The problem with Barack Obama is that he just doesn't love the full contact sport of politics. He has no capacity for the inside machinations or tactical brutality we associate with a more sophisticated and celebrated president
It's an offer you can't refuse: rustic abodes in a picturesque hilltop village on the island of Sicily, once home to Italian peasants and their donkeys, are up for sale for just one euro. Hewn into the Madonie mountains and dotted throughout the town of Gangi, the houses were left empty after their owners emigrated in the 1920s.
Iain Moody resigned as sporting director of Premier League side Crystal Palace on Thursday after a file alleging misconduct during his time with Cardiff was sent by the Welsh club to the Football Association. According to a report in Britain's Daily Mail, the file alleges that both Moody and Malky Mackay, sacked as Cardiff manager by Malaysian owner Vincent Tan in December 2013, two months after right-hand man Moody was fired from his role with the club, sent a series of racist, sexist and homophobic text messages to one another during their time with the Welsh side. A Palace statement issued Thursday said: "In light of the events of yesterday, sporting director Iain Moody has tendered his resignation and it has been accepted with immediate effect.