Monthly Archives: September 2009

Florence + The Machine, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

  Few people can pull off the tousled hair and billowing-caped flower-power look these days. Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, however, looks at home being all twitchy fingers and spiralling wrists, resplendent in some sort of diaphanous chiton. … Continue reading

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L’affaire Polanski divise les politiques

  En volant au secours du cinéaste, arrêté en Suisse, Frédéric Mitterrand et Bernard Kouchner ont suscité l’indignation dans la majorité et dans l’opposition.   La première salve a été tirée par Marc Laffineur, mardi, lors de la réunion du … Continue reading

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El CONI rechaza reabrir el caso de dopaje de Guardiola

  El Tribunal Nacional Antidopaje de Italia, dependiente del Comité Olímpico Italiano (CONI), ha desestimado el recurso planteado por la Fiscalía Antidopaje contra la sentencia que absolvió al ex futbolista y técnico del Barcelona, Pep Guardiola, de la acusación de … Continue reading

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Scores dead in tsunami in Pacific islands

  A fresh tsunami alert rang out in the capital of Samoa in the South Pacific today, hours after tsunami waves crashed ashore, killing at least 39 people and leaving scores unaccounted for. A reporter in the capital Apia told … Continue reading

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Immortel Cheb Hasni

  Le 29 septembre 1994, dans une Algérie en proie à la terreur islamiste, Cheb Hasni, le Rossignol du raï est assassiné en pleine rue à Oran. Quinze ans plus tard, son raï romantique fait toujours rêver et danser, dans les … Continue reading

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Un pícaro mexicano del siglo XXI

  Con una charla de apenas 45 minutos, cuyo contenido y tono aún son desconocidos, el jefe de Gobierno del Distrito Federal, Marcelo Ebrard, zanjó la polémica mediática más controvertida, y acaso estéril, de los últimos años de la política … Continue reading

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China Spreads Aid in Africa, With a Catch

  It is not every day that global leaders set foot in this southern African nation of gravel roads, towering sand dunes and a mere two million people. So when President Hu Jintao of China touched down here in February … Continue reading

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