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  • 'The Ballad of Barnabas Pierkiel' a darkly comic folk tale

    'The Ballad of Barnabas Pierkiel' a darkly comic folk tale
    Magdalena Zyzak's delightful first novel, "The Ballad of Barnabas Pierkiel," has no noble characters, a good deal of mean-spirited behavior, and it all ends badly — in other words, it's a comedy. For those who think that religious fanaticism, racial...
  • Skirmishes flare over WWI centennial plans

    Skirmishes flare over WWI centennial plans
    FOLKESTONE, England — The war that was supposed to end all wars didn't. But who knew it would still be causing skirmishes nearly a century later? As Europe prepares to mark the 100th anniversary next year of the outbreak of World War I, clashes...
  • Russia outraged by Polish nationalist attack on its Warsaw embassy

    Russia outraged by Polish nationalist attack on its Warsaw embassy
    Rising tensions between Poland and Russia flared into a fiery rampage on Polish Independence Day, when masked youths and right-wing radicals veered from a peaceful march to hurl bottles, trash and torches at the Russian Embassy in Warsaw. Russia's...
  • Is Europe headed for divorce?

     Is Europe headed for divorce?
    Now that the German elections are over, Germany and France will launch a great initiative to save the European project. Marking the centennial of 1914 and World War I, this will contrast favorably with the weak and confused leadership under which Europe...
  • John Kerry isn't Neville Chamberlain; he's John Lennon

    John Kerry isn't Neville Chamberlain; he's John Lennon
    Is John F. Kerry the 21st century’s Neville Chamberlain? And is it true that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it? Certainly that’s what critics of the nuclear deal with Iran that the secretary of State helped...
  • Lenin remains powerful symbol of Russian domination of Ukraine

    Lenin remains powerful symbol of Russian domination of Ukraine
    It's been 22 years since Ukrainians sent the Soviet Communist Party packing and resumed self rule after almost seven decades of Russian domination and enforced incorporation into the Soviet Union. So why are Ukrainian protesters targeting statues of...
  • Janos Starker dies at 88; renowned cellist won a Grammy in 1997

     Janos Starker dies at 88; renowned cellist won a Grammy in 1997
    Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, died Sunday at his home in Bloomington, Ind. He was 88 and had been in declining health. Since 1958, Starker had been a professor at the Indiana...
  • PASSINGS: Gyula Horn

    PASSINGS: Gyula Horn
    Gyula Horn, 80, a former Hungarian prime minister who played a key role in opening the Iron Curtain, died Wednesday, the Hungarian government announced. He had been hospitalized in Budapest for several years. He was best known internationally for his...
  • PASSINGS: Laszlo Csatary, Prince Johan Friso

    PASSINGS: Laszlo Csatary, Prince Johan Friso
    Laszlo Csatary Suspected Nazi war criminal Laszlo Csatary, 98, a Hungarian war crimes suspect who allegedly brutalized and deported thousands of Jewish prisoners to the infamous Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II, died of...
  • Geza Vermes dies at 88; scholar wrote about Dead Sea Scrolls

    Geza Vermes dies at 88; scholar wrote about Dead Sea Scrolls
    Geza Vermes was a graduate student in Belgium in the late 1940s when he was captivated by news sweeping the globe about a remarkable discovery in the desert east of Jerusalem. He quickly switched gears, penning his doctoral thesis on the Dead Sea Scrolls,...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix for first victory of season

    Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix for first victory of season
    BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from the pole position on Sunday for his first victory of a frustrating season and a record-tying fourth triumph on the Hungaroring circuit. Kimi Raikkonen was second after holding off a...