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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel injured skiing, cancels Poland trip

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel injured skiing, cancels Poland trip
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured a pelvic bone during a cross-country skiing accident over the holidays and will have to cancel travel and rest at home for the next three weeks, her spokesman told journalists in Berlin on Monday. Merkel, 59,...
  • Syria talks adjourn with little promise but some hope

    BEIRUT — Long-anticipated Syrian peace talks adjourned Friday in Switzerland without a major breakthrough but with muted optimism that a negotiation process had finally been launched after nearly three years of civil war. After almost a week of...
  • Switzerland and the growing resistance in Western Europe

    The narrow majority vote in Switzerland against the "massive immigration" foreseen as a consequence of accepting the European Union's commitment to free passage within the borders of "Schengen Europe" has left the Brussels authorities in "stupor,"...
  • Hooray for Bollywood: Chicago stars in 'Dhoom 3'

    Hooray for Bollywood: Chicago stars in 'Dhoom 3'
    "Call Northside 777." "Medium Cool." "The Blues Brothers." "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." "The Dark Knight." Chicago finds itself on screen a lot. As moviegoers, we can't help but bring a third eye to the experience of watching a film shot here. One eye on...
  • Altitude Inks Deals on 14 Films Including Samuel L. Jackson Starrer 'Big Game'

    LONDON -- Altitude Film Sales has closed international distribution deals on 14 films, including "Big Game," an action adventure starring Samuel L. Jackson as the U.S. President. "Big Game," which is written and directed by Jalmari Helander ("Rare...
  • Southland restaurants devise recipes for reducing food waste

    Southland restaurants devise recipes for reducing food waste
    Christina Rivera hates to see food go to waste, so she is cracking down at her Silver Lake restaurant. Rivera began weighing the trash generated by Gobi Mongolian BBQ House with an eye toward shrinking the pile of scraps, peels and other organic...
  • Hampton writer releases new cozy mystery in travel series

    Hampton writer releases new cozy mystery in travel series
    If you're a fan of traditional mystery plots like those portrayed on the TV show "Murder She Wrote," then "Death of a Second Wife," by Hampton resident Maria Hudgins is right up your darkened alley. Hudgins, a former high school science teacher, has...
  • North Korea's youth revolution stirs unease

    BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous. At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric...
  • Gardner, Yamaguchi, Urrutia Win at BARS

    Three films that home in on the psychology of characters, not splatfests - Jeremy Gardner's "The Battery," Yudai Yamaguchi's "Abductee" and Miguel Urrutia's "Wake Up and Die" - proved major winners at the 14th Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre (BARS). BARS also...
  • Fox Finds Digital HD Not Lost in Translation With Foreign Consumers

    After launching its Digital HD brand in the United States as a brand to boost the sale of its homevideo titles, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is taking the idea on the road -- namely, overseas. Switzerland is the latest country to promote Digital...
  • 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...
  • 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...