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Stradivarius Violin Sold for $16 Million for Japan Relief

TOKYO (AP).- A Japanese music foundation has sold a renowned Stradivarius violin for $16 million at a London auction to raise money for tsunami disaster relief. The nonprofit Nippon Foundation said Tuesday the proceeds from selling the nearly 300-year...

After Theft, Auschwitz Sign Won’t Go Back to Gate

WARSAW (AP).- The notorious sign that once spanned the main gate at Auschwitz will not return to its original spot after being recently repaired from the damage it suffered during a 2009 theft, an international council that oversees Auschwitz-Birkenau...

Sobibor Exhibition Hall Closed for Lack of Funds

WARSAW (AP).- An exhibition hall at the former Nazi death camp of Sobibor has been closed because of a lack of funds, a Polish official said Friday. The memorial site's spokesman, Marek Bem, also said guided tours at the site have been discontinued. B...

Some of Last Madoff Items Set for Florida Auction

MIAMI, FL (AP).- More art, artifacts and other items that once belonged to convicted swindler Bernard Madoff are being auctioned in South Florida. The auction is set for June 4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The U.S. Marshals Service says the it...

Police Arrest Man after Theft from Heavily Guarded Forbidden City in...

BEIJING (AP).- Police have arrested a man they said broke into China's famed Forbidden City, the heavily guarded former home of the country's emperors, and stole seven art pieces made of gold and jewels, state media reported Thursday. It was the first ...

Police Arrest Man after Theft from Heavily Guarded Forbidden City in...

BEIJING (AP).- Police have arrested a man they said broke into China's famed Forbidden City, the heavily guarded former home of the country's emperors, and stole seven art pieces made of gold and jewels, state media reported Thursday. It was the first ...

Art Stolen from Beijing’s Forbidden City, Thieves Take Nine Objects from...

BEIJING (AP).- Officials scrambled Wednesday to figure out how thieves broke into China's famed Forbidden City, the heavily guarded former home of the country's emperors, and stole seven art pieces made of gold and jewels. It was the first theft in 20...

Pro Ai Weiwei Graffiti in Hong Kong Sparks Warning by Chinese...

HONG KONG (REUTERS).- A spate of graffiti appearing across Hong Kong in recent weeks in support of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has sparked a warning by the Chinese army garrison in the city, a newspaper reported on Saturday. An artist in the form...

New United States Postal Service First-Class Stamp Shows Wrong Statue of...

WASHINGTON (AP).- Just as the post office was hoping to promote going green, it finds itself red-faced. It turns out that a first-class stamp featuring the Statue of Liberty is based on a photo of a Las Vegas replica of the statue. Postal Service spoke...

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...

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