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Ai Weiwei isn't able to leave Beijing because of his ongoing legal battles with the Chinese government, but the world comes to him. The artist is keeping busy with projects that include a planned heavy-metal album and a new movie. Ai's debut album...
Tags: Ai Weiwei, Politics, Music, Beijing (China), Festive Events
Though the Geneva Motor Show is still weeks away, Bentley got a head start on the world debuts expected in Switzerland by unveiling its all-new Flying Spur sedan Tuesday. Whereas the previous Flying Spur was based largely on the Continental GT coupe,...
We knew it was coming. Now we know when. Bentley will use the Feb. 20 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland to unveil its all-new Flying Spur sedan, the company announced Monday. Until then, we have a short teaser video to whet our appetite. Based largely on...
Tags: Luxury Vehicles, Ferrari, Lexus, Bentley, Passenger Cars
It’s a highly toxic element that travels the world in mysterious ways, respects neither manmade nor natural boundaries and rapidly accumulates in people and the food they eat. Mercury’s risks for human and environmental health have slowly...
Paranoia strikes deep. That’s the bottom-line explanation for the failure of the U.S. Senate to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. But it was more than a generic fear of black helicopters (or black wheelchairs) that...
This post has been updated, as indicated below.The Senate rejected a United Nations treaty aimed at banning discrimination against individuals with disabilities Tuesday, falling five votes short of the two-thirds needed in a 61-38 vote. The U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With...
Tags: Politics, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Treaties, Bob Dole
Twelve days after the worst mass murder in Australian history, when 35 people were shot to death at Tasmania state’s Port Arthur tourist mecca in 1996, the government issued sweeping reforms of the country’s gun laws. There hasn’t...
World NowSwitzerland has frozen more than $1 billion connected to leaders who were toppled or are still being battled in Arab Spring uprisings, Swiss official Valentin Zellweger told reporters....
World NowOn the first day of a whirlwind trip through Europe, famed Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fell ill, throwing up in the middle of a news conference in Switzerland....
World NowSyria retaliated Tuesday for last week’s coordinated expulsion of its diplomats from the United States, Europe, Turkey and elsewhere, labeling as “unwelcome” a series of ambassadors and other foreign envoys from 11 nations, including the...
World NowKofi Annan, the architect of a six-point peace plan battered by persistent bloodshed in Syria, says his phased blueprint is "on track" for silencing the guns and ending 14 months of fighting some see as sliding into civil war....
In the modern pantheon of the world's dictators, Moammar Kadafi stood apart. Far apart. Erratic and mercurial, he fancied himself a political philosopher, practiced an unorthodox and deadly diplomacy, and cut a sometimes cartoonish figure in flowing...
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