Michelin to release San Francisco dining guide after wildfire delay

(Reuters) – Michelin said on Monday it will release the 2018 edition of its restaurant guide to the San Francisco area on Friday after postponing it following wildfires that killed more than 40…

Enthused by Wi-Fi hotspots, Cubans clamor for more Internet access

HAVANA (Reuters) – At dusk, when the worst of the Caribbean heat has subsided, parks around Cuba fill with families video chatting with loved ones abroad or scrolling through social media, their…

Armani plans transfer of stake in fashion firm to his foundation

MILAN (Reuters) – Giorgio Armani’s succession plans include a transfer of part of his high-end fashion empire to his charitable foundation in a bid to prevent any takeovers or a break-up of the…

Sierra Leone to auction multi-million dollar diamond to benefit poor

Ramat Gan, ISRAEL (Reuters) – Sierra Leone hopes to raise millions of dollars for development projects by auctioning a huge uncut diamond, believed to be one of the world’s largest, in New York in…

Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula’s ship

ROME (Reuters) – A floor mosaic from one of Roman Emperor Caligula’s opulent private ships, which was stolen after World War Two, is on its way back to Italy from the United States where it has been…

Last post: Titanic victim’s letter sells for record $166,000

LONDON (Reuters) – A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for 126,000 pounds ($166,000), a record price for correspondence from…

Cuba unveils Jose Marti statue, a gift from Trump’s hometown

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba unveiled a replica of a New York statue of independence hero Jose Marti on Friday, putting a gift from the hometown of U.S. President Donald Trump on public display at a time…

Michelin trims star list to 25 restaurants for Chicago

(Reuters) – Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year.