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Little Tramp is ready for his close-up as Chaplin’s World opens in Switzerland

Sixteen years in the making, Chaplin’s World has opened above Lake Geneva, Switzerland. A cross between a movie museum and theme park, this $50 million-plus celebration of Chaplin’s work, life and legacy is Europe’s top new visitor and cultural attraction. “It’s very ingenuously done,” said Chaplin’s son Michael Chaplin, who is now 70 and still lives nearby.

A woman from Cuba waves Adonia leaves port in Miami, Sunday, May 1, 2016, en route to Cuba. After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba. Carnival's Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom band, will visit the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. (Patrick Farrell/The Miami Herald via AP)

First U.S. cruise in decades arrives in Havana, Cuba, from Miami

- Associated Press

The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

The ancient town of Sarlat in southwestern France. The amazingly well-preserved architecture makes it seem like time has stood still here since the Middle Ages.

There’s more to Bordeaux than Bordeaux

When I think of Bordeaux, an image of tasty grapes come to mind. This is the place of esteemed vineyards, premier crus and coveted domaines such as Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Margaux. On a recent visit I discovered that there’s more to Bordeaux than Bordeaux.

A beer sampler at Granite City Food & Brewery.  (Eric Althoff)

Craft brews in Lincoln, Nebraska, offer Cornhusker State new tastes

- The Washington Times

Nebraska has turned its agricultural products into many things — paramount among them recently, of course, being beer. The Cornhusker State has joined the ongoing craft beer craze, with brewmasters putting a unique Midwestern spin on classic styles. In Nebraska’s state capital of Lincoln, players like Zipline and Granite City are rolling out the barrels of unique taste for choosy beer-heads.

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FILE - In this July 14, 2014 file photo, tourists look at the view of the Angkor Wat temples at sunrise, outside Siem Reap, Cambodia. The main road alongside Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temple is now off-limits to cars as authorities seek to ease traffic jams at the site that draws 2.1 million tourists a year. The volume of cars driving near the temple has increased so dramatically in recent years it raised concerns that vibrations caused by the vehicles could harm the temples, built between the 9th and 15th centuries. (AP Photo/Anat Givon, File)

Cambodia bars cars near Angkor Wat temple

Associated Press

The main road alongside Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temple is now off-limits to cars as authorities seek to ease traffic jams at the site that draws 2.1 million tourists a year.

Anna Wintour, left, and Bee Shaffer arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Metallics reign on tech-heavy Met Gala red carpet

- Associated Press

The Met Gala red carpet gleamed on Monday with sparkly metallics and shiny, futuristic-looking fabrics as stars paid homage to this year's technology-centered theme.

In this Friday, April 29, 2016 photo, attorney Bruce Rubenstein, a collector of left-wing political memorabilia, stands in front of a 1920s drawing by political cartoonist Art Young on April 29, 2016 inside his office in Hartford, Conn. Rubenstein is threatening to sue the University of Hartford which plans to sell a political memorabilia collection to which Rubenstein donated hundreds of items. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

Outrage over college's plans to sell political memorabilia

- Associated Press

One of America's largest troves of political and campaign memorabilia is headed for the auction block, spurring protests from some who do not want to see it divided up and sold to private collectors.

Stranded migrants shouts slogans next a covered body of a man believed to be from Morocco, at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. The man was electrocuted after touching high-power overhead railway cables when he climbed on top of a train carriage. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

Germany wants to extend border controls for another 6 months

Associated Press

Germany and some other EU countries are planning to ask the European Commission for an extension of border controls within the Schengen passport-free travel zone for another six months because they fear a new wave of migrants.

A wedding gown train by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel's 2015 Patrimoine Collection is displayed as part of the "Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology," exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday, May 2, 2016. The exhibit opens May 5 and runs through Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)

Met fashion exhibit explores dialogue between hand, machine

- Associated Press

For decades, argues Andrew Bolton, the star curator of blockbuster fashion exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we've all been looking at fashion through a flawed prism. We've assumed, he says, that hand-made garments are better, purer, fancier, more luxurious. And that machine-made garments are inherently inferior, even mediocre.