telegraph.co.uk. “Tony Blair strikes new deals to advise Vietnam and Peru” - The former Prime Minister's business empire strikes controversial new deals, writes the Daily Telegraph. Tony Blair has expanded his business empire into the Far East. The former prime minister has struck a controversial deal to advise the Vietnamese government amid growing claims that the ruling Communist Party is cracking down on free speech.
dailymail. “Pictured for the first time in 25 years: The reclusive widow of Lee Harvey Oswald” - She could be just another pensioner out for her weekly shop. But the guarded and fearful look in this woman's eyes tells a different story. Fifty years ago, her life changed forever when gunshots rang out across Dallas's Dealey Plaza and John F Kennedy died before a crowd of thousands. She is the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, the former marine who was blamed for the assassination of the U.S.'s most loved president of the modern era. Astonishingly, these are the first images of reclusive Marina Oswald in 25 years.
bloomberg.com. “Dueling Russian Poets Keep Putin in Power” - In Russia, a poet is more than a poet. The strong feelings revealed in a recent national argument over two bards -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko, long emigrated to the U.S., and Joseph Brodsky, who died in 1996 -- might even help explain how the regime of President Vladimir Putin is able to maintain its grip on power.
theguardian.com. “Radicalisation in Syria poses growing threat to Europe, says Turkish leader” - In exclusive interview, president Abdullah Gul says Syria risks becoming 'Afghanistan on the shores of the Mediterranean'. The Syrian nation is dying as an indifferent world looks on, and the territory it occupies risks becoming "Afghanistan on the shores of the Mediterranean", the Turkish president, Abdullah Gul, has said.
bnews.kz. “Kazakhstan's Yerzhan Kulibayev causes big resonance in Argentina musical circles” - Tour round of known Kazakh violinist Yerzhan Kulibayev took place in Argentina in September and October, 2013, the Astana Opera theater press service reports. Concerts took place in the largest cities of the country. The musician presented to the Argentinian listener all range of violin repertoire: from chamber music and works for a violin solo, to violin concerts accompanied by symphonic orchestras. The most difficult works for a violin were executed.