While the International Energy Agency is warning oil producing countries to increase output to safeguard the fragile global economic recovery, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has just declared himself to be that countries OPEC representative.
If there's one thing Europe does well in winter, it's Christmas markets. Whether you're after something old school, or a year-round market with Christmas add-ons, your holiday travel is not complete until you stopped by one of these festive locales.
It's curious that Edward de Waal, author of the most exquisite memoir you're likely to read this year isn't a writer. He's a potter, said to be one of the best in England, and Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster.