Euro 2020: As England face off with Ukraine in quarter finals, here are 20 things you didn’t know about the country

SHEVKCENKNOW Grant Rollings 20:04, 30 Jun 2021 Updated: 20:15, 30 Jun 2021 UKRAINE will be the underdogs when they face England on Saturday – but the country with knockout actresses and world-beating boxers should not be underestimated. Gareth Southgate will need to choose his suit carefully to win the touchline fashion battle with dapper rival […]

HELL ON EARTH

Afghanistan to become ‘terror battleground’ as ISIS and Taliban wage brutal war with beheadings, floggings & executions AFGHANISTAN risks becoming hell on earth as a resurgent Taliban seize territory and open the door for the rise of terrorist groups such as ISIS. Security experts have grimly warned about the fate that awaits the Afghan people […]

Scandalous lives of 19th century French courtesans exposed / Скандальная жизнь французских куртизанок XIX века стала достоянием публики

Secret ledger in Paris police archives reveal how one offered herself naked on a platter at dinner parties while a dancer tricked men out of their fortunes Секретные записи в архивах парижской полиции показывают, как одна из них предлагала себя обнаженной на блюде на званых обедах, а танцовщица обманом выманивала у мужчин их состояния By […]

Model hot creepy

THAT’S NOT HOT I’m so hot creepy men constantly perv on me – the doctor even hit on me & men ask me out when with their girlfriends Katie Storey 12:24, 28 Jun 2021 A WOMAN claims that her good looks often leave her feeling uncomfortable, as she’s regularly harassed by creepy men, guys ask […]

BAD BRAKES

Tour de France 2021: How heroic cyclists endure smashed bones and broken teeth during horror crashes – yet still finish RACING at speeds of up to 80mph with no protection makes road cycling one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Seasons can be ended in a split second by terrifying crashes, like the […]

The man who sold the work!

Rare David Bowie painting discovered on a Canadian landfill and bought for $4 at a thrift shop sells for $88,000 at auction Unnamed seller picked it up at a donation center by a landfill last summer He noticed ‘David Bowie’ on the back and took it to a Toronto auction house They verified it was indeed […]

From Little Rock to Los Angeles:

New book of stunning portraits reveal the face of America from its Elvis fans to celebrities like Chaka Khan to its Southern churchgoers For over 30 years, Donald Graham took portraits for magazines, advertising, nonprofits and for himself His new book, One of a Kind, is a culmination of the photographer’s work and includes over […]

Свирепая французская цензура

Цензурные эпизоды Франция — родина кино, а значит и киноцензуры. Этот текст не претендует на очерк ее истории. За его рамками — эволюция цензурных комиссий. Достаточно сказать, что первую из них (пять чиновников МВД и полиции) в 1916 году инициировал депутат Бренье, обличавший кино, «которое под предлогом фантастических приключений обучает самым изощренным способам убийств и грабежей»: за первый год деятельности комиссия запретила 145 фильмов. Конец же политической цензуры декларировал в 1974 […]

Королева пропустила Аскотт второй раз за 69 лет.

Queen MISSES Royal Ascot for just second time in 69 years as glam racegoers dazzle in huge hats Becky Pemberton 11:24, 15 Jun 2021 THE most glamorous event in the racing calendar is back and Royal Ascot attendees have certainly pulled out all of the stops with their fashion looks. One person set to miss […]

Queen marks her first official birthday without Prince Philip

Queen marks her first official birthday without Prince Philip to watch ‘mini’ Trooping the Colour parade of the Household Cavalry and a Red Arrows flypast at Windsor Castle before hosting President Biden for tea tomorrow For the second year, the military commemoration of the Queen’s official birthday is held in Windsor Castle The Duke of Kent, […]

Жан Жене в убийственном Париже в 1944 году.

ШЕСТОЙ ОКРУГ Бульвар Сен-Жермен, 172 Майским оккупационным днем 1944-го в кафе «Флор», что в доме номер 172 по бульвару Сен-Жермен, плавающей в табачном тумане штаб-квартире молодой литературы, логовище экзистенциалистов, состоялась одна из ключевых встреч в истории французской культуры. Симона де Бовуар вспоминала: «Он подошел к нашему столику, когда я сидела во „Флор“ с Сартром и […]

PUTIN’S three “secret daughters” have emerged from the shadows yet he STILL denies they even exist.

Dr Maria Vorontsova, 36, a geneticist, and Dr Katerina Tikhonova, 34, a high-kicking ‘rock’n’roll’ dancer-turned-mathematician, featured recently on state TV as participants of events at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) where their rumoured father was the main speaker.