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In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
Over the strenuous objections of the U.S. and Israel, the United Nations General Assembly voted today to grant nonmember observer status to a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.N. action, which was widely anticipated, was largely a...
An authentic Indiana Jones is alive and well, right here in town. Baltimore, meet Douglas Comer. Operating rather inconspicuously from his Charles Village-based firm Cultural Site Research and Management, Comer has overseen some of the region's most...
During the current presidential election campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney, in a clear effort to win Jewish votes, has asserted that President Barack Obama has "thrown Israel under the bus." Some 78 percent of American Jews voted for President...
Tags: United Nations, Israel, Elections, Mitt Romney, Mahmoud Abbas
Burgundy has long championed the concept of "terroir," a term that refers to a unique combination of soil, site, climate and the hand of man to create a wine with signature characteristics that convey a sense of place. It's a general concept that...
Tags: Statue of Liberty, Wines, Philosophy
It's an island that measures only 21 square miles, about the size of Manhattan. But instead of skyscrapers packed in like sardines, imagine miles and miles of sparkling cerulean water and pink-glittered sand. Replace the honking yellow cabs with...
The desperation of the Palestinians' move to win United Nations recognition was matched only by the pettiness of the U.S. refusal to continue funding UNESCO in order to punish that agency for standing up to Israel ("UNESCO vote on Palestine shuts off...
The U.S. sacrifices its own best interests with punitive laws that require defunding of vital U.N. groups who dare to recognize Palestine as a state ("UNESCO vote on Palestine shuts off funding from U.S.," Nov. 1). There can be no clearer example of the...
As you've no doubt read, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy was overheard telling President Obama that he "cannot stand" Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that he believes the Israeli leader is a "liar." While national leaders do not always...
When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
The Korea Herald, Seoul / Asia News NetworkSEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) -- Asiana Airlines, in partnership with UNESCO Korea, will install solar-powered street lamps for the protection of heritage sites in Vietnam as part of its ongoing social contribution activities in the country, officials said...
Tags: Cambodia, Vietnam, Germany, Media Industry
Long discussed among international expats and indie travelers as a must-see destination, Colombia's Cartagena de Indias has remained somewhat off the mainstream vacation radar of North American tourists. Lately though, Cartagena seems to be coming into...
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