Stirling, Scotland — When Scotland voted in 2014 against independence, that seemed to settle the issue: The hauntingly rugged region where Britain's royal family spends its holidays at its vast Balmoral estate would remain with England, Wales and Northern Ireland in a United Kingdom governed from London. But less than two years later came the Brexit referendum, and while the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, Scots distinguished themselves as the biggest dissenters. Not only did Scotland vote overwhelmingly to stay in the EU, it was the only one of the U.K.'s four parts where not a single constituency delivered a "Yes" vote to leave.Simply put: Scotland is being dragged largely unwillingly toward what many of its people fear will be economic suffering on Oct. 31, when the messy divorce is scheduled to take effect, quite possibly without an agreement to cushion expected blows to businesses and households.Disgruntlement with Brexit and machinations in Westminster that have … [Read more...] about Will Brexit drive Scotland to break from the United Kingdom?
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By Olzhas Auyezov An ageing central Asian leader grooms his daughter to succeed him, and she then overcomes suspicion from her patriarchal society to unite her people. It could describe the future trajectory of Dariga Nazarbayeva, the 56-year-old daughter of Kazakhstan’s former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, who many people believe will eventually become president of the oil-producing nation. In fact, it’s the plot of a film about Tomyris, an ancient central Asian warrior queen, which is being prepared for release in Kazakhstan and whose producer and co-writer is Dariga Nazarbayeva’s younger sister, Aliya. The film’s tagline, according to advance publicity material, is: ‘A queen born to make the steppe great.’ The filmmakers declined to answer questions from Reuters, but according to Kazakh political analyst Dosym Satpayev, the parallels between the hero of the movie and Dariga may be more than just a coincidence. “One cannot rule out the idea … [Read more...] about Steppe queen movie makes Kazakhs wonder if life will imitate art
By Laman Ismayilova First trailer of the historical film "Tomyris" has been released. Azerbaijani stuntmen Sain Farhad Farmanli, Tural Jafari Shirmammadov, Tural Khalili, Emin Abishov and Vugar Mammadov took part in the film shooting. "It was a great honor for us to take part in such a world project from Azerbaijan," said Farmanli. "We are grateful to the head of Nomad Stunts agency Zhaidarbek Kunguzhinov for the invitation to participate in this film, as well as the film director Akan Satayev." The film tells the story of the Massagets Kingdom, which existed on the territory of modern Azerbaijan, and Tomyris, the first female ruler of Azerbaijan. This is the life story of the great queen who destined to become a skillful warrior, survive the loss of close people and unite the Saka tribes under her authority. The film shootings took place in such cities as Almaty, Kapchagai, Burabay and Chundzha. The lead actors were trained in a special Nomand camp. The … [Read more...] about Tomyris movie trailer released
Africa By Damian Zane BBC News 22 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48273570 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Film director Amma Asante came across an old photograph taken in Nazi Germany of a black schoolgirl by … [Read more...] about Being black in Nazi Germany
Police who released a picture hoping to find a suspect have instead found themselves at the centre of a viral photo fail.Last week, police from Northamptonshire in England shared an Electronic Facial Identification Technique (E-Fit) image of a man they were hoping to speak with regarding a burglary.According to Northamptonshire Police, a man knocked on a door of a woman’s home in the area in mid-April, claiming there were sewerage issues and that he needed to check her pipes.But while she spoke with the man about the issue in her back garden, another person entered the property and made off with some cash.Police shared the photo of the suspect on Facebook, asking him or anyone who recognised him to get in touch.But within moments Facebook users were slamming the photo fail, which shows a male with a bizarrely stretched head and odd haircut.Many social media users claimed the image resembled a Lego or video game character or even Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story movies instead of … [Read more...] about UK police mocked over botched e-fit of criminal