The acting prime minister, Mahmoud Jibril, reinforced the message of unity, declaring: "We confirm that all the evils plus Gaddafi have vanished from this beloved country. I think it's for the Libyans to realise that it's time to start a new Libya, a united Libya, one people, one future." … [Read more...] about A new chapter for Libya, but will the victors stay united?
New year celebration around the world
Tunisia, the small Maghreb country famed for low-cost package holidays and miraculous economic progress, made history this weekend when a spontaneous people's uprising toppled Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, the president who had ruled for 23 years and was today in exile in Saudi Arabia. Members of his family failed to join him with prime minister Mohamed Ghannouchi confirming reports that several relatives had been arrested as they tried to leave the country. He did not say who they were, but described the arrests as a "provisional measure". … [Read more...] about Tunisia: Gang violence mars celebration of popular uprising
It was announced earlier that Wilder was set to head to the hospital after suffering a nasty bleed to the ear during his brutal loss but he instead received treatment in his dressing room. His coach, Jay Deas, said the 35-year-old may require stitches. … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague join Tyson and Paris to celebrate the boxer’s historic heavyweight title win as they get stuck into the beers at an Irish bar in Las Vegas
Talk of the town: Berlinale day 6 New directors launch 70th Berlinale amid tragedy Succeeding longtime director Dieter Kosslick, the festival management duo Carlo Chatrian (right) and Mariette Rissenbeek (center) together kicked off their first Berlinale as directors. The festive mood on opening night was however overshadowed by the previous day's deadly racist attacks in German town of Hanau. Before the opener's screening, a minute of silence honored the victims. … [Read more...] about New ‘Hillary’ documentary aims to unpack the myth
But while communist ideology may have lost its power today, the art it inspired has not, according to Gaia Fusai, one of the collectors who is backing the Behind the Iron Curtain show. "It is more than just propaganda. It is about a time in the Soviet Union," said Fusai. "That is why we want to show these paintings to a wider audience. We want to fill the black holes of history." … [Read more...] about New exhibition in Berlin brings forgotten Soviet art back to reality