Britain's GCHQ code-breakers to publish new puzzle book

Britain’s GCHQ code-breakers to publish new puzzle book

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s intelligence and security organization GCHQ is publishing a new book of puzzles in the Autumn aimed at those who...
In Paris, historic ties and designer takes on basketball

In Paris, historic ties and designer takes on basketball

PARIS (Reuters) - France may have won the World Cup and be a football-obsessed nation, but it’s the U.S. game of basketball that...
Paris painters threaten to fold up easels over creeping cafes

Paris painters threaten to fold up easels over creeping cafes

PARIS (Reuters) - For decades the artists of Montmartre have dazzled sightseers with their rapidly delivered portraits, paintings of Parisian scenes and cartoonish...
Invasion of big, voracious lizards threatens U.S. South: study

Invasion of big, voracious lizards threatens U.S. South: study

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A group of South American lizards that can grow up to four feet long (1.2 meters) has established a...
New York art turns Bulgarian village into outdoor gallery

New York art turns Bulgarian village into outdoor gallery

STARO ZHELEZARE, Bulgaria (Reuters) - With fewer than 500 inhabitants, Staro Zhelezare in southern Bulgaria is a world away from the mean streets...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

The greatest show on turf, Luxembourg team win 12-hour UK lawn mower race

LONDON (Reuters) - A team from Luxembourg fought off 42 others to claim victory in Britain’s lawn mower race on Sunday, a 12-hour...
French feminists denounce 'degrading' seaside postcards

French feminists denounce ‘degrading’ seaside postcards

PARIS (Reuters) - Smutty postcards with pictures of women wearing bikinis are a typical if often maligned feature of French seaside resorts. But...
Egyptian in Red Sea resort town charms snakes to sleep

Egyptian in Red Sea resort town charms snakes to sleep

CAIRO (Reuters) - In Egypt’s premier Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh, snake charmer Amier El Refaie puts some of the world’s...
Made in China since the Qing dynasty: Beijing shoemaker taps into the future

Made in China since the Qing dynasty: Beijing shoemaker taps into the future

BEIJING (Reuters) - In an ornately decorated building in central Beijing, cobbler Cai Wenke painstakingly makes shoes by hand in a process that...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Tying herself in knots, Serbian skin artist boggles senses

SMEDEREVO, Serbia (Reuters) - Armed with makeup brushes and pencils, skin artist and illusionist Mirjana Kika Milosevic gets to work on her own...

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