In Spain, the possibility that nearly 50 years of terrorism may be over is causing shockwaves. Politicians of all stripes are claiming credit for the apparent demise of the Basque terrorist group known as ETA.
The Whitechapel Foundry has been making bells for more than four centuries. They've made the bell atop Big Ben, in Westminster Abby and a host of less prominent ones as well. Now, the foundry's employees are enjoying some very high-profile work -- a series of bells for Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee and another bell for the Olympics.
Ever eaten a Balut? How about eyeballs? Or maybe a blood dinner? Those are just a few of the gourmet specialties enjoyed by New York's club of Gastronauts, who aim to expand their cultural palates through culinary exploration.
In the Peace Corps, according to some anecdotes, more volunteers come back married, engaged or in love than come back single. This reporter never found love while she served, but she certainly knows a few couples who did.