food / travel

Egypt

Flight Of The Nile, The Pigeon-Keepers Of Cairo

CAIRO — “It’s a hobby, but it’s also more than that,” Ahmed Shaloufa says, as we climb the final ladder to his pigeon coop in the working-class district of Sayeda Zeinab. “It’s a passion.” Once ...

Portugal

Time To Stick A Fork In The Cult Worship Of Chefs

Restaurants are places for eating, not genuflection.

Switzerland

Beyond The Baby Carrot, A Growing Demand For Mini Vegetables

GENEVA — It's a sight that would have pleased Pantagruel, the 16th-century giant dreamed up by French writer François Rabelais. A horde of mini-vegetables, more numerous and diverse, are taking ...

United States

Trump Control, From Comey To Korean Peninsula

-Analysis- Having spent his whole life running a family business, Donald Trump is still adjusting to the strategic art of control required to effectively run the White House — and help lead the ...

Germany

The German Hamptons? Along The Wind-Swept Shores Of Sylt

Germany’s jet set loves this island and yet we have it almost all to ourselves. What makes ...

Italy

For Upcoming G7 Summit, Sicily's Sketchy Photo Is Awful PR

TAORMINA — This picturesque seaside Sicilian town has the honor to host next month's crucial G7 summit of top global leaders, which will also be the first major world gathering for newly installed ...

United States

World Newspapers Analyze Trump's "Trigger-Happy" Turnaround On Syria

-Analysis- For the longest time, Donald Trump has disparaged U.S. military involvement in the Middle East, mocked his rival’s strategy in Syria, and unequivocally stated that America’s enemy in ...

India

Red Hot Gastronomy

These rows of red chilies, drying by the side of a road in northern India, bring back culinary memories of a painful kind. My French stomach, unaccustomed to eating spicy food, definitely had a ...

Switzerland

"Tiny Chalet" Wonder, For An Ecological Swiss Ski Vacation

The Thyon tourism office rents innovative "tiny houses" to ski vacationers: 56 square feet, fun a...

United States

A Very Dangerous Man In The White House

Beyond his media attacks and over-the-top reality TV performances, Donald Trump's lack of com...

France

Have U.S.-Europe Relations Changed Forever?

After Brexit and Trump, Europe is forced to fight back. The precious Transatlantic Alliance may b...

Mexico

The Wall Of Trump: Stand Your Ground, Pena Nieto!

-Editorial- SANTIAGO — Finally. The Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto reacted correctly to the new U.S. President Donald J. Trump, canceling the meeting they were scheduled to have last ...

Germany

A Call To Philosophers: Join The Fray, Help Fix Our World

Our era of authoritarian rulers and "alternative facts" makes the guiding light of philosophy mor...

United States

Defying Trump, Texas Sheriff Gives Safe Haven To Immigrants

Austin, Texas may be the first of many "sanctuary cities" that disobey President Donald Trump'...

China

New Rail "Silk Road" Feeds China's Love For European Goods

CHONGQING — Every day since 2014, a train leaves from the western German city of Duisburg. It winds its way across Europe and Asia to finally reach Chongqing, a megalopolis of 28 million ...

France

True Fiction: When President Trump Meets President Macron

It's October 2017. The spring's French presidential elections had been won by a fresh-fac...

Switzerland

A Trump-Era Brain Drain? U.S.-Based Scientists Eye Switzerland

Foreign scientists working in the U.S. are seeking job prospects in Switzerland as they contempla...

Germany

How Merkel’s Lectures To Thin-Skinned Trump Can Backfire

-Analysis- BERLIN — On Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump released a joint statement regarding their first phone call earlier that day. The statement ...

United States

World Reacts To Trump’s Muslim Ban, 24 Newspaper Front Pages

UNITED STATES The Washington Post Chicago Sun-Times MEXICO La Razon de Mexico BRAZIL O Globo Folha de S. Paulo URUGUAY El ...

United States

Beyond Donald Trump, The Real Problem Is American Exceptionalism

-OpEd- When Donald Trump spoke at his inauguration on Jan. 20, there wasn’t even a hint of trying to be magnanimous. Instead, he called for the most narrow-minded form of nationalism. It's ...

United Kingdom

Special Relationships, A Duo's Dynamics

— Analysis — To be clear from the start: No, he is not Ronald Reagan and she is not Margaret Thatcher — and this certainly is not 1981. Still, any false analogies aside, today’s White House ...