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  • Your morning adorable: Endangered Rothschild giraffe calf makes his debut at Prague Zoo

     
    A male Rothschild giraffe calf born late last month at the Prague Zoo is gunning for the title of World's Cutest Zoo Baby. He has some tough competition -- an Amur leopard cub in Germany, a red-necked wallaby joey in......
  • All too familiar

    Forty years ago tomorrow, the Soviet Union invaded its satellite, Czechoslovakia, and ended a period of political liberalization known as the Prague Spring. A 21-year-old photographer, Marketa Luskacova, was there in 1968, recording the tanks, the grief,...
  • Travel readers on hits, misses around world

    Travel readers on hits, misses around world
    You know those destinations you feel obligated to visit but don't really want to? Travel section readers do. We asked them to tell us about some of the places they were certain weren't right for them, and here's what they said. Sometimes, the...
  • US, Russia Agree to Nuclear Arms Pact

    US, Russia Agree to Nuclear Arms Pact
    WASHINGTON -- Climaxing months of hard negotiations, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed on Friday to sharp cuts in the nuclear arsenals of both nations in the most comprehensive arms control treaty in two decades. "We have...
  • Obama, Medvedev Sign Nuclear Arms Treaty

    Obama, Medvedev Sign Nuclear Arms Treaty
    With an agreement to scale back the weaponry of the world's two greatest nuclear powers, President Obama and Russian President Dimitry Medvedev signed a long-sought treaty that still will require the ratification of both governments. One year after...
  • U.S. joins fight over looted art

    Seeking to increase pressure on European nations that are refusing to turn over looted Holocaust-era art and other property, Congress on Tuesday plans to spotlight the stories of people thwarted by restitution policies abroad. The hearing--the first such...
  • Czech museum sues to return Nazi loot

    In an unprecedented move, the Jewish Museum in Prague has filed suit against the Czech Culture Ministry on behalf of a Chicago-area man who is claiming ownership of artwork looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The lawsuit, believed to be the first...
  • Czechs to keep art taken by Nazis

    In a disheartening setback for a Chicago-area man who has claimed a multimillion-dollar art collection looted by the Nazis, the Czech government has declared the most valuable of the paintings "national treasures," thereby blocking their return. The move...
  • Holocaust-era art collection beckons heir

    When Emil Freund was killed in the Jewish ghetto of Lodz, Poland, in 1942, he left behind an extensive art collection that sat forgotten in a Prague warehouse. For nearly 60 years the portraits and landscapes by some of the most renowned French artists of...
  • Propaganda, Truth Duel in Crowd Counts

    So many gay and lesbian activists attended this month's rally at the state Capitol that it was impossible to count them. But that did not stop the pundits from claiming to know just how many were there. State Police Cmdr. Dennis Williams said that "years...
  • From the archives: Thousands Join E. German Exodus

    GIESSEN, West Germany -- Thousands of young East Germans arrived by special train in West German reception centers here and elsewhere Sunday as the refugee crisis in Bonn's diplomatic missions in Czechoslovakia and Poland appeared to flare up again with...
  • From the archives: Regime Reels as Czechs Protest

    PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia -- As many as 200,000 protesters marched through central Prague on Monday in an emotional groundswell of anti-government defiance that almost certainly signaled the end of Stalinism in Czechoslovakia. Demonstrations against the...