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  • Whatever happened to the great apes of Europe?

    It was more than 14 million years ago that ancient apes departed Africa and began radiating throughout Europe and Asia, according to scientists. So why don't we see apes in Europe today? Researchers in Spain argue that a variety of great apes went...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading

    Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading
    She hasn't decided yet. Or if she has, she's not telling. But if Hillary Rodham Clinton does run for president in 2016, her new book "Hard Choices," a chronicle of her four years as secretary of State, leaves no room for doubt about how she might...
  • The Rich List and the West's culture of envy

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. Both contained outrageously...
  • LACMA Chinese art curator Yu Yu to lead USC Pacific Asia Museum

    LACMA Chinese art curator Yu Yu to lead USC Pacific Asia Museum
    This story has been corrected. Please see below for details. Christina Yu Yu made a great leap eastward in 1998 from her native China to a college campus in Massachusetts. This summer she will make a somewhat smaller one: She’s leaving the Los...
  • Marking 25th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square takes creativity

    Show tunes. Confetti. A deck of cards. Rubber ducks. A pornographic video. These are some of the props in the annual games underway in Beijing as the most sensitive day of the year approaches. Wednesday is the 25th anniversary of the day when...
  • Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square

    Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square
    Hu Jia is under house arrest again in Bobo Freedom City, his Beijing apartment complex, as he often is come late spring. Two plainclothes officers are just downstairs, Hu says, and four or five are at the front gate; the veteran activist is allowed to...
  • Obama and Abbott: The U.S. and Australia make common cause in the Pacific

    Obama and Abbott: The U.S. and Australia make common cause in the Pacific
    Last week, at the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings at Normandy, we remembered how Australian airmen flew overhead as Americans and Allied forces surged ashore with extraordinary bravery and at great cost. Overlooking those sacred shores, we paid...
  • Bad weather blamed as SeaWorld attendance falls 4%

    While theme parks worldwide drew bigger crowds last year, attendance at SeaWorld parks dropped as the company faced continued criticism over the treatment of its killer whales, a report released Tuesday says. Theme park attendance worldwide jumped 5.4%...
  • CANNES: Korea's Pan Cinema Wins Bid Battle For 'Helios'

    South Korean rights to Hong Kong police thriller "Helios" were acquired by Pan Cinema from Media Asia after a bid battle. "Almost every major Korean company gave us an offer on this exciting title," said Media Asia executive Frederick Tsui. "We finally...
  • Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company

    Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company
    A Navy petty officer pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to accepting more than $10,000 in cash, travel expenses and electronic "gadgets" in exchange for providing classified information to a Singapore-based defense contractor. Petty Officer 1st-...
  • T. Rowe Price opens second fund focused on Asia

    T. Rowe Price opens second fund focused on Asia
    Baltimore money manager T. Rowe Price announced Wednesday it has started a new fund focused on companies located in Asia to match investor interest in the increasingly important economic region. The new Asia Opportunities Fund will pick companies...