Five works from Gurlitt art trove were looted by Nazis, task force finds

BERLIN A task force set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 art works discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups.German tax inspectors ...

Graffiti artwork of drowned Aylan highlights refugees' plight

A huge graffiti image of toddler Aylan Kurdi, pictures of whose dead body stirred global sympathy for migrants fleeing war and poverty, confronts motorists, pedestrians and river traveler in Frankfurt. Thousands of weekday commuters using the Main riv...

Trump effigy takes an offal approach to celebrity for HK art show

HONG KONG U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has been pilloried in many ways, over his bouffant hair, orange skin and supposedly small hands, but a British artist has now used raw pig and sheep parts to sculpt him for a Hong Kong art...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

No shaking off Taylor Swift-Kanye West 'Famous' feud

(Editor's note: this story contains language in paragraph three that may offend some readers)Taylor Swift and Kanye West won't be shaking off their bad blood anytime soon, as the feud between the pop star and rapper over the lyrics of his single "Famo...

The Met Breuer in New York showcases modern, contemporary art

NEW YORK - The Met Breuer, a new extension of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gave a preview of its opening exhibition which features works by artists ranging from Titian and Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock.The new exhibition and p...

Giovanna d'Arco opens La Scala season under high security

MILAN The deadly attacks in Paris were not behind the choice of Giovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc) for La Scala's season opener, but were on the mind of many watching the story of France's patron saint who died following God's call to fight for her country....

Umberto Eco, Italian author of 'The Name of the Rose,' dies at 84

ROME Italian author Umberto Eco, who became famous for the 1980 international blockbuster "The Name of the Rose", died on Friday, Italian media reported. He was 84.La Repubblica newspaper said it had been informed by the family that Eco died late on Fr...

Giovanna d'Arco opens La Scala season under high security

MILAN The deadly attacks in Paris were not behind the choice of Giovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc) for La Scala's season opener, but were on the mind of many watching the story of France's patron saint who died following God's call to fight for her country....

Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, dead at 90

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Dale Bumpers, the small-town lawyer who served Arkansas as governor and in the U.S. Senate and delivered a stirring speech during Bill Clinton's impeachment trial that helped save his presidency, died at home on Friday at the age of 9...