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  • Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2014

    Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2014
    Two wintry cities at either end of the Baltic Sea — Umea, Sweden, to the northwest, and Riga, Latvia, to the southeast — share yearlong tenures as the official European Capitals of Culture in 2014, a tradition dating to 1985. Umea, subarctic...
  • Latvia joins Eurozone with New Year's fanfare but little joy

    Latvia joins Eurozone with New Year's fanfare but little joy
    Latvia became the 18th country to make the European Union's euro its currency when fireworks exploded over Riga and church bells tolled in the new year. Latvia has posted the 28-nation EU's most impressive economic growth rates for the last two years,...
  • Glendale High students hear story of Holocaust survivor

    Glendale High students hear story of Holocaust survivor
    Kalman Aron was 21 when he was freed after being held in several Nazi camps for four years, still determined to live his life after losing most of his family during the Holocaust. On Thursday, Susan Beilby Magee, a family friend of Aron’s told...
  • Retirement: cruises that stimulate your mind

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Want to hear a history professor bring ancient Greece to life or learn how to make a mean shrimp scampi? Look for cruises with great enrichment programs. The Crystal Cruises Creative Learning Institute lets you use your...
  • Starz Inks Russian Pay TV, SVOD Deal with Akopov's Amedia

    LONDON -- Starz Worldwide Distribution has inked a multi-year, multi-platform content licensing and distribution pact with Russia's Amedia, which is backed by U.S. investor Len Blavatnik. The Russian pay TV and SVOD operator, which was founded in 2002 by...
  • Finland Selects 'Disciple' as Oscar Candidate

    Ulrika Bengts' "The Disciple" (Larjungen) has been selected to rep Finland in the foreign-language film Oscar race. Pic, which is produced by Mats Langbacka for Langfilm Productions, stars Erik Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda...
  • Danish Epic '1864′ Wins Funding War

    Entrusted with delivering both an eight-hour TV miniseries and a feature film in "1864," the most expensive Danish production ever, one can forgive director Ole Bornedal for wishing at the time that he were on an island in the Baltic Sea. The scale of...
  • A woodworker's last hurrah

    A woodworker's last hurrah
    YORK COUNTY — An electric scroll saw has been Hugh Kalns' friend for decades. The machine helped him achieve a degree of fame in eastern Virginia's crafting community. Delicate, lace-like carvings of angels, kittens, Christmas wreathes, even...
  • Letters: Columbus' contemporaries were no slouches

    Re "Curiosity set sail with Columbus," Opinion, Oct. 13 Far from being the cause of prying the European imagination loose from the church, Christopher Columbus' voyages were the consequence of established European curiosity and technology. The...
  • The story of gin: A spirited interview

    The story of gin: A spirited interview
    As we roll into the final holiday parties of the year, spirits are high -- and flowing. “The Book of Gin” by Richard Barnett traces the history of gin, which was once believed to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth and treat a lack of...
  • Russia angry over extradition of suspected arms smuggler to U.S.

    Russia angry over extradition of suspected arms smuggler to U.S.
    MOSCOW -- The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted angrily Wednesday to a Lithuanian court's decision to extradite a Russian citizen to the United States on charges of arms trafficking. “We are seriously concerned with the U.S. side’s continuing...
  • Russia's Putin lives like a 'galley slave' with jets, yachts, limos, report says

     
    Russian President Vladimir Putin once lamented that he works "like a galley slave" to improve the life of his countrymen. But according to a report compiled by two prominent opposition politicians, the Russian leader more often toils in the opulence of...