France beat the United States in the men’s 4×100-meter swimming relay on Sunday, with Michael Phelps and the United States taking a silver medal. The medal is the 17th for Phelps, and puts him one behind Larisa Latynina, a Soviet gymnast who earned nine golds, five silvers and four bronzes between 1956 […]
A London cabbie turns his taxi into a hotel-for-one during the Olympic Games. CNN’s Rosie Tomkins checks it out. Take the scarcity and expense of hotel accommodations in London this mix that with the missing revenue of London Cabbies (due to the restricted Olympic Lanes) and you would get something like a taxi-bed. One driver seen an opportunity while he […]
Is there a dress code for the medal stand at the Olympics? American swimmer Ryan Lochte wanted to wear his custom red, white and blue grill, which represents his country, on the medal stand after winning the 400 IM. But some IOC official informed him that wearing his bling would result in failure to […]
As to be expected, with an international gathering of this size, just hours before the opening ceremonies London was dealing with protesters. Taxi Drivers Protest Traffic Sanctions Imposed During the Games…. Cab drivers argue the traffic lanes — which are restricted to Olympic officials and athletes — should also be available to taxis. […]
Not everyone in Egypt was happy about the visit from U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. While Clinton’s Motorcade was departing from the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria, protesters threw tomatoes and shoes on Sunday and shouted, “Monica, Monica, Monica” , in reference to a Washington scandal during her husbands first term as President of […]
An Egyptian couple has been charged after putting their child in their luggage in an attempt to smuggle the baby, who did not have a visa out of the airport when security officers at an airport in the United Arab Emirates found the 5-month-old boy hidden in a small handbag.According to police the […]
Egypt's Strongman Gamal Abdel Nasser last week defended his purchase of arms from the Communists, denied that he intends to start a war with Israel, and behaved like a man convinced that his spoon is long enough to sup with the devil.”I know they are saying that [Soviet Ambassador Daniil] Solod is the world's | greatest salesman,” Nasser told TIME-LIFECorrespondent Keith Wheeler, in a midnight interview at his house, “but that is not quite the way it was. It was my own idea
Fifty thousand Egyptians crowded under a vast, quilted tent in Cairo's Republic Square one evening last week to hear Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser proclaim his long-promised constitution. This was the moment when Egypt was to pass from military dictatorship to “republican and democratic government.” To mark the switch, Nasser and his eight-man junta had resigned their army commissions
Trying to rally enthusiasm for the Suez settlement, Egypt's young Strongman Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser faced a quarter million of his people one night last week in Alexandria's Manshiya Square. On that very spot, he said dramatically, as a schoolboy in 1930 he took part in his first anti-British demonstration, first saw authorities shoot down fellow Egyptians.
The story in TIME this week on Egypt's political convulsions involving Mohammed Naguib and Lieut. Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser came as no real surprise to the editors in New York−nor will it to the TIME readers who have followed the recent stories on Egyptian politics.