Quantcast
Home » Archives » World (Page 842)

‘Big Bang’: Right-wing Netanyahu-Lieberman pact polarizes Israeli politics

The rightwing alliance between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his foreign minister has polarised political forces in Israel ahead of next January’s parliamentary election. Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman’s surprise announcement late on Thursday that their respective Likud and Yisrael Beitenu parties would run on a joint ticket was dubbed…

Acclaimed experimental chef hails tampons as palate-cleansers

Experimental chef Heston Blumenthal has adopted an unorthodox method for cleansing his palate, he revealed on Saturday — sucking on tampons. Blumenthal, famed for serving up dishes such as snail porridge and worm pizza, told the Guardian that the high absorbency of tampons makes them perfect for soaking up juices…

Hitachi to buy British nuclear power venture for $628 million

Japanese engineering giant Hitachi is set to buy Horizon, a joint venture planning to build nuclear reactors in Britain, in a deal valued at 50 billion yen ($628 million), reports said Saturday. The Japanese firm has nearly finalised an agreement with the firm’s German owners, RWE and E.ON, the Asahi…

Fish and vegetables grow without soil on Gaza rooftops

Abu Ahmed looks out over a sea of grey, empty Gaza rooftops, and smiles as he looks back at the lush greenery sprouting in tubs and pipes on top of his apartment building. He is part of a United Nations agency project to introduce cutting-edge urban agriculture to Gaza City,…

Switzerland freezes more assets of Syrians with connections to Assad

Switzerland on Friday adopted new sanctions against Syria, falling into line with decisions taken by the European Union, a statement from the economy ministry in Bern said. It also took action against two men suspected of links with Al-Qaeda and the taliban. Switzerland, which is not part of the EU,…

Gay Jamaican beaten by police sues home country

Gareth Henry hit the international headlines in his native Jamaica four years ago when he was beaten by policemen in front of a mob of 200 people who cornered him in a Kingston pharmacy. A year later, in 2008, the head of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All Sexuals and…

Star butchers in France aim to sex-up image

They call themselves the best in the world. But France’s butchers are only now stepping out of the shadows, with stars of the trade showing off their skills on television shows, in books or at celebrity cook-outs. Suppliers to three-star restaurants, artists or the president’s table, a handful of butchers…

Rio’s iconic cable car extends service on 100th anniversary

Rio’s famed Sugarloaf cable car, one of the world’s most visited tourist landmarks, fetes its 100th birthday Saturday with plans to extend its service to other neighboring hilltops. Inaugurated on October 27, 1912, the cable car ferries visitors to the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain, the 395 meters (1,250 feet)…

French magazine appeals injunction over topless Princess Kate photos

French gossip magazine Closer’s appeal against a court injunction ordering it to hand over all forms of pictures of Prince William’s wife Catherine sunbathing topless will he heard next April, a source said Friday. The hearing will take place on April 24, 2013 at an appeals court in Versailles, west…

Brazilian maid makes leftovers into ‘natural viagra’

Brazilian maid Regina Tchelly is about to take the world’s biggest food fair by storm: the food waste champion will rustle up her trademark dish, risotto with watermelon rind — a natural viagra. “I’ll tell you a secret,” the 31-year-old said with a mischievous grin. “This dish is not only…

Google+