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Quo vadis Alsace? Politics in the land of paradox

Open DemocracyOpen Democracy - Apr 19, 2017
In line with its long Christian democratic traditions, Alsace has since the end of the Second World War consistently and overwhelmingly voted for the centre-right. Les Republicains are the dominant party in Alsace and control most local assemblies. The ...  


How The French Dordogne Includes More Than Castles And Cuisine

ForbesForbes - Mar 30, 2017
The Dordogne département of southwest France is internationally renowned for more than medieval castles and foie gras cuisine. It is also laden with a generous smattering of pre-historic sites that provide insight into the evolution of early humans.  


Amadeus Provence enters service

Travel WeeklyTravel Weekly - Apr 19, 2017
Amadeus River Cruises christened the 140-passenger Amadeus Provence in Vienne in southeastern France last week, bringing to 14 the number of vessels in the company's fleet. The company said it will build an additional river cruise ship in Europe for ...  

French Alps

British girl is trapped in an icy tunnel in French Alps

Daily MailDaily Mail - Apr 13, 2017
A British girl of five nearly drowned at a French ski resort after she was trapped in an underground tunnel filled with icy water for 20 minutes. Penelope Oborne was stuck up to her neck in the bitterly cold water after she accidentally strayed away ...  

Midi Pyrenees

Les moins de 15 filles en demi de la coupe Midi-Pyrénées

ladepeche.frladepeche.fr - Apr 12, 2017
L'équipe moins de 15 ans féminine jouait ce week-end son quart de finale de la coupe Midi-Pyrénées à Lourdes, contre l'équipe locale. Les coéquipières de Clémence Terrioux, capitaine et auteur de 7 buts, et de Lola Proenca (10 buts) ont dominé ce match ...  

Cote D Azur

Cote d'Azur, France

shropshirestar.comshropshirestar.com - Apr 4, 2017
The names of the town and cities which cling to the rocky coastline of the Cote d'Azur on the south eastern fringe of France evoke thoughts of Hollywood glamour and rock star royalty. Nice, St Tropez, St Maxime, Cannes... they all trip off the tongue ...  


$1.7M Normandy Beach home offers incredible views

Asbury Park PressAsbury Park Press - Apr 13, 2017
Step inside this $1.699 million mansion overlooking the beautiful Barnegat Bay. Featuring 1,775 square feet with four bedrooms and three baths, 547 Normandy Drive is newly renovated.. The waterfront property comes with a 10-foot deep dock with easy ...  


When is Clermont Auvergne vs Leinster? European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final kick-off time and TV channel info ...

The SunThe Sun - Apr 20, 2017
LEINSTER face a tough trip to France as they look to win European rugby's showpiece for the first time since 2012. Standing in their way is Clermont Auvergne, who have yet to taste any success in the European Rugby Champions Cup but have reached two ...  


Jax Taylor's Newest Tattoo Has Something to Do with Girlfriend Brittany Cartwright

Bravo (blog)Bravo (blog) - Apr 21, 2017
But somehow the Vanderpump Rules bartender has gone a couple of years without getting some ink inspired by his lady love, Brittany Cartwright. So of course, when Jax recently posted a photo of himself getting a new addition to his collection of ink, we ...  


Ristorante Umbria to close after two decades in SoMa

SFGateSFGate - Apr 5, 2017
Umbria has long occupied the prime corner of Second and Howard, a semi-formal place for white tablecloth Italian meals, Caesar and Caprese salads, lasagna specials, chicken cacciatore and the like. Owner Giulio Tempesta came to California in 1977 and ...  


6 reasons why Tuscany should be on your summer holiday wishlist

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Apr 18, 2017
Fancy a holiday where you can sip on first class wines, dine on local gourmet cuisine, bask in the sun, relax in thermal springs and be just a stone's throw away from some of the world's most striking art and culture? Then Tuscany, Italy should be top ...  


Harvard Classical Studies trip to Sicily turns student into 'true classicist'

Harvard GazetteHarvard Gazette - Apr 11, 2017
A required course for classics concentrators at Harvard, “Regional Study of Sicily” is unlike any other class I have taken. Just as important as the all-expenses-paid trip was the chance to get to know my classmates and professors on a personal level ...  


Wake County Commissioner Matt Calabria Wants to Restart Jail GED Programs

The Independent WeeklyThe Independent Weekly - Apr 5, 2017
Wake County jail inmates could receive life skills training, GED prep, and other classes from Wake Tech instructors under a proposal from Wake County Commissioner Matt Calabria. The idea, Calabria told commissioners at Monday's meeting, is to help ...  


