Notre Dame celebrates first Mass since devastating fire

World Jun 16, 2019

Notre Dame celebrates first Mass since devastating fire

The archbishop wore a hard hat, burned wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since a devastating fire ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire on April ...

World Jun 16, 2019

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses; other cultural heritage sites at risk

An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed last week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage and the government's ability to protect them. The old citadel, known as Ghaznain Fort, originally ...

National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas looking for new home

World Jun 16, 2019

National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas looking for new home

The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas has outgrown its space east of the Las Vegas Strip, according to museum officials, who are looking for a new location to expand the facility's nuclear testing exhibits. The museum, which opened in 2005 and became affiliated ...

Strait of Hormuz: Key waterway is vulnerable and under pressure

World Jun 15, 2019

Strait of Hormuz: Key waterway is vulnerable and under pressure

The Strait of Hormuz, a strategically important waterway for the world's seaborne oil transits, has been at the center of decades of regional tensions. In the latest incident, on Thursday two tankers came under attack in the Gulf of Oman, to the southeast of the ...

France remembers 642 victims of World War II massacre at hands of Nazis

World Jun 11, 2019

France remembers 642 victims of World War II massacre at hands of Nazis

France remembered 642 people killed in the small village of Oradour-sur-Glane 75 years ago Monday, the biggest massacre of civilians by Nazi troops during Germany's World War II occupation of France. Genevieve Darrieussecq, a junior armed forces minister, presided over ceremonies at the site near ...

From loss to liberation: Germany's evolving postwar attitude

World | FOCUS Jun 7, 2019

From loss to liberation: Germany's evolving postwar attitude

When Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the Allies for the D-Day invasion and the "liberation" of Germany in World War II, she might have raised some eyebrows internationally. To those at home, the statement was unremarkable. There is no denying that the machine guns and howitzers ...