Cultures

Chinese visit to Italy seeks closer ties, stirs suspicions

Mar 21, 2019

Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome will see the two countries sign a deal making Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project.

1st female superintendent of Grand Canyon park steps down

Mar 14, 2019

Grand Canyon National Park's first openly gay, female superintendent has stepped down after being brought in to change what U.S. investigators called a culture of sexual harassment

The Latest: Grand Canyon chief will focus on social justice

Mar 14, 2019

Grand Canyon chief says she'll focus on social justice and women's empowerment when she leaves the job at the end of March

Russia faces protests over factory on shores of lake Baikal

Mar 12, 2019

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has vowed to audit a prospective water bottling plant on the shores of the world's deepest freshwater lake

Panama slave descendants' 'congos' recognized globally

Mar 7, 2019

Every Ash Wednesday, the descendants of African slaves brought to Panama during Spanish colonialization celebrate with dances and rituals are known as "congos."

Chimps varied 'culture' matters for conservation, study says

Mar 7, 2019

It's different strokes for different chimpanzees, according to a new study that highlights the diversity of chimp behavior - and argues it's worth protecting

Pharrell to launch music festival in Virginia Beach in April

Mar 4, 2019

Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival

Grounded ship leaks 80 tons of oil near Pacific UNESCO site

Mar 1, 2019

Australian officials say an environmental disaster is unfolding in the Solomon Islands after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site

Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

Feb 23, 2019

President Emmanuel Macron pledged to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions

Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountability

Feb 22, 2019

Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors who fail to protect their flocks from predator priests

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