- 2 june 2011
A year from today, the long-awaited Berlin Brandenburg International airport (BBI) will open next to the site of Berlin-Schönefeld, finally ending a long and drawn out game of airport musical chairs.
- 1 june 2011
As political reincarnations go, few have been as radical as that of Patricia De Lille, the 60-year-old firebrand politician who will today be sworn in as mayor of Cape Town.
- 31 may 2011
It was meant to be a new face for France in the world – a multilingual rolling news channel to compete with CNN and the BBC. But five years since its launch, France 24 is limping along.
- 26 may 2011
Barbecues and ping-pong: President Barack Obama’s week-long European trip has hardly been a standard one, not least for the choice of destinations.
- 25 may 2011
A new poll suggests that a third of those Palestinians currently living in East Jerusalem would far rather take Israeli citizenship than Palestinian.
- 24 may 2011
In Britain in the last few weeks, Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has become the latest public figure to learn the hard way that suppressing secrets in the online age is like stamping on mercury.
- 23 may 2011
“Today’s paper is just sparkling. I’m very proud of it,” exclaims Mario García – also known as the newspaper doctor – from his seat at Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post offices in Causeway Bay.
- 20 may 2011
There are few neighbourhoods that are as quintessentially New York as Harlem. Stretching from the top of Central Park all the way up to 155th Street, the area’s cultural diversity and history of boom and bust have led to its notoriety as one of the city’s roughest districts.
- 19 may 2011
In his tenth year as mayor, Bloomberg’s approval rating has hit near-record lows. In the boom years, the mayor-as-tycoon seemed a natural thing. Now that New Yorkers regard billionaires with more distrust than envy, the mayor has far less room to manoeuvre.
- 17 may 2011
In a city where nobody cooks, rising prices at New York restaurants have become a fact of life. Thomas Keller’s Per Se, awarded three Michelin stars, once charged $135 for a nine-course vegetarian tasting menu; the same meal will now set you back $295.
- 16 may 2011
In a town where residents regard themselves as difficult to impress, the scale of success the public park has experienced since it opened in June 2009 has been a warming surprise.
- 12 may 2011
It is a special kind of relationship, and one that could prove crucial to Portugal’s recovery. In a reversal of history, the Iberian nation is now relying on the trade and financial support of its former colonies to help it through its worst-ever financial crisis.
- 11 may 2011
There was a great elephant in the room at the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Though the region’s leaders spoke about peace and co-operation, the fact remained that Cambodia and Thailand are at each other’s throats.
- 10 may 2011
Colombia’s airline industry is expanding at a rapid pace. International flights grew by almost a third last year and are on the increase again in 2011. But such rapid expansion comes at a cost: the country is running out of pilots.