Cardinals tasked with deciding the fate of the Vatican bank president amid financial scandals and a struggle for power in the Holy See are struggling to come to an agreement, media reports said Saturday.
The commission of cardinals must decide whether or not to uphold the board's decision to oust Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, who was fired for failing to clean up the institution's image amid accusations of corruption and money-laundering.Full Story
Russia on Saturday quietly marked half a century since Soviet forces brutally suppressed a rare protest led by striking factory workers in one of the worst massacres of the USSR's postwar era.
Twenty-six people were killed on June 2, 1962 when Soviet troops fired on the mass protest against working conditions and rising prices in the southern city of Novocherkassk.Full Story
The films of Japan's Daisuke Miyazaki and Norway's August Joachim Trier will be the first among 12 movies in competition to screen Saturday at the Transylvania International Film Festival.
Miyazaki's "End of the Night" and Trier's "Oslo, August 31" will be showcased on the second day of the 10-day Romanian festival, one of the biggest in the Balkans.Full Story
It started with an inflatable pig.
Jeffrey Shaw has always been fascinated by interactivity; having in the 1960s created art he hoped would narrow the gap between viewer and image.Full Story
In a unique artistic initiative to collaborate with dancers from the Arab World, and to bring the outcome to audiences all over Lebanon, Danish dance company Mancopy is presenting its new contemporary dance performance “EVERY last BREATH” between the 14th and the 24th of June 2012, before going onto a world tour.
For the past seven years, Jens Bjerregaard, artistic director of Mancopy Dance Company, has been collaborating with artists from around the world, convinced that through international exchange; art finally becomes an instrument of free expression.Full Story
Dasha Zhukova, the partner of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, presented plans Thursday to move her Moscow art gallery to a structure built of giant paper tubes in historic Gorky Park.
"I think this is a really beautiful pavilion and it's really exciting for Moscow. There hasn't been anything quite like this built here," Zhukova said at a presentation in the park.Full Story
Amateur divers have discovered a sunken ship they believe is a Swedish royal navy vessel that went down off Stockholm in 1660 with a cargo of gold and jewels, they said Thursday.
The divers said they had not found the Resande Man's precious cargo, which the ship was carrying to Poland as a gift from the Swedish government when it sank in the Baltic Sea in November 1660.Full Story
For almost a century, Copenhagen's iconic Little Mermaid statue has perched alone on a rock in the harbor, wistfully pining for the prince she has been promised -- and now she will finally get her man.
The city of Helsingoer, or Elsinore as Shakespeare wrote, will on Saturday unveil a suitable companion to Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale mermaid, in the shape and form of HAN (HIM, in Danish).Full Story
In New York City, a centuries-old craft lives on: the making of matzo bread.
Welcome to Streit's, Inc., a 96-year-old family enterprise on Manhattan's Lower East Side that on an hourly basis churns out 1,100 pounds (about 500 kilos) of the unleavened fare traditionally consumed by Jews during Passover.Full Story
Relatively few black or white families are relocating to an otherwise growing number of diverse neighborhoods in the United States, according to a study published Thursday.
Writing in this month's American Sociological Review, a team of sociologists examined the "mobility patterns" of black and white families that moved house between 1977 and 2005 within their own metropolitan areas.Full Story