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  • Possible stalemate in Syria lesser of two evils

    PARIS -- The major threat in the Middle East to international peace is Syria's civil war, not the rhetorical battles between Iran and an Israel that claims to be straining against its American leash. The Syrian war is the focus of Sunni-Shiite rivalry,...
  • Sultan's vision realized: New 'Iron Silk Road' links Europe, Asia

    Turkey brought to life a 150-year-old vision of the Ottoman sultans on Tuesday with the opening of a submerged tunnel linking Europe and Asia and repurposing the fabled Silk Route from caravan to rail service. The $4-billion Marmaray project will...
  • World Book Night announces 2014 picks

    If in general it's better to give than receive, the rule ought to hold true for books -- and giving is the basis of World Book Night, in which millions of books are distributed, for free, by willing volunteers. World Book Night launched in Britain and...
  • Photo essay | Mt. Fuji

     
    By ELAINE KURTENBACH MOUNT FUJI, Japan — They trudge up well-trod cinder paths by the thousands, headlamps glowing in the dark, and then settle in, shivering, to await and cheer the sun's blazing ascent over the horizon. Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's...
  • US weighs Syrian intervention, despite the consequences

    PARIS -- The present debate in the United States over making policy for a Middle East that has been profoundly changed by the events of the past three years unhappily echoes past policies that failed. They were intended to promote democracy and usually...
  • Thank-yous, memories, Meryl Streep -- and a book ahead of its time

    "Dear Liz ... Thank you for your great article on Magna Carta (July 9). You capture the spirit exactly right and tell the story so well. "Here, in the Salisbury Cathedral, England, we are delighted to host Jay-Z's new album alongside our Magna Carta....
  • Ray Dolby dies at 80; engineer's sound system eliminated underlying noise

    Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss. The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
  • Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga

    Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga
    RIGA (Reuters) - A city of the medieval Hanseatic league of trading nations with a mix of Latvian, Germanic and Russian cultures, Riga has a rich 800-year history and a vibrant modern buzz. A trip to the Latvian capital is an opportunity to see world...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Amsterdam

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Amsterdam
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Royal celebrations in the Netherlands this week put the country and the capital Amsterdam on front pages and television screens around the world with an orange splash. There's plenty to see and do in this compact city where...
  • Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings

    Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings
    While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
  • Soprano Sarah Brightman To Be In Concert At Bushnell

    Soprano Sarah Brightman To Be In Concert At Bushnell
    Sarah Brightman, concert soprano and star of "The Phantom of the Opera," will be in concert at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 12. Tickets go on sale Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. Her new track “Angel” is now available for free...