Spanish rail operator seeks to provide Channel tunnel service

Spain’s state-owned railway company Renfe plans to operate a new high-speed rail link between London and Paris, a move that would place it in direct competition with Eurostar. Renfe said he believed a competing channel tunnel service would be both “viable and profitable”, and added that he received early support from Channel Tunnel operator Getlink and of HS1, the British ...

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Five illuminated ecotourism spots for Bokor

Companies investing in the town of Bokor are currently limited to a single development not exceeding 5 ha. FACEBOOK The government has given the green light to five small-scale ecotourism projects in Prek Tnort commune, southwestern Bokor town, Kampot province, in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park. The move is designed to create employment opportunities and create considerable force behind tourism ...

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Palo Alto Players fundraising stage, revolution

Palo Alto Players will join thousands of theater organizations around the world from November 13-14, each offering their own local production of “All Together Now!” A global event celebrating local theater. MTI created this musical for the local theater to use as a fundraiser. The show features songs from a wide range of Broadway musicals including “Rent”, “Into the Woods”, ...

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After 30 years, a promise of democracy still broken

On October 23, Cambodia commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords (PPA), which marked the official conclusion of the Cambodian-Vietnamese war. The deal has also been touted as the official end of Cambodia’s long civil war, although some have disputed the idea. On the eve of the anniversary, twenty women married to imprisoned politicians demonstrated in front of ...

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Two writers with local connections nominated for National Book Awards

Two writers with local connections are finalists for the National Book Prize – one of them for the third time. Novelist and short story writer Lauren Groff, a 2001 graduate of Amherst College, was nominated for her novel “The Matrix”, a story set in 12th-century Europe and based in part on an actual but mysterious medieval author, Marie from France, ...

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School immersion programs could help save the French language in northern Maine

Everyone spoke French in Madawaska. But not anymore. Northern Maine has long been the epicenter of Acadian French, a variation brought to the region by French immigrants in the 17th and 18th centuries. Now few Acadian children learn their ancestral language at home, and the dialect is on the way out in its last American stronghold. Bilingual French immersion programs ...

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Did a “werewolf” really terrorize France in the 1700s?

On June 19, 1767, local hunter Jean Chastel shot dead a large animal. From then on, the attacks ceased. Witnesses described the fallen creature as a wolf, but strange: it had a “monstrous” head and a red, white and gray coat that hunters had never seen on wolves before. Mystery monsters Over the following centuries, different explanations were studied as ...

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Independence Seaport Museum celebrates significant anniversary

Sign up for our daily email newsletter to stay up to date with the latest local news across Philadelphia. What is the story for you? It’s an interesting question and one that sets the stage for an assortment of answers, but what is undeniable is that history is undoubtedly important in understanding how we got to our present. At the ...

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Plant food? Does it really work? The famous chef explains

Matthew Kenney – American chef, herbal lifestyle guru, restaurateur and author Image Credit: Provided Switching to a plant-based lifestyle may seem more intimidating than it looks, but in reality, sometimes you can’t even tell the difference, 57-year-old American celebrity chef Matthew Kenney told Food. by Gulf News. You may have heard of cuisines from different cultures, countries and traditions. However, ...

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France launches state-of-the-art military communications satellite – world

France has successfully launched a state-of-the-art satellite into orbit, designed to allow all French armed forces around the world to communicate quickly and safely. Paris created a space force command in July 2019, fearing that rival countries would invest heavily in space technology, seen as a new military frontier. The satellite “is designed to withstand military attacks from the ground ...

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