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  • Crimea crisis highlights Germany's aversion to being in the vanguard

    Crimea crisis highlights Germany's aversion to being in the vanguard
    LONDON — It was a German-born Russian empress, Catherine the Great, who first annexed Crimea more than two centuries ago. Can another strong-willed German woman — who keeps a portrait of Catherine in her Berlin office as a symbol of...
  • Paris voters elect Socialist as their first female mayor

    Paris voters elect Socialist as their first female mayor
    PARIS -- Voters in Paris elected their first female mayor on Sunday as Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo won the keys to City Hall after a closely fought campaign. Hidalgo’s victory was one of the day's rare successes for French President...
  • 10 wines to drink with sushi

    10 wines to drink with sushi
    Not everybody loves sake, so the burning question is what else to drink with your sashimi or nigiri-zushi? You could opt for a fabulous vintage Champagne if you’re lucky enough to be dining at Urusawa and won’t mind the $400 per person tab....
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Missing plane defies search technology

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Missing plane defies search technology
    BEIJING — Despite a wealth of technology, crews trying to find the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner must cover a large swath of the South China Sea that varies widely in depth and is subject to fast-moving currents that could carry debris more...
  • 'Cycle of Lies,' 'Wheelmen' take different paths in Lance Armstrong story

    'Cycle of Lies,' 'Wheelmen' take different paths in Lance Armstrong story
    The cycling section of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., is vast. And as you stand before it, as I did recently, it's easy to split the volumes into distinct categories: before doping and after. In the first realm rest the hagiographies and how-to tomes...
  • Sandro and the new French contemporary fashion wave in L.A.

    Sandro and the new French contemporary fashion wave in L.A.
    Like Vince, Joie and A.L.C.? Meet their French cousins Sandro, Maje and Iro. Los Angeles, birthplace of some of America’s most successful contemporary fashion labels, is seeing a new wave of brands from Paris opening stores with their own French...
  • Malaysia Flight 370: French satellite images show possible jet debris

    Malaysia Flight 370: French satellite images show possible jet debris
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- More satellite evidence emerged Sunday, this time from France, that there is possible airplane debris in the south Indian Ocean. Malaysia said it received new satellite images from French authorities showing "potential...
  • Advanced U.S. aircraft combs Indian Ocean for Malaysia Airlines jet

    Advanced U.S. aircraft combs Indian Ocean for Malaysia Airlines jet
    The U.S. Navy dispatched its most technologically advanced search aircraft to an empty quarter of the Indian Ocean on Thursday to look for two large pieces of debris that may provide the first physical evidence in the investigation of Malaysia Airlines...
  • Death toll hits 9 in attack on Kabul luxury hotel

    Death toll hits 9 in attack on Kabul luxury hotel
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan officials Friday raised the death toll in a Taliban assault on a luxury hotel to nine people, including four foreigners, as police investigated a devastating security lapse at one of Kabul’s supposedly safest locations....
  • France's supply of escargot could be in danger

    France's supply of escargot could be in danger
    A worm from Southeast Asia has found its way into France and is threatening the country's supply of escargot.  The New Guinea flatworm is one of the most dangerous invasive species in the world. The worms were spotted at the botanical gardens in...
  • Roman Polanski to direct 'Dance of the Vampires' musical in Paris

    Roman Polanski to direct 'Dance of the Vampires' musical in Paris
    Roman Polanski will direct the stage musical version of his 1967 movie "The Fearless Vampire Killers" in a production that is scheduled to open in October in Paris.  "Dance of the Vampires" (French title: "Le Bal des Vampires") was first produced in...