What do you do if you're searching for the airport meditation zone but you can't speak a word of English? If you're traveling through Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, you can be sure they'll be a handy pictogram to help you.
Former Enron executive Andrew Fastow has been transferred from prison to a halfway house, the last stage of incarceration before his scheduled release later this year, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons.
We don't have guillotines here, so the best we can do with our miscreants is to torment them with news of a better life they may never experience again. Dennis Kozlowski --- Wall Street crook and notorious party reveler who gave Stolichnaya a bad name-welcome to today's real estate report!
Striking expanses of coastline aren't exactly in short supply across the Mediterranean. But for some reason, only a few marquee spots -- the Greek Isles, the Amalfi Coast, the south of France -- get all the love. Chances are, Sardinia doesn't even make the list.
In the same way organisms select for characteristics that favor the survival and well-being of its species over successive generations, so too do cultures. With organisms, we call this process evolution and it represents a sort of accumulated wisdom. There is no word for this process in cultures, but there is one for the result. And that word is tradition.
Italy's flamboyant Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will soon learn whether a controversial law granting top officials immunity from prosecution will remain on the books, after the country's top court heard arguments about it Tuesday.
A French battleship sunk by German torpedoes in 1917 is lying upright and almost intact at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, where it was found by an unmanned submarine surveying a proposed gas pipeline route between Italy and Algeria.
In a major victory in the government crackdown on corporate corruption, former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski and ex-CFO Mark Swartz were found guilty Friday of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the manufacturing conglomerate.
A drawn-looking Pope John Paul II, unable to preside over Palm Sunday Mass for the first time in his 26-year papacy, waved an olive branch from his apartment window to tens of thousands of pilgrims who filled St. Peter's Square.