| Nov 3, 2013
HOLLAND & BELGIUM
Adrian and Susan Kalvinskas of Distant Lands will explore the Low Countries and their cities and countryside, including Amsterdam, the World War I-era landscape of the Ypres area and Brussels.
When, where: 7:30 p.m....
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For years, when the United States has needed to hand off a dirty diplomatic chore, one obscure nation has reliably raised its hand: Albania.
A poor sliver of a country clinging to the edge of Europe, Albania took in ethnic Uighur...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Turkey brought to life a 150-year-old vision of the Ottoman sultans on Tuesday with the opening of a submerged tunnel linking Europe and Asia and repurposing the fabled Silk Route from caravan to rail service.
The $4-billion Marmaray project will...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON — In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Many Americans will be sleeping an extra hour when Daylight Saving Time ends — at 2 a.m. Sunday, to be exact.
Even with the extra time to snooze, fewer people are fans of the clock-changing ritual. According to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey,...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
There is no big set piece to open "Solo," the new James Bond novel by British author William Boyd. The secret agent best known as 007 doesn't launch the story with an extravagant car chase, sky diving stunt or gunfight.
The book is populated with...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Society has slowed down global warming several times over the last century without even trying, new research says.
A study found that the rate of global warming has ratcheted down in response to major world events, including the two world wars, the...
| Oct 23, 2013
A. Scott Berg didn't enroll at Princeton until almost 100 years after Woodrow Wilson did. But by now, Berg is well acquainted with the man who led the nation into World War I and promoted (but couldn't get the U.S. to join) a League of Nations to help end...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:30 AM
To commemorate the centennial of the beginning of World War I, Dolomite Mountains Ltd. will lead eight-day tours exploring the via ferrata, or iron path, the network of lines and metal ladders built to aid soldiers as they fought in and around the...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON –A failure by Congress to support President Obama’s proposed punitive strike on Syria would encourage Iran, Syria and their militant allies to press ahead with efforts to develop and use weapons of mass destruction, the White...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Syrian President Bashar Assad and backers of the rebel forces fighting to oust him on Monday disputed weekend reports of an agreement to convene peace talks in Geneva next month to negotiate an end to the protracted civil war.
It remained unclear...