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Thomas Cook’s big fat Greek wedding ruined after firm collapses
Thomas Cook’s big fat Greek wedding ruined after firm collapses
A British man called Thomas Cook said on Monday he feared his dream wedding in Greece was ruined after the collapse of the holiday company with the...
IMF wilfully takes austerity road
IMF wilfully takes austerity road
The process of selecting the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) next managing director must change. In particular, the tradition of choosing...
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
One of the least enviable tasks of journalists in the US must be reporting on how the public trusts their work less and less. A 2018 study found that only about four in ten Americans...
On politics and divine instruction
On politics and divine instruction
Dr Nina Kyparissi-Apostolica is the honorary ephor at the Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology and Speleology in Greece. When someone with such a...
GDP still best indicator of wellbeing
GDP still best indicator of wellbeing
New Zealand is being lauded for introducing the world’s first wellbeing budget, which aims to shift the focus from gross domestic product (GDP)...
My colleague’s stake in the Reserve Bank billionaire club
My colleague’s stake in the Reserve Bank billionaire club
In March 2017, after a high court order that forced South African Reserve Bank shareholders who held in excess of 10 000 shares in breach of the...
Moroccan saffron farmers battle knockoff spices
Moroccan saffron farmers battle knockoff spices
Saffron farmers in southern Morocco have long taken pride in the coveted spice they produce from the purple-petalled Crocus sativus, but some are...
Macedonia lawmakers to vote on name change deal with Greece
Macedonia lawmakers to vote on name change deal with Greece
Macedonia's Parliament will vote on Monday on whether to ratify a deal to change the country's name, in a bid to finally settle one of Europe's...
Macedonia president urges boycott of name-change referendum
Macedonia president urges boycott of name-change referendum
Macedonia's President Gjorge Ivanov has decried an agreement that would change the country's name to end a long-standing dispute with Greece,...
Penning a route for lost Odysseus
Penning a route for lost Odysseus
Luxury pen-making company Montblanc keeps sending me press releases, though not yet any pens. Its latest release celebrates those ancient foundations of Western literature, the Iliad and the Odyssey, and thus writing, and hence, presumably, very expensive pens, by means...
Scores dead as Greece wildfires blaze through villages
Scores dead as Greece wildfires blaze through villages
A pair of wildfires burning through coastal villages around Athens have killed at least 79 people, according to Greek authorities.

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