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Lower Alsace supervisors get look at new fire truck

Reading EagleReading Eagle - Aug 10, 2018
Lower Alsace Township Deputy Fire Chief Robert Mountz had the fire company's latest piece of equipment on hand for public viewing at the supervisors meeting. The company has replaced its 1992 Pierce pumper/tanker truck with a 2018 KME pumper/tanker ...  


The Dordogne by Citroën 2CV

The TimesThe Times - Jul 21, 2018
I can do this, I thought, and I could, but only just. The Citroën 2CV, hired an hour earlier, was lurching around the hotel car park, lunging at luxury cars. German luxury cars. An Audi before and a monstrous BMW behind. We were in the Lot county, c/o ...  


'Kisses from Provence': French feminists launch campaign against ...

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Aug 5, 2018
French feminists have launched a campaign to ban “sexist” postcards of scantily clad women which they say are degrading and contribute to a “culture of rape”.  

French Alps

French Alps: Three climbers die on Mont Blanc

The Local FranceThe Local France - Aug 2, 2018
Three climbers from the same group died on Mont Blanc in the French Alps on Thursday morning. The three climbers died at an altitude of around 3,600 meters at around 10.30 am, according to mountain rescue teams. The tragedy took place on the Dômes ...  

Midi Pyrenees

Mickaël Nicolas, animateur de Nature Midi-Pyrénées : «On a tendance à oublier la biodiversité extraordinaire près de ...

ladepeche.frladepeche.fr - Aug 9, 2018
Dès le début de la balade, la question est posée : «Comment définiriez-vous une réserve naturelle ?» Un petit sourire aux lèvres, Mickaël Nicolas attend patiemment la réponse. Autour de l'animateur de Nature Midi-Pyrénées, les réponses fusent. «Une ...  

Cote D Azur

Lagardère opens Inglot Cosmetics area at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
The Moodie Davitt Report - Aug 9, 2018

Lagardère Travel Retail has opened a dedicated Inglot Cosmetics area in its Aelia Duty Free store at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Terminal 1. It is the first dedicated Inglot corner in France, according to the airport, and “completes the commercial ...  


Normandy Subway armed robber arrested, according to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

ActionNewsJax.comActionNewsJax.com - Aug 6, 2018
Normandy Blvd. Subway was robbed at gunpoint. Attempted carjacking nearby with same suspect description. Alert ZONE 4 officer located the suspect and a foot pursuit was started. Suspect located in a locked construction site. Suspect in custody! Great ...  


Du Nicaragua à la Russie en passant par l'Auvergne

ladepeche.frladepeche.fr - Aug 9, 2018
Du Nicaragua à la Russie en passant par l'Auvergne. Fêtes et festivals. Le 10/08/2018. S'abonner. Le festival fait voyager le public comme, ici, avec Podilia d'Ukraine lors d'une précédente édition. Organisée par l'association Tourisme et culture au ...  


News Sentinel reporter Brittany Crocker judges Tennessee's Best Tasting Water Contest

Knoxville News SentinelKnoxville News Sentinel - Aug 10, 2018
News Sentinel reporter Brittany Crocker, right, tastes a glass of tap water during Tennessee's Best Tasting Water Contest held on Thursday, August 9, 2018, during the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts' business conference held at the ...  


Under-The-Radar Umbria: Five Reasons To Visit

ForbesForbes - Aug 1, 2018
In terms of tourism, Umbria seems to suffer the misfortune of sitting in the metaphorical shadow of Tuscany, its neighbor due west. Why? Compared to Tuscany, Umbria falls short along several dimensions. It's one-third the size, making it the smallest ...  


The Best Girlfriend Getaway On A Skinny Budget: Tuscany

ForbesForbes - Aug 3, 2018
Visiting the Tuscan countryside is like dropping yourself into living art. There are miles of gently rolling hills, grape vines, and olive trees as far as the eye can see. Every ancient town dotting the area oozes with art, architecture, and culture ...  


Why You Need to Go to Sicily Now, in 23 Epic Photos

BloombergBloomberg - Aug 8, 2018
Located just off the toe of Italy's boot, Sicily bears the marks of the many civilizations who conquered it over the centuries: the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors, Normans, Spaniards, and the modern Italians. Visitors will find Roman ...  


Dante Calabria returning to Italy as assistant basketball coach

The TimesThe Times - Jul 12, 2018
Dante Calabria is heading back to Italy. Calabria, a 1992 Blackhawk graduate who played collegiate basketball at North Carolina, has been hired as an assistant coach for Fiat Torino, a franchise in the Italian Basketball League. Calabria, 44, gave up ...  


