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  • HIV infection risk rises as austerity bites: EU

    HIV infection risk rises as austerity bites: EU
    LISBON (Reuters) - Austerity measures brought in to tackle Europe's economic crisis may cause a rise in drug-related HIV infections as stretched health services struggle to cope, the EU's narcotics agency said on Tuesday. Greece, which is facing huge...
  • TV Chef's Vineyard, B&B In Lisbon A Dream, But It's For Sale

    Harry Schwartz is not the sort of guy you'd expect to find running a business in Lisbon. His frenetic, tightly wound persona seems better suited to SoHo or South Beach, not a rustic vineyard and restaurant on a remote stretch of Route169, a winding, two-...
  • The Spirited Traveler: Looking beyond Lisbon's port

    The Spirited Traveler: Looking beyond Lisbon's port
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - "It's Portugal. Don't they drink Port in Lisbon?" I ask. "One would think so," replies Lisbon resident Frederico Arouca. "But it's mostly older people, and not that much." Occasionally, he explains, it's found mixed into cocktails in...
  • The Siren's Call: Island in the city

    The Siren's Call: Island in the city
    The novels of Richard Zimler shine compelling light on overlooked aspects of history — and along the way they provide plenty of myth and lore to delight any student of esoterica. "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon" (2000), for instance, describes the...
  • Jose Saramago dies at 87; Portuguese novelist won the 1998 Nobel Prize in literature

    Jose Saramago dies at 87; Portuguese novelist won the 1998 Nobel Prize in literature
    Jose Saramago, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in literature for early novels that explored historical themes from unconventional angles and later works in which inexplicable events threaten society's underpinnings, has died. He was 87. The writer died...
  • 'The Last Day' by Nicholas Shrady

    'The Last Day' by Nicholas Shrady
    May 11, 2008 The earthquake that leveled Lisbon in 1755 shook more than the ground, journalist Nicholas Shrady reveals in this lively account. It flattened religious and philosophical certainties as well, and it was an equal-opportunity disturber of the...
  • Blind architects have a real feel for the site lines

    Blind architects have a real feel for the site lines
    The architects met on a damp October Saturday and set off to visit a modern New York landmark, the American Folk Art Museum. The building is clad in lustrous bronze panels that shift in color as they catch the sun's slow trek across the sky. Inside, a...
  • Letters to the editor

    The pension predicament Re "Benefits for retirees squeezing the state," June 2 George Skelton's column about public employee pensions conflates two issues, public employee pensions and healthcare for public employee retirees. Contrary to the claims of...
  • In Lisbon, the night is forever young

    In Lisbon, the night is forever young
  • Review: 'The Mentalist'

    Review: 'The Mentalist'
    The Sherlock Holmes template has worked so well on “House" that really it was only a matter of time before it was reclaimed by a detective show. On "The Mentalist," which premieres tonight at 9 on CBS, Patrick Jane is a former phony TV psychic...
  • 20 ways to take back the 20 percent our dollar lost to the Euro

    Editor's note: Meet Rick Steves when he presents his Budget European Travel Skills workshop this weekend at the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show, 9-10 Feb., 2008, at the Long Beach Convention Center. Just when I was getting used to the idea that...
  • Chile earthquake one of the largest ever recorded

     
    Central Chile was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, tearing apart houses, bridges and highways Saturday and sending a tsunami racing halfway around the world. The magnitude 8.8 quake was felt as far away as Sao Paulo in Brazil — 1,800...