Monthly Archives: January 2009

The angel with the devil’s music

  Snow was snowin’Wind was blowin’When the world said,‘Goodbye, Buddy.’ Those words, written by a young British songwriter named Geoff Goddard, paid early homage to the death of Buddy Holly in a plane crash, 50 years ago on Tuesday. Sung … Continue reading

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Les émeutes fragilisent le pouvoir à Madagascar

  L’Île rouge s’embrase. Au moins 68 personnes sont mortes dans les troubles qui secouent Madagascar depuis le début de la semaine. La plupart des victimes ont péri dans des incendies lors de pillages de magasins à Antananarivo, la capitale, … Continue reading

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Sócrates, bajo el fuego

  Los ataques y acusaciones proliferan en los medios de comunicación, a pesar de que las pruebas no asoman con igual intensidad. El objetivo es José Sócrates, primer ministro de Portugal, a quien acusan de haberse embolsado comisiones en una … Continue reading

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My terror as a human shield: The story of Majdi Abed Rabbo

  After yet another fierce, 45-minute gun battle, Majdi Abed Rabbo was ordered once again to negotiate his perilous way across the already badly-damaged roof of his house, through the jagged gap in the wall and slowly down the stairs … Continue reading

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Miossec-Tiersen, flibustiers du rock

  Est-ce que désormais tu me détestes d’avoir un jour pu quitter Brest/La rade, le port, ce qu’il en reste/Le vent dans l’avenue Jean-Jaurès." Il y a peu, Christophe Miossec chantait encore sa rupture avec sa ville natale. Après six … Continue reading

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Raúl Castro abre una nueva página en las relaciones entre Rusia y Cuba

  Raúl Castro, el presidente cubano, se reunirá este viernes en el Kremlin con su colega ruso, Dmitri Medvédev, en un encuentro en el que tienen previsto firmar diversos acuerdos de cooperación. Ambos mandatarios mantuvieron ayer un encuentro informal en … Continue reading

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Next time Angelina, do check the label

  She is one of the most glamorous women on the planet, whose every red-carpet appearance is scrutinised by an army of photographers and tooth-sucking style commentators. But Angelina Jolie stands accused of an extraordinary fashion faux pas. The actress … Continue reading

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