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  • James Largay: Lessons learned from 20th century horrors

    August's 100th anniversary of World War I's opening salvos prompted me to ask what can be learned from the Great War's military-directed mass slaughter of combatants. I also seek lessons in the 1933-1945 killings of millions of Jews and other...
  • Web-connected cabins offer flight path for aerospace investors

    LONDON (Reuters) - The web-connected aircraft cabins of the future, powered by technology on show at last week's Farnborough Airshow, are offering a path to investor returns through suppliers like Cobham Plc and Thales SA. The market for inflight...
  • Verdon Gorge offers a spectacular French hike

    Verdon Gorge offers a spectacular French hike
    We stood on the edge of the precipice, stunned momentarily by a sign we had not anticipated when we arrived for our long-planned plunge into the Gorges du Verdon, the French version of the Grand Canyon near Provence. In dire terms, the sign warned of...
  • Contravia, Bredok, Cine-Sud Team on William Vega's 'Sal'

    BOGOTA - A driving force behind arthouse production in Colombia, Cali-based Contravia Films is teaming with Germany's Bredok Film Production and France's Cine-Sud Promotion to produce "Sal," the next film by William Vega. Bredok co-produced Nuri Bilge...
  • Islamist group claims attack that killed French soldier in Mali

    DAKAR/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - An armed Islamist group formed by al Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed responsibility on Thursday for a suicide bombing this week that killed a French soldier in northern Mali. In a video posted on the Internet, a...
  • European shares extend losses on Malaysian plane crash

    LONDON (Reuters) - European shares slumped on Thursday, sharply extending losses at the end of the trading day on news that a Malaysian passenger plane had crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index...
  • Tour De France Stage 12 To Norway's Kristoff

    ST ETIENNE, France — Norway's Alexander Kristoff beat Peter Sagan in a sprint to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France, a 185.5-km ride from Bourg en Bresse on Thursday. Katusha ride Kristoff timed his effort perfectly to win with a...
  • Ailing Talansky becomes latest Tour de France casualty

    (Reuters) - Severe back pain, two crashes and a chest infection forced American Andrew Talansky to become the latest top rider to abandon the Tour de France on Thursday. "I'm absolutely heartbroken. I built my season around the Tour, and the team has...
  • Air France decides to avoid east Ukrainian air space

    PARIS (Reuters) - Air France on Thursday it had decided to avoid east Ukrainian air space after a Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in a field in Ukraine near the Russian border. An adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry said all the 280 passengers...
  • Frustrated Sagan 'too strong' to win on Tour de France

    ST ETIENNE France (Reuters) - Being too strong, and both feared and respected for it, can be a weakness on the Tour de France, Slovakian prodigy Peter Sagan has discovered. He has managed eight top five finishes, including four second places, but after...
  • Ailing Russian loan market hit by fresh U.S. sanctions

    LONDON (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine will make it more difficult for Russian companies to refinance existing international loans and has dashed hopes that Russia's syndicated loan market is reopening,...