In central Italy, communities struggle against destructive pipeline

Green Left WeeklyGreen Left Weekly - Mar 31, 2017
First, the Central Apennines region is an area of high seismic risk, as recent events remind us. Last August, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake destroyed the town of Amatrice in Lazio. Then in October, a new shock registering 6.1 hitting the town of Visso in ...  

Amalfi Coast

Travel: Taormina, the Amalfi Coast of Sicily

Communities Digital NewsCommunities Digital News - Apr 15, 2017
TAORMINA, SICILY, April 15, 2017 — Taormina is to Sicily what the Amalfi Coast is to mainland Italy. That statement alone is enough to entice travelers to the tiny mountain village famed for its majestic panoramas. Taormina is “the lifestyles of the ...  


Antigua's success as an assistant only overshadowed by trials as a ...

Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteChampaign/Urbana News-Gazette - Apr 17, 2017
CHAMPAIGN — Two narratives run parallel in most any discussion about Orlando Antigua.  


Catalonia: My driving ambition

Irish IndependentIrish Independent - Apr 17, 2017
Unlike some other holiday destinations in Spain, Catalonia is famous for its cuisine, and within the province of Girona, the wealthiest in the country, there are close to 20 Michelin-starred restaurants. The most notable is El Celler de Can Roca, which ...  

Costa Brava

Game of Thrones, Segwaying and sunshine: Discover Costa Brava and Costa Barcelona

Sunday WorldSunday World - Apr 10, 2017
A trip to the lesser-known areas of Costa Brava and Costa Barcelona, which include some stunning coastal towns dotted around Barcelona itself, will open your eyes to the hidden beauty of these regions. Costa Brava. Situated just an hour north of ...  

Costa Del Sol

Costa del Sol crooks flooding Scotland with dodgy cigs to fund lavish lifestyles in Spain

The Scottish SunThe Scottish Sun - Apr 15, 2017
COSTA del Sol crooks are flooding Scotland with dodgy cigs to fund lavish lifestyles in Spain. Crimebusters reveal expat gangsters with links to underworld networks here have created an explosion in supplies of black market tobacco on the streets ...  

Costa Blanca

'I see games now and believe I could still do it. Really, I do'

The Times (subscription)The Times (subscription) - Mar 25, 2017
They call it La Escondida, the hideaway. It is hidden away from the Costa Blanca, up in the mountains, amid the olive groves. It is here, in the tranquillity of the Spanish countryside, that Terry Venables has found his oasis — the furthest thing he ...  

Costa Verde

Costa Verde: acceso vehicular será restringido este domingo | Lima ...

El ComercioEl Comercio - Apr 21, 2017
Este domingo 23 de abril estará cerrada toda la Costa Verde desde las 4:00 a.m. hasta las 4:00 p.m. debido a la realización de la triatlón internacional Ironman ...  

Basque Country

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank backs Basque Country builds

Property WeekProperty Week - Apr 13, 2017
... with 2.2m inhabitants. The main cities are Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria and it is one of Spain's top three wealthiest regions, with a higher GDP and lower than average unemployment rates. The Basque Country, together with Navarra, is one of ...  


Trojans knock off Andalusia
Troy Messenger - Apr 22, 2017

The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans defeated Andalusia 4-1 in the opening game of the Andalusia tournament Friday afternoon. The Trojans held Andalusia to just three hits in the game. Starting pitcher Molly Kate Sanders threw all six innings for the ...  


Hotel Hospes Amérigo

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Mar 29, 2017
Breathtaking views over the blue-tiled church domes to the magnificent castle in the historic heart of Alicante are just some of the reasons why a drink on Hotel Hospes Amérigo's rooftop is such a joy. From the top-floor spa and pool to the restaurants ...  

Rhine Valley

JAKES Day events draw large crowd of area youngsters

Hermann Advertiser CourierHermann Advertiser Courier - Mar 28, 2017
On Saturday, March 18, the Rhine Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) hosted its 17th Annual JAKES event. The term “JAKES” stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship and is a nationwide program ...  


10 reasons to visit the Ruhr region

Deutsche WelleDeutsche Welle - Mar 28, 2017
Above and below ground, up to 8000 miners worked around the clock. Now the mine complex is an architectural and industrial monument and, since 2001, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It houses the Ruhr Museum, which sees itself as the region's memory ...  

