| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Tired of bemoaning the deplorable rankings of American students when their test scores are compared to their peers in other developed countries?
Lighten up and look in the mirror. It seems the problem begins a generation back, if not two or three. If we...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
While the countries of southern Europe struggle with financial instability, those living in northern Europe are in stronger shape, thanks to their ability to produce more while consuming less. It remains to be seen to what degree they will continue to...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:37 PM
The clenched-fist, hair-on-fire feeling you get when gripped by anger, the warm-all-over sensation of happiness, the bilious wave that gnaws at your throat with disgust: these are the cues the body sends up to ready the mind for what comes next: fighting,...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:42 AM
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Charlotte Kalla erased a 25-second deficit on the final leg and won a three-way sprint at the end to give Sweden the Olympic gold in the women's 4x5-kilometer cross-country relay. Heavy pre-race favorite Norway failed to win...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:32 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Dario Cologna, skiing in short sleeves on another warm and sunny day, won his second gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Friday with a dominant performance in the 15-kilometer classical-style cross-country race.
The Swiss led by...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:37 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- The team that bikes together, wins together, apparently.
Players on Finland’s men’s hockey team rode bicycles from their accommodations to their tournament-opening game against Austria on Thursday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:13 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Marit Bjoergen gave Norway a dominant victory in the women's cross-country team sprint on Wednesday for her fifth career Olympic gold medal.
Bjoergen opened up a sizeable gap for Norway on her first of three laps in the final and...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:06 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Noora Raty has heard the many predictions that the women’s Sochi Olympic hockey tournament will be a two-team contest between the U.S. and Canada because no other teams have the skill and depth to challenge them.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:54 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Finland surprisingly won the men's cross-country team sprint at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, taking advantage of a fall that slowed its two closest rivals in the final.
Sami Jauhojaervi was able to pull ahead after Germany's...
| Nov 21, 2013
Now that the German elections are over, Germany and France will launch a great initiative to save the European project. Marking the centennial of 1914 and World War I, this will contrast favorably with the weak and confused leadership under which Europe...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
LONDON -- Peter Greenaway has started lensing "Eisenstein in Guanajuato" in Mexico. International rights for the film are being handled by Rezo Films.
The pic is produced by Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting for Submarine ("Last Hijack," "Meet the Fokkens,"...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Popular Finnish helmer Antti Jokinen ("Resident," "Purge") is to direct "Helena," a romance-drama set during WWII in Finland's Lapland province, a major European battle ground of the war.
"Helena" will topline rising star Krista Kosonen, whose first...