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Microsoft is being investigated by federal agencies for allegedly bribing foreign government officials in order to secure software contracts, according a report Tuesday. The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are looking...
In 2005, Romania's equivalent of the sensational O.J. Simpson trial rocked Eastern Europe when a priest and four nuns from a convent in the country's remote Moldavia region went to prison for accidentally killing a young woman during an exorcism. The case...
In the movie “Galaxy Quest” (a cult classic comedy; I give it 3 stars and a big thumbs-up), the hero gains access to a device that allows him to reverse time. The catch? It’s for just 13 seconds. What good would it do to be able to...
Academy voters showed their love for Austria's "Amour" on Thursday morning, with the deep and intimate look at an aging couple facing the end of life together being nominated not just for best foreign language film, but also for best picture and in...
Something like a glammed-up re-imagining of the United Nations, year-in, year-out the foreign-language film category at the Oscars is a home to diplomacy, drama, intrigue and heartbreak. And that's just the process to secure a nomination and then the...
The Hunger Angel A Novel Herta Müller, translated from the German by Philip Boehm Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt: 292 pp., $26 Fortunately, the Nobel Prize committee for literature has gotten it right when it's recognized the courageous, sensual...
World NowRomania's government fell after a no-confidence vote and the leadership of the Czech Republic narrowly survived a similar challenge Friday in the latest challenges to European efforts to heal the Continent's debt crisis with tough spending cuts and higher...
The Fabulous ForumWe asked you to send in your picks for the greatest sports moments in L.A. history, and 1,181 ballots later we are unveiling the top 20 vote-getters. Each weekday we will unveil a new moment until we reach No. 1.......
World NowThe Romanian government collapsed Monday after weeks of protests over biting cuts meant to keep outside funding flowing to the troubled nation. Prime Minister Emil Boc said he and his Cabinet were resigning “to defuse political and social tension....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe best travel books, like "On the Road to Babadag," are read for more than the mere travel information they supply: They give readers the true experience of going there. Setting out from his tiny village of Czarny near the Polish-Slovakian border,...
L.A. Times Tech BlogNokia announced its second round of layoffs in the last 6 months as it restructures itself in the face of taking on Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, this time with this time a total of 3,500 job cuts tied to "manufacturing, Location & Commerce,...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesMany memoirs, and some of the best, are survival stories, tales told by that supposedly fortunate person who emerged living but not unscarred from the carnage of natural disaster or personal tragedy. Survival comes with a price tag: Not only must the...
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