Black Forest

Stockbridge woman shot on Black Forest Trail

MDJOnline.comMDJOnline.com - Apr 14, 2017
Sgt. Ashanti Marbury of the Clayton County Police Department, which has jurisdiction over some parts of Stockbridge, said 27-year-old Priscilla Colbert was found shot to death in her home. The incident happened in Deer Creek Mobile Home Park on Black ...  

Canary Islands

A Complete Guide to Wine From the Canary Islands

VinePair (blog)VinePair (blog) - Mar 29, 2017
Located at a latitude of about 28 degrees, it seems improbable that the hot and humid Canary Islands could possibly produce quality wines; the vast majority of quality winemaking regions, after all, lie between 30 and 50 degrees latitude. Combined with ...  


Investment in the Maldives

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 13, 2017
An aerial view of one of the many resorts that dot the islands comprising the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Saudi Arabia plans to invest $10 billion in a group of Maldives islands, raising concerns among locals that they may have to move. Credit ...  


This stunning hotel in the Dolomites brings nature inside
Inhabitat - Apr 3, 2017

Design studio noa* transformed an early 20th century hotel into a beautiful mountain-inspired building that brings nature indoors. Surrounded by the snow-capped Dolomites, the Tofana Hotel 'Explorer's Home' enjoys a quiet location near the woods and a ...  


Inside Europe: Stuck on the Balkan route, in Salzburg.

Deutsche WelleDeutsche Welle - Apr 14, 2017
Inside Europe: Stuck on the Balkan route, in Salzburg. It's been a year since the refugee deal between Turkey and the European Union. While the number of people crossing the Aegean Sea has dropped dramatically, many are still trapped along the refugee ...  

Jura Mountains

Transjura motorway finally finished 30 years after works began

The Local SwitzerlandThe Local Switzerland - Mar 31, 2017
The A16 motorway across the Jura mountains will finally be completed with the inauguration of the final section on Monday, reported news agencies on Friday. The road connects the Swiss city of Biel/Bienne to Boncourt on the French border 85km away.  

Andes Mountains

Whirlwinds of crystals called gravel devils spotted in Andes Mountains

Science NewsScience News - Apr 11, 2017
Towering, crystal-filled twisters periodically swirl in a valley nestled between two volcanoes in the Andes Mountains, newly reported observations show. The odd weather events are the first record of large pieces of gravel efficiently moving across a ...  


Patagonia's venture fund is trying to find the next Patagonia by looking at startups' supply chains

QuartzQuartz - Apr 12, 2017
Patagonia's venture capital arm, Tin Shed Ventures, likes to finance companies Silicon Valley investors won't touch. That's why Phil Graves, the fund's managing director, thinks its investments will succeed: “We're trying to find all the future ...  


Zarif on Tour of Caucasus, Central Asia

Tasnim News Agency (press release)Financial Tribune - Apr 16, 2017
Leading a politico-economic delegation, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif set off on a tour of Turkmenistan, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan on Sunday to strengthen bilateral trade ties. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said in a Saturday talk that ...  


No more experiments with pimples, Himalaya's new Neem Facewash TVC tells teens

Exchange4MediaExchange4Media - Apr 15, 2017
The Himalaya Drug Company, India's leading home grown Wellness brand, has launched a new TVC for its flagship brand Himalaya Purifying Neem Facewash that promises to tackle the teenagers' first pimple. The TVC is based on the insight that when a ...  

Australian Outback

Off-road camper was built to survive the Australian Outback

CurbedCurbed - Apr 11, 2017
Built with a suspension system that can handle the rugged terrain of the Australian Outback, the camper also comes with a slide-out kitchen that includes a two-burner stove and double sink. Throw in a BBQ, plastic mold table, and all the cooking ...  

Scottish Highlands

By Bike and by Boat

Pinkbike.comPinkbike.com - Apr 18, 2017
The thrum of an old rustic trawler does its best to deafen the chorus of seagulls swooping over the harbour; we pull our bikes from the trailer and begin pedalling through the quaint fishing village of Mallaig on the wild west coast of Scotland. Loch ...  

High Atlas

Levy Hara family finds cultural connections in Morocco

Miami's Community NewspapersMiami's Community Newspapers - Apr 14, 2017
One of their most memorable moments was their camel ridge to a bereber camp in the middle of the desert, on the top of the High Atlas Mountain where they spent New Year's Eve around a campfire. They slept in tents in 28 degree weather (of course no ...  

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