Prague

Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic Jamal Al Jamal is pictured in Prague, Czech Republic. (AP Photo/CTK, Krumphanzl Michal, File)

Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blast

PRAGUE (AP) — The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died Wednesday in a blast that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been left untouched for more than 20 years, officials said. […]

01/01/2014

Chart shows the number of quakes cataloged in Oklahoma by year and magnitude.

Oklahoma adopts California-style quake precautions

PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) — It’s become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor’s insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate […]

12/02/2013

Vienna, Austria (AP Photo)

Ancient Jewish tombstones found in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) — It was 1943 when Vienna’s Nazi overlords gave the order to destroy the city’s oldest Jewish cemetery, demanding it be leveled and the tombstones attesting to centuries of Jewish existence there be […]

07/10/2013

Kremlin, Moscow

Trapped in Transit: Orwellian Moscow airport hotel

SHEREMETYEVO AIRPORT (AP) — “An interesting route, Mr. Phillips,” says the airport transit desk employee. “This activity makes for suspicion.” It was the start of an Orwellian adventure in which I deliberately got myself sequestered […]

06/28/2013

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