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Luxembourg

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  • Kalashnikov Would Rather Have Made Farm Tools

    Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died last week at 94, once designed and built a lawnmower for his own use: Mass-produced mowers weren't available in the Soviet Union. Oh, and he also designed the world's most widely used assault rifle. A lot of the encomiums...
  • Exclusive: Portugal's Espirito Santo clan in 11th-hour borrowing spree in 2014 - sources

    LISBON (Reuters) - The corporate empire of Portugal's Espirito Santo family issued 5 billion euros ($6.6 billion) of new debt in the first six months of 2014, according to people familiar with the matter, just as the clan's businesses were nearing...
  • Setting Times stories to music: From Interpol to Bruce Springsteen

    Setting Times stories to music: From Interpol to Bruce Springsteen
    Have you seen the movie “Boyhood”? Filmed over 12 years using the same actor -- a boy who grows into a man -- it’s both epic and intimate. One of this week’s Great Reads is like a Central American immigrant’s version of...
  • Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

    Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
    The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it. Bettel and his...
  • Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

    Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and Kristen Wiig are among the array...
  • Camping across Europe in a van

    Camping across Europe in a van
    We're packing the mobi for a madcap trip across Europe to see as much as we can in 18 days. If this trip goes badly, it's our daughter's fault. This is her idea, pitched from her apartment in downtown Antwerp during a call months earlier. "Come visit us,...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • World watch

    Belgium Authorities warned of thieves posing as police officers on the E411 highway linking Luxembourg and Brussels. Three elderly couples who withdrew money from banks in Luxembourg recently were robbed of about $141,000 in euros. The bandits pulled over...
  • Paris sleeps: Good rooms for under $150

    There are 75,000 hotel rooms in Paris. Finding one is not the problem. Finding one that is well located and well appointed and affordable: That's the problem. During a week in May, we took the challenge and inspected more than 100 rooms in 30 Paris...
  • Foreign government tourist offices

    For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
  • European Union launches probe of tax breaks for Apple, Starbucks, Fiat

    European Union officials said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into whether Ireland and two other member nations were providing improper tax breaks to Apple Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Fiat Group. The announcement came as the U.S. and other...