Cultures

Kennedy Center festival shines spotlight on Cuban culture

May 12, 2018

Renewed tensions between the U.S. and Cuba aren't stopping the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from shining a spotlight on Cuba's rich cultural heritage

Wisconsin lawmaker cites black culture in justifying rebuke

May 7, 2018

A black Wisconsin state senator says she used controversial language during an argument with a black Milwaukee bank teller because he wouldn't help her and had deferred her questions to his boss

United Arab Emirates denies Yemen overreach with more troops

May 7, 2018

UAE denies accusations of overreaching in Yemen after it deployed forces, took over airport on Socotra island

UAE deploys troops to Yemeni island, imperiling alliance

May 5, 2018

A senior Yemeni official says the alliance with UAE might be heading to an end after its forces were deployed to a Yemeni island, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, without prior consultation with the government

Pope urges Neocatechumenal missionaries to respect cultures

May 5, 2018

Pope Francis is urging one of the Catholic Church's biggest missionary movements to respect different cultures and not try to conquer souls as it spreads the faith around the world

Union: Caesars rejects 'Do Not Disturb' sign policy change

May 3, 2018

The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas says Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to change language in new contracts that addresses "Do Not Disturb" signs

San Francisco gives cultural status to leather, gay district

May 1, 2018

San Francisco supervisors gave historic cultural status to a gay and leather neighborhood in the city's South of Market district, hoping to protect it from rising rents and gentrification

The Latest: San Francisco designates gay, leather district

May 1, 2018

Supervisors in San Francisco have unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a gay and leather cultural district in the city's South of Market neighborhood

UNESCO against Colombia's commercial recovery of a shipwreck

Apr 27, 2018

The United Nations cultural agency has called on Colombia not to commercially exploit the 300-year-old wreck of the Spanish galleon San Jose, which is believed to contain a cargo worth billions of dollars

Archeologists open burial chambers in Sudanese pyramid

Apr 24, 2018

Sudan's official news agency says archeologists have reopened burial chambers in an ancient pyramid north of the capital, Khartoum

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