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Tchaikovsky piano competition sees self-taught Frenchman take Russia by storm

The story shifted from a political one to a musical one in unmissable style, as Ismene Brown reports<p>Of all the classical music competitions around the world, Moscow’s four-yearly Tchaikovsky international competition is the big one, the “musical Olympics”, and the most politicised. Born in high …

Unesco's new World Heritage Sites - 2015

The New World Order

Outside of the Western world, a handful of cities are fast becoming important global business players. Some of their home countries are recognizing that power and seek to create a multi-polar world that isn't so reliant on the U.S. and Europe. These are the power cities outside of the core …

How Many Enemies Does America Want? Congress Sacrifices U.S. Security With New Sanctions Against Russia

Congress long ago learned that public scrutiny makes it harder to pass bad bills. So on Thursday in the midst of negotiations to avoid another government shut-down both houses of Congress rammed through new sanctions against Russia, the misnamed “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014.”<p>Indeed, the …