Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Poland lacks probable cause to extradite a Russian art dealer living in New York on criminal charges accusing him of knowing that an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish museum by the Nazis during World War II was stolen property when he inherited it from his father, a judge ruled Monday.
A Picasso worth 25 million euros (US$27.4 million) and considered a national treasure by Spanish authorities -- who had barred it from being exported -- has been seized from a boat docked in Corsica, French authorities said Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found -- a 6.0-centimeter multi-colored gem unearthed in the Outback named the Virgin Rainbow.
Monday, August 3, 2015
A spate of thefts targeting the bright red post boxes that have been a feature of Britain's street corners since the 19th century have forced the postal service to fight back -- with an arsenal of hi-tech tools.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Deborah Brown has danced at the Sydney Opera House and on other famous stages around the world, but performances on the dirt of remote Australian Aboriginal communities are her most nerve-wracking.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Music and animation fans will get a chance to enjoy an exciting blend of the two when Taiwan's Evergreen Symphony Orchestra presents "Pixar in Concert" in October.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Hitler sporting a Karl Marx beard and a swastika formed with axes are just some of the provocative pieces starring at the first show ever by Slovenia's shock art collective, NSK.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Around the corner from a bland gray street in the working class Tres de Febrero suburb of Buenos Aires, a blue boat starts to take form on a wall.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
For years Karachi's walls have been spattered with the bloodstains of murder victims and scrawled with graffiti touting everything from sectarian hatred to quack cures for erectile dysfunction.
Friday, July 24, 2015
More than 30 ancient gold ornaments went on show in a Chinese museum this week after Paris quietly insisted a billionaire collector and France's top antique dealer return them on the grounds they were stolen.