Trieste Film Festival 2018 with focus on Kurdistan

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nsnbc : The 2018 Trieste International Film Festival to be held from January 19 through January 28 in Trieste, Italy, will among others focus on productions about Kurdistan, in addition to animations, Art&Sound, as well as movies on the 68 generation. Considering the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan in November 2017, the continued crackdown More...

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Daniel Gazon
By nsnbc On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Real music beyond commercialism

Christoph Schlüren (nsnbc) : In a way, Belgium as the centre of the European Union is a symbol for the problems with diversity in the United States of Europe. The old conflict between Flemish and Wallonian quest More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Exhibition of contemporary Taiwanese art opens in New York City

nsnbc : An exhibition of contemporary Taiwanese art opened on November 30 in the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York. The exhibition is part of a Taiwanese government initiative aimed at fostering More...

Per Nørgård. Photo by Lars Skaaning.
By nsnbc On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Magical Worlds of Multidimensional Nature

Christoph Schlüren (nsnbc) : Munich’s ’Pinakothek der Moderne’ is one of the most impressive contemporary museum buildings in Central Europe. It was planned and built under the direction of Stephan Braunfels, More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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”The Greatest Pianist of Our Time“

Christoph Schlüren (nsnbc) : Is there such a thing as a paradigm shift in music listening? Glenn Gould’s Bach performances had a revolutionary impact; no one could escape it whether it be in affirmation or More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Belgium to revoke concession for Grand Mosque over extremism and lack of transparency

nsnbc : Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon has said that the concession for the Grand Mosque in Brussels’ Jubelpark is to be revoked. The announcement came after legislators found extremism and a lack of More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, September 29th, 2017

Swazi King Mswati III picked 14th wife after annual reed dance ceremony

nsnbc : Swaziland’s King Mswati III picked his 14th wife after the annual Umhlanga or reed dance ceremony. The according to some lucky, according to others not so lucky virgin bride is the 19-year-old Siphele More...

By nsnbc On Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Tunisia overturned law that prohibited Tunisian Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims

nsnbc : The office of Tunisian President Beji Cajd Essebsi congratulated Tunisian women on gaining freedom to choose their spose. The “congratulations” came after Tunisia had changed law published in More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Violence against women the new “normal” in Islamist-ruled Turkey

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : An Istanbul court sentenced Abdullah Cakiroglu to three years and ten months behind bars for slapping a young woman for “wearing inappropriate clothes” on a public bus. Yes, More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, August 21st, 2017

Chinese ghost month – what you should avoid while the spirits roam among the living

nsnbc : According to Chinese mythology the ghost month is the seventh month of the lunar calendar. In 2017 ghost month lasts from August 22 to September 19. It is believed to be the month when spirits from the lower More...