Alejandro Mos Riera

89,684 Added | 177 Magazines | 12 Likes | 23 Following | 24,989 Followers | @MosRiera | Alejandro Mos Riera es un polímata español. Poeta, escritor, pintor, fotógrafo, músico y cineasta. Director del Museum Of Silence y The Modern Times.

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One of the World’s Oldest Clocks Stops Ticking, Briefly

PRAGUE — With its soaring Gothic cathedrals and ancient alleyways lined with baroque architectural marvels spread beneath a majestic castle that overlooks the city, Prague can seem a place frozen in time.<p>But for more than 600 years, one clock has been measuring the passing hours, noting when day …

Europe

Gabon Says It Busted a Major Ivory Smuggling Network

DAKAR, Senegal — Officials in Gabon say they have dismantled the Central African nation’s largest ivory trafficking network, which last year alone was responsible for trading, selling and shipping six tons of ivory across the continent.<p>A two-year investigation, called Operation Nzok — which means …

Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.<p>The Department of Homeland …

Immigration

China fourth-quarter GDP grows 6.8 percent year-on-year, beats expectations

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 from a year earlier, official data showed on Thursday, above expectations and unchanged from the previous quarter's growth.<p>Analysts polled by Reuters had expected gross domestic product to expand 6.7 percent in the …

Economy

Trump says border wall stance has not 'evolved,' Mexico will pay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his proposed wall along the U.S. southern border, saying his position "has never changed or evolved," and that Mexico would pay for the barrier "directly, or indirectly."<p>"The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved …

Donald Trump

Morgan Stanley tops estimates on underwriting, wealth management

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley's adjusted quarterly profit topped Wall Street estimates on Thursday as strength in underwriting and wealth management offset a sharp but expected decline in bond trading revenue.<p>The lender issued new targets that showed it will continue to focus on making wealth …

Markets

Russia accuses Washington of leaking diplomats' bank details

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday accused U.S. officials of leaking to the media confidential financial details of Russian diplomats working in the United States, and demanded that those responsible be punished.<p>U.S. media outlet Buzzfeed reported this week that U.S. officials …

Russia

Romania names MEP Viorica Dancila as first female PM

European lawmaker Viorica Dancila has been named as Prime Minister-designate in Romania making her the country's third head of government in a year and its first female premier.<p>President Klaus Iohannis announced the appointment which still has to be approved by parliament.<p>It had been widely thought …

World Politics

‘Standing up to hate-inciting populists does work’: Human Rights Watch report

Leaders can succeed if they “push back strongly against politicians who demonize minorities, attack human rights, and undermine democratic institutions”, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a new report on fighting populism.<p>The global campaign group argues that the events of 2017 showed that …

Rights & Freedoms

Tensions rise between Turkey & Syria

Turkey has asked Russia’s permission to begin an air-campaign in Syria’s Afrin region.<p>In response Syria says it is prepared to shoot down any planes which enter its airspace.<p>Amid rising tensions Turkey has send reinforcements to its border with Afrin.<p>The region is controlled by Syrian-Kurds who …

Turkey

Refugee orchestra's message of peace

Brazil's Mundana Refugi Orchestra brings refugees together on stage to deliver a message of peace and hope.<p>Oula Al Saghir is a Palestinian refugee from Syria who says she is not defined by her refugee status.<p>"I am Oula, first of all, an Arabic singer, an artist, and, then, a refugee," she explains. …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

World's largest underwater cave could unearth Maya secrets

A group of divers have connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilisation.<p>The Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM), a project dedicated to the study and …

Archaeology

In a first lifeguard's drone saves swimmers in Australia

Just before midday local time, a member of the public spotted the 16 and 17-year-old boys caught in a rip current in rough seas off Lennox Head, a beach popular with surfers about 750 kilometres (466 miles) north of Sydney.<p>A Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drone was quickly launched and directed to …

Drones

Exhibition challenges victim-blaming rape myth

"What were you wearing?" It's a question that's often put to the victims of sexual violence.<p>It suggests that the way they were dressed may have had something to do with the attack -- and thereby insinuates that the victim bears some responsibility.<p>Now an exhibition in Brussels is taking on that …

Racy

Trump's Fake News Awards blasted as 'terrifying'

Donald Trump unveiled the winners late Wednesday, escalating his attacks on some of the major US media outlets.<p>Donald Trump has unveiled the winners of his "Fake News Awards", escalating his attacks on some of the major US media outlets.<p>Members of the media, politicians and activists slammed the …

Donald Trump

52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

MOSCOW (AP) — A bus fire in Kazakhstan killed 52 people on Thursday in a vast snow-covered steppe, officials said.<p>The tragedy happened near the village of Kalybai in the northern Aktobe region, the Emergencies Department of the former Soviet nation in Central Asia said. Authorities said that only …

Kazakhstan

Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Russia's breaking the Nazi siege of Leningrad.<p>The Red Army broke the nearly 900-day blockade of the city on January 19, 1943, after fierce fighting. Putin was born in Leningrad, …

Russia

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, is throwing Airbus a lifeline for its troubled A380 jumbo jet.<p>The carrier said Thursday it struck a deal with Airbus to buy 20 of its A380 double-decker jets, with the option to buy 16 more, in a deal worth $16 …

Aviation

Migrants shift to old, risky route to Spain and Europe

MADRID (AP) — The smugglers took Rodriguez Tankeu's savings and disappeared, leaving the 25-year-old bewildered near Tripoli, the Libyan capital. The former car mechanic headed to Algeria, where he saw, one by one, all the spots on engine-powered boats go to wealthier migrants.<p>Broke, tired and …

Refugees

The Latest: 6 dead as high winds sweep across western Europe

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a storm affecting parts of Europe (all times local):<p>5:40 p.m.<p>Authorities say three people have died in Germany as a storm with high winds and snow sweeps across western Europe.<p>Police in the eastern German state of Thuringia say a fireman was killed Thursday when a tree …

Weather

Powerful gale lashes Europe, 6 dead amid traffic chaos

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least six people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks.<p>The Dutch national weather service recorded wind gusts of up to …

Weather

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago.<p>Bride Paula Podest, 39, and groom Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, said "I do" after telling …

Pope Francis

Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say.<p>U.S. …

Immigration

Artesano egipcio trabajando en una esfinge de oro, h. 1380 a.C.

Detalle de un relieve del palacio del rey Asurnasirpal en Nimrud, h. 883 - 859 a.C.

Estela del rey Naramsin, h. 2270 a.C

Arpa hallado en Ur, h. 2600 a.C.