By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In his sweeping, intelligent and enormously ambitious book, British historian Brendan Simms argues that whoever controls Central Europe can dominate the world.
Much to his surprise, Al Pacino learned that once upon a time he met the legendary music producer Phil Spector, whom he now plays in a new HBO film.
For every clever man who invents a labor-saving machine, it seems a crowd of angry men rises up to destroy it.
Their name is synonymous with futile attempts to roll back technology _ and with fuddy-duddies who can't figure out how to use the iPhone.
A secret code letter sent by French emperor Napoleon boasting that his multinational forces would blow up Moscow's Kremlin has sold at auction Sunday for (EURO)187,500 ($243,500) _ 10 times its estimated presale price.
It's a paradox: Our beloved game, so rigorously logical and immune to deceit at the chessboard, rests on a foundation of lies.
Herbert Lom, the durable Czech-born actor best known as Inspector Clouseau's long-suffering boss in the comic "Pink Panther" movies, died Thursday, his son said. He was 95.
History is replete with examples of strategic miscalculations in which an overreach -- usually born of contemptuous disdain for a foe -- led to disaster for the aggressor. Think Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 or Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union 131 years later.
Russian Cossacks on horseback Sunday kicked off a two-month friendly march on Paris to mark the bicentenary of a key battle Russia fought against Napoleon that led to an eventual French defeat.
The bravery of the men who died defending the Alamo in 1836 was drummed into my head on an annual basis beginning in the third grade at Van Zandt Elementary School in Marshall, Texas. To me, the Alamo was a continuation of the American Revolution, with the Texians — as they were called in that era, and I will use the term, as does author James Donovan — fighting for freedom as an independent nation.
Three Russian feminist rockers rejected charges of hooliganism for performing a "punk prayer" in Moscow's main cathedral against Vladimir Putin's return as president as a trial against them opened in earnest on Monday. The charges could carry a punishment of up to seven years in prison.
The cliche that an army marches on its stomach is usually attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, but he lived in more innocent times than a century and a half later, when much of the globe was burning in the caldron of World War II.
Stolen documents, military medals and other artifacts valued at about $5 million _ including letters signed by Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson _ were returned Wednesday to Chicago's Polish Museum after being found in the basement of a home decades after they went missing.
On the outskirts of New Delhi, in a cramped concrete workshop where the air shimmers with the light of welding torches, an Indian businessman has become a master craftsman of Napoleonic swords. And medieval chain mail armor. And World War II hand grenades and helmets.
An illuminating letter written by Napoleon in English, sold at auction Sunday for (EURO)325,000 ($405,000), offers a window into the mind of the French emperor, struggling with syntax of the language of enemy Britain.
"But I don't think I'm ready to go out there and just do a job," he adds, growing serious again.
"It's comforting," he declares, "to feel like that possibility exists."