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Troopers investigate after nearly $3000 in equipment taken in Alsace Township

Reading EagleReading Eagle - Jan 10, 2018
Troopers investigate after nearly $3,000 in equipment taken in Alsace Township. Wednesday January 10, 2018 12:01 AM. Reading Eagle. Alsace Township, PA. Equipment valued at nearly $3,000 was taken from a property in Alsace Township, state police at ...  


A weekend in . . . the Dordogne

The TimesThe Times - Jan 13, 2018
My husband and I have dashed off for a weekend in the heart of the Dordogne, where postcard-perfect villages hide among vineyards and enigmatic, prehistoric caves add to the allure. In the past 30 years thousands of British expats have made the ...  


Westport couple 'play house' in Provence

CT PostCT Post - Jan 9, 2018
The couple zeroed in on Provence for their deeper travel experience because of a shared love of the region and the fact they each had a few years of high school French under their belts. Studying the language was a crucial part of their plan to fit in ...  

French Alps

Ski serenity in the French Alps

Jewish ChronicleJewish Chronicle - Jan 14, 2018
Snow yoga, veggie food and Paleo-friendly breakfasts – finding wellness at Val Thorens.  

Midi Pyrenees

La ponctualité des TER empire en Midi-Pyrénées

ladepeche.frladepeche.fr - Dec 20, 2017
Dans l'ex-région Midi-Pyrénées, la ponctualité a été de 86,7 % sur la période novembre 2016 - octobre 2017. Un chiffre qui correspond au pourcentage de trains non annulés et non retardés sur le total de l'offre prévue. Un bon chiffre, certes, qui est ...  

Cote D Azur

Why has France bid adieu to 'Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur'?

The Local FranceThe Local France - Dec 19, 2017
From now on it will be known as just "Region Sud" although it's full name will be "Region Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur". The president of the region Renaud Muselier, who has long detested the acronym PACA "because it means nothing and devalues the ...  


Town OKs Normandy Village historic application

Bloomington PantagraphBloomington Pantagraph - Jan 10, 2018
Normandy Village, a group of cottages at the former Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School in Normal, could be added to the National Register of Historic Places this spring. DAVID PROEBER, PANTAGRAPH FILE PHOTO. Facebook · Twitter · Email ...  


European Champions Cup: Clermont Auvergne 24-21 Saracens

EPCRugby.comBBC Sport - Dec 15, 2017
Saracens suffered their seventh straight defeat as they lost to Clermont in the Champions Cup for the second time in a week. The defending champions, who fell to a humiliating 46-14 defeat at Allianz Park on Monday, led 13-0 through Owen Farrell's ...  


Brittany Jane's offers home decor items, craft workshops

Journal Gazette and Times-CourierJournal Gazette and Times-Courier - Jan 19, 2018
MATTOON -- The new Brittany Jane's & Co. shop downtown offers re-purposed furniture, home decor items, boutique clothing and accessories, and other wares, as well as craft workshops. Owner Brittany Aitken, who is an artisan and craft workshop ...  


New High-Speed Train Service Will Let You Hit Tuscany and Umbria

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Jan 3, 2018
Right now, if you want to travel south from Milan to Italy's "green heart," Umbria, you're adding days of travel to your trip: the train journey alone is at least seven hours, and usually includes a transfer to a bus and a connection through Rome or ...  


The hills of Tuscany, a vineyard for the adults and a pool for the children – it's no wonder TV presenter Charlotte ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jan 6, 2018
Holidays are all about making special memories, and some of my favourites as a child were with my cousins, spending endless hours playing games and staying up late. We wanted to give our two-year-old daughter Ella Rose a taste of this, so we planned a ...  


Little Sicily

Monterey County WeeklyMonterey County Weekly - Jan 12, 2018
Pasta and pizza dominate at Little Sicily, so it seemed prudent to try one of each. The homemade vegetable lasagna called my name, boasting mushrooms, onion and spinach in a recipe similar to “Nonna's” meat lasagna (both $12.50) which comes with a less ...  


264 migrants rescued off Calabria coast
gulfnews.com - Jan 12, 2018

Rome: The Italian coastguard service said Thursday 264 migrants had been rescued from a boat off the coast of Calabria, where traffickers have increasingly been using smaller boats recently. The vessel was sighted by a plane belonging to the EU border ...  


