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Outspoken Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei: Free in Body, Said Little in...

BEIJING (AP).- Outspoken artist and government critic Ai Weiwei talked about giving himself a haircut Thursday but said little else in his first day out of detention, living under a gag order that underscores concerns about China's growing use of extr...

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei: Free in Body, Not Voice

BEIJING (AP).- Outspoken artist and government critic Ai Weiwei talked about giving himself a haircut Thursday but said little else in his first day out of detention, living under a gag order that underscores concerns about China's growing use of extr...

China’s Foreign Ministry Transcript Omits Mentions of Detained Artist Ai Weiwei

BEIJING (AP).- China's Foreign Ministry removed all references to a detained artist from its official transcript of a news conference given by its spokesman, in an apparent sign it wants to stifle discussion of the case. Ten of the 18 questions asked a...

China’s Foreign Ministry Transcript Omits Mentions of Detained Artist Ai Weiwei

BEIJING (AP).- China's Foreign Ministry removed all references to a detained artist from its official transcript of a news conference given by its spokesman, in an apparent sign it wants to stifle discussion of the case. Ten of the 18 questions asked a...

Goddess of Love Emerges into Foaming Cypriot Row

NICOSIA (REUTERS).- She may be the ancient Greek Goddess of Love, but a picture of a nude Aphrodite on the new passport of Cyprus has set more than hearts racing. Cypriot diplomats are furious with the interior ministry for failing to consult with the ...

Model of Former Nazi Castle Headed to the Los Angeles Museum...

VIENNA (AP).- A model of an Austrian castle where the Nazis murdered about 30,000 people — including many who were mentally ill or disabled — is headed to a U.S. museum. Hartheim Castle was one of several notorious institutions that Adolf Hi...

James T. Ulak, Deputy Director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries,...

WASHINGTON, DC.- James T. Ulak, deputy director and senior curator of Japanese art at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries, has been selected to receive the "Order of the Rising Sun," an award conferred by the Japanese...

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