Dubai International Airport has skipped past Heathrow and narrowed the gap to the top two of Atlanta and Beijing last year after piling on 11% more passengers, spurred by the expansion of local carrier Emirates and its mammoth fleet of wide-body jets.
Cuban President Raul Castro has delivered a stunning defence of US President Barack Obama, absolving him of responsibility for the blockade against Cuba hours before the two were expected to hold the first major meeting between a US and Cuban president in more than half a century.
US president Barack Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro have talked by telephone about restoring diplomatic ties and will meet informally at a summit this weekend as they seek to set aside decades of hostility between two Cold War enemies.
TO send your children halfway around the world to learn a new language in a geographically and culturally distant place requires quite some doing – especially financially, if you have chosen an upscale language school and decided to send your kids off for six whole months.
IN order to write another book without the aid of an advance, and to raise expensive children without the aid of a co-parent, my household is stuffed with paying guests, and is starting to resemble a United Colours of Benetton advert. Except scruffier.
The nautical heist thriller ‘Contraband’ is a remake of ‘Reykjavik-Rotterdam’, an Icelandic film from 2008 which, admittedly, I've yet to see. Presumably, there must have been something about it that was compelling enough to warrant the effort and expense of an adaptation.
Front-runner Mitt Romney has predicted victory in the pivotal Florida primary, but his chief rival Newt Gingrich vowed to stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination until the party’s national convention this summer even if he loses Tuesday’s vote.
FORMER military strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega was flown home to Panama yesterday to be punished once again for crimes he committed during a career that saw him transformed from a Cold War ally of Washington to the target of a US invasion.
Eight former US guards at a state-run military style boot camp for juvenile offenders have been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of a teenage boy, who was roughed up by the guards during an altercation caught on videotape, a special prosecutor said today.
Capping the bloodiest month for American troops since January, the US military reported that seven more US service members were killed – all victims of increasingly sophisticated bombs that have been become the deadliest weapon in the insurgents’ arsenal.