Store sells clothes by the kilo, easing Egyptians’ financial woes
20 April 2019 | 2:13 pm
A shop in a Cairo district is selling garments by international brands by the kilogram, bringing an array of foreign cuts and designs to Egyptians for more affordable prices.
27 Mar 2021
One of the few paintings by Vincent Van Gogh still in private hands sold for more than 13 million euros at auction Thursday. "Street Scene in Montmartre" -- on public display for the first time since its creation in 1887, after a century in the same collection -- fetched 13.09 million euros ($15.4 million), Sotheby's said.
6 May 2021
Princess Diana's old Raleigh Traveller ladies bike has sold at auction to an American buyer for £44,000.
22 May 2021
The CEO of Apple took the stand to reject a lawsuit filed by Epic Games claiming the tech giant is abusing its position with its online marketplace and claiming outsized commissions.
25 May 2021
The letter included the fourth known example of Einstein writing the "E=mc²" equation by hand. It was originally expected to sell for around $400,000.
6 Jun 2021
Driving the streets of London in an old milk float, Ella Shone delivers food and household products sold without packaging and without plastic. Created last year during the first coronavirus lockdown, her "top-up truck" has not been short of orders since, selling lentils, nuts and even vinegar or laundry detergent to customers using their own containers.
4 Jun 2021
South Korea is boosting efforts to recycle plastics in the country. At special centres, used PET bottles are recycled and transformed into products such as clothes, food containers, and cosmetic bottles.
22 Jun 2021
The geometric painting by Wassily Kandinsky hadn't been seen in public for over 70 years before turning up in Germany. Its rediscovery has been dubbed an "art-historical sensation."
8 Jul 2021
Dozens of states and the District of Columbia have begun legal action against Google in the United States over what they allege is monopolistic behaviour in its Google Play app download store. The case argues that the tech giant blocks competition through technical and other barriers, but the company has described the case as "strange" and "meritless". Also, we look at a positive signal for the French tourism sector: hotel bookings have increased at the start of the summer season.
13 Jul 2021
A cartridge of Nintendo's classic video game "Super Mario 64" sets a world record, selling for $1.56 million (€1.32 million) after a 20% buyer's premium at the Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. The sale, the first ever of a game cartridge to surpass $1 million, came just two days after a sealed copy of "The Legend of Zelda", made for the old Nintendo NES console, sold for a then-record of $870,000.
6 Aug 2021
The two suspects, known only as David S. and Felix B. for legal reasons, face up to 15 years in jail if convicted of the 'dash and grab' robbery at a luxury store in Bavaria earlier this year.
13 Aug 2021
Royal piano restorer David Winston is selling his entire collection of 25 quirky and rare pianos. Some of his work has included pianos belonging to Queen Elizabeth II herself and Ludwig van Beethoven's Broadwood piano.
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