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  • 'Snowpiercer' is sci-fi with a satiric bite to it

    "Snowpiercer" is a veritable United Nations of sci-fi films. Directed by the Korean Bong Joon-Ho ("The Host"), based on a French graphic novel and with a cast built around Captain America (Chris Evans), Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, Jamie...
  • China and South Korea leaders restate opposition to North's nuclear arms

    SEOUL (Reuters) - The leaders of South Korea and China on Thursday restated their firm opposition to the nuclear ambitions of North Korea, Beijing's erstwhile ally, and to work towards concluding talks on a free trade deal by the end of the year. Chinese...
  • Syria refugees set to exceed a third of Lebanon's population

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon faces the threat of political and economic collapse as the number of refugees pouring in from Syria is set to exceed a third of the population, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said on Thursday. Derbas said the total was...
  • U.S., Iran not seen discussing Iraq at Vienna nuclear talks

    U.S., Iran not seen discussing Iraq at Vienna nuclear talks
    U.S. and Iranian officials said on Thursday they do not plan to discuss the growing crisis in Iraq on the sidelines of the latest round of nuclear negotiations under way, a rare platform for direct contact between Washington and Tehran. Sweeping tracts...
  • Bomb explodes among children playing in Afghanistan, 2 killed

    At least two Afghani children were killed and eight others were wounded in a bombing in Herat province Thursday, the Afghan Interior Ministry reported. The ministry said the bomb was planted by the Taliban and exploded among children playing outside...
  • Looking Out: Proud Whoppers, rainbow-clad Boy Scouts and more

    Looking Out: Proud Whoppers, rainbow-clad Boy Scouts and more
    Regular Gay Matters blogger Kevin Rector is on vacation, so I'll be filling in on this week's Looking Out and will do my best to bring you all the important LGBT news of the week. Comment below if I've left anything out. Here's the goods (and maybe some...
  • China's Xi arrives in South Korea as tensions grow with North Korea, Japan

    BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to South Korea on Thursday, part of a courtship aimed at strengthening his hand in dealing with North Korea and Japan. South Korean President Park Geun-hye greeted Xi upon his arrival in...
  • Babette Bloch At Mattatuck

    Babette Bloch At Mattatuck
    Babette Bloch used to sculpt in bronze but decided years ago that stainless steel was more to her liking. "It catches the light at different times of day and different seasons. The work lives and changes," Bloch said. Her new installation at Mattatuck...
  • U.N. states overcome impasse to pass peacekeeping budget

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.N. General Assembly committee approved on Thursday a new troop-reimbursement rate for countries contributing nearly 100,000 peacekeepers to 16 missions, overcoming an impasse that left the world body's operations in...
  • Insect farms: Investors see big profits in thinking small

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - When it comes to resolving a big global food problem, a new breed of farmers and their financial backers are thinking small. Work on the world's largest fly farm has begun in South Africa after the European firm behind the project...
  • Virgin Atlantic unveils new Vivienne Westwood designed uniforms

    Virgin Atlantic unveils new Vivienne Westwood designed uniforms
    On Tuesday, British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood officially took the wraps off the uniforms she designed for Virgin Atlantic airlines. Unveiled at a party in London -- at which the entertainment included Blondie -- the collection will be...