True kleptocracy is a creation of globalisation; its hybrid vigour born of the intermarriage between autocracy and a globalised financial system.
Seen historically as Germany’s sleepy neighbour, Austria – and Vienna in particular – is having a moment all its own. Don’t miss it.
As I stare out at that grey whale-road the English Channel it no longer seems absurd to make that boldest of historical parallels for Brexit: the end of the Roman Empire in Britain. Well, at least gives me an opportunity to properly talk about English identity. Yes, I want my country back. I want us to be honest about what it was in the first place.
As Facebook and other global tech giants come under scrutiny over the way they amass our data, John Mitchinson reveals how Google has less information
With International Women’s Week fast approaching, Ms. Suffragette gives her pick of the most interesting events to attend. […]
The Kick Back team will look into corruption inside the sport, money laundering, match-fixing and illegal betting – bringing football’s huge global audience up to speed with the latest attempts to tackle activities which act as a scar on the face of the Beautiful Game.
The Viennese take coffee very seriously – nigh on a religion. If you go, you’ll undoubtedly hear about how coffee was introduced to the city in the late 17th Century… The story is, of course, complete rubbish.
We live in strange times. Familiarity is draining from our lives; old political alignments are dissolving; the weather is unpredictable and violent. But perhaps we should try harder to embrace the strangeness: after all, we are made from the most unlikely thing in the universe.
As archaeologists are increasingly discovering, humanity has always been interconnected, relying on the exchange of ideas to function.
The conflict in Ukraine came with the suppression of hopeful young people waving the blue and yellow flag of the EU. They saw in that symbol a sign of hope that we have all but lost sight of in the UK.
While it’s sometimes fairly lazy to find a contemporary angle to finish on, Rudolf’s story does bring to mind several political leaders as of late, unable to take the reins and engage with a fracturing, divided populace.
For those of you wondering, yes, you are about to read a piece paralleling a spicy, sweet astringent Portuguese inspired pork curry with the political, economical and cultural Golgotha that will inevitably follow our departure from the European Union.
“I start every day with a flat white at my local café. Then, when I get home from work, I pop down to the beach for a sunset swim. Living is Sydney is like being on permanent vacation.”
Society must understand the human story behind crime to deal with it, according to the creators of Crooks. […]
Calls for change from within the press are welcome but will make no lasting difference. The only workable […]
Kamin Mohammadi introduces her regular series on the Bella Figura Method Ten years ago I was stuck in a […]
How the late-lamented rock star conned his record agency into paying for a trip across the USSR, and […]
Billions are being easily laundered through unregulated international tax free zones
Since Joey Base left prison in August 2016 he has become one of the most exciting rising stars on the Urban Music scene.