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United Kingdom

The Diamond Inn

The half-timbered Feathers Hotel in Ludlow, western England, is a gem of Tudor architecture. Strangely enough, when I took this picture, all I could think of was the time it must take to clean the ...

Peru

Tallying The Flood Toll In Peru

After several weeks of heavy rains, Lima daily Peru21 has tallied the death and damage from flooding that stretches from north to south in the Latin American nation. "Terrible Toll" is the ...

France

Around The World, 31 Newspapers React To London Attack

A British-born attacker killed four and injured about 40 others yesterday in an attack on Westminster in the heart of London. The attack coincided with the one-year anniversary of the Brussels ...

Italy

True Fiction: Melania Says Basta! The Former First Lady’s Secret In Milan

Two months into Donald Trump's presidency, we already know more — real or fake — than many care to know. But as far as Slovenian-born First Lady Melania Trump, remarkably little has been said or ...

France

One Year Later, The Meaning of Brussels

The anniversary of the March 22, 2016 terrorist attacks is a time to reflect on the humanity of t...

Norway

Cod's Country

It is cold in the Lofoten islands of Norway, even in the summer. Not so cold that the fish freezes — just cold enough that salted cod can dry on racks in the sun and wind without rotting. The ...

Italy

In Italian Town Torn By Quake, A Mayor Keeps Taxes At Bay

AMATRICE — Seven months after a powerful earthquake in central Italy reduced Amatrice to rubble and killed almost 300 people, mayor Sergio Pirozzi has declared the town a free trade area, Italian ...

Norway

Happiness Ranking: From Oslo To Addis Ababa And Beijing

It's official: Norway has toppled Denmark to become the world's happiest country in 2017. Or, to put in local linguistic terms, the world's lykkeligste country. This year’s rankings, which came ...