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Why Ireland Might Have To Leave The EU Too

At some point the people of Ireland are going to have to choose between Britain and the EU. There are plenty of reasons why they might go with …

United Kingdom

Man Spends Years Creating Detailed Models of WWI Trenches

For the past several years, Andy Belsey has created models of WWI trench sections in painstaking detail. So far he's modeled 9 different sections and blogs about his work on MilitaryModeling.com. Made from everyday objects, he's ingeniously found ways to realistically recreate the look and feel of …

World War I

Gallery of 118 Impressive Architecture Tattoo Designs - 32

Image 32 of 119 from gallery of 118 Impressive Architecture Tattoo Designs. Carolina Tessaroli Brandl. <a …

Tattoos

30+ Tattoos Inspired by the Majestic Beauty of Architecture

We all know that good architecture has the ability to create connections to place, and this runs so deep that people are even getting architecturally inspired ink. From hyper-realistic tattoos of well-known buildings to line work that highlights specific architectural elements, architecture tattoo …

Architecture

The story of Berlin's WWII Tempelhof Airport which is now Germany's largest refugee shelter

The colossal airport straddles Neukölln and Tempelhof — neighbourhoods approximately 4 kilometers, or 2.5 miles, south of the city's centre.<p>The airport's main building was once one of the largest structures in Europe, and it was crowned "the mother of all airports" by British architect Norman …

Germany
Argentina

Colourised Pics Of Russia’s Female Snipers Who Terrorised Nazis, Including “Lady Death” With 309 Kills

In June 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union with the intent to conquer and enslave its people. In response, over 2000 Russian women enlisted …

World History

The Soviets Made A Real Doomsday Device In The '80s And The Russians Still Have It Today

You’ve all seen <i>Dr. Strangelove</i><i>,</i> which means I’m pretty sure you understand the general idea behind a doomsday device: if you destroy us, we destroy …

War

Swedes can find out each other's salaries with just one phone call — but there's a catch

Not the case in Sweden.<p>The country grants citizens the ability to request anyone else's tax returns with just one phone call. The only catch: The person whose returns you request will know it was you.<p>Sweden's open salary policy reflects how much the country values trust and transparency, which it …

Salaries & Wages

F. Scott Fitzgerald's life was a study in destructive alcoholism

This is a red-letter week for American literature because it marks the debut of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby in 1925. The book …

Literature

Brutalism’s Rise And Fall, As Told Through The Architecture Of Paris

A new map of Paris’s iconic Brutalist buildings charts the city’s uneasy relationship with the style.<p>In Créteil, a southeastern suburb of Paris, 10 towers that look like brussels sprout stalks rise in the cityscape. Architect Gérard Grandval designed these cylindrical apartment buildings in the …

Architecture

Unbuilt Moscow: the 'new Soviet' city that never was – in pictures

As the centenary of the Russian revolution approaches, the designs of top Soviet architects for the capital’s future reveal their visionary aspirations<p>Imagine Moscow is at the Design Museum, London, until 4 June

Architecture

Trump’s Most Chilling Economic Lie

A so-called trade war with China would be an absolute disaster for the United States and its citizens.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> has threatened to upend the post-World War II geopolitical order. What he finds most vexing about that order is the rise of China. Today, China is the largest trading economy in the …

Donald Trump

Skinny Rotterdam house for two architects features black brickwork and concealed windows

Dutch architects Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman designed this skinny house in Rotterdam for themselves, incorporating hidden windows into the …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Mar 21, 2018<p>Overseas, the United States is engaged in real wars in which bombs are dropped, missiles are launched and people...<p>Russia will apparently …

How Arsenal and Arsène Wenger Bought Into Analytics

Neither Marouane Chamakh nor Park Chu-Young occupies a particularly prominent place in Arsenal’s history. The former, a dilettante Moroccan striker, spent three years at the club after joining in 2010. He scored only 14 goals, was packed off on loan to West Ham United, and then released to Crystal …

Soccer

How Bordeaux became 'the only seller's market in France'

The neoclassical city of Bordeaux, on the Garonne river in south-western France, is becoming one of the most dynamic, exciting and forward-thinking French cities. This is mainly down to mayor Alain Juppé; locals were delighted that he was not selected as the conservative candidate for the 2017 …

France

As socialist Venezuela collapses, socialist Bolivia thrives. Here’s why.

Venezuela’s economy is a catastrophe of Dickensian proportions. And for plenty of readers, that’s hardly a surprise. Every time I write about it, dozens pipe in with some variant on the same comment: “Socialism leading to total ruin — who would’ve thought?!” The temptation to read Venezuela’s …

Venezuela

The virtues of a tourist-free arrondissement

<b>By Mary Winston Nicklin,</b><i> Special To The Washington Post</i> It’s a chilly October night, so cold that my breath is a cloud of steam, and I’m going …

France

Poster Series of Cities From Around the World

Art and design studio Vasty, which is based in Buenos Aires and run by Mariano Pagella, began the challenge of creating 18 posters that pay tribute …

Kedi, A Beautiful Documentary About the Highly Interactive Street Cats of Istanbul

Kedi is a beautifully shot full-length documentary that tells the long history regarding the beloved and highly interactive street cats of Istanbul, …

Angels of the Resistance (and a Serial Killer) in Nazi-Occupied Paris

Brave women helped downed Allied flyers escape the Germans. But more than that, they showed Hitler’s white nationalists they would not surrender, …

Charming off-grid Scandinavian-inspired tiny home is passive and energy efficient

Vivid colors and a light-filled interior beckon tiny house aficionados to NestHouse, designed by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland. Avery’s goal …

Off-grid

5 of the Best Art Deco Buildings in Paris Photos

The term Art Deco is derived from the 1925 Paris show—L’Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. It was here the style first burst on the art and architectural scenes, representing modernism in an age of industrialism and grandeur. Art Deco differed from the existing …

Art Deco
Scotland
Environmentalism

The worst-case scenario for the economy under Trump just happened in another country

It is hard to compare Donald Trump to anyone else in American politics, especially when it comes to the economy. The president-elect plans to combine restrictions on goods imported from abroad, which are usually advocated by liberal politicians, with conventionally Republican policies, such as tax …

Economy

Denmark is going to 'punish' Britain when Brexit talks begin

That is according to a number of Danish ministers, former ministers, and business specialists who recently spoke to the Financial Times about Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union.<p>"We'll be rather selfish," Denmark's former foreign minister Martin Lidegaard said.<p>"Brexit has changed it …

United Kingdom

Basic income for all: a 500-year-old idea whose time has come?

Just as the fourth industrial revolution in Australia will transform jobs, it will do the same for the welfare system. Universal basic income, targeted cash transfers, negative income tax and a family wage could be ways to guarantee living standards for ordinary people and keep the economy afloat<p>In …

Income Inequality

Here's How The Allies Played The Nazis For Fools With A Dead Body And A Fake Grave

A homeless man dressed as a British soldier and dumped in the ocean as part of a plan masterminded by the creator of James Bond was critical in the …