Daily Archives: February 10, 2024

A London Shoe Shop Says Custom Work Can Be Speedy

About two years ago, a new tenant moved into Savile Row, the London street known as a center of men’s tailoring for more than 200 years. Rather than custom-made wool trousers and silk-lined jackets, however, Arthur Sleep sells bespoke shoes for men, women and children, crafted by hand in as few as five hours by shoemakers working in the store’s …

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These Classes Will Teach You How to Make Valentine’s Chocolates

Chocolate has long been synonymous with Valentine’s Day. But rather than buying one of those heart-shape boxes with lots of mystery sweets inside for loved ones and friends, what if you made your own? “Crafting candies is not just a sweet treat,” said Kirsten Fear, a Londoner taking a class at Melt, a chocolate shop in the Notting Hill neighborhood, …

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Hungary’s President Resigns Amid Outcry Over Sex Abuse Case Pardon

The president of Hungary, a loyal and largely powerless ally of the country’s authoritarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, resigned on Saturday amid a public outcry over her pardoning of a man implicated in a sex abuse scandal at a children’s home. President Katalin Novak, an outspoken champion of traditional values and Hungary’s former minister of family affairs, announced her resignation …

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On a Frozen Border, Finland Puzzles Over a ‘Russian Game’

Poking up through the snow drifts on the Finnish-Russian border lies a symbol of Moscow’s biggest provocation yet toward NATO’s newest member: a sprawling heap of broken bicycles. The battered bikes are sold for hundreds of dollars on the Russian side to asylum seekers from as far away as Syria and Somalia. They are then encouraged — sometimes forced, according …

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Fragments of Asteroid With Mystery Origin Are Found Outside Berlin

Scientists have found pieces of a meteorite that fell near Berlin just after midnight on Jan. 21. It is a rare find, from an asteroid that was identified just before it entered Earth’s atmosphere. Only a handful of such events in the recent past have allowed astronomers to trace an incoming rock’s origin in the solar system. Early analysis of …

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The Big Pregame (Vegas’s Version)

Super Bowl week is an excuse to party every year. In Las Vegas, events featuring Future, Travis Scott and Ice Spice are supersize.

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UNRWA in Gaza Fought Hamas Infiltration; Not Hard Enough, Israel Says

When the United Nations launched an investigation a decade ago into whether a handful of its employees in Gaza were members of Hamas, it was not long before a senior U.N. legal officer in the territory started receiving death threats. First there were emails, sent from anonymous accounts, according to three senior U.N. officials based in Gaza at that time. …

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Kanye West’s ‘Vultures 1’ Debuts in New York

Adidas severed ties with him. His talent agency dropped him. But on Friday night, an arena on Long Island was filled with thousands of people who most certainly had not turned their backs on Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West. Shortly before releasing “Vultures 1,” his first album since making a string of antisemitic remarks that cost him …

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Shocking Opposition Victory Throws Pakistan Into Chaos

The party of the imprisoned former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, won the most seats in parliamentary elections this week, delivering a strong rebuke to the country’s powerful generals and throwing the political system into chaos. While military leaders had hoped the election would put an end to the political turmoil that has consumed the country since Mr. Khan’s …

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Cher, Mariah Carey and Sinead O’Connor Are Rock Hall Nominees

Cher, Mariah Carey, Sinead O’Connor, Oasis and Sade are among the first-time nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2024, which were revealed Saturday. Other new names on the hall’s short list include Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Kool & the Gang and Lenny Kravitz. Also on the list are Dave Matthews Band, Mary J. Blige, Jane’s Addiction, …

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