| Aug 31, 2011
Murray Seeger, a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondant who served as Moscow bureau chief in the early 1970s and was later director of information for the AFL-CIO, has died. He was 82.
Seeger, who lived in Silver Spring, Md., died of pneumonia Monday in...
| Feb 10, 2011
My paternal bloodline brims with soup: barley stews studded with black mushrooms and opaque as porridge; the thin tomato broth of our Polish Christmas Eve vigil, swimming with dumplings no bigger than a bird's eye; and the plain, milky, peasant...
| Nov 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
âI love beautiful women,â Gidon Kremer wrote in 1995 at the end of his memoir âSplinters of a Childhood.â âObviously I shall have a lot of unpleasantness because of this.â Still the Latvian violinist -- who appeared with his chamber......
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:33 PM
WARSAW, Poland -- Polish firefighters dodged treacherous sheets of ice in a risky after-dark rescue of a terrified deer stranded on a floe in the Baltic Sea, a spokesman said Wednesday. The rescue team faced serious hazards navigating among the......
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:20 AM
Feeling chatty on a plane but not sure your seatmate wants to hear all about your summer vacation plans? Not to worry.
First, the Dutch airlines KLM announced it would allow passengers to pick seatmates via social media. Now, air Baltic is stepping it...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 8:21 AM
Meet another member of the many-sided faith community in South Florida. This week we're talking with Rabbi Robert Silvers, spiritual leader of Congregation B'nai Israel in Boca Raton.
More about Rabbi Silvers
Title: Senior rabbi at Congregation B'...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 8:29 PM
Ever wondered what happened to the Millennium Falcon after Han Solo and Chewbacca waved good-bye to the Ewoks?
Despite the creative prowess of Industrial Light & Magic, it's probably not at the bottom of the ocean. But, as the image above illustrates, a...
| Apr 27, 2008
By Richard Rayner
Off the southwest coast of Finland are more than 80,000 small islands left by the retreating ice 10,000 years ago. Some of the islands are mere rocks, washed by the cool waters of the Baltic, but many are covered in pine and fir trees...
| Jun 30, 2010
Actress was married to Robert Taylor
Ursula Thiess, 86, a German-born actress who was married to actor Robert Taylor, died June 19 at an assisted living facility in Burbank, said her son, Terry Taylor. The cause was not given.
| Mar 31, 2009
Genocide trial subject
Arnold Meri, 89, a decorated Red Army veteran charged with genocide for deporting hundreds of his Estonian countrymen to Siberia in 1949, died Friday at his home in Tallinn, Estonia.
In 2007, Estonian prosecutors...
| Aug 12, 2008
It took the Red Army -- excuse me, the Russian army -- only two days to secure Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Now Russia is pressing its attacks into the heart of Georgia, threatening to cut the major east-west highway and vital oil pipeline. Moscow's...
| Aug 28, 2008
Today's question: How far east should NATO expand? Should the United States concede Russian dominance over the Caucasus in exchange for admitting, say, Ukraine into NATO? Previously, Moynihan and Meier discussed Russia’s membership in G-8 and...