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Interview with Will Franken: comics need courage
Will Franken a comedian with a curious mind QI's top elf speaks to Andy It’s too limiting to call Franken a comedian. With his dark humour, sense of the absurd and an ability to point out the uncomfortable truths, he has made a real impact in this brutal bu...
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Al Jazeera - The Other Opinion
An interview with Jamil Azar, al Jazeera’s Senior Anchor as the channel launches it's English service After 31 years with the BBC’s Arabic Service in London, Jamil Azar accepted a job at the fledgling al Jazeera in 1997. Since then he has risen to become a ...
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Soul of and old machine
The joy of 16k RAM When tech gets retro It was the size of a small book and had a mere 1k in memory and cost €320 at today’s prices, but the Sinclair ZX81 brought computing into the home. The display was monochrome, plugged into a TV rather than a monitor, ...
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Marshall Isles pay the price: From atom tests to rising seas
Tony de Brum Tony De Brum thought he had seen the worst that could happen to his Pacific island home at nine years of age, when he witnessed an atomic bomb test. He was wrong. With an altitude of just two metres, the Marshall Islands are expected to disappe...
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The Pepperoni Job
An illegal immigrant Austerity in Switzerland is different Austerity has hit Europe in many ways, but the Swiss do austerity differently to others. Since de-linking the currency from the euro, the Swiss franc has risen sharply and the Swiss have been lookin...
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Like a Rollins stone
We'll keep the black flag flying here An interview with Henry Rollins as he visited Brussels on tour and he was positive about the EU Henry Rollins is an American singer-songwriter, raconteur, spoken word artist, writer, publisher, actor, radio DJ, and acti...
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OK Boots, start walking
I'm not ashamed to admit I'm a Nancy boy All newspapers have their little rituals and so has New Europe. As we hand off the paper to the printers there's a call of "It's Nancy time!" and we go to print as we play Nancy Sinatra's classic hit These Boots Are ...
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Set the economy to stun
There are no signs of intelligent policy, Jim It's Greece Jim, but not as we know it The finale of the second Star Trek movie, The Wrath of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is more relevant to the EU than it may appear. To save the ship and crew of the USS Free Ente...
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The Mountains of the Mind
Lake Bujuku in the centre of the Ruwenzori How a decision to try something different made a dream possible I should never have taken up mountaineering, mainly because I was so bad at it. I’ve lost count of the crags and cliff’s I’ve fallen off, but remember...
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A stitch in time – the Quaker Tapestry
The Quakers have found a wonderful and idiosyncratic way of telling their story and explaining their beliefs, through a tapestry . They are known for their  rejection of violence and an egalitarian approach to religion, having no priests or bishops, so thei...
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Death to the intolerant!
Sign of the times / Dave Riggs It's up to all of us to make a more inclusive world A week ago, there was a march for peace and tolerance in Brussels, organised by the leading religious and secular organisations got together to counter a growing atmosphere o...
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Throwing plastic bricks at torturers, because words bounce off
Another brick in the wall An anonymous artist whose provocative Lego recreations is attracting interest from the art and cinema world gave me their first interview Legofesto is a British artist who describes herself as “a politicsjunkie and news-hound, with...
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