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Alsace, France: Maginot, the greatest defensive line never used

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Jun 17, 2018
Underground tunnel of the Maginot Line, Ouvrage Schoenenbourg in Alsace, France. Pity the poor Nazi who dared to approach the Four-a-Chaux World War II fortress at Lembach in Alsace. Next to the steel front entrance there are a couple of neat little ...  


How Dordogne has been hit hard by a steep rise in home burglaries

The Local FranceThe Local France - Jun 7, 2018
The picturesque department of Dordogne in south west France that attracts thousands of foreign residents has seen home burglaries rise by 40 percent in just a year, leaving police and authorities struggling to explain the phenomenon. Although there was ...  


La Provence, A Lacombe Institution, Is Closed and For Sale for $1 Million [Updated]

Eater New OrleansEater New Orleans - Jun 8, 2018
La Provence, longstanding French restaurant in Lacombe, is closed for good, reports Ian McNulty at The Advocate. The Northshore destination, which has been in operation for nearly half a century, served its last meal in April. It was in April that the ...  

French Alps

Cause to tone down the border hysteria

mySanAntonio.commySanAntonio.com - Jun 9, 2018
In recent weeks, extra police and gendarmes have been sent to this region of the French Alps in the wake of a media stunt by the far-right in April, demanding the area be sealed off. A few dozen activists from the pan-European group 'Generation ...  

Midi Pyrenees

Conservation comment: We can't match French artisan cheeses
New Zealand Herald - Jun 18, 2018

For me, these would be mostly from the Midi-Pyrenees region where I lived but also from the rest of France. An abiding memory is of the pleasure and enjoyment from weekly trips to local markets or cheesemongers to savour and choose from the many ...  

Cote D Azur

Cote D Azur, Singer Island, $424500

Palm Beach PostPalm Beach Post - Jun 8, 2018
“Enjoy the Singer Island Beach lifestyle from the 12th floor with expansive ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views.” This Mediterranean-style condo includes: 1,210 square feet of living space. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Built in 1974. New hurricane impact ...  


Normandy seeking $440M refi at three office buildings
The Real Deal - Jun 13, 2018

Normandy Real Estate Partners is hungry for a refinancing at three office buildings it's planning to overhaul. The New Jersey-based real estate investment firm that specializes in office repositionings is seeking $250 million for a two-building, ...  


The village people

The AustralianThe Australian - Jun 1, 2018
The Auvergne is part of France's Central Massif, shaped by volcanic activity as early as 95,000 years ago. Scores of extinct volcanoes are strung in a chain across 30km of the Auvergne. We can see their eroded peaks from the three-carriage rattler we ...  


Brittany Jones, Stanley Onyimba

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 17, 2018
Brittany Danielle Jones and Stanley Ifeanyi Onyimba were married June 16 at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco. Kevin Cooke, a senior Christian pastor at Reality Church San Francisco, officiated. Mrs. Onyimba, 32, is an in-house corporate counsel at ...  


Why You Need To Travel To Umbria To Taste Its Amazing Cuisine

ForbesForbes - Jun 3, 2018
Get the inside scoop on one of Italy's most flavorful, rustic cuisines.  


5 sweet treats from Tuscany

The FlorentineThe Florentine - Jun 9, 2018
Pici pasta and Sangiovese may have captivated global gourmands, but Tuscany's lesser-known culinary offerings, crafted with home-grown, flora-filled ingredients, cater to even the sweetest of appetites.  


Frankfurt, Paris cancelled, Sicily delayed... Air Malta routes in chaos

Times of MaltaTimes of Malta - Jun 9, 2018
Yet more Air Malta flights have been cancelled or delayed as the disarray at the national carrier persisted. Air Malta announced that a flight from Frankfurt yesterday and another to Paris Charles De Gaulle airport today were both cancelled “due to ...  


Tui adds Calabria in Italy to Gatwick and Manchester programmes

Travel Weekly UKTravel Weekly UK - Jun 7, 2018
Capacity is being added by Tui for next summer with the introduction of holidays to Calabria in Italy from Gatwick and Manchester. The southern Italy destination will be served by weekly Saturday flights from May 2019. Tui claims to be the first UK ...  


Lunigiana in the limelight

The FlorentineThe Florentine - Jun 6, 2018
Lunigiana Folks & Family will highlight the natural wonders of its namesake region, which stretches out between the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the Apuan Alps. Events and excursions on the program—all designed to be family-friendly—will offer the ...  

