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2008-08-11 21:00:34

By Fredric Koeppel; Bob Mehr; John Beifuss A painting by French artist Edgar Degas that fetched $8.44million at Sotheby's auction house in May will hang at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens through Aug. 20. "Three Dancers in Pink" is on loan from Diane B. "Dede" Wilsey, a San Francisco art collector .

2008-07-29 03:00:00

By Anonymous The Mexican Cultural Institute-the only building in Washington, D.C. with murals painted by one of Diego Rivera's disciples, Roberta Cueva del Rio-was the site for a dinner hosted by Arturo Sarukhan, Mexico's ambassador to the United States.

2008-07-24 18:00:43

A New York lawyer has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Delta Airlines, saying he has been waiting months to be reimbursed for a canceled flight from Paris. Thomas Mullaney told the New York Daily News that he and his girlfriend were booked on a flight on Oct.

2008-07-15 12:00:32

BOSTON - Colleagues praised Marybeth Brady of Braintree, Gov. Deval Patrick's nominee for clerk magistrate in Malden District Court, during a hearing Wednesday before a State House panel.

2008-07-05 09:00:10

World News IN BRIEF *PARIS The freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt received a hero's welcome in France, led by President Nicolas Sarkozy. Ms Betancourt, who has dual Colombian and French citizenship, was held by Colombian rebels for six years.

2008-06-25 03:02:21

FRENCH president Nicolas Sarkozy was rushed to safety after a shot rang out at the end of his state visit to Israel yesterday. Armed security men bundled him on to his plane, fearing a terror attack.

2008-06-24 15:00:00

By ARON HELLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM In his first presidential visit to Israel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Israeli-Palestinian peace is immediately attainable, talked tough against Iran's nuclear program and delivered an address to Parliament. But nobody has seemed to notice.

2006-08-16 16:24:06

By Dan Wilchins NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family members of September 11 victims listened on Wednesday to the dying words of a woman trapped in the World Trade Center from newly released audio tapes and demanded more information and steps to avoid future disasters.

2006-08-11 09:04:55

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - Paparazzi photographs of Socialist presidential hopeful Segolene Royal in a turquoise bikini have raised eyebrows in France and underlined the spread of celebrity culture into France's traditionally sober political coverage.

2006-07-29 14:46:41

PARIS (Reuters) - French actor Jean Reno, star of such films as "The Big Blue," "Leon" and "The Da Vinci Code," married model and actress Zofia Borucka on Saturday in a hilltop village in the south of France.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.