food / travel

Italy

Starbucks In Italy, Latest Stop On U.S. Food Imperialism Tour

Taco Bell in Mexico? McDonald's in Hamburg? Americans find the recipe abroad, bastardize it, ...

Mexico

Why The NAFTA Reboot Is A Raw Deal For Mexico

Proposed changes to the trilateral trade accord could scare off investors, hurt Mexican automaker...

Argentina

Pope Francis, Cornered Between Vatican Conservatives And Trump Allies

The Argentine pontiff, used to navigating politics in Buenos Aires, is battling at a whole differ...

India

Unraveling The Secret Of The Taj Mahal's Original Color

Indian authorities are prepared to spruce up the world famous monument and restore its ancient hu...

United States

Storm Looms For Trump After Courtroom Bombshells

The President's former lawyer pleads guilty on the same day his former campaign chairman is c...

Germany

Why Europe Must Stand Up To Trump On Iran

The U.S. president wants to impose his will and whims on all partners. The EU, for the sake of it...

India

From Fortress Europe To Family Separation, Borders Get Ugly

It's not just Donald Trump's wall. Around the world, people are erecting new and increasi...

United States

With Italy's Conte, Trump Forges New Alliance Against Germany

-OpEd- This must have been the moment he was waiting for: an energetic handshake with Donald Trump, with a smile and a deep look into his eyes to top it off. The two men seemed to be sealing a ...

Colombia

Discovering Exquisite Vegan Food In Beef-Loving Bogotá

Colombians love their carne. But in the capital city, there are plenty of options too for top-end...

Germany

Visiting The Murky World Of Underground Berlin

Built on a soggy bed of sand, the German capital isn't an ideal place for underground infrast...

Italy

"'Anti-Tourist" Turnstiles Under Fire In Venice

VENICE — Venice and its 80,000 regular inhabitants are drowning in tourists. Some 30 million flock to its famous canals every year, stressing the infrastructure. Fed up, the lagoon city's ...

Colombia

No Gold Mine? No Problem For Colombia's Cajamarca Region

After voting to ban metals mining, residents in the mountainous area west of Bogota are staking t...

France

Not Just Trump: More Economists Questioning Free-Trade Orthodoxy

For decades, economists scorned protectionism as a losing proposition. Now some have begun to adm...

France

When Your Millennial Employee Leaves And Wants To Come Back

The new generations in the job market have a much more fluid relationship with their employer. Ho...

Italy

After Brexit And Trump, Italy's Urban-Rural Divide Deepens

Like the the UK and U.S. election surprises before, Italy's recent populist triumphs marked a...

United States

Donald Trump Could Usher In A Female Revolution In Congress

WASHINGTON — How many times have we heard that this is the year of the woman? Let’s just say, several. Each decade for the past century or so seems to have presented a fresh feature to justify ...

Switzerland

A So Swiss Career Path: Luxury Watches To Designer Chocolate

François-Xavier Mousin and Caroline Buechler used to do marketing for Switzerland's w...

Antarctica

Penguins Beware: China's Super-Rich Flock To Antarctica

A chilly bit of "wealth flaunting" in time for the Chinese New Year.

Switzerland

Meet The Former Vegetarian Who Slaughters Cows Humanely

This bio-friendly cattle rancher doesn't win many friends among either vegetarians or traditi...

Switzerland

Your Beloved Coffee Is Just Another Endangered Species

LAUSANNE — A few decades from now, that steaming cup of coffee you enjoy (and rely on) every morning won't taste the same. Climate change, a multitude of alarming forecasts tell us, is threatening ...

Poland

Hold The Kielbasa! Touring A Surprisingly Vegan-Friendly Poland

POZNAN — We're in an old bar mleczny, a so-called "milk bar," a gastronomic remnant from Soviet times where workers could get fed for very little. The lunch at this dining spot, situated in the ...

United States

Home Alone? The Risks If Trump's Top Advisors Resign

-Analysis- WASHINGTON — So Michael Wolff wrote a book about Donald Trump. Perhaps you've heard about it? The internet spent a few days pointing and laughing at the more extraordinary claims ...