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Hamlet, Lear line the Thames in London Shakespeare celebrations

LONDON Some of Shakespeare's best known characters - Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and King Lear - will be featuring along a stretch of the River Thames this weekend, as part of celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of England's greatest playwright.

Chasing Don Quixote across the Spanish plains of La Mancha

ARGAMASILLA DE ALBA, Spain When he wrote "Don Quixote", Miguel de Cervantes did not give away the name of the birthplace of the eponymous middle-aged gentleman obsessed with heroically righting the world's wrongs and bringing back lost chivalry.

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Trump's trade czar Ross easily wins Senate confirmation

WASHINGTON Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross easily won confirmation as U.S. commerce secretary on Monday, clearing President Donald Trump's top trade official to start work on renegotiating trade relationships with China and Mexico.