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Art masterpieces worth €15m stolen from gallery in Italy

Portrait of a Lady by Peter Paul Rubens and Male Portrait by Tintoretto among paintings taken in raid on Castelvecchio museum, Verona<p>Masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto were among 15 artworks stolen to order by masked robbers from a museum in Verona, the city’s mayor has said.<p>Three men dressed in …

Art

Ancient Romans had no need for dentists, because of one food they didn’t eat

Modern dental hygiene would have been quite unnecessary for ancient Romans living in Pompeii, as research has revealed that they had impressively healthy teeth.<p>Scientists appointed by the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompeii have used CAT scans to examine 30 Pompeii inhabitants who were …

Ancient History

Obama rejects candidates' ideas for solving crisis in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing White House hopefuls of concocting "half-baked" ideas for solving the crisis in Syria, appearing …

EXCLUSIVE: Staggering treasure trove of paintings discovered inside home of one of America's greatest modern artists who became a recluse after slamming a 1989 Scorsese film based on his life

• <b>Chuck Connelly sold more than a million dollars of art in the 1980s and was considered one of America's biggest names</b>• <b><br>He showed at the same Annina</b> …

Archaeologists discover ancient Rome may have been much larger than previously believed

A house discovered in ancient Rome’s central district may prove that the city was considerably larger than previously believed. The rectangular …

Iran’s Supreme Leader Releases New Video: ‘If Any War Happens…’

The Supreme Leader of Iran’s posted a new video to his Youtube channel Sunday with a warning message to the U.S.<p>The short video began with audio of President Barack Obama saying, “we could knock out their military with speech and dispatch if they chose to.”<p>Image source: YouTube<p>The YouTube video …

Buried underwater, Ancient Egyptian artifacts rise to the surface in Paris

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b><p>An exhibition of Egyptian artifacts discovered in ancient cities buried underwater has opened to the public in Paris.<p>The exhibit at …

Is It Up to Germany to Save Europe From War?

Spring Fund Drive: Keep CounterPunch Afloat<br>CounterPunch is a lifeboat of sanity in today’s turbulent political seas. Please make a tax-deductible …

If you start to take Vienna, take Vienna

Napoleon said, "if you start to take Vienna, take Vienna." The Austrian capital seems to be the one place east of Paris where we haven’t sent troops over the past decade.<p>But we are now ensnarled in a war in Syria and Iraq, facing off against the most radical form of Islamic extremism. And when …

Clinton Library details upcoming release

Long-secret files about the pardon of billionaire Marc Rich, the death of White House attorney Vince Foster and former first lady Hillary Clinton's failed health care reform effort are set to emerge on Friday, the National Archives said Wednesday.<p>President Bill Clinton's library in Little Rock, …

What Happened to the Roosevelts?

What the Bushes and the Clintons can learn from a fallen political dynasty.<p>In any case, it <i>should</i> have been true: that when Joe Kennedy’s bomber exploded in midair, the officer in the trailing plane flying through the fragments and the fireball was none other than Elliott Roosevelt. That, in the …

Caroline de Maigret on the One Thing That Makes You Look Like a Parisian

We chat with Caroline de Maigret—Parisian It girl, hair icon and Lancome muse—about the secrets to her effortless style and why fashion is feminist.<p>Harper's BAZAAR: There's a cultural obsession with being Parisian—what inspired you to want to add to that conversation and write your own</b> …

France

Gore Unveils TAUNTSTOPPER®

Forget rain and wind -- the company's newest fabric repels abuse.<p>W.L. Gore & Associates, creator of GORE-TEX fabric and WINDSTOPPER products, has unveiled its newest innovation -- a specially coated material designed to block insults and verbal mockery.<p>Called TAUNTSTOPPER®, the new fabric is the …

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