Cultures

UK approves Stonehenge tunnel, diverted to ease druid dismay

Sep 12, 2017

British authorities have approved a contentious road tunnel under Stonehenge, but altered its route so it doesn't impede views of the sun during the winter solstice

US historian who spent decades in Afghanistan dies at 90

Sep 10, 2017

An American historian who spent decades in Afghanistan working to preserve the heritage of the war-torn country died Sunday

Obama offers accolades, advice in farewell letter to Trump

Sep 3, 2017

President Barack Obama offered his successor accolades and advice in a private letter before he left office

Cultural exchange programs fear visa cuts from Trump order

Aug 30, 2017

Officials who run popular language and cultural immersion program in Minnesota warn potential visa rule changes under Trump's 'Buy American, Hire American' order could make it harder to hire instructors

Oman's foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

Aug 24, 2017

The foggy, cool monsoon season in Oman draws thousands of visitors seeking relief from scorching summer temperatures elsewhere around the Arab world

Turkey arrests British tourist caught with historic coins

Aug 23, 2017

Turkey's official news agency says that a British tourist has been arrested on charges of violating a law protecting cultural artifacts after he was caught with old coins

Moroccans shaken by links to extremist attacks in Europe

Aug 22, 2017

After yet another deadly attack in Europe involving Moroccans, residents of that country are raising questions about why its emigres are taking up extremism

Hours for NYC's Caribbean festival shifted to fight violence

Aug 21, 2017

NYC officials shift start of annual pre-dawn festival celebrating Caribbean culture, take other security precautions to stem violence

Serbia withdraws entire staff from its embassy in Macedonia

Aug 21, 2017

The entire staff of the Serbian Embassy in the Macedonian capital has been withdrawn for urgent consultations in Belgrade in a move that has further strained relations between the Balkan neighbors

Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

Aug 19, 2017

Responding to Trump's remarks about white supremacist violence could sidetrack Democrats from issues important to a wider range of voters in 2018 midterm elections

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