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  • Book Talk: Retracing the steps of the Great War's 'Trigger'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - In June 1914, a Bosnian Serb teenager named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, setting in motion a train of events that led to the start of World War One. Cape Town-based author and adventurer...
  • WWI demons live

    World War I started one century ago. Wait! Don't stop reading. For most Americans, the war is like algebra or frog anatomy -- something you have to study briefly in school but then never have to think about again. Unlike World War II, with its...
  • Oscars: Hungary Selects 'White God' as Academy Award Entry

    LONDON -- Hungary has selected Kornel Mundruczo's "White God," which won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, as its entry for the Oscars' foreign-language film category. The decision was made at a meeting of the Hungarian Oscar Selection Committee...
  • ECB says Hungary's new law could hurt financial stability

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's plans to force banks to refund borrowers for overcharging could hurt financial stability and the authorities should consider the effects carefully when drawing up further measures, the European Central Bank said. The...
  • 100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I

    100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I
    The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions...
  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • Sarajevo begins to heal from its haunted history

    Sarajevo begins to heal from its haunted history
    If you dare to visit here — and I'm glad I did — you'll eventually stand beneath the elegant geometry of Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque (built in 1530) or sip a beer at the Sarajevo Brewery (founded in 1864) or tiptoe atop the stone walls of the White...
  • Touched by history: Meeting a witness to WWI assassination

    Touched by history: Meeting a witness to WWI assassination
    Sometimes history punches you right in the face, and there's no time to duck. It happened to me when I was a teenager in Vienna, accompanying my parents on a business trip. My dad's local contact -- Dr. Radler -- piled us into his Mercedes for a Sunday...
  • Big events for August

    Big events for August
    The beat goes on, as the sounds of summer reverberate far and wide — old-time acoustic music in Iowa, calypso in London and punk rock in Hungary. Meanwhile, it's time to cast off those look-good-in-a-swimsuit resolutions and dig into the foods of...
  • Cruising the Danube River is an eye-opening experience

    A set of headlights on the Serbian side of the Danube River disappeared into a tunnel and emerged, and I had to remind myself that it was I — not the land — that was drifting by. In that moment, I was as carefree as a leaf on a stream, a...
  • Karlovy Vary Festival Brings Best of the East to the West

    This year, the top prizes in Cannes sent a clear message to the international cinema community: From Palme d'Or winner "Winter Sleep" (Turkey) to Un Certain Regard favorite "White God" (Hungary) and "The Tribe" (Ukraine), above, the juries' top picks...