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  • 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...
  • French Socialists pick veteran to run party after poll rout

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's Socialist Party named its new chief on Tuesday, a one-time political opponent of President Francois Hollande who will have to overhaul a ruling party reeling from local election losses in time for European parliament elections...
  • 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...
  • Malaysia Airlines plane search goes underwater

    BEIJING — Investigators looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have put away their towed pinger locator and are about to call off searches for surface debris. Now, it's all up to a little yellow robotic submarine to find the missing Boeing 777...
  • 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...
  • French foreign minister meets Raul Castro on historic visit to Cuba

    HAVANA (Reuters) - France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the...
  • France's Hollande approval at record low, prime minister far ahead

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande's popularity fell sharply in April to the lowest levels since he was elected in May 2012, taking his rating below that of the Prime Minister Manuel Valls to the largest gap ever calculated between the...
  • Thousands march in Paris, Rome against austerity, economic reforms

    PARIS/ROME (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people took part in protests in central Paris and Rome on Saturday organized by hard-left parties against government economic reform plans and austerity measures. The protest in Rome turned violent when a large...
  • A French icon totters: country's biggest Gauloise plant may close

    NANTES, France (Reuters) - In a blow to Gallic pride, the largest Gauloise cigarette factory in France may be shut down. The dark-tobacco Gauloise - a macho smoke as evocative of France as the beret or the baguette - has already seen its best days. The...