Have Hong Kong’s feared triads taken sides in protests? Groups of masked men all wearing white descend on anti-Chinese activists and brutally beat them on another night of violence

On Saturday, the establishment mustered its own supporters in their tens of thousands for a rally, a gathering that was covered in detail by Chinese state media and pro-Beijing newspapers in Hong Kong. Pictured: Anti-extradition demonstrators are seen through a ‘Lennon Wall’ with memo cards supporting the anti-extradition bill protests, as they march to call for […]

Danish newspaper’s virus cartoon angers China

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TRS wins Nereducherla tied contest fielding new voter in the endgame

Voter list change after electionThe aggrieved Congress leaders staged a sit-in on the road, alleging the election illegal and the election machinery was hand in glove with the TRS. “How can the voter list be changed after the election process began with the councillors completing their oath on Monday? It was the TRS members who […]

Where would FC Barcelona be in an independent Catalonia?

Barcelona’s trophies FC Barcelona has won 24 La Liga titles, including the inaugural tournament in 1929. It has also won 29 Copa del Rey national cups, more than any other club. There have been 235 official games between Barcelona and Real Madrid, stretching back to a Copa del Rey match in 1916. Real have won […]

Charles I: King and Collector review – majestic collection fit for an unfit king

Not everything in this exhibition comes from the current Royal Collection. Many of Charles I’s masterpieces ended up abroad not to return. Some of his wonderful Titians have been lent by the Louvre and the Prado, including Conjugal Allegory, a tender, subtle image of love. And don’t be fooled into thinking the Royal Academy has […]

The monstrous in the magnificent

There is no avoiding the grotesque freakishness of this king. This prodigy. Two years or so before Holbein made his drawing, the French ex-monk François Rabelais published Gargantua, a hilarious, bawdy book about a giant and his appetites. Henry is Gargantuan. Stand up close and he dwarfs you. His bulging codpiece, a dome pushing his […]

Charles II: Art and Power review – crowning glories of a royal passion

A mezzotint portrait of a nude Nell Gwyn, posing as Venus, reveals the exact nature of Charles II’s passion for theatre – it was primarily a passion for female actors. Women were immediately employed as professional actors when the theatres reopened in 1660. In Shakespeare’s time that had been inconceivable. Gwyn rose from selling oranges […]

The real Da Vinci code

I’m not sure why this isn’t more often acknowledged. Perhaps republicanism makes us want to talk up notebooks in public collections; perhaps internationalism makes us want to praise Italy’s Codice Atlantico. More pathetically, deference to Bill Gates leads experts to collaborate in talking up the Codex Leicester, which he owns. Obviously, every letter of every […]

Crossing ‘ethical boundary of free speech’: Danish paper’s virus cartoon angers China

A page of the Danish Daily Newspaper Jyllands-Posten’s from the January 27, 2020 edition shows a cartoon made by Danish editorial cartoonist Niels Bo Bojesen of the Chinese national flag with a coronavirus on January 28, 2020 in Copenhagen. PHOTO: AFP

CEO sends reports to EC on provocative statements by BJP leaders

“The Office of the Delhi CEO has submitted its report to the EC, on the suspected violation of Model Code of Conduct by Anurag Thakur, MP and BJP’s star campaigner, for using provocative slogans,” a senior official of the Delhi CEO office said.