Belfast is the birthplace of the Titanic and a host of other attractions. For years, the Northern Ireland conflict known as "the Troubles" kept visitors at bay. Tourism has picked up since the 1998 peace deal.
For many years, Belfast was mired by the violence of the Northern Ireland conflict. The 1998 Good Friday Agreement finally brought peace. And since then, Belfast has grown increasingly popular with tourists.
The British government has said it is preparing to impose a budget on Northern Ireland after its main parties failed to form a power-sharing government. The move has raised concerns that London may impose direct rule.
For decades, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has been the dominant political force in north Belfast. But as Northern Ireland goes to the polls on Thursday, change is in the air. Peter Geoghegan reports from Belfast.
Scary tradition: Krampus is Saint Nicholas' evil companion. And: The 2019 Pirelli Calendar was presented in Milan. Plus: A larger than life production of Swan Lake by the Shanghai Ballet Company.
If you come across the work of an Old Master in a city but not in a museum, it’s likely to be a painting by Julio Anaya Cabanding. He paints famous pictures onto walls. From a distance, they look like they’ve been hung.
Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" is synonymous with classical ballet. British choreographer Derek Deane has staged the two-act piece in Germany on a bigger scale with 48 instead of the usual 16 swans.
Beautiful women as seen through the lens of notable photographers are at the core of the Pirelli Calendar. Albert Watson created the 2019 edition. He portrayed model Gigi Hadid, actress Laetitia Casta and others.
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