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  • Zagreb Festival Prize Delivered to 'Lunchbox'

    ZAGREB, Croatia -- The international features jury at the Zagreb Film Festival, which is one of the Balkan region's top movie events, delivered the top prize to "The Lunchbox" Saturday at the closing ceremony in the historic Europa Kino movie theater,...
  • Baltimore author Wil Hylton to discuss book about MIA recovery mission

    Baltimore author Wil Hylton to discuss book about MIA recovery mission
    For the Baltimore journalist Wil Hylton, some ugly numbers help represent the painful legacy of American armed forces members who remain missing in action. One statistic is 83,000 — the number of Americans who have disappeared in battle since...
  • Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal

     Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal
    WASHINGTON — For years, when the United States has needed to hand off a dirty diplomatic chore, one obscure nation has reliably raised its hand: Albania. A poor sliver of a country clinging to the edge of Europe, Albania took in ethnic Uighur...
  • Maryland National Guard celebrates foreign partnerships

    Maryland National Guard celebrates foreign partnerships
    For Capt. Martin Noorsalu, deploying to Afghanistan with the Maryland National Guard last year was an unusual opportunity. Noorsalu is one of only a dozen helicopter pilots in the Estonian Air Force. The sole air defense service of the former Soviet...
  • Beet poetry with borscht

    Beet poetry with borscht
    My paternal bloodline brims with soup: barley stews studded with black mushrooms and opaque as porridge; the thin tomato broth of our Polish Christmas Eve vigil, swimming with dumplings no bigger than a bird's eye; and the plain, milky, peasant...
  • Beet poetry

    Beet poetry
    My paternal bloodline brims with soup: barley stews studded with black mushrooms and opaque as porridge; the thin tomato broth of our Polish Christmas Eve vigil, swimming with dumplings no bigger than a bird's eye; and the plain, milky, peasant...
  • Move over Dracula, tourists flock to see Bulgarian 'vampire'

     
    The discovery last week of a 700-year-old skeleton with metal stakes where his heart had been has stirred a bout of vampire-mania in Europe and attracted flocks of tourists to the churchyard grave site in Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Sozopol. So keen is...
  • Pain now or pain later? Europeans prefer putting it off

     
    With more than half of the 17 Eurozone countries slipping back into recession in recent months and popular discontent reaching a crescendo, overseers of the European common currency may be more likely to heed the hurting countries' calls for stimulus...
  • Richard Holbrooke's diplomatic memoir

     
    Richard Holbrooke, who died today, wrote an important diplomatic memoir, To End A War, about his involvement in Bosnia....
  • ARAB WORLD: Protests in Algeria and Yemen draw inspiration from Tunisia uprising

     
    Activists in Yemen, Jordan, Algeria and even Albania took to the streets this weekend demanding democratic reforms in their countries. Some expressed explicit support for the Tunisian people, calling for similar uprisings in their own countries. Others...
  • Pepperdine Law School names federal judge to replace Kenneth Starr as dean

     
    Pepperdine University has named a federal appeals court judge from Kansas to head its law school, replacing former special prosecutor Kenneth Starr. Judge Deanell Reece Tacha of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will start work June 1, the......