Madrid show highlights Picasso’s Guernica as abiding symbol of war

MADRID (Reuters) – Eighty years after the bloody air raid on the Spanish town of Guernica that drove Pablo Picasso to paint a masterpiece, a new exhibition in Madrid highlights the enduring relevance…

Treasures from Paris’s Louvre museum go on display in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A selection of artwork from Paris’ world-renowned Louvre museum goes on display in Hong Kong on Wednesday, offering Chinese patrons a rare opportunity to view some of the…

Crabs invade Cuba’s Bay of Pigs

BAY OF PIGS, Cuba (Reuters) – Cuba’s Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by U.S.-backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs.

In late April, Dutch tulip bulb farmers chop off the flowers’ heads

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – As the end of April approaches, Dutch tulip farmers prepare for “topping”, when they run cutting machines through the fields across the north and west of the country, lopping…

Chinese, Russian visitor surge push Dubai toward 20 million target

DUBAI (Reuters) – The number of Chinese and Russian visitors to Dubai surged in the first three months of the year, boosted by the United Arab Emirates’ recent decision to grant visas on arrival to…

Thailand reaches for the stars with new Michelin Guide

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will be the latest country to have a Michelin Guide, its state tourism agency said on Monday, taking its place on the culinary world map just days after authorities…

Dolls, teddy bears return to eastern Mosul after Islamic State

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Toy shops are thriving in eastern Mosul, with Iraqi children once again able to buy dolls, teddy bears or action figures after Islamic State was driven out of the area.

Lively, Chastain, Chelsea Clinton honored for philanthropic work

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hollywood actresses Blake Lively and Jessica Chastain were among the six women honored on Friday for their philanthropic efforts with organizations helping women and children.