| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
With all of Brazil's national hand-wringing over the loss of Neymar for Tuesday's World Cup showdown with Germany, the host country's citizens might want to use a finger or two on another missing luminary.
Nobody is making the case yet that the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:03 PM
TORONTO (Reuters) - The World Cup party may be over but the summer of soccer is just heating up in the United States as fans prepare for a European invasion by the sport's glamour clubs looking to expand their brand.
From New York to Los Angeles, some of...
| Jun 25, 2014
California craft beer powerhouse Stone Brewing Company has one of the catchiest slogans in the business: "Fizzy yellow beer is for wussies." It's a fun phrase to throw out with a hoity-toity air, while debating with friends which quadruple twice-...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:16 AM
A man exploited the perks of business-class travel to feast for free 35 times in a year at Lufthansa's Munich airport lounge — without ever taking off.
The man used the flexibility of the one-way fare to Zurich to repeatedly reschedule his...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:04 PM
The question made Jermaine Jones laugh.
A day after Coach Juergen Klinsmann cut Landon Donovan, the most accomplished player in U.S. soccer history, from his World Cup roster, Jones was asked whether he liked the team that was left.
"I have to like...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:31 PM
A year ago, when the Champions League final matched Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, Germany appeared poised for soccer domination.
So what to make of this year's final, which includes no teams outside a five-mile area in the...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Cornelius Gurlitt, a reclusive German collector whose long-secret hoard of well over 1,000 artworks triggered an international uproar over the fate of art looted by the Nazis, died Tuesday. He was 81.
Gurlitt's spokesman, Stephan Holzinger, said that...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Cornelius Gurlitt, the reclusive octogenarian who was thrust into the international spotlight last year when it was revealed he was hoarding more than 1,000 works of art in his Munich apartment, has died. He was 81.
Gurlitt died Tuesday morning in his...
| Apr 26, 2014
Ask a bartender what distinguishes his cocktails from others mixed at a corner tap, and chances are he'll say it's the modifiers, like bitters or liqueurs. By balancing the flavors and adding dimension and depth, bitters transform an otherwise ordinary...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:37 PM
In a surprise twist to an already complicated art tale, Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on Tuesday at 81, has left art from his previously hidden stash of hundreds of works to a museum in Switzerland.
The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland said on its...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:34 AM
FRANKFURT, Germany — Burning cars and bankruptcies have marred the market for batteries powering electric vehicles. That isn't deterring the world's biggest chemical maker BASF from investing in the space.
The German company is betting customers...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- To hear some American hawks talk about President Obama's reaction to the Russian move into Crimea, you'd think he's grabbed Neville Chamberlain's umbrella of appeasement and rushed off to Munich.
But Obama's response to Russian President...