It is alleged that Kazakh businessman, Mukhtar Ablyazov, embezzled more than $6bn during his time as chairman of BTA Bank
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Revealed: Stunning new images show gold-plated, ultra-luxurious Riyadh metro station that Saudi king has ordered to be built
Monday 20 May 2013
King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station has been designed by half-British architect Zaha Hadid
Saturday 18 May 2013
As it did 250 years ago, Velázquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X peers into the gloom at Houghton Hall. It is an extraordinary image in an extraordinary space.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Shaun Walker meets the Communist party faithful as the Soviet leader goes back on display
Wednesday 08 May 2013
This is a story about making amends for cultural asset-stripping in the grand style. A little over three hundred years ago, the debt-ridden grandson of Sir Robert Walpole, England's first Prime Minister, sold off to Catherine the Great of Russia the great art collection amassed by his grandfather.
Sunday 05 May 2013
With ocean-facing terraces and a standout location, this chic guesthouse is the perfect Cape escape
Thursday 02 May 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Thursday 25 April 2013
The Bellgrove Hotel has since been removed from the popular site
Wednesday 27 March 2013
First he named himself Francis (of down-with-the-poor Assisi fame) offering an impression of humility only enhanced by his uncanny likeness to Jim Bowen.
Sunday 24 March 2013
Who could have known the world needed a laid-back French bistro that plays reggae music?
The photos Saudi Arabia doesn't want seen – and proof Islam's most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca
Friday 15 March 2013
Archaeologists fear billion-pound development has led to destruction of key historical sites
Friday 15 March 2013
The Church of Scientology, which includes celebrities Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its followers, has submitted plans for a £6m “country-estate” headquarters in Birmingham.
Mark Wallinger hopes life-size white horse unveiled on The Mall will 're-kick-start' momentum for its 50m sister
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger believes his new life-sized sculpture of a racehorse may “re-kick-start” funding for a 50 metre version in Kent, which is currently stuck in Limbo.
Sunday 17 February 2013
Something to Declare
What To Do, See & Buy: Rob Ryan's Valentine's cards; Tate Britain's Looking at the View; Cheltenham Folk Festival; Bill+Mar
Saturday 09 February 2013
- 1 Terror at Woolwich barracks: Attacker tried to behead and disembowel British soldier
- 2 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 3 After woman sells virginity for $780,000, here are the results of our prostitution survey
- 4 China agrees to impose carbon targets by 2016
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