WITH an excruciating choice
between austerity measures
and a departure from
the euro, the birthplace of
democracy is paralysed
Athens - "What are we waiting for,
assembled in the forum?" asked the
Greek poet Constantine Cavafy in
I'D like to introduce a valiant
woman here, Mariam Tia, to
President Barack Obama and
other world leaders, so she
could explain how they're
allowing Sudan's leaders to get
away with mass atrocities that echo
Once again, in Sudan there ...
an exhibition of photographs
Zakharia, ended on
Saturday at Katara. The
award-winning visual artist
was born in Lebanon and
has lived in a
list of countries
RUSSIA'S Maria Sharapova became the 10th woman in tennis history to win all four Grand Slam titles on Saturday when she defeated Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2 in the French Open final. In what turned out to be largely onesided contest, the second.
IT'S good to be Idris Elba these days. The B r i t i s h actor is on television and in films, in the United Kingdom and in the United States. After years of chasing work, finally work is chasing him. Even better, he's producing projects of his own.
THE Oxford Learning Center (OLC) on Thursday held a colourful ´End of School Year Party´ for its students. The event was not only to mark the end of school academic calendar, but also to celebrate the opening of its second branch in Al Thammama area on E Ring Road. The programme also served as an opportunity to felicitate the students who have got admissions into top private schools in Qatar. OLC offers after-school and summer programmes which provide ...
Activities to mark the World Environment Day (WED) 2012 ended on a high note as winners of the painting contest were announced. The event, for which Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) provided support as platinum sponsor, raised awareness on this year´s theme ´A Green Economy – does it include you?´ with highly engaging activities. Abeer al Kalla, head of public relations and communications at al khaliji, handed out the awards to the ...
THE American School of Doha (ASD) graduated its Class of 2012, featuring as many as 112 students from 22 different countries on Friday. In his welcome speech, ASD High School Principal Colin Boudreau congratulated the new graduates for "the culmination of their hard work and beginning of a new phase in their lives". He reminded them to be grateful for the support they received over the years from their families, teachers and friends — who were...
A BAILOUT for Spain´s teetering banks, once requested by Madrid, could amount to as much as 100 billion euros, two senior EU sources said on Saturday. Spain has not yet made a formal request for European aid but it could come during a conference call of eurozone finance ministers, the sources, who were both on an earlier call to discuss the technicalities of a rescue, said. "A decision on Spain will only be taken ... by the ministers (in a second call). Madrid has...
AMERICAN Airlines failed to agree on cost-cutting measures with its flight attendants´ union, setting the stage for a judge to rule on voiding the contract for the bankrupt carrier, a subsidiary of AMR Corp, the union said in a statement lon Friday. The Fort Worth, Texasbased airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November, citing a need to cut labour costs, while its flight attendant and pilot unions have pushed for a merger with rival carrier US Airways ...
CHINA´S industrial output grew at a slower-than-expected 9.6 percent year-on-year in May, a faster clip than the previous month but still near three-year-lows, the government said on Saturday. While production from the country´s millions of factories and workshops was stronger than the 9.3 percent expansion seen in April, it was still lower than forecasts of a 9.9 percent gain in a Dow Jones Newswires poll of 14 economists. "The turning point hasn´t ...
DENMARK claimed the first upset of Euro 2012 by overcoming a badly misfiring Netherlands side 1-0 in its opening Group B match at Metalist Stadium on Saturday. Brondby forward Michael Krohn-Dehli claimed the game´s only goal mid-way through the first half, as Denmark avenged their opening-game loss at the 2010 World Cup and recorded a first win over the Dutch since 1967. Defeat already compromises the Netherlands´ chances of progressing ...
DEFENDING drivers´ champion Sebastian Vettel topped the times for Red Bull on Saturday morning during the final practice session ahead of qualifying for Sunday´s Canadian Grand Prix. The 24-year-old clocked a lap of the Gilles Villenauve circuit in a time of one minute 14.442 seconds, edging out Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari by six thousandths of a second. Drivers were able to make the most out of the improved weather conditions, as were the Canadian...
ENGLAND and France launch their respective quests for major tournament redemption on Monday in a high-stakes Group D collision that neither side can afford to lose. Two years ago, England and France departed the World Cup in South Africa in disgrace after a series of abysmal performances that saw both teams making painfully early exits from the competition. England were sent packing 4-1 by Germany in the last 16, while France´s players triggered a ...
FOR the last seven years, John Frame has been working on a film in his home in Wrightwood, California. Its cast includes a cockeyed skeleton, a bespectacled monkey and a horned man sporting a cloak adorned with eyeballs. Frame made all of the characters himself out of wood and found objects, built the sets, even composed the score. When he discovered that his characters were going "wherever they wanted to go," he let them. For the first four years of the project ...
IF Adele, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj are proud to talk about their wigs, there´s hope for those of us with bad hair No longer are wigs seen as the province of drag artists and women who inspire drag artists. Following on from chunky platform heels wigs are the latest accessory to be promoted from "niche, trashy and dubious" to "nigh a given". Not for the average lady on the street, perhaps. Well, not yet. But certainly for young female celebrities who ...
ACTRESS Tannishtha Chatterjee, who has kept her distance from typical Bollywood potboilers, skin show and the glamourous look, feels the Hindi film industry is not adapting the right elements of Western filmmaking. Several actors like Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Paoli Dam have recently dared to bare in their movies. Asked if she is comfortable with the idea of exposing on screen...
QATAR Airways has expanded passenger
services to Iraq with the
launch of its second destination in
the country – to the capital
Baghdad. It now operates fourflights-
a-week non-stop on the
Baghdad route. Cargo traffic bound
for Iraq will see a boost when
Qatar Airways launches a dedicated
weekly freighter service to Erbil,
effective from July 5.
PAKISTAN on Saturday branded
US Defence Secretary Leon
Panetta’s remarks on insurgent
safe havens in the country as
“misplaced and unhelpful”.
Panetta warned Pakistan on
Thursday that the US was running
out of patience over Islamabad’s
refusal to do more to eliminate
hiding places for insurgents, who
attack US troops fighting the
Taliban in Afghanistan.