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John Spurling Reviews Joyce Tyldesley’s “Tutankhamen: The Search For An Egyptian King” | The New Republic

Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King by Joyce Tyldesley Basic Books, 316 pp., $29.99 THE PERENNIAL CELEBRITIES of Western history are mostly all-conquering generals (Alexander, Julius Caesar, Napoleon), powerfully innovative artists (Michelangelo, Leonardo, Shakespeare, Beethoven), or revolutionary scientists (Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein). The curious exception is an obscure Egyptian king …

Venezuela’s Chavez active, upbeat on TV in Cuba

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared in video images for the first time in 10 days on Tuesday, chatting with aides and relatives in an upbeat outdoor encounter that allowed him to show supporters he remains vigorous despite his cancer treatment in Cuba. The video, which was …

The Koran Burnings and Murder: The Afghan Response and Our Missed Opportunities | Small Wars Journal

The fallout from the events surrounding the Koran burning and subsequent murder of 16 villagers by Staff Sergeant Robert Bales may have pushed the mission in Afghanistan to a strategic tipping point. Given the current conditions, only the most courageous leadership at every level will recover the legitimacy of NATO …

Venezuela poll finds Hugo Chavez ahead of rival

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A new poll finds that more than 44 percent of respondents in Venezuela say they would vote for President Hugo Chavez, giving him a 13-point lead ahead of his opposition rival. The survey released Thursday by Caracas polling firm Datanalisis found that about 25 percent of …

Edward Who?

Away from the spotlight of the world”s media, another royal tour is taking place   Whilst the world’s media fawns over Prince Harry’s every move in the Caribbean, spare a thought for poor Prince Edward and his wife Sophie who have been engaged in their own, little-watched spot of globe-trotting …