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  • Md., Va. officials hoping to avoid repeat of 2012 election lines

    WASHINGTON — Officials in Virginia and Maryland are taking steps to avoid a repeat of the 2012 elections, when some voters experienced long delays at polling stations, according to a recent federal report. About 12 percent of all voters in both...
  • Saudi Arabia sentences outspoken Shi'ite cleric to death: brother

    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi judge sentenced to death a prominent cleric on Wednesday who has called for greater rights for the kingdom's Shi'ites, the cleric's brother said, two years after his arrest prompted deadly protests in the...
  • Saudi convicts 22 on militant charges, sentences one to death: SPA

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi court sentenced one person to death and 21 others to various jail sentences after they were convicted of a range of militant crimes, including setting up training camps and identifying oil locations to hit, state news agency...
  • Facing new oil glut, Saudis avoid 1980s mistakes to halt price slide

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Still haunted by its failed attempt to prevent a steep drop in oil prices by slashing production by almost three quarters in the 1980s, the world's top oil exporter Saudi Arabia is determined not to make the same mistake again. The...
  • Australian Ballet's 'Swan Lake' a royal disconnect

     Australian Ballet's 'Swan Lake' a royal disconnect
    In an age of rampant ballet revisionism, finding an unorthodox "Swan Lake" isn't difficult. In Denmark there's one that depicts the life of Tchaikovsky. Germany offers a version that focuses on Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria. And on Thursday, the Australian...
  • Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II

    Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of England, meet Maleficent! Angelina has received physical proof from Queen Elizabeth II that she is an honorary dame. "Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when HM presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood," read a...
  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth makes actress Angelina Jolie a Dame

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth makes actress Angelina Jolie a Dame
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth made actress Angelina Jolie an honorary Dame at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday in recognition of her campaigning to end sexual violence in war zones and for services to UK foreign policy....
  • European royalty meets Hollywood royalty at Princess Grace Awards

    European royalty meets Hollywood royalty at Princess Grace Awards
    Not too many nonprofits can lay claim to awarding grants to both a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Tony Kushner) and the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants (Stephen Hillenburg), but that’s the magic of the Princess Grace Foundation, created 32...
  • Ebola may be popular horror-theme among some U.S. party-goers this Halloween

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Halloween is supposed to be spooky, at least some costumes worn this year by party-goers in the United States promise to be terrifying. Some of the more ghoulish trick-or-treaters will be dressed as emergency responders to...
  • Lebanese army to get first Saudi-financed weapons soon: former PM

    PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon's army will soon receive military equipment as part of a $1 billion grant from Saudi Arabia to help it fight Islamist militants encroaching into Lebanon from Syria, former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday. Hariri,...
  • Busan Film Review: 'The Fatal Encounter'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Absorbing even at its most impenetrable, "The Fatal Encounter" is a splendidly crafted, sumptuously photographed costume drama-actioner about the heroic and embattled reign of King Jeongju, the 22nd ruler of Korea's Joseon...