| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:05 AM
This week's releases feature great action, smart writing, dumb idea.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Grade A: Chris Evans returns to the role of All-American hero Captain America. His efforts to adjust to the modern world are disrupted when S.H.I....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
When Pope Francis announced he was unblocking the canonization process for Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero, killed in 1980 by a death squad during his country's civil war, it was heartening and frustrating. Romero stood up to a murderous army on behalf...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:50 AM
We had barely been in London for one hour when I realized that "Well, at least we speak the same language here" was debatable. Apparently, Southern Americanspeak isn't exactly speaking English. Who knew?
England is a nation of Siri's....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:07 PM
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of attacks on aid workers soared last year to the highest level on record, with Afghanistan the most dangerous country to be a humanitarian, a report on Tuesday said.
In all, 155 aid workers were killed,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The Tower of London is history. The infamous Norman castle is nearly 1,000 years old. It is associated with such historical figures as William the Conqueror and Richard the Lionheart.
It has served as a royal palace, a fortress, a prison, a mint, a...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:20 AM
"If you want to sleep through to breakfast, fasten your seat belt over your blanket now," said Liana, the flight attendant, refilling my water bottle. "If we experience turbulence over Greenland, you have to b...," she said, her voice fading away. But I...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:05 AM
LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion.
| Mar 4, 2014
France's bustling, modern Reims greets travelers with cellar doors wide open. As the capital of the Champagne region, it features a lively center, a historic cathedral, and, of course, Champagne tasting. And thanks to France's slick, high-speed rail, it's...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Charles Dickens is dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker and the chief mourner. Old Dickens is as dead as a door-nail.
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel "Brave New World," and Clive Staples Lewis.
Of the three, it was Lewis...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Kate Middleton and Prince William commemorated London Poppy Day by making a surprise appearance Thursday at a London Tube Station.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a chartered 1960s Routemaster bus -- one of London's famed double-deckers --...