Polish priest killed by avalanche in Italy's Apennines

thenews.plthenews.pl - Dec 23, 2017
Priest Jacek Oniszczuk, a Polish Jesuit and theologian, has been killed by an avalanche while climbing Italy's Gran Sasso mountain. Photo: markusspiske/pixabay.com/CC0 Creative Commons. Oniszczuk's climbing partner, priest Peter Dubovski, survived the ...  

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast: Italy's most stunning coastline

Independent OnlineIndependent Online - Jan 10, 2018
Italy is one of the most enchanting countries in the world. The colloseums of Rome, the canals and carnivals of Venice and the renaissance art of Florence are amoung its most popular destinations. Then there's the Amalfi Coast, a 50km stretch of ...  


Explore Antigua

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jan 10, 2018
It's one of the great pleasures of the Caribbean, dining before a fantastic, usually seaborne vista. And with Antigua's magnificent sand and sea, you're in for a treat. Obviously Starfish Jolly Beach Resort itself, set on such a beautiful beach and bay ...  


Catalonia's Separatists: In Exile. In Jail. In Power?

New York TimesNew York Times - Jan 5, 2018
MADRID — After a tight vote, politicians often squabble over how to form a coalition government. But the argument that has followed regional elections in Catalonia is more fundamental than most. It is not yet clear who could physically lead the next ...  

Costa Brava

Cabinet approves plan to expand Costa Brava landfill | News ...

ZAWYAThe Daily Star - Jan 12, 2018
Cabinet Thursday approved several major steps aimed at dealing with Lebanon's waste crisis, including controversial plans to expand Beirut's once temporary Costa Brava landfill and create a new sanitary landfill in Tripoli, next to the city's old ...  

Costa Del Sol

Boy, 3, dies after being run down by Brit holidaymakers in Costa del ...

The SunThe Sun - Jan 8, 2018
Local newspaper Diario Sur said the Brit tourists, said to be aged between 20 and 24, were leaving the car park near the dual-carriageway linking Marbella and the neighbouring town of San Pedro de Alcantara.  

Costa Blanca

Our Brand New Costa Blanca Property Guide

A Place in the SunA Place in the Sun - Jan 12, 2018
The Costa Blanca continues to be the most popular Spanish region for British nationals looking to either relocate or buy a holiday home abroad. The number of homes sold in Alicante (home to the Costa Blanca) rose by 39 percent in March 2017 compared ...  

Costa Verde

Regency Centers Buys Scripps Ranch Marketplace in San Diego
Nasdaq - Jan 10, 2018

Some other notable Regency shopping centers in San Diego include Costa Verde Center, Balboa Mesa Shopping Center, Friars Mission Center and The HUB Hillcrest Market. Amid the challenging retail environment, Regency is focused on building a premium ...  

Basque Country

Hotel Río Bidasoa
Telegraph.co.uk - Jan 2, 2018

Río Bidasoa boasts that rarity in Basque Country hotels—a pool. It's located in the garden, surrounded by manicured bushes (open June 1st to September 30th). The 24-hour reception staff is extremely accommodating. They offer almost any service you can ...  


Martha Dixon, Andalusia philanthropist and longtime friend of Auburn University, passes away

Opelika Auburn NewsOpelika Auburn News - Jan 9, 2018
AUBURN - Martha Dixon, widow of Solon Dixon and former president of the Solon and Martha Dixon Foundation, passed away Dec. 16, 2017, at her home in Andalusia at the age of 102. A World War II veteran and retired employee of Alatex, an Andalusia ...  


Eurocontrol trials A-CDM concept at Alicante Airport in Spain

Airport TechnologyAirport Technology - Jan 9, 2018
Eurocontrol has tested its airport collaborative decision-making (A-CDM) concept at Alicante Airport in Spain. A-CDM seeks to enhance the overall efficiency of airport operations by optimising the use of resources and improving the predictability of ...  

Rhine Valley

Centenary of the Great War

Newcastle HeraldNewcastle Herald - Jan 16, 2018
Our squadrons made a most successful raid on Germany at daylight against a railway station and munition factories at Karlsruhe, in the Rhine Valley. They dropped one and a quarter tons with excellent results. Bursts were observed on buildings, and a ...  


A Herculean success: Managing the death of coal mining in the Ruhr region

PoliticalCritique.orgPoliticalCritique.org - Dec 18, 2017
One can picture restaurants and shops popping up to serve the community. On the other side of the canal, youth drop their bikes nearby and hang around on the rough edge of the water. Germany's 62-mile 'bike highway', which links ten cities and four ...  

