Cultures

AP PHOTOS: Celebrating Azorean culture in southern Brazil

Dec 1, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Traditions of the Azores island chain are kept alive in southern Brazil at an annual festival of dancing and old crafts, such as making lace and pottery

UN says 17 World Heritage sites in Arab region are in danger

Nov 30, 2017

The new head of the UN cultural agency says 17 of the 82 World Heritage sites in the Arab region are on its "danger" list because of conflicts

Peru's abundant ruins feel the squeeze of urbanization

Nov 28, 2017

Historic sites from Peru's Inca past are being crowded out _ and sometimes destroyed _ as new roads, schools and residential neighborhoods are built to meet the population's growing demands

Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

Nov 23, 2017

The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places

Jamaica protects nearly 75K hectares, bans mining

Nov 22, 2017

Jamaica's government says it will protect nearly 75,000 hectares (185,000 acres) in a northwest region dotted by mines that features forests, rivers and cultural sites

Combat and cultural readiness key for new Army trainers

Nov 7, 2017

The Army is a new training brigade, military leaders like Col. Scott Jackson aren't looking only at drilling techniques and discipline, but cultural biases and personality issues to root out soldiers unfit for their unique mission

As US prepares to leave UNESCO, envoy urges deep reforms

Nov 4, 2017

The chief U.S. envoy at UNESCO says anti-Israel bias and opaque bureaucracy are hobbling the U.N. cultural agency and is urging deep reforms

Fire destroys more than a quarter of Brazilian national park

Oct 26, 2017

Brazil's Environment Ministry says arson may be the cause of a wildfire that over the past two weeks has destroyed more than a quarter of a national park in the central state of Goias

Europe should preserve its cultural heritage, EU's Tusk says

Oct 24, 2017

Europe should preserve cultural heritage, defend borders against migrants: EU's Tusk

Carlson says nation shifting on harassment issue

Oct 17, 2017

Gretchen Carlson, whose harassment accusations led to former Fox News CEO's ouster, says the nation is in the midst of a profound cultural shift on the issue

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