Snapshot: ‘In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11’

'Deserted Town' from the series The Abandoned Animals of Fukushima, (2011)
©Yasusuke Ota

In the days after the disaster and Fukushima’s evacuation, animals and pets were left starving

Portrait of Pope Innocent X by Velazquez
©Galleria Doria Pamphilj

Velázquez at the Grand Palais in Paris

The Spanish master gets a retrospective in the French capital

Novye Mytischi, Suburbs of Moscow, Russia, 2010 by Alexander Gronsky
©Alexander Gronsky

Alexander Gronsky’s photographs of the margins of Moscow

The images portray recreational pursuits in the city’s suburbs — where Muscovites still swim, sunbathe and picnic against a backdrop of urbanisation

Table lamp by Odilon Avalos
©Americas Society

Mid-century modern’s Latin lessons

New York exhibition highlights the important role of Latin American designers

UK facing up to austerity, study suggests

Survey finds little appetite for tax rise to fund services

Zuckerberg introduces a new term: 'the Facebook family' for Facebook groups, the main Facebook app, Whatsapp, Messenger, and Instragram

Deal-making Facebook tries its hand at parenting at F8 conference

The social network opened up Facebook Messenger to app developers

Rohit Jaggi tests the Triumph Thruxton Ace
©Charlie Bibby

Riding the Triumph Thruxton Ace

Igor Kolomoisky: an influential oligarch

Candid comments from the leading businessman

Brazilian buyout group eyes Kraft

Germanwings flight crashes in France

All 150 passengers and crew were killed

A new course for the Panama Canal

Lee Kuan Yew

The founding father of Singapore has died

Reburying the last Plantagenet king

Björk at MoMA New York

The Icelandic singer is featured at a New York show

Greenland: the new frontier

The Kazakh eagle hunters of Mongolia

A pioneering trip to Mongolia allows visitors to stay with a nomadic family who hunt with birds of prey

Snapshot: ‘The Window — Das Fenster’

An exhibition highlighting the use of windows as a framing device or conceptual tool, spanning the work of early to contemporary photographers

High-end homeware from sustainable sources

Interest is growing in sustainably-sourced home decor

New York City FC’s first home game

Inside New York’s Yankee Stadium with fans of one of the US’s newest soccer clubs

All eyes on the solar eclipse

People across Europe eager to catch glimpse of partial eclipse

Malcolm Fraser, former Australia PM, 1930-2015

Anti-capitalist clashes outside ECB

Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters clashed with riot police near the new headquarters of the ECB in Frankfurt

Netanyahu victorious

The rightwing Israeli leader is on track to serve a fourth term as prime minister

Israel goes to the polls

Tony Blair — well connected

Role of former UK prime minister in the Middle East is under review

Protesters call for Rousseff impeachment

US data ahead of Fed meeting

Vertiginous surge in dollar and disappointing economic data heighten uncertainty

Cyclone Pam rips through Vanuatu

A huge tropical storm has torn through the South Pacific island nation

Visual comment of the week

Ingram Pinn’s take on one of the main events of the week

Three eras of Richard Diebenkorn at the Royal Academy in London

A revelatory exhibition celebrates the distinctive periods in the life of the shape-shifting American painter

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