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From Kyiv to the Venice Biennale: Ukrainian artwork saved from war

On the day Russia invaded Ukraine, Maria Lanko loaded her car with several works of art and, like thousands of other Kyiv residents, headed west.

One of those pieces, a monumental installation by Ukrainian artist Pavlo Makov, was set to be displayed in Ukraine's pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: “I am and will always be a friend of Greece”

He was removed from politics and public life in general after the Sofitel scandal in New York in 2011. He now lives in Morocco where he is very involved in humanitarian action and continues to provide his valuable advice to private companies with absolute discretion.

Meet Jon Batiste, new Grammy winner with plenty going on

Jon Batiste wears so many hats he may need a closet for them all; recording artist, bandleader, musical director, film composer, museum creative director, and scion of New Orleans musical royalty. The multi-instrumentalist won five Grammys on April 4 and despite being on TV all week, not many people may know fully.

2Cellos concert marks 30 years of Slovenia, Croatia UN membership

New York – Slovenia and Croatia marked the 30th anniversary of their UN membership in New York on Sunday with a concert by world-renowned Slovenian-Croatian duo 2Cellos, who thus started their farewell world tour.

The concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was also marked by expressions of solidarity with Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.

US offshore wind power lease sale nets record $4.3 billion

Energy companies bid a record $4.37 billion on Feb. 25 for leases to develop wind power off the U.S. east coast, authorities said, after sales key to America's renewable electricity ambitions.

The six sites are in an area called the New York Bight and total 488,000 acres (197,500 hectares), making it the biggest U.S. renewable power auction ever.

Nets shock NBA champion Bucks, Morant dazzles in Grizzlies win

Kyrie Irving returned from a two-week absence to score a season-high 38 points and lead the Brooklyn Nets to a nail-biting 126-123 win over the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 26.

Irving's decision not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 means he cannot play home games because of New York's vaccine mandate. But he showed no sign of rust against the Bucks.

US returns artifacts worth $20 million to Greece

Dozens of looted antiquities seized from billionaire hedge fund founder Michael Steinhardt after a years long investigation have been returned to the people of Greece, prosecutors in New York announced on Feb. 23.

The artifacts included a sculpture of a young man from about 560 B.C., known as a kouros, that is worth $14 million, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said.

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