Egypt's President Sisi Touts Megaprojects Ahead of March Vote

Egypt’s presidents, like the pharaohs before them, have long used vast infrastructure projects to inspire a sense of national achievement, but no modern leader has claimed to launch so many so rapidly as President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.


Helen Oxenbury and John Burningham win top books honour

The couple, whose children’s books include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Borka, receive BookTrust’s first ever joint lifetime achievement awardTwo giants of children’s books, Helen Oxenbury and John Burningham, are to be honoured with the first e


Rachel Roddy’s recipe for a potato and porcini bake

A few waxy potatoes, a handful of dried mushrooms and a glug of whole milk make for a homely, warming plateful that’s fit for king and pauper alikeHaving spent three days ill in bed, putting three potatoes into the oven felt like quite an achievement. A

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Tillerson defies critics to mark an important milestone

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson celebrates one year in office on Thursday -- a modest achievement by some standards, but one his critics had dismissed as unreachable just months ago.

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