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Art and electro music fuse in Spain’s Sonar festival

Video installations and electronica are entrancing the heaving dance floors this weekend in a top Spanish festival fusing music, technology and the visual arts. Barcelona’s Sonar festival, which started on…

Muslims worldwide mark the start of Ramadan – Month of prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts

Is it worth making enemies of Russia, Qatar over football?

PARIS: The opportunity to score points by bashing FIFA, Russia and Qatar was too good for the parliamentarians to pass up. One by one, they lined up to take shots.…

Pope slams nations which ‘close the door’ to migrants

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis said yesterday that those who “close the door” to refugees seeking a safe haven in Europe should ask God’s forgiveness, as tensions rose in the EU…

Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted – US warns against return to ‘Cold War status’

Hate and extremism not Islam: French PM

PARIS: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stressed yesterday there was no link between extremism and Islam, as he opened a conference aimed at improving ties with France’s large Muslim community.…

‘Outraged’ Spanish mayors take power in Madrid and Barcelona

MADRID: Activists from the Indignados (Outraged) protest movement that grew out of Spain's economic crisis took power in the country's two biggest cities yesterday after thrashing the ruling conservatives in…

Bang and bling for pop diva’s anti-IS anthem

ARBIL: High heels, fatigues and gold rifle-shaped rings-singer Helly Luv's blend of bang and bling has made her the most popular cheerleader for the Iraqi Kurds' war against jihadists. She…

Russia begins high tech military modernization – Tank controls feels like a video game

NIZHNY TAGIL: It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it feel "like playing a video game." Russia's Armata tank, which…

Shrinking Portuguese town turns to ‘cash-for-babies’

ALCOUTIM: Rather than turn into a ghost town, one Portuguese village facing an exodus of young adults and dwindling birth rates came up with an answer: pay parents 5,000 euros…

Czech village spins retro vinyl records comeback

A small Czech village has become a centre of the global boom in retro records as antiquated vinyl-pressing machines turn out the tunes of rock stars from Madonna to the…

Watercolours by Hitler to go under the hammer in Germany

Watercolour paintings and drawings by Adolf Hitler from about 100 years ago are to go up for auction in southern Germany this month, an auction house said Tuesday. Some of…