Hidden Hand review – China’s true global ambitions exposed

Signatories to the BRI – most small states in Asia and Africa and even within the EU Italy and Greece – get access to Chinese grants and loans for developing their infrastructure. The overt quid pro quo is that Chinese civil and military traffic are prioritised in ports and airports, or as People’s Liberation Army […]

Sir Anthony Caro obituary

What he had found was not a new category or process but a whole new field for exploration. No one had known it was there. He explored it with an avidity and sureness of instinct that stayed with him to the end and marked him a genius. But exploration can demand changes of direction, and […]

Headteachers across England call for exams to be cut back next year

Alan Brookes, chair of the Kent Association of Head Teachers, said: “The major focus has to be the welfare of students, and getting their wellbeing and mental health sorted out. Some lifting of the pressures of the examination system would be a help in enabling schools to do this.”

The end of tourism?

Tsotne Japaridze, whose tour agency Traffic Travel organises adventure holidays in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, described the pain that the virus inflicted on his business and those who rely on it. Japaridze employs three people full-time, hires 15 guides and drivers during the summer season, and sends tour groups to 30-odd vineyards, guesthouses and private […]

The best cheap laptop deals in August 2020

Here we have one of the few budget laptops with a processor nearly equivalent to a MacBook Pro from a couple of years back, that is if you opt for the Intel Core i5 configuration. The best part? Among the best Acer laptops right now, it’s roughly half the cost of its Apple-branded rival. Now […]

British tourist jailed in Egypt for smuggling painkillers is bribing fellow inmates with food to stop them beating her, as sisters are told not to visit her by the Foreign Office because they don’t know where she will be

He said: ‘Apparently something was lost in translation, the defence lawyer wasn’t confident that Laura was understanding the questions first of all, and the interpreter wasn’t correctly translating what Laura was saying in her answers.’    

15 of the best TV shows on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Studios The Man in the High Castle imagines an alternate history where the Axis powers (Rome-Berlin-Tokyo) win World War II. Based on a Philip K. Dick novel, the series follows characters in the ’60s who live in a parallel universe, where Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan control the US. But there’s impossible […]

Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump

Continuing: John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneTrump says he’ll accept nomination from either White House or Gettysburg Meadows says he wants Trump nomination speech ‘miles and miles away’ from White House The Hill’s 12:30 Report: White House, Dems debate coronavirus relief package MORE (S.D.), Mike RoundsMarion (Mike) Michael RoundsOn The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go […]

Rory McIlroy claims $15m prize for winning Tour Championship and FedExCup

However, McIlroy then missed the fairway at 14 and had to settle for bogey, and his tee-shot to the short 15th flirted with the water hazard and landed in the rear-right bunker, from where he splashed out to 15 feet and two-putted for another blemish which saw his lead whittled down to two.