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  • Quentin Letts reviews The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie at Donmar Warehouse

    Quentin Letts praises The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, performed at Donmar Warehouse in London, as a 'very proper rebel' with a strong cast lead by Lia Williams as the title character.

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  • US returns 1493 Christopher Columbus letter to Vatican

    The United States returned to the Vatican Library Thursday a rare copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a forgery. It's the third such return in recent years after U.S. investigators, tipped off...

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  • Joshua Kosman’s classical music picks, June 17

    JOSHUA KOSMAN'S CLASSICAL MUSIC PICKS Escher String Quartet: The fine young American ensemble is joined by cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau for a recital of music by Borodin and Schubert. 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 18. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. SF Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F. www.chambermusicsf.

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  • US returns 1493 Christopher Columbus letter to Vatican

    The United States is returning to the Vatican Library a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a forgery.

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  • France's National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen hospitalised

    PARIS, June 13 (Reuters) - Jean-Marie Le Pen, the former leader of France's far right National Front party, has been hospitalised for exhaustion ahead of a...

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  • The Escher Quartet brings in an extra player

    Among of the delights of Schubert's String Quintet in C Major - in addition to the fact that some of us consider it the most profound and beautiful music ever written - is the way it creates new performing ensembles on the fly. You get an established string quartet, whose members are used to playing together and responding to one another's interpretive quirks, and then you add a cellist to the mix. Sometimes, in lucky situations, a new alchemy results. The...

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  • International court orders release of ex-Congo VP Bemba

    International Criminal Court judges on Tuesday ordered the interim release of former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, days after he was acquitted on appeal of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    Washington Post
  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 17-23

    June 17: Actor Peter Lupus (TV’s “Mission: Impossible”) is 86. Actor William Lucking (”Sons of Anarchy”) is 77. Singer Barry Manilow is 75. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 67. Actor Mark Linn-Baker (”Perfect Strangers”) is 64. Singer Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) is 60. Director Bobby Farrelly (”There’s Something About Mary”) is 60. Actor Thomas Haden Church (”Sideways,” ‘’Wings,” ‘’Ned and Stacy”) is 57. Actor Greg Kinnear is 55. Actress Kami Cotler (”The Waltons”) is 53. Actor Jason Patric is 52....

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  • Photographer Jean-Claude Arnault is charged with rape

    Jean-Claude Arnault has been charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said the evidence against Arnault 'is robust and sufficient for prosecution'.

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  • Sweden charges man at center of Nobel scandal

    The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011.

    Washington Post
  • The Latest: Trump arrives at hotel for summit with Kim

    The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore (all times local):

    Washington Post
  • UN: Situation in Sudan’s Darfur region is ‘radically’ better

    The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Monday the situation in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region “has changed radically for the better” and the United Nations and the African Union are recommending new sharp cuts in their joint security force.

    Washington Post
  • Russia, Ukraine talk peace in meeting with Germany, France

    The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany met in Berlin on Monday for talks on bringing an end to the fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The focus of the meeting was implementing an unfulfilled peace accord reached in the...

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  • Peace talks between Russia, Ukraine get underway in Berlin

    The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany met in Berlin Monday for talks on bringing an end to the fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

    Washington Post
  • EU backs Canadian leader after Trump's sharp words

    The European Union on Monday backed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after U.S. President Donald Trump branded him "dishonest" and "weak" following a weekend Group of Seven summit of leaders. European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the EU "stands fully behind" the joint...

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  • Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba has war crimes conviction overturned

    International Criminal Court judges had found Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity for abuses committed by his troops in the neighbouring Central African Republic.

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  • Congo gov't says Jean Pierre Bemba has the right to return home

    KINSHASA, June 8 (Reuters) - Congolese politician and former warlord Jean Pierre Bemba has the right to return home once the International Criminal Court...

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  • Jean-Pierre Bemba, former Congolese warlord and Kabila foe

    Jean-Pierre Bemba, whose landmark conviction for war crimes was overturned on Friday by the International Criminal Court (ICC), is a former warlord and...

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  • World War II photographer David Douglas Duncan dies at 102

    David Douglas Duncan, who helped change the role of war photography by exposing the anguish of soldiers in Korea and Vietnam, has died at age 102.

    Washington Post
  • ICC to deliver appeals ruling in former Congo VP conviction

    International Criminal Court judges are set to deliver their judgment in the appeal by former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba against his convictions and 18-year prison sentence for atrocities committed by his forces in Central African Republic.

    Washington Post