Ghost towns of Tuscany: Scenic splendor frozen in time

WGRZ.comWGRZ.com - Jul 31, 2018
Tucked between the folds of the Apennines and the Apuan Alps in an area known as the Garfagnana, these tiny medieval jewels are nestled in spectacular hilltop settings, surrounded by award-winning organic wineries, and brimming with seasonal ...  

Amalfi Coast

The best Amalfi Coast shopping

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jul 12, 2018
If la dolce vita were a sartorial trend, the Amalfi Coast would be its birthplace: expect to see big sunglasses, lots of linens, kaftans, wide-brimmed hats and, of course, Capri pants galore. You can find all this and more along the coast – the best ...  


Mehul Choksi can be extradited under Commonwealth laws ...

Economic TimesEconomic Times - Aug 6, 2018
Antigua and Barbuda has informed India that in the absence of a bilateral treaty, Mehul Choksi can still be extradited to New Delhi as both countries are ...  


Sánchez defends Spanish dialogue over Catalonia

Financial TimesFinancial Times - Aug 3, 2018
Spain's new prime minister Pedro Sánchez has struck a defiant tone over his approach to the Catalonia secession crisis, rejecting criticism from both Catalan separatists and the country's main conservative opposition party. “We will always offer ...  

Costa Brava

British coastline has been reborn

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Jul 31, 2018
Walking along the Harbour Arm in Folkestone, I'm looking for the lighthouse. When I lived in the town as a child the lighthouse was a landmark – looking one way to the cliffs of Dover, the other to the French coast. But this Folkestone has changed, in ...  

Costa Del Sol

Costa del Sol motorway plans are on track

RTN NewspaperRTN Newspaper - Aug 10, 2018
MAYOR of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, wants to move forward a proposal he made at the end of last year to construct a new motorway linking Fuengirola with Chilches. The initial draft of the project was presented in November 2017, as an introduction ...  

Costa Blanca

600 kilos of unprocessed octopus seized on the Costa Blanca

RTN NewspaperRTN Newspaper - Aug 8, 2018
A RESTAURANT in Santa Pola had 604 kilos of unregistered octopus on its premises when visited by the Guardia Civil. The previous week whilst on patrol, officers of the nature protection division of the Guardia Civil (SEPRONA) in conjunction with the ...  

Costa Verde

For $260 a night, you can stay in this Boeing 727 airplane-turned-hotel suite perched 50 feet high in Costa Rica ...

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Jul 16, 2018
The fuselage, or the frame of an aircraft, is one of many accomodations offered by Hotel Costa Verde, a vacationer's dream resort nestled in Manuel Antonio National Park, located in Quepos, Costa Rica. Its many lodgings and amenities include not just ...  

Basque Country

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Pan-seared squid in the Basque Country

Fox NewsFox News - Jul 27, 2018
HISTORY: It has been 12 years since the Tour visited the Basque Country. That stage started in Combo-les-Bains near Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finished in Pau, where French rider Cyril Dessel took the yellow jersey. Both Saint-Pee and Espelette are ...  


Drive-by shooting under investigation in Andalusia

Andalusia Star-NewsWSFA - Aug 6, 2018
A drive-by shooting is under investigation in Andalusia. The incident happened around noon Monday on Snead Street.  


Italy By The (Wine) Glass: Alicante From Tuscany

ForbesForbes - Jul 16, 2018
In this month's wine by wine lesson on Italy via Il Buco wine director Roberto Paris's btg lists, a chance to examine what it means to call an Italian wine grape traditional. In my glass at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria: a wine made entirely of the ...  

Rhine Valley

Neversink Valley Museum to host 'Palatines and Huguenots'

Times Herald-RecordTimes Herald-Record - Jul 11, 2018
Steve Skye, historian of the Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation, will discuss the hardy Palatine Germans who emigrated from the Rhine Valley in Germany to the British colonies of the Hudson Valley. He will also discuss their religious ...  


Der BVB stellt sich auf zeitintensive Verhandlungen ein

Ruhr NachrichtenRuhr Nachrichten - Jul 30, 2018
Das Thema Axel Witsel war am Montag allgegenwärtig in Dortmund. Sogar Journalisten aus Belgien hatten sich auf den Weg zu Borussia Dortmunds letzter öffentlichen Trainingseinheit vor dem Trainingslager in Bad Ragaz gemacht. Das lag vor allem daran, ...  

