Juan Carlos abdication: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth very unlikely to follow suit

Royal-watchers believe Queen will not relinquish throne and will become Britain’s longest serving monarch next year Caroline Davies theguardian.com, Monday 2 June 2014 12.25 BST In 2012 Queen Elizabeth II ‘rededicated’ herself to the service of her country for the … read more

Letter from Africa: Focusing on conflict – BBC

In our series of letters from African journalists, filmmaker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers the role of cameras in conflict. There was an interesting moment at the recent Cannes Film Festival when the Mauritania-born film director Abderrahmane Sissako was answering … read more

Russia Looks East

Christopher R. Hill DENVER – The United States’ “pivot” to Asia, a process so delicately defined that even the name had to be changed to “rebalancing” to avoid any misunderstandings in Europe, now seems to have company, in the form … read more