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Fidel Castro smokes a cigar during interviews with the press during a visit of US Senator Charles McGovern, in Havana in May 1975. File photograph: Prensa Latina/Reuters

From the famous exploding cigars to poison pills hidden in a cold-cream jar, the CIA and Cuban exile groups spent nearly 50 years devising ways to ki(...)

Sean Connery as James Bond in From Russia With Love

James Bond and Steven Seagal’s characters create an image of masculinity which can be “toxic” for vulnerable men, an equalities minister in the UK has(...)

Toblerone: now looks like the sort of knock-off mean aunts give at Christmas. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Let’s ignore the stink of brimstone for a moment and consider the Toblerone controversy. Tempers were raised when, this week, it emerged that stupid B(...)

 Sir Roger Moore: Why does he always insist he wasn’t a great actor when people ask about his films? “Well, I’ve seen them, you see.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“This man is very important,” says Sir Roger Moore, inaccurately, as he shakes my hand. The former Bond, Saint, Maverick and Persuader is 89 years old(...)

Leptis Magna, Libya: An Italian reporter has said that a member of the ‘Ndrangheta Mafia asked him for €60,000 in exchange for artefacts taken from the ancient Roman city by Islamic State.

Islamic Sate is involved in a complex international trade in which it sells priceless ancient artefacts to the Calabrian Mafia, the ‘Ndrangheta, in r(...)

Porto Montenegro is rapidly becoming the Mediterranean’s choice for luxury yacht berths.

The strange thing about Montenegro for many is that their perception stems from a total fraud: the 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale. Despite multi(...)

Ben Collins: took the Fiesta for a top test drive.

Ford has made its brilliant Fiesta ST even better with additional power and a few tweaks to enhance the 1.6-litre car’s performance. The aptly renamed(...)

Donald Trump: “I’m sorry I pretended I was going to release my tax returns. Of course I didn’t pay any taxes.” Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

To whom it may concern: Trump is sorry. Trump is humble. Trump is scared. Trump doesn’t want to get crushed. So if I have offended anyone, or because (...)

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre, which will be shown in Ultra HD on the Sky platform when it launches the service next month.

Laura Slattery Sky will begin broadcasting in Ultra HD from the first day of the English Premier League football season next month. Its Ultra HD con(...)

The new Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing hypercar, with the snappy name AMRB 001: yours for a snip under €3 million

Aston Martin has taken the covers off its £2.5 million (€2.9 million) m “hypercar”, revealing for the first time the most expensive road car in Britis(...)

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