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Verona Arena opera festival reports rise in ticket sales

Sep 13, 2018

The Verona Arena open-air opera festival says it closed the summer season with a 6-percent increase in ticket sales as new management focused on bringing in big singing talent as part of a relaunch

Belgium shocked by TV weather woman's encounter with racism

Sep 7, 2018

Media outlets and politicians in Belgium express shock and dismay after two high-profile reports of racism

Baltic countries want Walmart to remove Soviet-themed shirts

Sep 6, 2018

Three Baltic countries have lashed out at retail giant Walmart for selling online T-shirts and other products with Soviet Union emblems on them, and demanded that the goods be removed.

Filmmaker says Bannon embraced comparison to Satan

Sep 5, 2018

The filmmaker behind a new documentary on Steve Bannon says the political strategist embraced a comparison to Satan

Hulkenberg changing his mind about F1 halo after crash

Aug 30, 2018

Nico Hulkenberg is changing his mind about the F1 halo safety device after dramatic crash at Belgian Grand Prix

Guillermo del Toro passionately pushes for gender equality

Aug 29, 2018

Guillermo del Toro, as the head of the jury at the Venice Film Festival, says a push for gender equality "is beyond a gesture, it's a need"

Vettel wins Belgian GP to trim rival Hamilton's F1 lead

Aug 26, 2018

Sebastian Vettel made a crucial overtaking move on Lewis Hamilton to win the crash-marred Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday and trim his rival's overall lead

Russia denies hunger-striking Ukrainian critically ill

Aug 21, 2018

The family of an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on a hunger strike for 100 days says he is in a critical condition

AP Interview: Photographer documented 1968 Soviet invasion

Aug 19, 2018

Powerful images taken by photographer Josef Koudelka of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia still resonate 50 years later

Soprano Gasdia reboots troubled Verona Arena opera festival

Aug 12, 2018

The popular yet struggling opera festival at the colossal Roman-era Verona amphitheater is getting a relaunch under former soprano Cecilia Gasdia, who is in her first season as its general manager

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