| Mar 14, 2012
| 10:47 AM
SIERRE, Switzerland (AP) — A tour bus slammed into a tunnel wall in the Swiss Alps in a horrific accident that killed 22 schoolchildren and six adults returning to Belgium from a joyous ski vacation, police said Wednesday.
Another 24 students...
| Mar 23, 2012
— While there will be hectic and tense days ahead as Chicago prepares for the NATO summit in May, Thursday was a day of good feelings for an Illinois delegation as it introduced the city to NATO officials and others here.
From a rousing party at...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:38 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium — In a shop just a few steps from this city's famed Grand Place, there's barely time to breathe as Svenja Schmitz serves a steady stream of customers.
They're mostly locals with whom Schmitz converses in French or Flemish. But she...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:56 PM
While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 5:28 PM
ANTWERP, Belgium — Why go to Antwerp when you can just as easily visit Brussels or Brugge? You go exactly because it isn't Brussels or Brugge. Antwerp has the elegance of the European Union capital without its grandiosity and the picturesque charm...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 4:32 PM
James Ensor is often described by art historians as an artist who disdained the crowd or âmob.â But 10 years ago, Swedish critic Stefan Jonsson studied the context of the painting and turned that argument on its head. Ensor is......
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The euro slumped further Tuesday and European stock markets slid again as fears continued to mount over the continentâs government-debt crisis. Irelandâs bailout by the European Union, in a deal formalized over the weekend, already is a distant...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 9:14 AM
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14-Day Caribbean Collector's Voyage Cruise Ports: Tampa, FL; Key West, FL; Belize City, Belize; Mahogany Bay, Honduras; Costa Maya,...
| Nov 25, 2010
Some culinary trends come with promises concocted in the vague argot of marketing executives and brand managers. But a few rare ideas spring from something universal. They're the restaurants and recipes that tap into unknown pleasures, manifestations of...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:30 PM
When painting student Jennifer Tam studied a series of Marcel Duchamp prints of boldly colored, spinning discs, she became convinced that the enigmatic works had to be included in the big new show opening Sundayat the Baltimore Museum of Art.
| Jan 1, 2012
Director Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" starts innocently enough — with Tintin, it always does — at a flea market, where the dauntless boy reporter finds an old model boat. But blistering barnacles! — as his buddy Capt....