| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I usually don't like to report on those "best" or "least expensive" city or airport stories. I figure that if you really want to visit the Louvre, the fact that Albuquerque is less expensive or Seoul has a better airport is irrelevant. But once in a while...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:15 PM
We don't know their names but we know their numbers, and we can see the evidence of their torture, thanks to a former crime-scene photographer who says he became a reluctant documenter of murder "on an industrial scale" committed by Bashar Assad's...
| Sep 3, 2013
— The last Illinois survivor of a mostly forgotten World War II prisoner-of-war saga lives in a white farmhouse 7 miles north of town.
Retired from grain farming since 1988, Alva Moss, 89, walks a narrow road, mows his lawn and plays tennis for...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Dateline: Home. The main take-away from my trip experience is that you can still find comfortable accommodations in smaller European cities for less than $100 a day and eat some great dinners for around $30 per person, including house wine, and lunches...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Swiss voters soundly rejected a plan Sunday that would have limited executive compensation to no more than 12 times the lowest-paid employees' pay.
The measure, known as the "1:12 initiative," was defeated 65.3% to 34.7% even amid wide public...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
During my college years, I traveled to Europe every summer. Back then, I'd start hatching my plans in spring: First I'd determine how much time I could get away for, and then I'd buy a cheap plane ticket to Europe. After that, I'd figure out where I'd...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:00 PM
GENEVA – Syrian government officials and members of the U.S.-backed opposition are expected to meet Friday in their first face-to-face negotiations since civil war broke out almost three years ago.
The venue for the long-anticipated peace talks in...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:58 PM
MONTREUX, Switzerland – This fashionable lakeside city, known for its annual jazz festival, chic shops and tranquil alpine vistas, was abuzz Tuesday with eleventh-hour preparations for a long-anticipated international gathering aimed at halting...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The American Society of Cinematographers has gone deep art house in its sensibilities, having chosen the d.p.'s behind "Renoir," "Ida" and "Winter Nomads" as the nominees for its inaugural ASC Spotlight Award.
"Ida" lensers Lukasz Zal and Ryszard...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:57 PM
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry pleaded Thursday with Syrian opposition groups to not drop out of a peace conference scheduled to convene in Switzerland next week.
With an umbrella group of opposition forces preparing to vote...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:55 AM
BEIRUT -- The Syrian government Friday said it had presented plans to its Russian allies for a cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo and an exchange of prisoners with the opposition in advance of peace talks next week in Switzerland.