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Italy

Four Years, 100 Days: The Hard Work Of Popes And Presidents

-Analysis- Buenos Aires, 2013. At the ripe age of 76, Jorge Mario Bergoglio seems destined to wind down an illustrious career in the Catholic hierarchy as the widely respected and mostly ...

Bulgaria

Head Over Heels

Photography works in mysterious ways. This frozen moment of some graceful Bulgarian folk dancers in Varna somehow looks terribly clumsy. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World ...

France

Dark Times For Press Freedom, It's True

-Analysis- PARIS — Someone, somewhere will probably call this fake news. Reporters Sans Frontières, a Paris-based organization for the protection of journalists and free expression, released ...

Spain

Extra! Remembering Guernica In Basque Newspaper

El Correo, April 26, 2017 The front page speaks for itself. "Guernika," Wednesday's edition of Spain’s El Correo reads, with the Basque spelling of Guernica displayed in bold red letters ...

India

The Ghost Of Capitals Past

The city of Fatehpur Sikri, founded in 1569 near Agra, served briefly as the capital of the Mughal Empire before it was abandoned, mainly for water scarcity reasons, only 16 years later. It's one ...

France

Macron-Le Pen, 13 French Newspapers On Unprecedented Election

PARIS — After France's two main political parties fell short in Sunday's first round voting, next month's second round will feature a showdown of centrist newcomer Emmanuel Macron and far-right ...

France

Paris Attack, French Elections, Heads And Hearts

-Analysis- PARIS — Warnings about an imminent terrorist attack had hung ominously in the air in the final weeks of the French presidential election. On Tuesday, police arrested two suspects in ...

Brazil

Opera House Surprise

In the heart of the rainforest, in a place which for a long time was only accessible by boat, stands the improbable Teatro Amazonas, built during the late 19th-century rubber boom. See ...