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Alsace


Alsace supervisors hear recommendations on sewer service

Reading EagleReading Eagle - Nov 15, 2017
The Alsace Township supervisors have heard a recommendation to update the township policies relating to sewer EDUs (equivalent dwelling units) and sewer rental rates for the township's entire public sewer service area. The supervisors held a special ...  

Dordogne


Dordogne petrol tank accidentally pumps diesel

The ConnexionThe Connexion - Nov 5, 2017
Over 30 cars have broken down in the Dordogne after a Leclerc petrol station accidentally supplied diesel from an unleaded petrol pump. The cars began to break down after filling up their petrol tanks at the Leclerc de Périgueux petrol station between ...  

Provence


Recipe: Grilled Potatoes With Herbs de Provence Butter

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle - Nov 9, 2017
Make the herbs de Provence butter: Place a heat-proof bowl on top of a large saucepan that's been filled with several inches of water. (Make sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl.) Place the butter, garlic, peppercorns, thyme, oregano ...  

French Alps


Owner of historic French Alps inn wins top food award

The Local FranceThe Local France - Nov 6, 2017
The 39-year-old owner of a storied lakeside inn in the French Alps was on Monday crowned France's chef of the year by the Gault & Millau gastronomic guide. Jean Sulpice won the coveted award a year after taking over L'Auberge du Pere Bise, a century ...  

Midi Pyrenees


What can you buy in Devon, Umbria, the Pyrenees and Alicante for €395000?

Irish TimesIrish Times - Oct 26, 2017
France: Midi Pyrenees. Four-bed with swimming pool in Gers, Midi Pyrenees, France. Hidden at the end of a 1km long drive, this 240sq m four-bed with swimming pool sits on six acres of land. But despite its rural reclusiveness, it is just 10 minutes ...  

Cote D Azur


Fostering 'faire-vivre': Nice Côte d'Azur Airport invites pop-up bids

The Moodie Davitt ReportThe Moodie Davitt Report - Nov 8, 2017
FRANCE. Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is inviting bids for several pop-up store opportunities within terminals one and two for 2018, promoted via The Moodie Davitt Report. The airport is calling for “the most surprising commercial experience” to be found in ...  

Normandy


PAT RICE: At Normandy, a testament to courage, freedom

Daytona Beach News-JournalDaytona Beach News-Journal - Nov 19, 2017
Tombs at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Sunday June 5, 2016, on the eve of the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day landing. D-Day marked the start of a Europe invasion, as many thousands of Allied troops ...  

Auvergne


Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional contract calls for 40% cut in delays

International Railway JournalInternational Railway Journal - Nov 13, 2017
AFTER two year of negotiations, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and French National Railways (SNCF) signed a new operating contract for TER regional services on November 13, setting ambitious targets to cut delays by 40% and halve cancellations by 2020.  

Brittany


Positive inspection tour carried out in Brittany

FIFA.comFIFA.com - Nov 14, 2017
Another significant step towards the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 was taken last week: between 7 and 10 November, a FIFA delegation carried out a preliminary inspection in Brittany, where the competition will be held from 5 to 24 August.  

Umbria


What can you buy in Devon, Umbria, the Pyrenees and Alicante for €395000?

Irish TimesIrish Times - Oct 26, 2017
There is another bathroom upstairs along with four bedrooms, two of which share a balcony with views of hills and countryside. Price: €395,000. Agent: HomeEspana.co.uk. Italy: Umbria. A Colnica sur Lago: a stone and brick house in Magione, Umbria, Italy.  

Tuscany


Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Marry in Tuscany

W MagazineW Magazine - Nov 5, 2017
On Saturday, November 4, Verlander and model Kate Upton got married in Tuscany, Italy. Sure, it meant missing the victory parade in Houston, but when you gotta get married in Tuscany, you gotta get married in Tuscany. The couple looked like picture ...  

Sicily


Berlusconi's Comeback Hopes Buoyed by Sicily Election Results

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 6, 2017
ROME — A candidate backed by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi claimed victory on Monday in Sicily's regional elections, adding momentum to Mr. Berlusconi's own political comeback before national elections next year. This “is a victory for ...  

Calabria


Mark Calabria: Trump administration "committed" to ending ...

HousingWireHousingWire - Nov 1, 2017
During a wide-ranging discussion about the government's role in housing, Vice President Mike Pence's chief economist Mark Calabria revealed Wednesday that ...  

