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My Tory Brexit friends should hang their heads in shame | Ian Birrell

Liberal leavers such as Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and Steve Hilton were party modernisers, but look at the horrors they have now helped unleash<p>Ken Clarke has been in superb form since becoming the only Conservative MP with the bottle to vote against the Brexit bill, despite so many more sharing …

How corporate dark money is taking power on both sides of the Atlantic | George Monbiot

A secretive network of business lobbyists has long held sway in US politics. Now their allies in the UK government are planning a Brexit that plays into their hands<p>It took corporate America a while to warm to Donald Trump. Some of his positions, especially on trade, horrified business leaders. Many …

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Amedeo Modigliani: Exhibition at The Hungarian National Gallery

The Hungarian National Gallery is hosting a unique retrospective of Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) who is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongated faces and figures.<p>The exhibition features more than 80 artworks on loan from museums and …

Parmesan-Polenta Cakes with Smoked Shrimp

Parmesan-Polenta Cakes with Smoked Shrimp<p>Polenta refers to baked, grilled, or fried cornmeal. It can also be boiled and made into porridge. It was …

6 Ways to Bring More Pork Awesomeness Into Your Life

Pork provides so much more joy than just bacon and barbecue. Chef Kevin Gillespie shares 6 awesome new ways to cook it.<p>We love bacon. We love barbecue. But even we, unabashed lovers of pork product can admit: It's easy to fall into a rut when cooking it at home. Luckily, chef <b>Kevin Gillespie</b> of the …

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'Stop wasting time and get down to some real reforms' - Eurogroup chief tells Greece

Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels have warned Greece to stop wasting time and to get down to some serious work on economic reforms.<p>The rebuke came from Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem who is insisting on seeing a detailed list of reforms before releasing loans to Athens.<p>“I would be …

Greek deflation eases

Greek consumer prices fell 2.2 percent year-on-year in February, with the annual pace of deflation slowing from a 2.8 percent decline in January.<p>New data from the country’s statistics service shows Greece’s EU-harmonised deflation rate also decelerated and prices fell by 1.9 percent last …

Appeals for flexibility on Greek reforms but war of words with Europe continues

There is some hope in Athens that progress can be made in Greece’s standoff with European creditors, on news that detailed negotiations are to start on Wednesday with the aim of unlocking further funding.<p>Reports suggest the Greek government is to tap into its bank rescue fund to avoid a cash …

Venezuelan president launches verbal tirade against Obama

“President Barack Obama, in the name of the US imperialist elite, has decided to personally take on the task of defeating my government,” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has declared.<p>The leader was responding to the US announcement that Venezuela is considered a national security threat. Barack …

Global markets slide amid fears of historic US interest rate rise

Global stocks have spiraled downwards amid lingering concerns over Greece going bankrupt and the prospect of the first rise in US interest rates in almost a decade.<p>In Europe shares across the board fell, despite the European Central Bank’s new bond-buying campaign continuing to push down the euro …

Clock ticking for Greece, says eurozone chief

The head of the Eurogroup has repeated his call that time is running out for Greece.<p>Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said further talks could take place in Brussels on Wednesday whilst officials from the troika visit Athens.<p>“I have said that talks in Brussels can only start when people …

US to send more non-lethal aid to Ukraine

The US is to send more non-lethal aid to Ukraine, including unarmed drones and Humvee military vehicles, according to Washington officials.<p>The White House confirmed that Vice-President Joe Biden had spoken to Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian President, and discussed non-lethal assistance.<p>According …

IMF approves 15.5 billion euro loan for Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund has approved a four-year aid programme for Ukraine worth around $17.5 billion (15.5 billion euros).<p>The country’s plight was on the agenda as heads of the world’s other leading financial institutions met in Berlin, where IMF chief Christine Lagarde issued a …

Greek jobless total hits another record high

Greece’s unemployment rate has gone up to 26.1 percent.<p>It’s the highest recorded rate since the second quarter of 2014, when joblessness stood at 26.6 percent.<p>About 73 percent of Greece’s 1.24 million jobless are long-term unemployed, meaning they have been out of work for at least 12 months.<p>The …

