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This is the second of three installments from the Tribune's foreign correspondents on their tips for finding the best of the best around the world. Last week we covered Rome with Christine Spolar, Moscow with Alex J. Rodriguez and London with Tom...
Tags: Johannesburg (South Africa), Artworks, Fishing, Syria, Israel
Thousands of Hutu rebels with the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, or FDLR, have brought instability and violence to eastern Congo for more than a decade. The rebels fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo after ethnic Tutsis seized power...
Tags: Wars and Interventions, Congo, Armed Forces, Defense
Zap2It.comColumbia Pictures is developing the spy thriller "Edwin A. Salt" as a possible starring vehicle for Tom Cruise. According to Variety, the studio is already in talks with "Hotel Rwanda" director Terry George to helm the film, which is based on a script by...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Her trip to Rwanda has been postponed, but Paris Hilton is still determined to use her celebrity status for good causes. "I want to travel the world," the 26-year-old socialite says in an interview posted on the Web site of the...
During a gruesome three months in 1994, about 800,000 Rwandans were murdered as part of a calculated effort by a group of Hutu extremists to eradicate the country's Tutsi population. The genocide ended only with the military victory of the Rwandan...
People hear the word "genocide" and think of 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust or the estimated 800,000 mostly Tutsis slaughtered in Rwanda. They do not imagine that rape can be so well planned and done on such a mass scale as to...
Tribune religion reporterOn Good Friday, David Heimann mourned the death of Jesus Christ in the presence of the pope. And for the first time Sunday, he will be able to celebrate the resurrection of Christ in St. Peter's Basilica. But Rome was not his only destination on this...
Sun ReporterHeadmaster Randy S. Stevens surveyed the graduating seniors of St. Timothy's School - where the motto is French for "Truth without Fear" - and asked them to consider the example of a woman who once sat in their place. "There is no better role model for...
The Russian government has argued that its recent military operations in Georgia were justified by the principle of "responsibility to protect" (colloquially known as R2P). This is the approach to dealing with mass-atrocity crimes that was embraced by 150...
Times Staff WriterIt would be a mistake to dismiss the drama "Beyond the Gates" simply because it is another instance of telling an African narrative through white protagonists. Although that is the case, there is a particular point of view at work here that...
Tags: Genocide, Health and Safety at School, Crimes, Death, Movies
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersA neighbor shaved Matsepang Nyoba's head with an antiquated razor. Blood beaded on her scalp. Tears trickled down her cheeks, but not because of the pain. She was in mourning, and this was a ritual. Two days earlier, her newborn baby girl had died in the...
Tags: Parties and Movements, Infants, Sepsis, Weather, United Nations
'He may be a sonofabitch," President Franklin Roosevelt is supposed to have muttered, referring to a Nicaraguan dictator, "but he is our sonofabitch." That is foreign policy realism in a nutshell -- straightforward, practical, pursuing the national...
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