HONOLULU, Hawaii – Maui beat out historic national parks and the city-by-the-bay to be named the best vacation destination in the United States in a new analysis. In addition to the U.S. locales, London is the world’s top destination, and St. Lucia is the best place to visit in the
Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 and in her short-lived life became one of the most important Mexican icons, not only with her paintings, but with her strong, outspoken and enduring personality. Kahlo met fellow painter Diego Rivera, and they got married when she was 22 into
Paris (DPA) – President Francois Hollande left earlier this summer on a four-day, two-nation tour of the Caribbean that included a trip to Cuba – the first such visit by a French head of state since 1898. He will also stop in Haiti and the French overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique,
New figures showing a sharp decline of foreign investments in Latin America made big headlines in many countries in the region in recent days, but there is other, less noticed data that should trigger even bigger alarm bells. I’m talking about the latest indicators of innovation, which have a
As the 102nd Tour de France gets underway in the compact streets of the Dutch city of Utrecht on Saturday, it will mark the beginning of what promises to be one of the most exciting battles for the famed yellow jersey in years. One year after Vincenzo Nibali claimed
MIAMI — Four migrant interdictions at sea in the South Florida Straits led the Coast Guard to repatriate 38 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Thursday. In all four stops, Cubans were attempting to enter the United States illegally on “unseaworthy vessels,” according to the Coast Guard.
The mascot for the 2015 Pan Am Games, which open in Toronto next week, is a porcupine named Pachi. The porcupine seems an appropriate symbol. Many across greater Toronto have discovered that the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, like a porcupine, are an uncomfortable creature to embrace.
With a weekend vote in Greece potentially triggering a derivatives default in Greece, one that banks and Larry Summers have indicated they are prepared for (“foam is on the runway,” Summers said last week), what are the variables to consider in both the long and short term? The weekend
Taipei (dpa) – The pilot flying a passenger plane that crashed into a river in Taipei earlier this year shut down a working engine just before the crash, a report released by Taiwan’s aviation authorities said Thursday. TransAsia flight GE235 crashed into the Keelung River two-and-a-half minutes after taking
The Hague (dpa) – The death of a man in police custody triggered riots in the Dutch city of The Hague, leading to one injury and multiple arrests, police reported Tuesday. Hundreds of demonstrators fought lengthy skirmishes with police in the early hours of Tuesday, a police spokesman said.