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  • Leaders around the world welcome pope

    LONDON - From Notre Dame in Paris to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, cathedral bells tolled and prayers were offered yesterday to celebrate the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Roman Catholics and political and religious leaders around the...
  • Jeff Jacobs: Local Fans As Intense As Any

    Jeff Jacobs: Local Fans As Intense As Any
    Draped in a German flag, shouting at the large-screen television in his native tongue, Steven Koegler was a portrait of unrestrained joy. Slumped in a corner table, still trying to make sense of it all an hour after the World Cup final had ended,...
  • Georgian Film 'Corn Island,' Elle Fanning Win Big at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

    Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili's "Corn Island" took top prize Saturday at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival, the leading movie event in Central and Eastern Europe. The film, which brought together partners from Georgia, Germany, France, Czech...
  • Czechs, Slovaks, Hungarians and Poles Talk Co-Pros in Karlovy Vary

    Karlovy Vary fest bizzers are closely studying pacts allowing small nations to join forces for coin, facilities, talent and distribution, having packed into an antique cinema hall to hear from producers of four pending productions that have done just...
  • Fans get a first look at potential Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Flyers' Development Camp

    Fans get a first look at potential Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Flyers' Development Camp
    Shayne Gostisbehere slowly slipped off his shoulder pads, hung up his gloves on the shelf above his locker and took on the media like the defenseman he is: quick to the point and very impressive. Gostisbehere, a second-round draft pick of the...
  • Karlovy Vary Film Review: 'Bjork: Biophilia Live'

    Since Bjork, that eternally eccentric spirit animal of contemporary pop, largely rejected screen acting following an untoppable turn in Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark," a concert film is the closest thing to a starring vehicle that her fans can...
  • Austria, Poland face fines over energy waste law

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria and Poland face fines for failing to implement EU law on making buildings more energy-efficient, the EU executive said on Thursday. The European Commission is asking the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) in...
  • Hiddink looks forward to receiving Van Gaal's 'gift'

    (Reuters) - Future Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink is grateful for the work incumbent Louis van Gaal has done at the World Cup and feels taking over the semi-finalists in September will be like accepting a gift. The Dutch have planned a smooth...
  • Hungary's Movie Renaissance Continues as Pix Win Laurels, Incentives Rise, and Hungarian Film Week Returns

    The Hungarian film biz is on a roll, and keen to maintain its momentum. Variety spoke to Agnes Havas, head of the Hungarian National Film Fund, who is attending the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival this week, about the three Hungarian features playing...
  • Boxing Movie 'Goat' Wins Works in Progress Prize at Karlovy Vary Film Fest

    Ivan Ostrochovsky's "Koza" (Goat), which centers on a former Olympic boxer who is forced to go back into the ring in order to provide for his family, won the Works in Progress prize at Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival Tuesday. The project, which will...
  • Greenpeace activists block Chevron shale site in Romania

    PUNGESTI Romania (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the gates of a Chevron shale gas exploration well in eastern Romania on Monday, blocking access to the site and urging the leftist government to ban fracking. Romania could...
  • Tips on tipping in Europe

    Tips on tipping in Europe
    Here's a tip. Don't stress over tipping. Restaurant tips are more modest in Europe than in America. In most places, 10 percent is a big tip. If your bucks talk at home, muzzle them on your travels. As a matter of principle, if not economy, the local...