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Dutch art sleuth says he has recovered stolen Picasso

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A prominent Dutch art detective says he has helped recover a painting by Pablo Picasso that was stolen from a private Saudi owner’s yacht in France in 1999. In an interview with broadcaster RTL, Arthur Brand said he was passed in confidence the 1938 “Buste de Femme”, which portrays Picasso’s fellow artist […]

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Prophet Caputa attracts pilgrims to see the Virgin Mary

Some attendees said they had smelled the scent of roses associated with Mary. Some 300 followers of a self-appointed Italian prophet gathered at a Bavarian chapel on Saturday in a pilgrimage to see an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Believers say that the mother of Jesus has appeared in the St Lawrence Chapel in Unterflossing […]

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U.S. will not suspend Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash

WASHINGTON/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft’s operations. The Federal Aviation Administration’s acting administrator, Dan Elwell, said a review by […]

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Germany's Altmaier sees room for maneuver on arms exports

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government must stick to language on arms export controls included in its coalition agreement, but there is some room for maneuver in interpreting parts of those accord, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Thursday. Altmaier warned Germany risked harming its defense industry through unilateral arms embargoes, such as the one […]

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New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends

LONDON (Reuters) – Many new mothers worldwide express anxiety and guilt about leaving their babies to return to work, and some worry their nations’ maternity policies reflect societies that value productivity over raising children. In a series of interviews for Reuters ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, mothers from the United States to […]

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China presses tough message to diplomats on Xinjiang's 'murderous devils'

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is taking an increasingly strident tone as it defends its de-radicalization program in western Xinjiang, telling foreign diplomats recently that “absurd preachings” from Islamist extremists there had turned some people into “murderous devils”. Beijing has faced growing international opprobrium about camps it has set up in Xinjiang – strategically located on […]