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  • Father Maur van Doorslaer dies at 87; famed for folksy plaques

    Father Maur van Doorslaer dies at 87; famed for folksy plaques
    Father Maur van Doorslaer lived a kind of double life. For decades, the Benedictine monk spent half the year working in a studio at an abbey in Belgium, painting abstract art in varying shades of white. For the other half, he took in the High Desert...
  • Palestinian leaders cancel tax hikes amid protests

     
    Responding to violent protests in several West Bank cities, the Palestinian Authority said Tuesday it would cancel planned tax hikes on cooking gas, fuel and other commodities....
  • Furor over film capturing harassment on hidden camera in Belgium

     
    The airing of the documentary, Femme de la Rue, ignited a firestorm last week in Belgium and France over the unwanted attention that many women report getting in the streets. The furor appears to be fueling real action: The Belgium interior minister...
  • Pomona-Pitzer track athlete is in running for Rhodes Scholarship

    Pomona-Pitzer track athlete is in running for Rhodes Scholarship
    Annie Lydens is accustomed to juggling a demanding academic schedule at Pomona College and her running career for Pomona-Pitzer with equally exceptional results. Lydens, a senior, has a 3.99 grade-point average while studying philosophy, politics and...
  • Viking hordes set to invade Belgium's Plopsaland theme park

    Viking hordes set to invade Belgium's Plopsaland theme park
    This summer, a Belgian theme park will add an $8-million Viking land based on a television cartoon and movie series with two rides and a restaurant set in a lakeside village. The 12-acre Vicky the Viking themed land will be built on the location of a...
  • Charles Price II dies at 80; Reagan's ambassador to Belgium and Britain

    Charles Price II dies at 80; Reagan's ambassador to Belgium and Britain
    Charles Price II, a banking executive who ran his family's Midwestern candy company before serving as U.S. ambassador to Belgium and then Britain, has died. He was 80. Price died Thursday at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., family spokesman Michael...
  • PASSINGS: Melvin E. Biddle, the Rev. Henry Covington

    PASSINGS: Melvin E. Biddle, the Rev. Henry Covington
    Melvin E. 'Bud' Biddle Medal of Honor recipient Melvin E. "Bud" Biddle, 87, a World War II infantryman who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, died Dec. 16 at Saint John's Medical Center in...
  • Belgium website asks tipsters to report illegal immigrants

     
    In Belgium, a political party on the far right has unveiled a deeply controversial new website where tipsters can report illegal immigrants working on the black market or abusing the social security system....
  • Afghan leader Karzai at 'end of rope' over civilian deaths

     
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a fresh outburst of angry rhetoric against the United States, declared he was at the “end of the rope” over civilian deaths in the war and what he described as excessive U.S. secrecy over the probe into a...
  • Bodies of young bus crash victims return home to Belgium

     
    Belgian and Dutch victims of a fatal bus crash in Switzerland that killed 22 schoolchildren and six adults returned home Friday in coffins borne by military aircraft....
  • Bus crash in Switzerland kills 22 children, 6 adults

     
    Belgian bus crash kills 28 people in Switzerland. Swiss police investigate single bus accident...