Extreme heat warnings issued in Europe as temperatures pass 40 C

Authorities in 11 countries advise residents and visitors to take precautions amid regions most intense heatwave nicknamed Lucifer since 2003 Eleven southern and central European countries have issued extreme heat warnings amid a brutal heatwave nicknamed Lucifer, with residents and tourists urged the public take precautions and scientists alerting worse could be still to come.…

Europe’s unprecedented challenge from the authoritarians in the east

How the EU deals with members flouting core western liberal norms and values could overshadow Brexit wrangling in 2018 In 2017, Europe survived the crunch Dutch, French and German elections that- after Brexit and Trump- many predicted would mark the beginning of its aim. In 2018, the biggest threats could come from the east. When…

Amazon Go just got owned by this French grocery store

Amazon Go just got owned in French. Monoprix, one of France’s biggest grocery store chains, has a new advertising campaign that parodies the Amazon services that are promises to do away with cashiers and other pesky features of grocery shopping. The nearly shot-for-shot video imitations Amazon’s video introducing its plans for Amazon Go stores nationwide,…

Paris calls on Macron to act over squalid migrant camps

President urged to provide shelter for thousands living in catastrophic conditions Paris city politicians have called on the government to provide shelter for more than 2,000 migrants and refugees sleeping rough under bridges and by canals in what aid groups describe as” catastrophic sanitary conditions “. One camp of hundreds of tents squeezed under a…

9 Quiet Travel Destinations That Are Anything But Boring

Such articles first appeared on QuietRev.com When introverts want to get away, they want to genuinely get away. Youre unlikely to find them crammed on a bus with other tourists or playing drinking games by a cruise-ship pool. Good-time travel for introverts allows period and space for quiet reflection of the worlds many wonders. With…

French style firms pledge to stop using underage and size zero models

Owners of brands such as Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton say they want to persuade others in the industry to follow suit France’s top fashion homes have pledged to stop underage and sizing zero models from featuring in catwalk reveals and advertising campaigns. The move, which comes on the eve of New York fashion week,…

French narcotic trial scandal: ‘dogs died in pre-clinical test’

Laboratory to participate in medication trial that left one person dead and others seriously injured says industrial secrecy prevents publication of earlier testing A drug that left person or persons dead and four others with suspected brain damage in a controlled trial had killed several puppies in a previous exam, it has been claimed. However,…