Apennines


Close to Home: A day none of us celebrated — at the time

Santa Rosa Press DemocratSanta Rosa Press Democrat - Nov 11, 2017
We decided we had to get Tulio to a hospital two regions away in Albareto, in the Apennines. It was November, there was snow, more than a foot. None of us, I'm sure, was ever so cold or tired. We got Tulio to the hospital on Nov. 13. He survived ...  

Amalfi Coast


Kelly releases second book on Amalfi Coast

Pamplin Media GroupPamplin Media Group - Nov 16, 2017
Italy's Amalfi Coast is a "territory of outstanding splendor and distinction that has fascinated outsiders since earliest times," Kelly writes, and her exploration and imagery takes readers on a journey through the wonders of famous southern Italian ...  

Antigua


J'can man reportedly chops his child's mother in Antigua

Jamaica ObserverJamaica Observer - Nov 16, 2017
Conroy Jackson (Photo: Antigua Observer). KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican man wanted by Antiguan authorities for allegedly chopping his child's mother on September 16, turned himself in on Tuesday. According to Antiguan reports, 27-year-old Conroy ...  

Catalonia


Rare newt bred outside Catalonia for the first time at UK zoo

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Nov 17, 2017
An incredibly rare newt has been bred for the first time outside Catalonia in a UK zoo. Chester Zoo has successfully hatched twelve Montseny newts, which is one of the most endangered species in Europe. The newts are also the only vertebrate only found ...  

Costa Brava


Travel: Camping Cypsela and Dali's House, Costa Brava, Spain

The ScotsmanThe Scotsman - Nov 11, 2017
Revived and refreshed, we drive 45 vertiginous miles south, back to our home for this holiday, Camping Cypsela, near the village of Pals on the Costa Brava. We are staying with Canvas Holidays in a Select 3 Bedroom Plus mobile home with air-conditioning.  

Costa Del Sol


Costa del Sol animal killer still free after admin blunder

Euro Weekly NewsEuro Weekly News - Nov 16, 2017
The disgraced former president of a Costa del Sol animal shelter has not yet been jailed due to an admin blunder. Carmen Marin, who previously ran Torremolinos' municipal cat and dog sanctuary, is set to become the first person ever to be jailed for ...  

Costa Blanca


Costa Blanca flats evacuated after lift shaft blaze

Euro Weekly NewsEuro Weekly News - Nov 19, 2017
A TEN-STOREY apartment block on the Costa Blanca was evacuated after a fire broke out in a lift shaft. Sixty people had to leave their homes in Campello while four others on the ninth floor had to take refuge on their apartment terraces while firemen ...  

Costa Verde


Mangaratiba: the Gateway of Rio's Stunning 'Costa Verde'

The Rio TimesThe Rio Times - Nov 13, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Located at the entrance of Costa Verde (Green Coast) along the southern shoreline of Rio State, Mangaratiba has frequently been overlooked – considering Ilha Grande, and Paraty's tourism appeal. However, Mangaratiba offers ...  

Basque Country


Fish Collars and Cider: David Nichols' Guide to Basque Country

Food & WineFood & Wine - Nov 8, 2017
Basque Country is culinary heaven,” says Nichols. “Quality of life there, like quality of food, is a top priority, and the markets are unbeatable.” Everywhere he hit up in the northern region of Spain, he asked the chefs where to go next and added it ...  

Andalusia


Birth announcements for Sat., Nov. 11, 2017

Andalusia Star-NewsAndalusia Star-News - Nov 11, 2017
Scott and Jacqualyn Crawford, of Andalusia, announce the birth of their son, Jameson Reese Crawford. He was born Oct. 25, 2017, at Andalusia Health. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 ¾ inches long. His maternal grandparents are Jacky and ...  

Alicante


What can you buy in Devon, Umbria, the Pyrenees and Alicante for €395000?

Irish TimesIrish Times - Oct 26, 2017
Spain: Alicante. Restored farmhouse with pool in Pedreguer, Alicante, Spain. North of Benidorm and Calp, between Pedreguer and the village of Benidoleig, this seven-bed house with swimming pool was refurbished 10 years ago. The living/dining room, with ...  

Rhine Valley


New EU rules target tattered Europe rail reputation

JOC.comJOC.com - Nov 14, 2017
The sudden seven-week shutdown of a key north-south Europe rail corridor at Rastatt in the Rhine Valley was “the final wake-up call” that spurred the European Union to introduce rules to improve international coordination of infrastructure works that ...  

