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An Uncompromising Insight Into The Life, Works And Tragic Death Of Designer Alexander ‘lee’ Mcqueen

IT MAY amaze readers to learn that fashion is not my specialist subject, so my knowledge of  Alexander  McQueen  is  limited  to  the  gossip,  his  death ...

In Cambodia Stalled Chinese Casino Resort Embodies Silk Road Secrecy Risks

BOTUM SAKOR, Cambodia – The Dara Sakor Seashore Resort seems a long way off the new Silk Road that China is building to connect Asia with Europe. A five-hour drive...

Deep In The Pentagon A Secret Ai Program To Find Hidden Nuclear Missiles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable...

Europe Up Against Asian Juggernaut In Electric Car Battery Drive

LONDON/FRANKFURT/STOCKHOLM – Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD (1211.HK) is looking at launching battery production in Europe, joining Asian rivals aiming to cash...

Software And Stealth How Carmakers Hike Spare Parts Prices

LONDON/PARIS – Carmakers including Renault, Jaguar Land Rover and Peugeot have boosted revenues by over $1 billion in the past decade by using sophisticated...

As Election Looms Modis Popularity Wanes In Rural India

KAIRANA, India – Indian farmers voted overwhelmingly for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 general election that swept him to power. He cannot count on them...

Us Coal Lobby Fights Black-lung Tax As Disease Rates Surge

PRINCETON, West Virginia – As a young man, Barry Shrewsbury dug coal in the West Virginia mines and spent his time off hunting and fishing in the rolling hills....

On Berlins Arab Street Two Worlds Collide

BERLIN – During the Cold War, Sonnenallee was an unremarkable street with a checkpoint that drew attention only at Easter when West Berliners visited their...

Ahead Of Elections A Risky Battle For Ukraines Soul

PTYCHA, Ukraine – One recent Sunday morning in the western Ukrainian village of Ptycha, a battle for control of the church between rival Orthodox factions forced...

Saudi Housing Crisis Tests Crown Princes Reform Drive

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince wants to build a mega-city with the latest robotics under his grand plan to reform the kingdom. Civil servant Amer...