Black Forest

15 weekend things to do around Colorado Springs: Subaru Growl, Black Forest festival, powwow

Colorado Springs GazetteColorado Springs Gazette - Aug 8, 2018
Here's a look at some of our favorite events happening around Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region and beyond this weekend - including Bark at Briargate and the Black Forest Festival and Parade. FRIDAY-SUNDAY. Hear some of the best international ...  

Canary Islands

Welcome to my place . . . La Gomera, Canary Islands

Irish TimesIrish Times - Aug 4, 2018
As a resident of this island paradise, I have no hesitation in introducing visitors to San Sebastian, the bustling capital of La Gomera, the second smallest of the Canary Islands. While they are on the island, they could swim safely a stone's throw ...  


World's first semi-submerged museum debuts in the Maldives

CNNCNN - Aug 10, 2018
Located in the Shaviyani Atoll, the underwater sculpture park and marine sanctuary -- dubbed the Coralarium -- is a collaboration between the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi and British artist and environmental activist Jason deCaires Taylor.  


Stigmata added to Heiligkreuzkofel in the Dolomites by Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher

PlanetmountainPlanetmountain - Aug 6, 2018
Over a four-day period in August 2016 Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher made the first ascent, ground-up, of Stigmata, a multi-pitch rock climb up Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass de la Crusc in the Dolomites freed by the duo on 17/07/2017 with difficulties up ...  


Balkan bottleneck: Germany overwhelmed by ′enormous increase ...

Deutsche WelleDeutsche Welle - Aug 5, 2018
Working in Germany is a dream for many people from the poorer Balkan states. But the lengthy bureaucratic process to obtain a visa is making it impossible for ...  

Jura Mountains

Feting French heroes, known and unknown

The HinduThe Hindu - Aug 4, 2018
The next stop of the road trip was a camping site in the Jura mountains, near the Swiss border. On our way to the site, we stopped at Arbois, a region known for yellow wine and is also called le pays de Pasteur (the land of Pasteur). The great French ...  

Andes Mountains

Bolivia makes polished, complex wines
Standard-Examiner - Aug 10, 2018

Bolivian wine shouldn't be a surprise, if you look at a map: The country continues the northward arc of the Andes mountains and the vineyard lands of Argentina's Mendoza, La Rioja and Salta regions. And like Argentina and Chile, Bolivia shares a ...  


Caro North discovers new climbing in Patagonia's Minialaska

PlanetmountainPlanetmountain - Aug 11, 2018
They call it Minialaska, the small valley in Argentina renowned amongst skiers for its abundant powder. Now though the valley promises to become known among climbers, too, thanks in part Caro North. After having climbed during the austral summer in the ...  


Mosquito populations give a new insight into the role of Caucasus in evolution

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Aug 6, 2018
Amongst the curious peculiarities Karmokov identified in the chromosome structure of the studied larvae were some rearrangements which appear unique to Caucasus. Furthermore, he found that despite the close geographic proximity, the genetic distance ...  



PBSPBS - Jul 12, 2018
Tour the extraordinary wildlife and people of the Himalaya – the highest mountain range on earth. Bizarre snub-nosed monkeys live in frozen forests. Tibetan monks perform ancient rituals high in the mountains whilst snow leopards prowl the mountain sides.  

Australian Outback

Gold prospecting fever hits WA outback

Katherine TimesKatherine Times - Aug 8, 2018
Prospecting in the West Australian outback is proving as alluring as it was when the gold price hit record highs - and it's retirees driving the resurgence. Jamie Line, owner of The Prospectors Patch in Kalgoorlie, says some of the fortune-seekers find ...  

Scottish Highlands

Holiday in Scotland? I'll lead the way! Puff, our intrepid terrier, sniffs out dog-friendly beds and beach walkies

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 14, 2018
The last time I travelled to Scotland, the land of my birth, was ten years ago when I was a young and agile pup. But recently I have been dreaming of bouncing through the heather again. Being a West Highland terrier of a certain age, I thought I might ...  

High Atlas

A Hollywood Insider's Guide to Morocco: "The Most Lovely Spot in the Whole World"

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter - Jul 21, 2018
When Ant-Man and the Wasp's Walton Goggins made his way from Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains to the desert, he “had one goal in mind: to wake up deep in the Sahara, to feel connected without words,” he says. “That's what Morocco gave me, ...  

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