Jesus Christ tops the list of the top 10 most significant figures in human history, as based on opinions circulated over Wikipedia over a span of months and as figured by a couple of computer scientists.
Victorious generals demand unconditional surrender from their foes only after they defeat them on the battlefield. President Obama, winner of no such victories, imagines he's Napoleon on his way back from Austerlitz, refusing to take anything from his rivals but laurels. "Why would I give them concessions now to avoid [a government default]?" the president asked on Tuesday. He won't negotiate until after the other side has given him everything he wants. No wonder Mr. Obama is losing the battle of public opinion.
The Belgian made his move with a few hundred meters remaining and did enough to withstand a late charge from Slovakian sprinter Peter Sagan.
Froome has a chance to prove over the next three weeks what some suspected in 2012 — that he could have won last year's Tour de France if he hadn't had to give way for his teammate, Bradley Wiggins.
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.
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.