Tuesday, November 29th
Egypt elections: Voters defy fears of violence with record turnout "Egypt's liberals fear the Muslim Brotherhood will use its potential new political powerbase to usher the country away from a civil democracy to a society that defers to Islamic sharia law. A Muslim Brotherhood member outside the Bulaq Abu Ela polling station said: 'They should not fear us. This is what God wants.'"
An avoidable crisis in Europe "The problem is not that the E.C.B. can't act but that it won't. The obstacles are ideological and, you might say, psychological."
Tried and found wanting "Behind a huge bulletproof screen sit judges, lawyers and three wizened former leaders of the Khmer Rouge. In their 80s, the defendants may be the last people to be prosecuted over the deaths of at least 1.7m people."
Stalin's daughter dies at 85 "'You can’t regret your fate,' she once said, 'although I do regret my mother didn’t marry a carpenter.' Her life was worthy of a Russian novel."
Literary genre translations "'I ate a sandwich and looked out the window.' 19th Century British Romance translation: 'Being but a governess with no prospects but a fierce wit and a quick temper, I nibbled a soda biscuit and looked off into the glade, awaiting my dear friend - whom I surely could not come to love - Mr. Wadswortherton.'"
Storms (image gallery, photos by Mitch Dobrowner)
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