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Lorde shows plenty of poise in a lively show at Echostage

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 12:32 pm | The Washington Post

Today’s biggest pop songs inhabit tiny spaces. They trickle from earbuds. They flicker in YouTube windows. So hearing one in a cavernous concert hall — where the bass is shaking the air and bodies are pushing around in the darkness — can ... More >>

Acquitted American Crabber in Russia Still Not In The Clear

Monday, 14 February 2011, 1:43 pm | The Washington Post

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia -- An American who carved out a place for himself in the rough-and-tumble crab business here ran afoul of a capricious criminal justice system that suddenly turned its sights on him, and after three years in jail and ... More >>

Iran: Opposition leader Karroubi placed under house arrest

Friday, 11 February 2011, 12:06 pm | The Washington Post

TEHRAN - One of Iran's most prominent opposition leaders was placed under house arrest Thursday, with security agents posted at the entrance saying they would stay there until a possible anti-government protest has passed, the cleric's Web site reported. More >>

Cuba seeks 20 years for U.S. contractor

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 3:39 pm | The Washington Post

Cuban prosecutors announced Friday that they will seek a 20-year jail term for U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, who was arrested more than a year ago for distributing satellite communication equipment to the island's Jewish community. More >>

Russia: British Journalist May Return If He Follows Rules

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 12:09 pm | The Washington Post

MOSCOW - The Russian Foreign Ministry, in its first statement about an expelled British newspaper correspondent, said Tuesday evening that he could return to Russia if he complies with accreditation rules. More >>

U.S. initiative to arm Afghan villagers carries some risks

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 2:59 pm | The Washington Post

SHAHBUDDIN, AFGHANISTAN - Operating from a small U.S. Special Forces base on a snow-speckled field here is a newly-minted U.S. ally who either represents a brighter future or everything that is wrong with Afghanistan's troubled past. More >>

India resists efforts to ban pesticide

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 2:41 pm | The Washington Post

MUDALAPARA, INDIA - When she was a child, a helicopter would buzz over Sujata Sundaran's village twice a year, spraying pesticide over the lush trees on cashew farms nearby. More >>

Napster Wins Reprieve From Court-Ordered Shutdown

Monday, 31 July 2000, 10:37 am | The Washington Post

A federal appeals court yesterday granted Napster Inc. a temporary reprieve in its legal battle with the recording industry, allowing the popular music-sharing Internet service to continue operating through at least mid-September. More >>

Judge Rules That Napster Breaks Copyright Law

Thursday, 27 July 2000, 3:52 pm | The Washington Post

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 – A federal judge today ordered Napster Inc. to halt the operations of its phenomenally popular song-sharing Internet service, saying the upstart company was allowing copyrighted music to be copied illegally. More >>

Microsoft Briefing Planned

Wednesday, 26 April 2000, 4:02 pm | The Washington Post

Justice Department antitrust attorneys are scheduled to brief White House lawyers and economic advisers today about the government's proposal to break Microsoft into separate companies. More >>

U.S Scholar Is Victorious In Holocaust Libel Trial

Thursday, 13 April 2000, 2:31 pm | The Washington Post

LONDON, April 11 –– David Irving, a British historian who sought to chronicle World War II from Adolf Hitler's point of view, lost his long libel battle today as a High Court judge ruled he had "deliberately misrepresented and manipulated historical ... More >>

Scoop Link: A Wild Ride on Wall Street

Thursday, 6 April 2000, 11:24 am | The Washington Post

NEW YORK, April 4 –– Frank Lai woke up praying that his nest of Nasdaq stocks would be stable enough today that he could rip himself away from the computer at his Las Vegas home and get back to his day job--running four Mrs. Fields Cookies stores. More >>

Scoop Link: Zimbabwe Protests

Monday, 3 April 2000, 11:23 am | The Washington Post

A fuel shortage produces clots of cars circling city streets, waiting in line for hours for their turn at the gas pump. The currency crashed last year, reducing the value of the Zimbabwean dollar to less than a nickel. A quarter of the population ... More >>

Silent Apocalypse of a Ugandan Cult

Tuesday, 21 March 2000, 9:45 am | The Washington Post

KANUNGU, Uganda, March 19 –– Before the bell rang summoning them to the long, low building where more than 300 of them would die, members of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God gave no clue that the apocalypse they had so long ... More >>

China Accepts Chen's Win But Will Watch Closely

Monday, 20 March 2000, 10:12 am | The Washington Post

BEIJING, March 18 –– China accepted the victory of a pro-independence candidate in Taiwan's presidential race tonight, but said it will watch closely Chen Shui-bian's actions "and where he will lead cross-strait relations." More >>

 

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