- Irish playwright Brian Friel, famed for 'Lughnasa,' dies Updated: Oct-02-15 3:33 pm
DUBLIN - Brian Friel distrusted the reliability of mere facts. Ireland's greatest playwright of his generation, who died Friday at the age of 86, spent much of his life trying to convey the deeper truths of our existence - of a world filled with compelling fictions constructed by people, families and whole nations.
- UN star-studded media blitz to promote new development goals Updated: Sep-04-15 1:04 am
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and combat climate change.