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  • Palestinian envoy in Prague killed by blast after he opens old safe

    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The newly appointed Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died Wednesday shortly after he was injured by an explosion when he opened an old safe in his Prague residence, according to a statement by the Palestinian Foreign...
  • First fatal shooting by police mars Iceland's serene history

    First fatal shooting by police mars Iceland's serene history
    For the first time in Iceland's modern history, police carried out a fatal shooting early Monday during an exchange of gunfire with a man reported to be firing at cars from his apartment window. Two police officers were wounded in the shootout that...
  • Portsmouth, England, bemoans loss of shipbuilding identity

    Portsmouth, England, bemoans loss of shipbuilding identity
    PORTSMOUTH, England — Back when Britannia ruled the waves, few places contributed more to the domination and expansion of the British Empire than this seaside city. Its dockyard, reputedly the world's largest industrial site at the dawn of the...
  • Pope Francis to form commission on sex abuse by priests

    Pope Francis to form commission on sex abuse by priests
    ROME — In his first formal response to one of the biggest challenges facing the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis is establishing a commission to look at how the church can better protect children from sexual abuse by its priests. The group's...
  • Why did they charge me for a tow?

    Why did they charge me for a tow?
    Arnold Berman's rental car doesn't run right, so he calls his rental company for a new car. Now his rental company wants to charge a $138 fee to tow the vehicle. But Berman says it's not his fault. Can he get a refund? Q: I rented a car through Auto...
  • Mixing cruising with independent travel

    Mixing cruising with independent travel
    I used to think there were independent travelers and cruise passengers -- two mutually exclusive categories. But now, with cruising shedding its newlywed and geriatric stereotypes, all kinds of tourists are finding shipboard travel to be appealing....
  • Finding great art in Europe's smaller museums

    Finding great art in Europe's smaller museums
    For many travelers, a visit to one of the great treasure-chest museums -- Paris' Louvre, London's British Museum, Rome's Vatican -- is the highlight of a European trip. But sometimes a march through endless galleries dense with other tourists can be a...
  • Brussels: The would-be capital of Europe

    Last October, the Nobel Peace Prize was given to 500 million people who have, for the last 65 years, made a conscious decision to live together in peace and harmony: the European Union (EU). In the words of the Nobel Committee, "The EU has helped to...
  • The Queen's English: Brilliant and baffling

    Oscar Wilde once said, "We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language" -- and it's still true. On your first trip to Britain, you'll find plenty of linguistic surprises. I'll never forget checking into a small-town...
  • Tips for riding Europe's subways and buses

    Tips for riding Europe's subways and buses
    Europe's public-transportation systems are so good that many urban Europeans go through life never learning to drive. Their wheels are trains, subways, trams, and buses (plus the occasional taxi). By riding with the locals, you too can take advantage of...
  • Taking Europe slow, with limited mobility

    Let's face it: Compared to the United States, Europe is not very accessible to those with limited mobility. In fact, many of my favorite sights -- castles and hill towns -- were actually designed to be inaccessible. But I'm inspired by the fact that...
  • Walk across Prague

    Known as the "Golden City of 100 Spires," Prague boasts a fairytale medieval Old Town, historic churches and synagogues, and perhaps Europe's largest castle. A good way to introduce yourself to the city, its layered past, and its resilient people is...