December 14, 2017

Hallyday to be buried on Caribbean island

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE From The Jakarta Post The family of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday prepared Sunday to bury him on the Caribbean island of St Barts, a millionaire’s paradise where the singer had a holiday home. The 72-year-old, who died on Wednesday of lung cancer, had asked to be laid to rest there in a […]

Ultimate Christmas trip

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Is this the ultimate Christmas trip? Holiday includes stays at world’s most festive hotels – but it will set you back £45 ByJulie Delahaye From Daily Mirror UK Just wait until you see the gingerbread pirate ship Talk about the Christmas holiday of a lifetime! One luxury travel company has created the festive itinerary of […]

Stunning Moments 3

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50 stunning moments captured by the award-winning Reuters photography team in 2017 Part 3 By Sarah Jacobs From Business Insider This year, 600 award-winning Reuters photojournalists worked across the world to document both major historic moments and the human stories that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. The team won the Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking […]

John Profumo ‘Had Long Relationship With Glamorous Nazi Spy’, MI5 Records Reveal

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By Steven Hopkins From Huffington Post UK Gisela Winegard met Profumo at Oxford in the early 1930s. John Profumo, the Tory minister forced to quit after a notorious 1960s sex scandal, also had a long-running relationship with a glamorous Nazi spy who may have later tried to blackmail him, newly-declassified records suggest. Fashion model Gisela […]

Rugby & US Football in Cuba, Past and Present

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By Jose A. Rodriguez From Havana Times HAVANA TIMES — Rugby, in its different forms, has been played in Cuba for many years, although it still continues to suffer a kind of curse because it doesn’t receive the institutional support it should. Traditional US football was what was most known in Cuba, the kind that […]

Amid wreckage of hurricane-devastated Caribbean, leaders see a climate change opening

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Tribune Media Service From Purduee Exponent SALYBIA, Dominica — In the ruins of his hurricane-ravaged nation, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit sees the homes that have to be razed, the hospital and clinics that collapsed and the power lines that failed. But amid the overwhelming destruction wrought by a powerful Hurricane Maria last month, Skerrit […]

Destinations of the week

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These are 8 of the top trending destinations right now, according to travel experts By Madeline Stone From Business Insider Summer may (unofficially) be over, but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed your chance to explore a new destination. Fall is a great time to travel — there are often fewer crowds, lower prices, and milder […]

France’s Macron faces stiff political headwinds as he flies to the storm-tossed Caribbean

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By Kim Willsher From LA Times French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the Caribbean on Tuesday in an effort to persuade locals on the Irma-devastated islands of St. Martin and St. Barts that Paris has not abandoned them. Macron, whose popularity has plummeted at home, is taking flak from political opponents and islanders on the […]

Court to rule on Kate Middleton’s case against the French paparazzi publishing topless photos

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Associated Press From Business Insider NANTERRE, France (AP) — A French court is due to rule on whether three photographers and three newspaper executives invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Cambridge by taking and publishing topless photos of her that outraged the British royal family. A prosecutor at a Paris suburb court has asked […]

Man crashes car into Paris pizzeria, killing 8-year-old girl and injuring at least 5

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Associated Press From Business Insider PARIS (AP) — French police say an 8-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. An official with the national gendarme service said the driver was […]