The Maltese capital, Valletta, was founded in the 16th century by the Knights of St John, who built some beautiful churches and palaces. Many have survived and are now privately owned.
Valletta has been officially inaugurated as the European Capital of Culture. Over 140 projects and 400 events have been planned in 2018 around three main themes: island stories, future baroque and voyages.
The EU Commission has told Malta its investigation into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia should leave "no stone unturned" as the funeral of the journalist took place. Politicians she probed stayed away.
The wooden churches on the Russian island of Kizhi on Lake Onega were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1990. Their maintenance requires painstaking efforts on the part of carpenters and restorers.
The programme 'Next Generation - Short Tiger' is a Cannes tradition that highlights the talents of German film students and allows short film animations and dramas to stand tall.
A prolific novelist, American author Philip Roth, who died aged 85, wrote over 30 works of fiction along with numerous essays. Here is a selection of some of his most acclaimed titles.
Thomas and Jonathan Enns from Cologne Christian pop rock outfit Könige und Priester organize youth masses with plenty of music. It's their way of building bridges between young people and the church.
After being left to decay for 10 years, a revamped version of Istanbul's Cultural Center is to reopen in 2020. Many opposed the demolition of the building symbolizing Atatürk's modernist vision of Turkey.
Forgot Mother’s Day again and it’s too late to send flowers? Then let your mother know that you care – electronically! Here are the best virtual greeting cards that you can send today.
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