Paige Murphy

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Reinvented Riga: a traveller’s guide to Latvia’s capital city

With over two decades of freedom (and a renewed status as Latvia’s capital) under its belt, Rīga is reclaiming its rightful title as the cosmopolitan cornerstone of the Baltic.<p>Sitting at the crossroads of the great empires that wrote the pages of Europe’s elaborate history, Rīga was – for centuries …

A day on the Moyka, St Petersburg, Russia

Something is going on behind St Petersburg's elegant but inscrutable classical facades. While Russia's former capital has always had the looks, its personality has been, at best, enigmatic and, at worst, dull. But now, characterful creative spaces and cafes serving top-notch street food are giving …

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Autumn Statement 2013: Have women been hit the hardest by George Osborne's plans?

For a government that has a problem with women, yesterday's Autumn Statement – which some say has hit women the hardest – shows they don't have a clue, says Gloria de Piero<p>Women are hurting. I can’t tell you how often I hear women in my constituency speak about the fact that the family income no …

Comment: We need a fiscal court in the Hague to imprison irresponsible politicians

<b>By Godfrey Bloom</b><p>The chancellor treated the electorate to another demonstration of ignorance as he put an optimistic gloss on the disaster that is now …

Afghanistan won't bow to U.S. pressure over security pact - official | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - A senior aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the United States on Friday of trying to pressure elements of his government to accept a security deal that would shape the post-2014 U.S. military presence in the country.<p>Afghan President Hamid Karzai attends the last day of …

Jordan elected to take Saudi seat on U.N. Security Council | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected Jordan to the U.N. Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected its two-year term in protest at the council’s failure to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues.<p>A Jordanian soldier looks …

Defying protesters, Ukraine's Yanukovich meets Putin on pact | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich met Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Friday to lay the grounds for a new “strategic partnership” to shore up Ukraine’s creaking economy in defiance of protesters back home enraged by his U-turn away from Europe.<p>The leaders met in the Black Sea resort …

New & Recent Books

If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, here are a few suggestions. We’ve compiled our favorite books from the past year into one giant list. …

Interior design ideas: home is where the art is - in pictures

Clashing primary colours, retro furniture and quirky heirlooms turn this Victorian appartment into a creative hub

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

Live the Rainbow<p>No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop …