| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The Zurich Film Festival will honor "Amour" director Michael Haneke with its lifetime achievement award.
The helmer will attend the festival, which runs Sept. 26-Oct. 5 in Switzerland, to accept the kudo on Oct. 5. Five of his films -- "Cache," "White...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Hedda Bolgar, a psychologist old enough to have attended Sigmund Freud's lectures in Vienna but youthful enough to have treated patients until just a few weeks ago, has died. She was 103.
Her mind was sharp, her zest for work keen, and her social...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The electron microscope revolutionized biology in the 1930s by providing magnifications thousands of times higher than that of light microscopes, allowing scientists to discern the inner workings of cells for the first time.
But it was not nearly as...
| Dec 12, 2012
Russian opera singer, wife of Rostropovich
Galina Vishnevskaya, 86, a world-renowned Russian opera diva who with her husband defied the Soviet regime to give shelter to writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn and suffered exile from her...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:55 PM
ZURICH - My daddy has written lots about Zurich for about a million years by now, but he says he never realized what a great place it must look like to a 3-year-old like me. He asked me to tell you why it is, so here goes:
You may have heard that...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Swiss bank UBS will cut 10,000 jobs as it exits from its fixed-income trading business and tries to cut costs and concentrate on wealth management.
The Zurich, Switzerland-based institution, which stated that it is “significantly reshaping its...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:10 AM
LONDON -- Authorities in three countries have arrested 31 people in connection with a spectacular diamond heist in February that saw robbers disguised as police steal an estimated $50 million worth of gemstones from a parked plane on a Belgian airport...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Nobody tells Oprah she can't afford a handbag.
Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 9:54 PM
The Week in Pictures from around the world....
| Aug 24, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Pictures in the News from around the world....
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Tiffany Maher, a junior at the University of Central Florida, received lavish praise in the season finale of “So You Think You Can Dance.” But she didn't win the title as favorite female dancer on the Fox contest. That designation went to...