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Corona : artiste aux mille et une fresques

<i>Artiste urbain franco-argentin, Corona vit à Buenos Aires et égaye les murs de la ville avec ses fresques hautes en couleurs. La bas "on peut peindre</i> …

France: Mass protests against proposed labour reforms

Hundreds of thousands of workers and students took to the streets of French cities on Thursday, braving heavy rain to protest against proposed labour changes.<p>The demonstrations - which led to scores of arrests as youths and police clashed in a number of cities - were part of a nationwide strike …

Mural en la High Line

Wall by GÔMEZ in #Rome #arte #art #Roma #streetart https://t.co/UiFgj8vnSS

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How 'Reverse Graffiti' Is Being Used To Tell Stories In Dirt

South African artist William Kentridge is creating a history of Rome, from myth to migration, in the very pollution that has plagued the city for years.<p>Reverse graffiti -- otherwise known as clean tagging, grime writing, or green graffiti -- is a type of street art that involves the removal of dirt …

The 10 Best Street Art Pieces to See While in Los Angeles

Although Los Angeles may be best known for such attributes as perpetual sunshine, gridlocked traffic, and the tip-tap of finger strokes of people …

Streetwear

Ministers want army to help control migrants on borders

The Swiss ministers in charge of defence and customs want the army to guard the nation’s borders and help control the flow of migrants into the …

Istanbul bomber identified as militant with IS links

Berlin Wonderland - Home of Artists, Punks, Squatters and Visionaries

From BERLIN WONDERLAND book, authors Anke Fesel, Chris Keller, May 2014<p>The Berlin Wall was certainly one of the most bizarre occurrences in our …

Tunisian Artist eL Seed Paints Manshiyat Naser With Stunning Graffiti

One of Cairo’s under-developed neighborhoods, Manshiyat Naser (located on the borders of Nasr City and the base of Mokattam hills), has been turned …

Where To See Europe's Best Street Art

Clued-in culture vultures visit hidden alleys, abandoned warehouses, empty subway tunnels and other unlikely spaces to experience Europe's best …

"Reverse Graffiti" Reveals Rome's History

William Kentridge uses power-washed portraits to make a statement about refugees.<p>South African artist William Kentridge is bringing his style and skill set to Rome in an ambitious "reverse graffiti" mural, which uses the city's own accumulating grime to make a statement about history. The …

Amazing Street Art on an Abandoned Church in Morocco

Le street-artiste espagnol Okuda San Miguel a redonné vie à une église abandonnée au Maroc, dans la ville de Youssoufia, à travers son dernier projet …

Our favourite images of the week

The most stunning travel photos from the past seven days – capturing North Korea’s Mass Games, a colourful Puerto Rican neighbourhood and India’s exhilarating Holi festival.

The $6 Trillion Wars

<i>Besides replacing equipment, costs of the war down the road include healthcare for veterans and debt-servicing costs. (AP Photo/Dayton Daily News, Ty</i> …

Military

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

'Major spill' after Exxon pipe ruptures in US

An Exxon Mobil crude oil pipeline ruptured near the town of Mayflower in the US state of Arkansas, spilling thousands of barrels of oil, the company said.<p>Exxon shut the 50-centimetre Pegasus pipeline, which carries crude oil from Pakota, Illinois, to the Gulf Coast, after the leak was discovered on …

Why Samsung holds the lion's share of the smartphone market

Img Source: Flickr:iam_photo<p>Have you ever wondered how Samsung got to where it is today? A few years ago, it barely had any presence at all in the worldwide smartphone market. In fact, its very first smartphone was a huge flop. But it slowly rose to become not only one of the biggest names in the …

Travel tips: hit the TV-series trail, or stay in a hip hostel in Barcelona

It's a good time to… go 'set jetting'<p>No successful TV series is complete without its own spin-off tour. Twitchy Downton Abbey fans who can't wait for …

Fear and loathing in Damascus: 'Why are they doing this? Why are they trying to starve us?'

The civil war raging in Syria is sparking shortages and fury in Damascus's Old City, writes Alex Thomson, Chief correspondent for Channel 4 News.<p>In a bazaar in central Damascus a young man approaches, clearly agitated, maybe even angry. "Here, look at this," he says. "This is for Syria."<p>Around his …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

What the evidence says about one of the biggest questions in the debate over targeted killings.<p>There's been a lot of chatter recently about "Out of Sight, Out of Mind," a new online infographic which shows a chilling visualization of all estimated deaths in Pakistan caused by U.S. drone strikes, …

Afghan leader Karzai holds Qatar talks 'on Taliban'

<b>Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met the emir of Qatar - for talks that were expected to consider the opening of a Taliban office in the Gulf state.</b><p>Mr Karzai and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani discussed "issues of mutual interest" in Doha, the state-run QNA news agency said. It gave no …

Google Glass Will Be Made in the USA by Foxconn

Google‘s high-tech glasses will be manufactured in California, according to multiple reports, in the latest example of an American tech company …

Amazon’s Acquisition of Goodreads: Execs and Users Weigh In

When news broke yesterday that online retail juggernaut Amazon.com is acquiring Goodreads, fans of the popular book-centric social-networking site …

Guantánamo’s Hunger Strike, by the Numbers

There are a hundred and sixty-six prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. Military officials told reporters earlier this week that thirty-one—almost one in five—were engaged in a hunger strike. By Friday, the number was thirty-seven, or closer to one in four. Eighty-six—more than one in two—have been cleared …

Berezovsky Was Not the Last of the Oligarchs

He and other elites have been vanquished, but the oligarchy remains. Just the names have changed.<p>The oligarch is dead. Long live the oligarchy.<p>Boris Berezovsky's death in London last week has been called the end of an era, and in some ways it sort of was.<p>The man who once controlled swaths of the …

New York's Cardinal Dolan says gay people are 'entitled to friendship' only

America's most high-profile Catholic official, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, has warned that the church needs to "do better" to ensure its "defense of …

Obama is channeling Bush fever in Iran

Ten years after the Iraq debacle, are we — mind-bogglingly — headed to war with Iran? The signals suggest yes<p>A gold star if you can guess who made the following four statements without clicking on the links. Hint: Two were by an aggressive, hawkish, Republican, one of which was famously said over …