| Feb 27, 2011
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Fashion designer Amsale Aberra, known professionally simply as Amsale, is synonymous with upscale wedding gowns that can cost $75,000. Aberra stars in the WE tv reality series "Amsale Girls," which focuses on the brides who frequent her New York...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 2:14 PM
One of the pleasures of being a religion writer in South Florida is that the world comes here. There’s always something new to learn, someone to meet, another culture to discover.
One example is an Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale that&...
| Sep 11, 2011
When my son was born three years ago, we received an olive green romper embroidered with a tiny red elephant, an outfit that came from a children's boutique specializing in a line of handmade, local and eco-friendly clothing and toys. No matter how many...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 8:19 AM
GENEVA (Reuters) - Cholera has broken out in the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya, home to nearly 500,000 Somali refugees, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Insecurity also continues to hamper aid efforts following the kidnapping of Western aid...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Adoption is a subject very near and dear to my heart. For one, I went through the process myself when I became a Bade legally. My biological dad was out of the picture and the Bades made me a part of their family album when Mom remarried. ...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 9:05 AM
Here are the top 28 men and top 10 women
Manchester Road Race 4.748 miles
Top 28 men: 1. Brian Olinger, Westerville, Ohio, 21:33; 2. Landon Peacock, Blowing Rock, N.C., 21:39; 3. Andrew Carlson, Eagan, Minn., 21:41; 4. Matt Gabrielson, St. Louis Park,...
| Apr 24, 2012
It might seem a daunting challenge to determine which of the world's repressive nations offers the least-free news media. We have so many to choose from -- Iran, North Korea, Belarus ...
But you may be surprised by the unanimity among organizations...
| Jan 12, 2009
Not since Richard Nixon went to China has an intractable foreign policy issue been so ripe for resolution as U.S. relations with Cuba are today.
As with China, bilateral hostility has persisted long after the causes of the initial break have ceased to...
| Oct 25, 2006
A great cup of coffee starts with great beans. As recently as 10 years ago, finding good whole bean coffee usually meant seeking out the little gourmet shops that imported it, finding a Peet's or Illy store -- or having an Italian (or Guatemalan)...
| Oct 21, 2008
| 11:16 PM
What impressed Joel Argueta first about Harvard-Westlake School was his locker -- a wide, ample affair that holds his backpack and all of his books. There's also a student lounge with comfortable couches, where he does homework and meets with new friends....
| Mar 13, 2009
We can't say we weren't warned: In an annual assessment of major national security threats presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, military intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples revealed that Al Qaeda is strengthening its...