Amalfi Coast

The Most Colorful Spots On The Amalfi Coast Will Make Your IG Feed Pop

Elite DailyElite Daily - Jun 6, 2018
You can't miss out on the Amalfi Coast during your Italian road trip this summer. After admiring ancient sites in Rome, drinking world-class wine in Tuscany, visiting art museums in Florence, hiking the hills of Cinque Terre, and wandering the ...  


Walker says Council will not be bullied out of Barbuda resources
Antigua Observer - Jun 11, 2018

Trevor Walker said the Barbuda Council will not be bullied to give the Antigua government sand without compensation. Walker, the leader of the Barbuda People's Movement (BPM), and member of parliament for Barbuda and the chairman of the Council's ...  


How Pedro Sánchez's New Spanish Government Is Addressing the ...

Foreign AffairsForeign Affairs - Jun 13, 2018
It should come as no surprise that Spain's new prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has made solving the separatist crisis in Catalonia his top policy priority. As the ...  

Costa Brava

Hotel Mas Pastora

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jun 8, 2018
If you want a lovely beach within five minutes' walk, but also like the idea of rural tranquility with only fellow grown-ups for company, this adults-only hotel should be just the ticket. It's found near the gorgeous pine-fringed bay at Llafranc, and ...  

Costa Del Sol

Partner of man who drowned in Costa del Sol river launches desperate appeal to find dog

Euro Weekly NewsEuro Weekly News - Jun 17, 2018
THE partner of the man who drowned in a Costa del Sol river attempting to rescue his dog has launched an appeal to find it. The boxer, called Mishka, has apparently vanished since the incident in Fuengirola. A Facebook post by a local dog charity P.A.D ...  

Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca South 14

Euro Weekly NewsEuro Weekly News - Jun 13, 2018
help.issuu.com. Last modified on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:43. Tags. Costa Blanca News · newspaper · online · virtual · Euro Weekly News · « Costa Blanca South 11 - 17 Jan 2018 Issue 1697 Costa Blanca South 28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018 Issue 1695 » ...  

Costa Verde

Eight Caribbean resorts with adults-only pools

KIIITV.comKIIITV.com - May 24, 2018
If you stumble upon an airplane in the jungle, don't worry -- you're not on the set of “Lost,” you're just at Hotel Costa Verde. Surrounded by thick jungle, the Boeing 727 you're looking at has been converted into a luxury suite with bathrooms, a ...  

Basque Country

125-mile-long human chain calls for Basque independence vote

CNNCNN - Jun 11, 2018
"The need to decide here in the Basque Country is what has brought together more than 175,000 people today. We are not afraid of freedom. The future is in our hands. Gure Esku Dago! #BasquesDecide," Gure Esku Dago wrote in a Facebook post.  


KARATE KIDS TAKE ACTION: Andalusia Isshinryu students net top finishes

Andalusia Star-NewsAndalusia Star-News - Jun 16, 2018
Andalusia Isshinryu Karate students came away with top finishes recently at the South Alabama Karate Open. The following are the results from the local competitors. April Bichaus was awarded the black belt grand championship. She finished first in ...  


Teletext Holidays book family a hotel that was 7 HOURS from Alicante Airport – despite assuring them it was just ...

The SunThe Sun - Jun 13, 2018
A FAMILY had a nightmare holiday to Spain with Teletext Holidays after the firm booked them into a hotel more than seven hours from the airport. Sammy Lucas booked a holiday to what she thought was Alicante with her mum, Sylvia, and sister, Jo, for ...  

Rhine Valley

New "Loreley" promotes iconic World Heritage on the Rhine

Deutsche WelleDeutsche Welle - Jun 11, 2018
On the rock plateau high above St. Goarshausen, the epitome of Rhine romanticism and a hotspot of day tourism, she was presented to the press and public as the 17th Loreley and ambassador of the legendary Upper Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage Site ...  


Interview: Germany's mining region of Ruhr undergoes "gradual" transition
Xinhua - May 29, 2018

by Qiao Jihong, Xu Yang. BERLIN, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The German region of Ruhr in North Rhine Westphalia has traditionally been a key industrial region of Europe. However, starting from the 1970s, coal mining in the region was threatened by cheap oil, ...  

