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‘Build your own establishment’: How ‘blacklisted’ ballet star Sergei Polunin handles his critics

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Blacklisted in Ukraine and under fire from critics abroad, ballet superstar Sergei Polunin is no stranger to controversy. The contentious dancer joined RT to discuss how he handles his detractors. Last year, Polunin found himself on Ukraine’s artistic blacklist. Since 2014, hundreds of Russian performers, films and television series have been banned in the country Read More

High and dry: Alpine resorts grapple with climate change

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AROSA, Switzerland (Reuters) – The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change. Parts of the Gurschengletscher glacier are covered with tarps in Andermatt, Switzerland July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann With global Read More

‘We have nothing to quarrel about’: Russians & Ukrainians speak for unity at televised conference

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As politicians in Russia and Ukraine take the first steps to renew talks after years of strained relations, people in both countries have come forward in a televised “bridge” show to call for unity between the two nations. Russians and Ukrainians have engaged in a two-hour-long civil dialog for the first time in several years, Read More

World should cut ties with Israel to deter its new settlements – UN human rights rapporteur

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Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) has long been dismissed by the US and Israel as a fringe “hate movement,” but now, a similar set of tactics has been endorsed by a United Nations’ (UN) expert on human rights. Al Jazeera reported on Thursday that Michael Lynk, who serves as the UN’s special rapporteur on human Read More

China ‘hopping mad’ about UN letter on Uighur Muslims

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By Thomas Cheshire, Asia correspondent Nearly two dozen countries have signed a joint letter to the United Nations calling on China to end the mass detention of Uighur people. In the letter to the high commissioner for human rights, 22 ambassadors – including those from the UK, Germany and Japan – raised concerns about “large-scale Read More

Europe should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts: German official

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – European Union member states should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts in the months ahead, a senior German official warned late on Tuesday, just hours before Washington launched a probe of a planned French digital tax that could trigger future tariffs. German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmeier Read More

Mexico calls out Louis Vuitton for using traditional pattern

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FILE PHOTO: A French luxury group Louis Vuitton store is seen in Paris, France, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican government has questioned Louis Vuitton’s use of a traditional Mexican pattern in the design of a chair, less than a month after it sent a similar letter to another Read More

Festival scraps cheaper ‘people of colour’ tickets after ‘threats’

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Organisers of a music and arts festival in Detroit that was charging attendees different prices based on their skin colour have ditched the controversial model after receiving “threats from white supremacists”. Tickets for AfroFuture Fest, scheduled for the weekend of 3 August, had been split into different rates – with early bird prices starting at Read More

‘What the f**k?! You ask to wear abaya to Nicki Minaj?’: Shock over Saudi concert dress code

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Hip hop artist Nicki Minaj, known for her scantily-clad shows with twerking and half-nude dancers, will headline a festival in Saudi Arabia. The country’s dress code may not apply to Minaj, but Saudi women are expected to comply. Organizers of the Jeddah Season cultural festival, a project overseen by a Saudi government agency, announced on Read More