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How the Vespa became so iconic

This scooter has managed to remain trendy over 70 years. The post-war spirit of Italy, women’s power and Hollywood stars have contributed to the success of the Vespa, a symbol of Italian style.

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Clooney arrested in protest at Sudanese Embassy in US

By Agencies WASHINGTON: Actor George Clooney and his father have been arrested at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington. The protesters accuse Sudan’s president, Omar Al-Bashir, of provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains in the county’s border region with South Sudan. Clooney, his father, Nick …


George Clooney: Coming of age on the road to ‘The Descendants’

George Clooney plays the kind of man he isn’t in "The Descendants" — ambivalent about life, uncertain about his role as father and husband, a passive link in a long Hawaiian chain. As lawyer and cuckold Matt King, he manages to convey both pathos and humor, often in a single scene. In an exclusive interview …


Europe’s contribution to peace in Sudan

By George Clooney and John Prendergast WASHINGTON, DC: Sudan sits at the proverbial crossroads between potential peace and possible nationwide conflict, which would undoubtedly become the world’s deadliest conventional war in 2011. A referendum on South Sudan’s independence, scheduled for Jan. 9, 2011, will likely split the country in two, with southerners finally achieving the freedom …


Late, but not too late, for Sudan

By George Clooney and John Prendergast STANFORD: Well, we’re in it now. What we do best. Diplomacy. The White House has dispatched Senator John Kerry to Sudan with a proposal for peace between the North and South. It’s a giant step toward avoiding the kind of bloodshed that killed more than two million people in Sudan’s …


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