Wednesday, October 4th, 2017


From death to no-contact, ancient martial art revived in Egypt

Sohag, EGYPT (Reuters) – Turn the clock back just over half a century and a contest between two men in the ancient Egyptian martial art of tahteeb could see the loser injured, or even killed.

White tiger, dark horse: North Korean art market heats up

DANDONG, China (Reuters) – Seated beneath tall windows and dressed simply in singlets and trousers, North Korean painters are hard at work. The artists staple canvases to frames or copy idyllic…

Greek archaeologists’ decision clears way for Hellenikon tourism project

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece welcomed a decision by senior archaeologists to conditionally permit a major tourism project in Athens on Wednesday, saying it cleared the way for the country to turn the…

Workers scale Brussels’ Atomium to start cleaning process

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Dangling from ropes as they straddle giant silver spheres that reflect the cityscape below, a team of cleaners began the annual clean-up of Brussels’ iconic Atomium.

In China, performance art feels the chill from official disapproval

BEIJING (Reuters) – One woman, a performance artist from Taiwan, tied herself up with bras, but left her nipples exposed. Another artist, a Romanian woman in a bathing suit, had someone write the…