Estonia’s classical composer Arvo Pärt: Still radically essential at 85

A leader of the Estonian avant-garde Pärt (above in 2014) was born on September 11, 1935, in Paide, central Estonia, and began to study piano at a young age. He started composing as a young teen and eventually, after two years of compulsory military service in the Soviet Army, completed his compositional studies at the […]

Life and death on my street in Sarajevo

The following weekend I finally get to meet Alma, who is visiting with her husband Siniša and two daughters. If anything, Alma seems more traumatised by the war than her battle-scarred parents or veteran brother. This is something I notice in many people I meet. For those who drop in every year or so, everything […]

The Money Trail: Who is Backing Joe Biden for the White House With Cold, Hard Cash and Why?

Spielberg, co-founder of Dreamworks Animation, directed The Post in 2017, a film which centres on a battle between the press and the government and last year he was the executive producer of a documentary which explored humans capacity for “hatred” and how to overcome it.

India has one of the world’s lowest Covid-19 mortality rates. But the numbers don’t tell the whole story

In this handout photo provided by the Walt Disney World Resort, a worker welcomes guests to the Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on July 11. The park’s reopening came the same weekend that Florida reached a record high for single-day case count increase.

Cricket Buzz: Shakib wants rotation to boost bench

“There is no doubt that he is among the best in the business. Patrick not only has an enviable body of work, but he also commands tremendous amount of respect among cricketers. I am absolutely confident that our players will benefit hugely from Patrick’s presence,” he added.

Israel to Shut Down Nation for Three Weeks to Contain COVID Spread

“My heart is with the thousands of Jews who come to synagogue once a year and this year won’t come at all due to the lockdown,” wrote Litzman in his resignation letter. “I warned against a lockdown during the holidays in every possible forum and emphasized that if there is a need for a full […]

Israel announces 3-week nationwide coronavirus lockdown

– ‘Injustice and disregard’ – Earlier on Sunday, Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman of the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party resigned in protest of the lockdown’s timing, which he said was an affront to Israel’s Jews.