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  • Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps

    Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps
    This year, a highlight of my European summer was the day I spent hiking in the Berner Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. I was with a wonderful group of traveling friends, all eager for a ramble in the high country. Fortunately, you don't have to be a...
  • Russia shuts four McDonald's restaurants amid Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine. The four...
  • Destroying Syria's chemical weapons still leaves questions unresolved

    BERLIN Looking back a year, to the early hours of Aug. 21, 2013, when a series of missiles with poison gas payloads landed in suburban Damascus, experts can't help but note that the results of an international reaction to use of the lethal chemicals can...
  • Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

    Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
    The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it. Bettel and his...
  • Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, in an address to the nation a day after he was elected prime minister by a legislature he hand-picked, asked Thais not to dwell on the dramatic coup he led in May. "There is no point saying...
  • Researcher's mission to show Nazis' silencing of music during Holocaust

    Researcher's mission to show Nazis' silencing of music during Holocaust
    Nazi crimes against visual art are easy to grasp. We can see images of paintings they stole. We can read about court battles Holocaust victims and their heirs sometimes have fought to get them back. But how does one show the willful obliteration of...
  • Germany has spied on Turkey since 1976: Focus magazine

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency has been spying on Turkey for nearly four decades, Focus magazine said on Saturday in a report which could raise tensions further between the NATO allies. The details about the duration of possible...
  • Merkel dampens hopes of breakthrough at Putin-Poroshenko talks

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Sunday that closely watched talks next week between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko in Minsk were unlikely to deliver a breakthrough that would resolve the crisis...
  • Kiev, Western allies condemn entrance of Russian convoy into Ukraine

    Russia on Friday defied international warnings against its 280-truck convoy barging into eastern Ukraine without the Kiev government’s consent, drawing widespread condemnation for its intrusion into the territory of its strife-torn neighbor....
  • Italy finds 19 boat migrants dead, saves over 3,500 since Friday: navy

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, most of them in the past three months as they tried to reach Europe from Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday....
  • U.S. rice farmers see opportunity in China

    Greg Yielding was given a quixotic task: travel to China and determine if consumers there would be willing to eat American rice. So he set up tables at some of the most popular supermarkets in southern China, hung American flags and began dishing out...