s territory, but its importance is...

1,000-year-old China Song dynasty bowl sells for record $37.7m

1,000-year-old China Song dynasty bowl sells for record $37.7m   Bowl, originally designed to wash brushes, breaks record for Chinese porcelain, auction house Sotheby’s says. A 1,000-year-old bowl from China’s Song dynasty sold at auction for $37.7m...

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