Ruhr


German steel for Ruhr and Rhine push barges
Steel Times International magazine - Nov 8, 2017

The steel will be used to build push barges that are used to transport ores and commodities along the Ruhr, Rhine and other rivers. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia accounts for almost one half of the goods shipped via inland waterways in Germany.  

Black Forest


Watch: The Angelically Light Black Forest Cake Texans Can't Get Enough of

EaterEater - Nov 16, 2017
Traditional varieties of Black Forest cake will layer chocolate sponge cake with whipped cream and marinated cherries, but the iteration at Swiss Pastry Shop is a Texan favorite for being completely different. In this episode of Cult Following, Eater ...  

Canary Islands


Spain considers relocating Canary Islands naval base
IHS Jane's 360 - Nov 19, 2017

De Cospedal told parliament that the current base in the centre of the Canary Islands regional capital of Las Palmas was “indispensable for the needs of national and EU defence”. The last time a similar project had been mooted 10 years ago the cost had ...  

Maldives


18 things that will surprise you about the Maldives

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Nov 16, 2017
There is a tendency to view the Maldives as a desert-island preserve of Russian oligarchs, models and people who own yachts the size of Leeds. But it can be surprisingly affordable too. Seven nights, half board, at the four-star Sun Island Resort and ...  

Dolomites


Battlefront Dolomites: How Geology Shaped Mountain Warfare
Forbes - Nov 11, 2017

In 1915 the great war reached the Austrian Dolomites, as the neutral Italy declared war on the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The Austrian military high command feared that bypassing the Alps, the Italian army could reach the city of Vienna, so it was ...  

Balkan


Renaming Balkan airports to annoy the neighbours
The Economist - Nov 9, 2017

ACROSS the western Balkans, gleaming new airport terminals are being built—and named in ways that upset the neighbours. A futuristic new facility opened in March in Zagreb, the Croatian capital. It has been renamed Franjo Tudjman airport, after the ...  

Jura Mountains


'Thunderfoot' dinosaur the length of three buses was responsible for creating the world's longest track of 110 ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Nov 14, 2017
A huge lumbering beast responsible for creating the world's longest track of fossilised tracks has been named Thunderfoot by experts. Scientists have been studying the footprints, uncovered in the Jura mountains of France and created 150 million years ...  

Andes Mountains


Bugatti Veyron Crash in the Andes Mountains Looks Oddly Beautiful ...

The DriveThe Drive - Oct 17, 2017
Just about the most scenic (and inconvenient) place in the world to crash a $3 million hypercar.  

Patagonia


Patagonia is having a huge 50% off sale — here are the best things you can buy

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Nov 7, 2017
Patagonia is known for its well-made, eco-friendly clothes, but the company rarely holds big sales. In fact, Patagonia only offers these types of deals three times a year. Whether you want to get fleeces, jackets, and hats for the fall and winter ...  

Caucasus


Russia says Azerbaijan important strategic partner in Caucasus

Trend News AgencyTrend News Agency - Nov 16, 2017
Azerbaijan is an important strategic partner of Russia in the Caucasus region, said Russian Foreign Ministry's Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a briefing Nov. 16. “Russia closely cooperates with other co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, continues to ...  

Himalaya


Cerro Kishtwar, new route in Himalaya climbed by Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist, Julian Zanker

PlanetmountainPlanetmountain - Nov 11, 2017
On 14 October 2017 German alpinist Thomas Huber and the Swissmen Stephan Siegrist and Julian Zanker made the first ascent of 'Har Har Mahadev', a new climb up the NW Face of Cerro Kishtwar. This is only the 4th ascent of the 6155 m peak located in ...  

Australian Outback


How 'Self-Driving' Trucks Connected the Australian Outback

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Nov 10, 2017
The trucks that roam the highways of the Australian outback are a lot bigger than the average 18-wheeler. Instead of towing one container, these road trains, as Australians refer to them, pull at least three self-tracking semitrailers behind them ...  

Scottish Highlands


Red squirrels successfully reintroduced to north-west Scottish ...

The GuardianThe Guardian - Nov 6, 2017
Red squirrels, a species previously lost from their native woodlands, have been successfully returned to the north-west Highlands, early results of a ...  

High Atlas


US firm creates backflipping humanoid robot

ITV NewsITV News - Nov 17, 2017
The 1.5 metre high Atlas can coordinate its arms, torso and legs to mimic human motions, says its creators, and rebalance itself when jostled or tipped over. It also boasts stereo vision and range sensing technology, allowing it to identify and move ...  

 
 
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