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  • Sailing on small ships gets closer to the treasures

    Sailing on small ships gets closer to the treasures
    Cruising by gulet — traditionally small, two-masted sailing vessels — is a wonderful way to explore places like Turkey, Greece and Italy. Peter Sommer Travels specializes in such adventures and offers small-group journeys (maximum of 18...
  • European court rules Italy responsible for protest 'torture'

    Europe's top human rights court ruled Tuesday that the unpunished police beating of a 62-year-old man during the 2001 protests at the G-8 summit in the Italian city of Genoa amounted to torture, vindicating hundreds of protesters who claimed they were...
  • Islamic State militants: 'Countdown has begun' for Japanese hostages

    Islamic State militants: 'Countdown has begun' for Japanese hostages
    Prayers were offered Friday at Tokyo's largest mosque for two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants who had demanded a $200 million ransom for their release. Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group posted an online...
  • Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages

    Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages
    The deadline to pay a ransom for two Japanese hostages of the Islamic State group or risk their deaths loomed Friday, with no signs of progress on securing their release. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened his National Security Council to discuss how to...
  • Snow monkeys

    Snow monkeys
    Animal assignments are and always have been my favorite assignments. So I was thrilled yesterday when I got assigned to photograph the media sneak preview of the new Regenstein Macaque Forest exhibit at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The new group of eight...
  • At G-20 summit, U.S. likely to press others to help lift global economy

    At G-20 summit, U.S. likely to press others to help lift global economy
    As President Obama and other world leaders arrive Saturday in Brisbane, Australia, for the annual G-20 summit, they will face a daunting challenge: steering a global economy that has seen most of its major players slowing down. One notable exception...
  • How a timid West let Russia regroup

    How a timid West let Russia regroup
    Looking back over the past quarter-century, it isn't easy to name a Western policy that can truly be described as a success. The impact of Western development aid is debatable. Western interventions in the Middle East have been disastrous. But one...
  • Burger King,Tim Hortons talks could turn up heat on tax inversions

    Burger King,Tim Hortons talks could turn up heat on tax inversions
    Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s potential acquisition of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. could flame-broil the already simmering debate in Washington about new limits on off-shore tax shifting after the companies confirmed a new merged firm...
  • 3 killed in San Diego County crash were students from Japan

    3 killed in San Diego County crash were students from Japan
    The three people killed and five others injured in a single-car crash in northern San Diego County late Thursday were from Japan and studying at Palomar College in San Marcos, officials said. All were ages 18 to 22. The group of eight were in a 2000...
  • Slaying of James Foley revives debate on paying ransom to terrorists

    Slaying of James Foley revives debate on paying ransom to terrorists
    On Nov. 26, 2013, a year after James Foley was kidnapped in Syria, his parents and his employer received an email in English from his captors. They offered to prove that the American journalist was alive by giving his family the chance to ask three...
  • Japan protests Russian military drills on disputed islands

    Japan protests Russian military drills on disputed islands
    Japan's Foreign Ministry lodged a "strong protest" Wednesday over Russian military exercises on two islands seized by the Soviet Union after World War II and claimed by both countries. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the war games onĀ Etorofu...