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Bern (Switzerland)

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  • Think twice about becoming a star

    Some years ago, a Sun grandee being honored at a little retirement ceremony reflected on his long tenure at the paper. This worthy had at one time possessed the dignity of a correspondent in our Washington bureau, and I paraphrase what he said about the...
  • Georg H.B. Luck, Hopkins professor

    Georg H.B. Luck, Hopkins professor
    Georg H.B. Luck, whose career teaching the classics at the Johns Hopkins University spanned two decades and included studying the role magic and witchcraft played in the theology and world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, died Sunday from complications...
  • Pietro 'Pete' Rugolo, owner of Jerry's Belvedere Tavern

    Pietro 'Pete' Rugolo, owner of Jerry's Belvedere Tavern
    Pietro "Pete" Rugolo, the popular owner of Jerry's Belvedere Tavern on York Road in Govans, died May 8 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of pancreatic cancer. The Lutherville resident was 75. Mr. Rugolo grew up in Enna, Sicily, where he stopped attending...
  • Morgan State to stage 'Porgy and Bess'

    Morgan State to stage 'Porgy and Bess'
    It's a kind of a musical homecoming. "Porgy and Bess," the first and, many would say, greatest American opera, returns to Baltimore after a long absence with a large-scale production this week at Morgan State University, featuring several well-...
  • Emmarene Ida "Rena" Pennington, homemaker

    Emmarene Ida "Rena" Pennington, homemaker
    Emmarene Ida "Rena" Pennington, a homemaker who later became a school bus driver, died Sunday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 92. Emmarene Ida Bartholomae, the daughter of a German...
  • Three-time World Cup champion Germany has turned precision into an art form

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil Much is made of Brazil's Jogo Bonito the Beautiful Game with its slick passes, hip-swiveling dribblers, joyful celebrations, and internationallyknown stars such as Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, and newest sensation Neymar, who will...
  • Swiss agree to widen cooperation with France on tax evasion

    BERNE (Reuters) - France and Switzerland agreed on Wednesday to cooperate more closely on French efforts to crack down on citizens with hidden Swiss bank accounts to root out tax dodgers and cheats. Countries around the world are trying to crack down...
  • Cornelius Gurlitt leaves art collection to Swiss museum

    Cornelius Gurlitt leaves art collection to Swiss museum
    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...
  • MOCA alum Philipp Kaiser resigns as director of German art museum

    MOCA alum Philipp Kaiser resigns as director of German art museum
    Philipp Kaiser, former senior curator of L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art, is stepping down after little more than a year as director of Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, the German publication Express reported Wednesday. In submitting his...
  • Dallas' Sixth Floor Museum gives bigger picture of JFK assassination

     Dallas' Sixth Floor Museum gives bigger picture of JFK assassination
    DALLAS — It's a site, and sight, both eerie and fascinating. Peering through thick glass, I see a collection of scuffed boxes up against a corner window, the sniper's nest from which Lee Harvey Oswald is said to have shot President John F....
  • North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution

    BEIJING -- One might call it North Korea’s version of the youth revolution. There is Kim Jong Un, who at 30 is believed to be the world’s youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, whose main claim to fame is as...
  • Migrating birds fly nonstop for more than six months

    Migrating birds fly nonstop for more than six months
    Talk about a red-eye flight! After attaching electronic monitors to half a dozen Alpine swifts, researchers say they were shocked to discover that migrating birds flew nonstop for 200 days. That's right, the birds remained airborne for more than six...