Chef Bertrand Esnault brings Lyonnaise cuisine to Aux Beaux Arts

French chef Bertrand Esnault has joined his former protégé Elie Khalife at MGM’s Aux Beaux Arts restaurant to celebrate true Lyonnaise cuisine. Until Sunday, both chefs will be creating a

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CHINA An 18-year-old native of China’s troubled far western region of Xinjiang used videos and other multimedia to enlist followers and then masterminded the slaying of a pro-government Muslim leader,

USA | Strong California quake shakes famed wine country 

A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California’s wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them. The magnitude-6.0 quake struck at 3:20 a.m. Sunday

SYRIA | American journalist freed after nearly 2 years 

The nation found something of a reprieve from the killing of an American journalist with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years

FRANCE | Hollande dissolves gov’t amid internal feud 

French President Francois Hollande dissolved the government yesterday after open feuding in his Cabinet over the country’s stagnant economy. Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government’s resignation after accusing

UKRAINE | Russian tank column enters southeast 

A column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles has crossed into southeastern Ukraine, away from where most of the intense fighting has been taking place, a top Ukrainian official said yesterday. Col.

this day in history: 1959 US to ‘stand by’ West Germans

Mr Eisenhower is visiting the country to reassure West Germans he will not exclude them from talks with the Soviet Union. He will also emphasise that peace should not come

Offbeat | Garden gnome alert: 400 missing in Austria

A leading Austrian political party has issued a garden gnome alert after 400 of its figurines disappeared from lamp posts used in campaigning. Placed by the Socialist Party ahead of elections

The Buzz: Cliff Richard rejects sexual assault allegation

British pop star Cliff Richard says police have questioned him about a sexual assault allegation. A statement issued yesterday on behalf of Richard says the allegation that he assaulted a

F1 | Ricciardo beats Rosberg to win Belgian GP

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo beat Nico Rosberg to win an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix yesterday, while Rosberg extended his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in acrimonious circumstances. Finnish

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CHINA The Defense Ministry rejects U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet’s intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast was dangerous, and blames Washington for

GAZA CRISIS | Israeli airstrike levels 7-story building

Israeli airstrikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping center in the Gaza Strip early yesterday, signaling a new escalation in seven weeks of fighting with Hamas. The strikes

EBOLA | Sierra Leone makes hiding patients illegal 

Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a

this day in history: 1944 Paris is liberated as Germans surrender

The new Free French wireless station reported the German commander of the Paris region, General Dietrich von Choltitz, signed a surrender at Montparnasse station in front of General Leclerc and

Offbeat | Costa Rica angered by Swedish comedy show

A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country’s national anthem to promote a comedy show. TV4 is using the anthem in a trailer

Iceland backtracks on volcano eruption as quakes intensify

By Omar R. Valdimarsson Iceland retracted an announcement that the one of the island’s largest volcanoes had erupted and lowered its aviation warning as authorities monitor intensifying earthquakes at the sub-glacial

The Buzz: Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on

Indonesian court rejects election loser’s appeal

Indonesia’s top court yesterday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month’s presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any lingering uncertainty around the victory of former Jakarta

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CHINA Up to eight people were stabbed in an apparently random attack in the southern city of Guangzhou. The official Xinhua news agency said seven people were slashed in the

ISIS EXTREMISM | US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed 

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they

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