Japan's Shinzo Abe, who called snap elections Monday, is seen as a pragmatic and canny diplomat who has cozied up to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin while pushing a nationalist agenda at home.
Comedians are hardly averse to talking about themselves onstage, but few dig as deep as Simon Amstell. In What Is This? he finds comedy gold by analysing his existential angst. He has come a long way from his waspish pop star put-downs on Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
By Pei Li and Tony Munroe BEIJING (Reuters) - In his baseball cap and baggy yellow t-shirt, the rap star Li Yijie - better known by his stage name "Pissy" - is an unlikely face of China's strait-laced ruling Communist Party. Under Xi, set to begin a second five-year term at a key party
Brazilian Ivonette Balthazar felt jittery ahead of a Rio de Janeiro road race Sunday, but her heart -- transplanted from a German Olympian a year ago -- spurred her on.