Now a face may have once launched a thousand ships but this week a ”head butt” has launched 100 times as many discussions on websites, news programmes and editorial columns. Why did French footballer Zinédine Zidane head butt Italian Marco Materazzi in the chest? Since the incident during the world cup finals last Sunday, rumours have run rife about what the Italian defender said, to get what’s been called an out of character reaction from the French Midfielder.
Pipeline to greater independence?
On Thursday, leaders and representatives from more than 20 countries descended on Ceyhan, Turkey’s main Mediterranean oil terminal. They are there for the official opening of the world’s second longest oil pipeline. The 3 billion euro Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan pipeline runs from Azerbaijan via Georgia to Turkey And will deliver more than million tonnes of oil a week to the world’s markets.
Does borderless have to mean Braindrain?
Now, neighbours is what the Finns and the Estonians has been for centuries - but it has only been since the fall of the iron curtain that the two countries have begun to re-acquaint themselves. But for Estonia, as the borders come down and people, goods and services flow freely back and forth - the problem of brain drain has leapt onto the political agenda.
The European commission seems to have found a new role for itself…
Pitch Black Café
In the Czech Republic, an organisation that helps the blind staged an event at the Karlovy Vary film festival that has just come to a close. The aim was to bring visitors closer to the life of the visually impaired.
Borrow a politician? Sweden’s anti-prejudice library
You usually go to your library to borrow a book. How about borrowing a human being instead? Maybe an obese person, a bouncer, a Moslem or why not a politician?Then you should head to the Swedish Travelling Exhibition’s Prejudice Library.