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Jumbo jet era ends as Boeing delivers last 747 plane

US aircraft maker Boeing has ended production of its famous 747 jumbo jet more than half a century after its first flight in 1969. But the company expects the legendary "Queen of the Skies" to fly on for decades to come. When Boeing's company historian Michael Lombardi talks about the Boeing 747 ... Read full article »

Rebuilding Kharkiv after the war: A modernization opportunity

Inspired by Norman Foster's plans, Kharkiv architect Dmitri Zhuikov wants to help reconstruct the Ukrainian city that has been destroyed by the war. Dmitri Zhuikov's voice trembles when he talks about the war in his native Ukraine. The 39-year-old architect recalls growing up in Kharkiv, remembers ... Read full article »

Life returns to shelled-out district of Kharkiv

Saltivka is a northern district in the Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv. The suburban area was hit harder by Russian shelling than any other area in the country. Yet, despite the ongoing war, many people are returning. On February 24, 2022, the first Russian bombs struck the Saltivka district of Kharkiv. ... Read full article »

Russia bans LGBTQ-friendly content under new law

Ever since President Vladimir Putin signed into law new rules banning the promotion of "nontraditional" sexual relationships in December, books have been pulled from shelves and movies have been banned. Under Russia's new law on "LGBTQ propaganda," in effect since December, the distribution ... Read full article »

How has Brexit affected Britain's tourist sector?

Britain left the European Union on January 31, 2020. This major U-turn has had an impact in many areas, including tourism. Here's how Britain's tourism industry has fared and what Europeans traveling there need to know. On June 23, 2016, a slim majority of British voters decided the United Kingdom should ... Read full article »

Could Adolf Hitler's seizure of power have been prevented?

Adolf Hitler's rise to Reich Chancellor on January 30, 1933 changed world history. A new Berlin exhibition imagines how things might have turned out differently. In the early 1930s it looked as if Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party would be unlikely to ever take power. By the autumn of 1932, the Nazis ... Read full article »

Bayern Munich stay winless in 2023

Another draw leaves Bayern Munich without a win in 2023. On and off the field Bayern Munich appear a mess, but will it matter come the end of the Bundesliga season? It's been 16 years since Bayern Munich went the first three league games of a new year without a win. Another 1-1 draw, this time at ... Read full article »

Air India: The 'flying maharajah' gears up to rise again

After multiple mergers, a privatized Air India is set to become the region's dominant airline once again. A record aircraft order is intended to renew its fleet after decades of government neglect. When Asian airline expert and journalist Vasuki Shastry took an Air India flight in January this year, ... Read full article »

Ancient Greek play echoes fight to protect Amazon

Activist Kay Sara portrays Antigone in Milo Rau's modern-day tragedy about the Indigenous people's fight for survival. Ancient Greek poet Sophocles couldn't have possibly imagined that his tragedy "Antigone" would remain topical some 2,400 years after the play was first performed. "Antigone" ... Read full article »

Egypt unveils 4,300-year-old mummy, tombs

Archaeologists found the gold-covered mummy inside a limestone sarcophagus that had remained shut for more than four millennia. It was among a number of recent discoveries, including four tombs found outside Cairo. Egypt on Thursday announced a series of new archaeological discoveries found in the Saqqara ... Read full article »

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