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  • 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...
  • Q&A: Boy

    Q&A: Boy
    Boy, as it turns out, is a girl. Actually, two of them: singer Valeska Steiner and bassist Sonja Glass.   The European pair (Steiner is of Swiss descent and Glass is German), who first met at a songwriting workshop in Hamburg, Germany, more than eight...
  • Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers

    With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die. The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
  • Global Biz Drives Locarno's Industry Days

    LOCARNO -From 2010, when it launched its Industry Days screenings, few festivals in the world have ramped up their industry activities so forcefully as Switzerland's Locarno Fest. 2011 saw a Carte Blanche pix-on-post showcase, focusing to date on a fast-...
  • '2 Guns' Helmer Kormakur Set to Climb 'Everest'

    LOCARNO -- Baltasar Kormakur, whose U.S. chart-topper "2 Guns" opens Switzerland's Locarno Festival on Wednesday, is set to climb his own "Everest." Produced by the U.K.'s Working Title, and skedded to roll late October/early November, the action-...
  • Montreal World Fest Includes 113 Int'l Premieres

    The Montreal World Film Festival announced its full slate of 432 films from around the globe on Tuesday, including 113 world or international feature preems. From the U.S. "The Red Robin" by Michael Z. Wechsler competes in the World section while Adam...
  • Wild Bunch, Memento Lead France's Locarno Charge

    LOCARNO -- Who said the French took the whole of August off? Led by sales cos Wild Bunch and Memento Films Intl., broadcast net Arte France and promo org Unifrance, a huge cavalcade of French companies and institutions is beginning to descend on...
  • Shooting panoramas at high Gs over Switzerland

     
    Swiss panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann shoots panos in a cramped cockpit of an upside-down Swiss air force aerobatic team Pilatus PC-7 trainer plane while in formation above the Alps....
  • Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; gets Swiss apology

    Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; gets Swiss apology
    Nobody tells Oprah she can't afford a handbag. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah...
  • Swiss luxury shop denies racism towards Oprah

    Swiss luxury shop denies racism towards Oprah
    ZURICH (Reuters) - The owner of a luxury goods shop in Zurich has denied that racism was involved when Oprah Winfrey was discouraged from buying a 35,000 Swiss franc ($38,100) handbag last month. The U.S. talk show host, recently named the world's most...
  • Seniors on the Go: Notes from a European driving trip

    Seniors on the Go: Notes from a European driving trip
    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Don't ever think you're too old to rent a car and drive through Europe. You can't beat driving for catching all the interesting sights along the way and enjoying the many -- and usually inexpensive -- roadside restaurants. As...
  • Vatican cleric, two others arrested for alleged corruption

    ROME -- A senior accountant in the Vatican’s finance department, an Italian intelligence agent and a banker were arrested Friday on suspicion of trying to smuggle the equivalent of $26 million into Italy in a private jet as part of a tax-dodging...