Sun-kissed walkways in the sky, platefuls of seafood ceviche, a private helicopter pickup from the beach – the Instagram account of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has unfolded like an escapist travelogue epic in recent weeks, as his adventures in Latin America have taken their place in his dizzying globetrotting itinerary. But there is one photograph he hasn’t been so keen to share with his 730,000 followers: of him standing next to Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right president, with the uneasy smile of a man who’s just secured his latest big commission from another unsavoury despot, in this case one who has boasted of being “proudly” homophobic. … [Read more...] about The despot dilemma: should architects work for repressive regimes?
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He disagreed with the Prime Minister's claim that there is "bags of time", saying: "It will be difficult to do this," and suggesting that there might have to be an extension to the next part of the Brexit process, beyond the end of this year, to finalise a trade deal. … [Read more...] about Varadkar: UK won’t get ‘piecemeal’ EU trade deal
Coronavirus: Death toll rises as China lengthens holidayAlmost 3,000 people in China have been confirmed as being ill with the coronavirus, while the death toll has risen to 80. Meanwhile, at least 42 cases are known in other countries, including Thailand, Australia and the US. … [Read more...] about News Daily: Kobe Bryant tributes and coronavirus latest
A simple guide to Brexit What is in Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal? What trade deals has the UK done so far? Analysis: Varadkar's tough talk on EU deal The Taoiseach said the EU could take the upper hand in negotiations, citing the two sides' vastly different populations. … [Read more...] about Varadkar: EU will have upper hand in trade talks with UK
On 27 December I used the Vueling website to book two flights from Barcelona to Lyon, departing two days later. I received a confirmation email as usual, but when I went to look at the seat selection, the flight appeared to be quite full and it looked as if my wife, our infant and I would be unable to sit together. … [Read more...] about Why was our Vueling flight booking cancelled at check-in?