How Netanyahu's American influence wavered

Benjamin Netanyahu — nickname ‘Bibi’ — was born on October 21, 1949, in Tel Aviv, but his family then lived in Jerusalem. They moved to Philadelphia, went back to Israel, then to the States again, but Netanyahu entered military service in Israel like all 18-year-old men. He served in the elite …

Tsipras strikes deal to help Greece reform as war of words grows with Germany

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has agreed a cooperation deal with the OECD group of industrialised nations in Paris.<p>The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development will help Athens with reforms needed to unblock further aid as it runs out of money.<p>But is the radical left leader …

Ukraine to start talks with creditors to plug $15bn funding gap

Seeking to plug a 15 billion dollar funding gap, Ukraine has said it will begin crucial talks with its creditors on how to restructure the conflict-torn country’s debt on Friday.<p>The move comes as part of the high-stakes IMF loan deal struck on Wednesday which promises up to 17.5 billion euros over …

Ciudadanos, the 'Podemos of the right', emerges as political force in Spain

Internet-savvy and fronted by a charismatic 35-year-old with a fondness for pushing boundaries, this Spanish political party has rocketed up the polls in recent months and captivated political analysts.<p>But it isn’t Podemos.<p>It’s Ciudadanos (Citizens), a centrist party whose explosive growth of late …

America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

Breakfast in Paris? Finally

The French excel at many morning foods—pastry, bread, and, as of recently, even coffee—but breakfast as a complete meal has never been one of them. Dominated by sweet, buttery and ultra-starchy fare, the traditional French breakfast is hardly substantial or balanced; anything more is largely …

The Hot 10 2014: Westward, Seattle (No. 5)

A stunning waterfront setting, snappy nautical design, and dozens of oysters—there is no better all-day restaurant hang than Westward, Seattle<p><b>If you told me to design the perfect restaurant</b>—the kind of place where guests would stay all day—it’d look something like this: There’d be an oyster bar off …

20 Paleo Desserts That Let You Have Your Steak, Your Cake, And Eat It All, Too

Thou shall not go without dessert.<p>Pecan pie, carrot cake cookies, cranberry pumpkin cheesecake and apple crumble. These sweets may all sound too good to be true for anyone following a Paleo diet, which restricts grains, gluten, soy and dairy. But Paleo-approved desserts should exist without …

9 Game-Changing Avocado Recipes

<i>Photo Credit: Avocado & Lime Loaf from Avocados from Peru</i><p>Whether it’s playing the main role in guacamole or adding West Coast flair to a simple …

5 Easy and Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes

I've got you covered with five easy to make and tasty sides that will round out your Thanksgiving day feast!<p>So - everyone who is coming to Thanksgiving dinner has RSVP'd and you've already got your big 'ol turkey picked out from the grocery store. Oh... wait - the turkey and stuffing was as far as …

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No-Pie Pumpkin Pie

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich is going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie -- minus the crust.</i><p>Pumpkin pie? I think people like the <i>idea</i> of pumpkin pie more than the pie itself. I think what people really like is pumpkin …

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Corn pudding, green bean casserole and more gluten-free sides for Thanksgiving

Following a gluten-free diet doesn't mean you can’t enjoy a complete and satisfying Thanksgiving feast. Turkey, as long as it’s not stuffed, is gluten-free, and if you use cornstarch or arrowroot to thicken it, your gravy can be gluten-free too. Many traditional Thanksgiving side dishes, including …

13 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes To Save Your Sanity

There are some dishes that have be made on Thanksgiving day. Turkey cannot be roasted—or deep fried—ahead of time, mashed potatoes will not stay fluffy, and Pot-Stuck Brussels Sprouts will not remain crisp. To help you deal with the stress of T-Day and keep everything running smoothly, we've …

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The Repressed Coffee Culture of Iran – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Tehran has always been high on my list of places to visit. As the most populous city in Iran it’s the cultural heart of the country, combining …

The Awesome Coffee Culture of Iran – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Apart from the downsides of coffee shop crackdowns in Iran, there is still a determination among young Iranians to enjoy coffee socially and have …