Culture

Six novels shortlisted for Man Booker Prize; early favourite absent - 09/22/2018

LONDON (dpa)- The longlisted favourite for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for fiction, Ireland's Sally Rooney, has failed to make Thursday's shortlist of six, which features works by four women and two...

German archaeological treasures on show in Berlin exhibition - 09/21/2018

BERLIN (dpa)- German archaeological finds dating back to the Stone Age go on display in Berlin from Friday, including a 35,000-year-old "Venus" and a Bronze Age sky disc. The "Bewegte Zeiten"...

UNESCO says Rio museum could take a decade to rebuild after blaze - 09/20/2018

RIO DE JANEIRO (dpa)- The rebuilding of the National Museum of Brazil after it was gutted by fire could take 10 years, according to UNESCO. The building in Rio de Janeiro was destroyed in a blaze...

EU lawmakers to vote on copyright reforms - 09/12/2018

Strasbourg, France - The European Parliament will take a new stab Wednesday at finalizing its position on controversial copyright reforms aimed at fairly remunerating artists and news publishers in...

Venice film fest kicks off with moon landing spectacle 'First Man' - 08/29/2018

Venice - By Alvise Armellini- "First Man," a moon landing scene-grabber with Ryan Gosling starring as astronaut Neil Armstrong opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. Directed by Damien...

British Nobel Prize-winning writer VS Naipaul dies at 85 - 08/12/2018

London - VS Naipaul, the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at 85, Britain's Press Association reported late Saturday, citing a family statement. Naipaul, whose many works...

Top musicians descend on Rome - 07/03/2018

Rome - Abdul Rahman Bitar Everybody has fallen in love with Rome including tourists and top musicians from around the world. The upcoming excellent season of the Academy of Santa Cecilia orchestra,...

US writer Philip Roth, author of 'Portnoy's Complaint,' dies at 85 - 05/23/2018

Washington (dpa) - Philip Roth, considered to be one of America's greatest modern writers, died Tuesday aged 85, according to US media reports.   The death of the author of more than 30 novels...

UNESCO to consider German theatres for intangible cultural heritage - 04/04/2018

COLOGNE (dpa)- The German government has filed an application to have the country's theatres and orchestras added to UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, its Bonn-based German Commission...

2,500-yr-old mummy found in 'empty' Egyptian coffin in Sydney Uni - 03/31/2018

SYDNEY, Subel Bhandari (dpa)- Scientists in Australia have discovered the remains of a mummy in an elegantly carved 2,500-year-old coffin that was previously thought to be empty. Sydney University's...
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