Greek town loves movie score maestro Morricone - and it shows

Greek town loves movie score maestro Morricone – and it shows

LARISSA, Greece (Reuters) - Once upon a time in central Greece ... a small town fell in love with famed film composer Ennio...
Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

MITZPE RAMON, Israel (Reuters) - Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by...
Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals

Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals

PARIS (Reuters) - A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals....
Like 'The Wife,' Glenn Close says she's a late bloomer

Like ‘The Wife,’ Glenn Close says she’s a late bloomer

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Glenn Close may be known for playing strong, often ruthless women, but like her long subdued character in “The...
Life on the edge: Scottish rapper probes UK wealth gap at Fringe

Life on the edge: Scottish rapper probes UK wealth gap at Fringe

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish writer Darren McGarvey’s one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe, informed by his own violent and addictive past, is a...
Sacre bleu! Blue wine makes a splash in southern France

Sacre bleu! Blue wine makes a splash in southern France

SETE, France (Reuters) - A glass of blue, sir? It is a question that may dismay purist winemakers in France, where wine is...
Brussels courthouse to get makeover after 40 years in scaffolding

Brussels courthouse to get makeover after 40 years in scaffolding

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Clad in scaffolding for some 40 years, Brussels’ Palace of Justice will finally undergo 100 million euros ($115.88 million) worth...
Festival-goers in Budapest cool off in the Danube

Festival-goers in Budapest cool off in the Danube

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - At Hungary’s Sziget Festival, the Danube river is providing revelers with some welcome respite from the searing temperatures that have...
Australians eat 'parma' for drought-stricken farmers

Australians eat ‘parma’ for drought-stricken farmers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thirsty city slickers are pitching in to help farmers in Australia’s parched interior by eating a pub delicacy called a...
At peak of European heatwave, Portugal battles wildfire, power outage

London Cathedral cat immortalized in stone

LONDON (Reuters) - A stray cat that wandered into a London cathedral a decade ago has been immortalized in the building’s stone renovations,...

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Twitter bans Alex Jones from tweeting for seven days

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc has banned U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from tweeting for seven days, saying one of his tweets violated its...
U.S. retail sales, manufacturing data bolster third-quarter economic outlook

U.S. retail sales, manufacturing data bolster third-quarter economic outlook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy...
Florida school opens for class with new security after massacre

Florida school opens for class with new security after massacre

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February opened on Wednesday for a new school year...