Professor finds Lithuania's 'birth certificate' in German archive
VILNIUS (Reuters) - A professor said on Thursday he had found a copy of Lithuania's lost declaration of independence languishing in a German archive, an achievement hailed by authorities as the... ...
Egypt unearths part of ancient King Khufu's boat
CAIRO (Reuters) - A plank of wood believed to be from the boat of an ancient Egyptian king has been unearthed near the Great Pyramid at Giza, archaeologists said on Wednesday. ...
Egypt unearths part of ancient King Khufu's boat
CAIRO (Reuters) - A plank of wood believed to be from the boat of an ancient Egyptian king has been unearthed near the Great Pyramid at Giza, archaeologists said on Wednesday. ...
Soccer: Ronaldo Airport overshadowed by dodgy statue
FUNCHAL (Reuters) - Madeira renamed its airport in honor of Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday - although it is a new statue of the four-times world player of the year that is likely to grab the... ...
Casino hub Macau shows all its cards, from egg tarts to fireworks, to draw tourists
MACAU (Reuters) - Overseas visitors are an increasingly common sight in China’s gambling territory of Macau which is trying to diversify an economic model that has depended on mainland high rollers... ...
Gold coin worth $4 million stolen from Berlin museum
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Canadian gold coin named "Big Maple Leaf" which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin's Bode Museum. ...
Captain James Cook waistcoat fails to sell at Sydney auction
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A waistcoat owned by British explorer Captain James Cook, who claimed Australia for Britain in 1770, has failed to sell at auction, with bids far below its anticipated million... ...
Sex in Thai city frustrates junta
PATTAYA, Thailand (Reuters) - With mascots dressed as smiling fish and a police rock band, Thai authorities launched a "Happy Zone" at the weekend to improve the image of a city notorious for sex... ...
Treehouses and mansions: Life in the shadow of the U.S.-Mexico fence
TIJUANA (Reuters) - The rust-red U.S. fence along the Mexican border has inspired various quirky architectural structures, from a frontier-themed mansion to a humble treehouse with uninterrupted... ...
China: Beyond Your Imagination!
A country with one of the richest cultural heritage and geographical diversity, China. This world’s largest democracy is spread over a vast area rich in tourism resources. It comes out in front of the world with scenic spots and historical sites, spectacular landscape, and varied national customs and tantalizing food culture. With one of the strongest and ever-growing economy, China is increasingly becoming a place to be. The change it has gone through in the last few decades is immense ...
'I need to be safe' - Crossing into Canada from the U.S.
HEMMINGFORD, Quebec (Reuters) - A Sudanese man hopped out of his taxi with a duffle bag slung around his shoulder just before daybreak, as he headed for the U.S. - Canadian border. ...
First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list
(Reuters) - The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government's list of endangered and... ...
Swiss cannabis entrepreneurs develop craving for low-potency pot
KOELLIKON, Switzerland (Reuters) - Entrepreneurs have high hopes for cannabis in Switzerland, where business has suddenly taken off in recent months, six years after the country legalized... ...
Of bread and wine: the world's most expensive cities
LONDON (Reuters) - Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities -- Tokyo and Osaka -- returning to the top 10 thanks to the... ...
Rosie the Riveter finally gets national day of recognition
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - They welded pipes. They drew blueprints. And, of course, they fastened munitions and machine parts together with rivets. ...
Trump's son Eric and his wife expect first child in September
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Trump, the 33-year-old middle son of U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Monday that his wife Lara was expecting to give birth to their first child in September. ...
Norwegians count their blessings in world's happiest nation
OSLO/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Norwegian law student Karen Nerbo summed up the feelings of many on Monday as her country was named the world's happiest country. ...
Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101 in New York
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller, former head of Chase Manhattan Corp and patriarch of one of the most famous and influential American families, died on Monday, a... ...
Fireworks, burning sculptures wrap up Spain's Fallas festival
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Fireworks and the burning of colorful puppet-like sculptures wrapped up Valencia's Fallas festival on Sunday night after nearly week-long festivities in the Spanish... ...
Norway unseats Denmark as world's happiest country: report
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Norway displaced Denmark as the world's happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the wellbeing of... ...