Black Forest

5 years after Black Forest fire, danger looms

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Jun 16, 2018
Carolyn Brown stands outside of her house and looks out toward her property Thursday, June 7, 2018, near the fifth anniversary of the Black Forest wildfire in Colorado Springs, Colo. Brown has lived in Black Forest for 40 years and now owns 10 acres of ...  

Canary Islands

Eimskip Spain expands with office in Canary Islands

The LoadstarThe Loadstar - Jun 14, 2018
Eimskip Logistics S.L. Spain has expanded its service network by opening a new office in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. The first day of operation was June 1st, 2018. Eimskip has hired Christophe Del Mestre as the Branch Manager Canarias. Christophe has ...  


Islands apart: on India-Maldives ties

Moneycontrol.comThe Hindu - Jun 14, 2018
Recent moves by Abdulla Yameen, President of the Maldives, have put Malé on a collision course with New Delhi. Even the presidential election, which India has been calling for, is a point of contention. On Thursday, India criticised the government for ...  


A 'hut-to-hut' bike tour in the Dolomites

Financial TimesFinancial Times - May 18, 2018
They are used to cyclists, who come to test themselves on the celebrated climbs of the Giro d'Italia (which passed nearby last week and concludes in Rome on May 27), or to take part in the Maratona dles Dolomites, one of Europe's biggest amateur rides.  


Transatlantic Trade War Worries Balkan Steel Producers

Balkan InsightBalkan Insight - Jun 14, 2018
Balkan states fear their steel industries may feel the consequences of President Trump's trade dispute with the EU, if European buyers now have less need for Balkan steel. Mladen Lakic, Sinisa Jakov Marusic, Dusica Tomovic, Maja Zivanovic BIRN Sarajevo ...  

Jura Mountains

How Artist Duo Semiconductor Turned Subatomic Data Into a 'Chiming Time Sculpture' for Art Basel

artnet Newsartnet News - Jun 13, 2018
“When we visited the Audemars Piguet factory in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland, we were blown away by these chimes inside the watches that they showed us,” Jarman tells artnet News. “We'd never seen watches with these chimes inside. Then, much ...  

Andes Mountains

Framingham's Saxonville Cafe and Roastery to open in June

MetroWest Daily NewsMetroWest Daily News - Jun 8, 2018
FRAMINGHAM — After leaving his home in the foothills of the Andes mountains, Cristian Barragan made coffee his business. Barragan launched a coffee importation company five years ago, bringing coffee beans from the small farms around his childhood ...  


Patagonia Will Fix Your Busted Wetsuit—For Free

SurferSurfer - Jun 10, 2018
Don't matter if it's a Patagonia suit or a competing label. Patagonia's Worn Wear Tour will now repair any wetsuit you may own, for absolutely zero dollars. Zero. Got a ripped seam? Failing tape? Stuck zipper? They'd be happy to fix all that. There is ...  


Double-edged sword for Northwest Caucasus: Russia's new bridge ...

The Ukrainian Weekly (press release)The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) - Jun 15, 2018
Despite wide international condemnation, on May 16 the Russian Federation completed the first phase of construction of a 10-mile bridge across the Kerch Strait ...  


'Build a Bond' – A Himalaya Companion Care Initiative to Drive Pet Adoption
PR Newswire India (press release) - Jun 16, 2018

The Himalaya Drug Company today organized a pet adoption drive, 'Build a Bond', at The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru. Committed to supporting this cause, the event organized in the city, witnessed over 165 furry friends along with their parents. The event was ...  

Australian Outback

South Korean backpacker rescued after surviving six nights lost in Australian outback

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jun 7, 2018
A South Korean backpacker was rescued on Thursday after being lost for six nights in rugged Australian wilderness suffering from dehydration and exposure but relatively unscathed, police said. Joohee Han, 25, was last seen at a supermarket in the town ...  

Scottish Highlands

Edie: Realising a dream in the Scottish Highlands

RTE.ieRTE.ie - May 24, 2018
Edie (Sheila Hancock) has dutifully nursed her husband George for 30 years following a stroke. Now that George has passed on, she wants to fulfill a lifelong wish to climb Mount Suilven in the Scottish highlands. Thus begins a passage of reflective ...  

High Atlas

Shreveport chef serves African sheikh

Shreveport TimesShreveport Times - Jun 13, 2018
Chef Earnestine “Tootie” Morrison may add “cooked for royalty” to her resume after her culinary excursion in the mountains of Morocco. The Shreveport chef returned from a May trip to Zawiya Ahansal, a village in the High Atlas Mountains of the nation ...  

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