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Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future


GENEVA - The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car.

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Rare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum

PARIS - About 15 rare pieces of art were stolen on Sunday morning in the Chinese Museum of the Chateau de Fontainebleau, southeast of Paris, the French culture ministry said.

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Pope Francis prays for teenager killed in Venezuela protest


ROME - Pope Francis called on Sunday for an end to political violence in Venezuela and said he would pray for a teenager killed during an anti-government demonstration last week.

Drop-tops belly-flop as austerity breeds pragmatic car buyers

PARIS - The mass-market convertible car emits its last gasp this week at a Geneva motor show bristling with sport utility vehicles and low-cost models -- more evidence of the pragmatism of European consumers marked by years of austerity.

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Sat, Feb 28 2015

Celebrated Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal dead at 91


ISTANBUL - Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's greatest writers who celebrated the lives of the downtrodden and whose works were translated into 40 languages, died on Saturday. He was 91 years old.

Entertainment, People 28 Feb 2015

Pope Francis attacks 'throw-away' economic globalization


ROME - Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on economic injustice on Saturday, condemning the "throw-away culture" of globalization and calling for new ways of thinking about poverty, welfare, employment and society.

Fri, Feb 27 2015

Adoption by same-sex parent recognized by Alabama appeals court


- An Alabama appeals court ruled on Friday that the state must recognize the out-of-state adoption of three children by the estranged wife of their birth mother, lawyers for the plaintiff said.

27 Feb 2015

Quarter-century after $500 million art heist, Boston mystery endures


BOSTON - A 122-year old Venetian-style palazzo tucked into Boston's marshy Fens section stands as one of the city's more popular tourist attractions and the site of one of its longest-unsolved crimes. | Video

U.S., Arts 27 Feb 2015

Today's dialectic: Is that dress white or is it blue?

- Cyberspace was being consumed by an acute philosophical debate on Friday over a picture of a dress many claim is obviously white and gold but others argue just as trenchantly is black and blue. | Video

Tech, Oddly Enough 27 Feb 2015

Google scraps plan to block porn on Blogger


- Google Inc has abandoned its plan to ban adult content on its blogging site Blogger after receiving negative feedback from users.

27 Feb 2015

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.