U.S. investigators have recovered and returned historical documents that were stolen two decades ago from Russia’s archives, including letters by Catherine the Great and composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The eight documents, which had been missing since the early 1990s, are among dozens of…
U.S. and Taliban announce formal Afghanistan peace talks
In a major breakthrough, the Taliban and the U.S. announced Tuesday that they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan as the Islamic militant movement opened an office in Qatar.
American officials with the Obama administration said the office in the Qatari capital of Doha was the first step toward the ultimate U.S.-Afghan goal of a full Taliban renouncement of links with al-Qaida. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record, said U.S. representatives will begin formal meetings with the Taliban at the office in a few days. (MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Today in 1965, the Titan III-C, the first liquid-fuel spacecraft lifted by solid-fuel rockets, completed its maiden flight.
There is finitude in ice and icy finitude
in public realms. The of-a-pieceness of it. It
maddened me, I wanted life to shatter. Glitter
like jewely fragments so I might admire. Rude
governance was not for me. I loved rage.
Its edges caught the light.
—Richard Lamb, from ““Margaret Trudeau’s ‘Pied Beauty’”
Photography Credit Roy DeCarava
Quebec man turns unfixed pothole in front of his house into garden
When a pothole appeared in front of Stéphan Vigneault’s Gatineau, Que., home, he took it upon himself to fill it with dirt — and then flowers. The Post‘s Kyla Garvey spoke to the guerrilla gardener on Tuesday:
When did you first plant the garden?
Last summer I first planted it with a neighbour at night, filled the pothole. We did it at night so that people walked by in the morning and would be surprised by it. We chose a night without moon, and did it. This year we planted it again two weeks ago.
What did you plant?
We started with flowers, like lilies and geraniums, but also corn. The corn is starting to grow right now. We don’t know if there is enough soil for it to develop. Last year there was a squash plant but there wasn’t much time to develop, so it stayed very small. More (Stéphan Vigneault/Family Photo)
Archaeological News: Likely Virginia site of complex Indian empire, Pocahontas’ rescue preserved under agreement
GLOUCESTER, Va. — A farm field overlooking the York River in Tidewater Virginia is believed to be where Pocahontas interceded with her powerful father Powhatan to rescue English Capt. John Smith from death.
That’s a fanciful footnote for many Virginia Indians, historians and archaeologists,…
The solutions to all this so so simple it hurts. It hurts that no one can see it. We fight for freedoms, for Gods and countries with empty fists and man-made armories.
Instead. Why not show up to your battle zones with what your Gods and countries natural gave you for survival in the first place — seeds. Glorious fruits and vegetables to eat, share and grow.
You don’t have to own land to do that.
A Turkish performance artist who says he is “nothing” has become a symbol of Turkish protests. Erdem Gunduz has been dubbed the “Standing Man” after he stood motionless in Taksim Square for eight hours, between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. local time, when he and other silent protesters were dispersed by the police.