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  • From the Age of Monarchs to the Age of Executives

    One of my sons and his wife returned from a trip to Paris a couple weeks ago. They came for dinner and showed us their pictures. Of the Palace at Versailles and its magnificence, he remarked, "No wonder there was a revolution." I had the same reaction...
  • Blair proposes strict anti-terrorism measures

    LONDON - With his nation still bruised from last month's bombings, British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced yesterday tougher anti-terrorism measures that include shutting down radical mosques and deporting Islamic clerics who preach violence and hate....
  • The challenges that lie ahead

    The next pope will inherit a church facing serious challenges, such as the polarization between liberals and conservatives, competition with evangelical Protestants, the secularization of Western Europe and the clergy's steadily declining ranks. The...
  • Ancient, secretive task awaits at conclave

    VATICAN CITY - Tomorrow, 115 cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church will sequester themselves in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel for the beginning of the faith's most private and perhaps most important ritual, the election of a new pope. They will dress...
  • A boost for those in urban areas

    The mightiest retailer in the world, Wal-Mart, looked like the last, best hope for the vacant, long-troubled anchor spot at Crenshaw Plaza -- if only it would fit. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other big-box discounters favor the wide-open spaces of...
  • Record labels grapple with CD protection

    For three holiday seasons, record executives say, Internet piracy has been the Grinch of the music business, undercutting album sales and labels' year-end profits. So how did the labels open the biggest music-buying period of the year? By shipping an...
  • Feeding the world, poisoning the planet

    First of five articles AASEN, Netherlands -- Leopold Hendrick admits a visitor through the locked doors of the world's first bureaucracy dedicated to tracking and taxing animal waste, a kind of manure IRS. The government administrator apologizes for...
  • Russian aid convoy puts Ukraine in difficult position

    The Kremlin's rush to get a massive aid convoy to civilians trapped in eastern Ukraine has confronted the Kiev government with the dubious choice of appearing insensitive as it delays delivery to inspect the cargo or letting through unchecked goods that...
  • Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

    Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
    The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it. Bettel and his...
  • Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine

    Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine
    President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy. A...
  • A bike spin through France's Loire Valley

    "Follow me," I said to my fiancé, Carlos, as we hopped on our rental bikes in Orléans, just one hour south of Paris on the high-speed Train à Grande Vitesse. "Anywhere!" he replied. Once a playground for the French noblesse, the beautiful surroundings...
  • Putin under scrutiny after downing of Malaysia Airlines jet

    The downing of a passenger jet over separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine puts Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tight spot. What he does about it, and whether that changes the nature of the Ukrainian conflict, depends on the strength...