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  • Claudio Abbado, former CSO principal guest conductor, dies at 80

    Claudio Abbado, former CSO principal guest conductor, dies at 80
    Claudio Abbado, one of the most gifted and widely respected symphonic and operatic conductors of the latter half of the 20th Century, died Monday morning at his home in Bologna, Italy, after a long illness La Scala said. He was 80. The renowned...
  • World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules

    World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules
    The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments. The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
  • War-free for two centuries, Swiss still vote to keep big army

    War-free for two centuries, Swiss still vote to keep big army
    Better known for its handy pocketknives and Vatican guards than for fighting wars, the Swiss Army of conscripts is still necessary to protect the Alpine federation and its nearly 200-year-old policy of neutrality, voters have decided. In the third...
  • Changes spice up northern Europe in 2012

    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...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • Planning a European itinerary

    During my college years, I traveled to Europe every summer. Back then, I'd start hatching my plans in spring: First I'd determine how much time I could get away for, and then I'd buy a cheap plane ticket to Europe. After that, I'd figure out where I'd...
  • Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't

    Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't
    I usually don't like to report on those "best" or "least expensive" city or airport stories. I figure that if you really want to visit the Louvre, the fact that Albuquerque is less expensive or Seoul has a better airport is irrelevant. But once in a while...
  • Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees

    Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees
    With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes...
  • Syria peace conference negotiators arrive in Switzerland

    Syria peace conference negotiators arrive in Switzerland
    MONTREUX, Switzerland – This fashionable lakeside city, known for its annual jazz festival, chic shops and tranquil alpine vistas, was abuzz Tuesday with eleventh-hour preparations for a long-anticipated international gathering aimed at halting...
  • Syria peace talks open with bitter rhetoric

    Syria peace talks open with bitter rhetoric
    MONTREUX, Switzerland -- The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and its opponents traded verbal barbs Wednesday as a long-awaited Syrian peace conference opened in this Swiss lakeside city under the auspices of the United Nations....
  • Syrian officials and opposition to meet at Geneva peace talks

    GENEVA – Syrian government officials and members of the U.S.-backed opposition are expected to meet Friday in their first face-to-face negotiations since civil war broke out almost three years ago. The venue for the long-anticipated peace talks in...
  • Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II

    Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the annual Davos forum by storm on Thursday, touting investment opportunities on the horizon as his country works to get sanctions lifted and hailing a new day in Tehran's relations with the West. He even deemed...