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  • France tries mass DNA test in hunt for school rapist

    BORDEAUX, France (Reuters) - French police took DNA samples from hundreds of male pupils and staff on Monday in the hope the mass test could help them find the assailant who raped a 16-year-old girl in the toilets of a school in western France last...
  • Euro zone's February output suggests gradual recovery strengthening

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Output at the euro zone's factories rose broadly in line with expectations in February, driven by production of intermediate and non-durable goods, suggesting the bloc's recovery is gradually strengthening, EU data showed on Monday....
  • Wiggins keen for another tilt on fearsome cobbles

    ROUBAIX, France (Reuters) - Shortly after crossing the line on the Roubaix velodrome, Bradley Wiggins lay on the grass, his face reflecting his efforts on the bone-crushing cobbles of the Hell of the North - and he wished he could do it all over again...
  • Sahara Islamists release video of Algerian diplomat hostage: agency

    NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Sahara-based Islamists holding three Algerian diplomats hostage have sent a video of one of them to Mauritania's ANI news agency, ANI said, the first proof of life in over a year. Seven Algerians were kidnapped in the north Mali...
  • Terpstra pips top guns to win Paris-Roubaix

    ROUBAIX, France (Reuters) - Niki Terpstra of the Netherlands seized his opportunity to pip the pre-race favourites and clinch the biggest victory of his career when he won the Paris-Roubaix classic on Sunday. Terpstra, one of the in-form riders going...
  • Letters to Travel: Brazil and slavery

    Vincent Bevins wrote that, "São Paulo was built by immigrants from Italy, Japan, Portugal and Lebanon, among others..." ["Culture by Day, Partying by Night," March 30]. That is quite an interesting tidbit about the place that received the majority of...
  • Factbox: EU heads for pause in financial rulemaking

    LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union's rulemaking machine has been in overdrive since the financial crisis hit the headlines in 2007 and forced taxpayer bailouts of banks. This week is the final plenary session of the European Parliament, when it will...
  • Wallabies to test World Cup campaign on end-of-year tour

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's 2015 World Cup preparations will be well tested on their end-of-season European tour in November with coach Ewen McKenzie trying to replicate their potential campaign for the Webb Ellis trophy as much as possible. McKenzie'...
  • ECB plan could boost shares in Europe's weakest companies

    LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in some of Europe's least profitable and most indebted companies are set to outperform in the coming months if the European Central Bank starts buying corporate bonds to fight the threat of deflation. The ECB has opened the door...
  • French parliament bans cultivation of GM maize

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's lower house of parliament adopted a law on Tuesday prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment. France adopted a decree last month to halt the planting...
  • Brother Timothy Diener: Wine industry legend

    Brother Timothy Diener: Wine industry legend
    Brother Timothy Diener helped transform the wine industry of California's Napa Valley, ravaged by Prohibition, into a global player. Over his 54-year career, Diener became both the public face of the Christian Brothers wine and brandy operations and a...