Cultures

EU takes Poland to court over logging in pristine forest

Jul 13, 2017

The European Union is taking legal action against Poland for allowing continued and increased logging in the pristine Bialowieza forest, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site

SoHa? Harlem bristles at neighborhood nickname

Jul 8, 2017

Attempts to rebrand part of Harlem as SoHa have been seen by some as an affront to a capital of African-American culture

Eritrea's capital added to UNESCO World Heritage list

Jul 8, 2017

Eritrea's capital added to UNESCO World Heritage list as reclusive nation claims 'victory'

Israelis outraged by UNESCO decision on Hebron holy site

Jul 7, 2017

The U.N. cultural agency has declared the old city in the biblical West Bank town of Hebron as a Palestinian world heritage site _ a decision that has outraged Israeli officials who say the move negates the deep Jewish ties to the ancient shrine

Trump welcomed by cheering, flag-waving supporters in Warsaw

Jul 6, 2017

Donald Trump was welcomed by a large and enthusiastic crowd of people waving U.S. and Polish flags when he delivered an address to the Polish nation in Warsaw on Thursday _ just as Poland's government had promised

Trump debuts on Washington social scene at theater gala

Jun 5, 2017

A rare evening on the town marks a coming out of sorts for President Donald Trump on the Washington social scene.

The Latest: Trump glad to honor Lincoln at Ford's Theater

Jun 5, 2017

President Donald Trump has made his debut on Washington's social circuit by headlining an annual fundraiser for Ford's Theater, scene of Abraham Lincoln's assassination

UNESCO has 'serious concern' over Great Barrier Reef coral

Jun 3, 2017

A United Nations agency says it has "serious concern" about coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier and urges the government to work faster to improve water quality in the region

Israeli minister threatens to defund art show over nudity

Jun 1, 2017

Israeli culture minister threatens to cut funding for major arts festival over performances featuring frontal nudity

'Dandy Lion' rejects young black male stereotypes

May 31, 2017

"Dandy Lion" rejects young black male stereotypes, celebrates fashion as form of resistance

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