Black Forest

Wildlife rehab facility could become part of plan for Black Forest nature center

Colorado Springs GazetteColorado Springs Gazette - Dec 29, 2017
A proposed wildlife rehabilitation facility could become part of a plan for a nature center in the Black Forest area that's been in the works for years. El Paso County staffers, state officials and local wildlife advocates have discussed combining the ...  

Canary Islands

Picturesque SUP Surfing on Spain's Canary Islands

SUP MagazineSUP Magazine - Jan 8, 2018
The Canary Islands sit high atop the bucket lists of SUP surfers from around the globe. Home to epic waves and beautiful scenery, it's no wonder why so many paddlers are eager to explore these Spanish gems. In this clip, paddler Federico Benettolo-the ...  


After Pact With China That Upset India, Maldives Reaffirms 'India First'

NDTVNDTV - Jan 11, 2018
After Pact With China That Upset India, Maldives Reaffirms 'India First'. After the Maldivian Parliament approved a Free Trade Agreement with China in November, New Delhi had asked the island nation to be sensitive to India's concerns and keep in mind ...  


Dolomites: French winter ascent of Civetta Solleder climb

PlanetmountainPlanetmountain - Jan 3, 2018
From 22 - 25 December 2017 the French alpinists Léo Billon and Max Bonniot belonging to the elite Chamonix-based Groupe militaire de haute montagne and mountain guide Benjamin Védrines made an important winter repeat Via Solleder up the North-West Face ...  


Croatian Pupils Voice Mixed Views on 'Balkan' Identity

Balkan InsightBalkan Insight - Jan 11, 2018
As researchers were aware, pupils often used an “us-versus-them” dichotomy in explaining European and Balkan identities. Although the pupils did not express the idea that one identity always excluded the other, they mostly referred to the Balkan one as ...  

Jura Mountains

Cartonéo Chooses Esko Solutions for Continuous Small Series POS Production
What They Think - Jan 16, 2018

By investing in the Esko robotic cutting table, the largest on the market, the company is confirming its ambition to become a major player in the manufacture of POS materials. Gand, Belgium – Cartonéo is a French company based in the Jura Mountains ...  

Andes Mountains

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru

GizmodoGizmodo - Jan 15, 2018
They're colliding at only 3 inches per year, but that's enough to cause frequent earthquakes—and build the Andes Mountains. The tectonically active region along the coast of South America, known to geologists as the South American arc, is more than 4 ...  


Town of Patagonia defends vehicle regulations to AG

Nogales InternationalNogales International - Jan 12, 2018
A large truck veers into the left lane when turning from Taylor onto McKeown Avenue in Patagonia, the designated truck route for reaching Harshaw Road. Town Attorney Michael Massee included this image in his letter to the Arizona Attorney General's ...  


Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus
Carnegie Europe - Jan 17, 2018

It contained all the interviews he had conducted for his first two books—Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus (New York University Press, 1998), and Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War (New York University Press, 2003). De Waal ...  


New Austrian Climbs in Indian Himalaya

PlanetmountainPlanetmountain - Jan 1, 2018
The Austrian Alpine Club cadet team 'Naturfreunde' celebrated the end of the 2015-2017 triennial with a successful mountaineering expedition to the Zanskar region in India that results in new climbs in the Indian Himalaya. The main aim of the team ...  

Australian Outback

An Epic, Adventurous Train Ride Across the Australian Outback

Vogue.comVogue.com - Jan 4, 2018
There are few places left on earth that are as untouched and wild as the Australian outback, a landscape that has captivated imaginations and attracted thrill-seekers for millennia. It's a part of the world that is at once unimaginably empty yet ...  

Scottish Highlands

Ancient Fortress Investigated in the Scottish Highlands

ArchaeologyArchaeology - Jan 12, 2018
INVERNESS, SCOTLAND—The Herald reports that a broch, or roundhouse, in Comar Wood has been dated to 2,400 years ago. The stone building is thought to have been the home of a local chief or lord which was taken over by local people who used it ...  

High Atlas

Morocco: High Atlas Foundations celebrates Cross-Country Planting Day

St. Lucia News Online (press release)St. Lucia News Online (press release) - Jan 12, 2018
(PRESS RELEASE) – The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) continues its legacy this Monday, January 15th, through a mass planting of pomegranate, almond, fig, walnut, and carob trees across Morocco. HAF is a Moroccan and United States nonprofit organization ...  

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