'Democracy sausage' wins Australia's word of the year
SYDNEY (Reuters) - 'Democracy sausage' was named Australia's word of the year on Wednesday after the term was embraced at this year's national election to describe the tradition of grilling sausages... ...
JK Rowling illustrated manuscript sells for $467,000 at auction
LONDON (Reuters) - A rare book hand-written and -illustrated by "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling sold for $467,000 at auction in London on Tuesday, at the lower end of its estimated price range. ...
Refugees bring a taste of Syria to German Christmas market
SCHILLINGSFUERST, Germany (Reuters) - Alongside the traditional gluehwein and sausages on offer at a Christmas market in small-town Bavaria, visitors could also try more exotic fare: falafel and... ...
Bob Dylan to perform in Sweden in April after Nobel no-show
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan will perform in Sweden in April, offering the singer a chance to give the lecture that is a requirement for getting the $870,000 prize. ...
Meet the Ma family: How millennials are changing the way China thinks about money
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Ma Yiqing, 24, is typical of China's younger generation - he uses his credit card frequently and borrows from online platforms to fund his shopping habits. In a pinch, he is... ...
Artist works to preserve Christian heritage in Hamas-run Gaza
GAZA (Reuters) - Only about 1,200 Christians remain in Gaza -- only a tiny fraction of the population in a territory run by Hamas Islamists -- but artist Naser Jeldha is doing what he can to preserve... ...
From afar, Dylan muses on honor and surprise of Nobel prize
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nobel laureate Bob Dylan sent a message on Saturday thanking the Swedish academy for awarding him the Nobel prize for literature, an honor the American singer and songwriter... ...
France's Hollande opens replica of Lascaux prehistoric art caves
MONTIGNAC, France (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday opened a new replica of the famous Lascaux caves where prehistoric hunters painted hundreds of images of animals like... ...
United States returns stolen 14th century image of saint to Italy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A stolen 14th century illustration of a Roman Catholic saint was returned on Friday to Italy, where it will be put in a museum, U.S. Customs officials said. ...
A $30 million splurge on Putin's daughter's favorite sport
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is building a $30 million complex for acrobatic rock'n'roll, a niche sport in which President Vladimir Putin's daughter is a leading dancer and has a senior role for... ...
Russia's $30 million center for acrobatic rock'n'roll, sport of Putin's daughter
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is building a $30 million complex for acrobatic rock'n'roll, a niche sport in which President Vladimir Putin's daughter is a leading dancer and has a senior role for... ...
Walt Disney's signed will, animation trove go up for auction
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney fans can buy a piece of history when the late animation entrepreneur's signed will and other Disney memorabilia go up for auction on Friday. ...
Book hand-written and illustrated by J.K. Rowling up for sale
LONDON (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" fans will be able to bid for a piece of history next week when a book designed, hand-written and illustrated by J.K. Rowling goes on sale at Sotheby's auction house... ...
Pope prays for unemployed at traditional rite in Rome
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis prayed for the unemployed, for families trying to make ends meet and for exploited children on Thursday at a popular wreath-laying ceremony at a statue of the Madonna... ...
The Valley After The Flowers
Regular readers of this blog know that the Valley of Flowers has been one of the most important influences on my life as a travel blogger. This was my first major trip way back in 2010 and also the primary motivation to start this blog a year later. In the meanwhle, the region faced a disaster in the form of the great flood of 2013. However, it is now returning to normalcy and I made another trip this year. However, it was different because it was September, which is the beginning of the end. ...
Britain's Prince Harry turns trader for charity day
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry turned trader on Wednesday, taking calls alongside brokers at British interdealer ICAP for the company's annual charity day. ...
Key Reuters photographs from 2016
LONDON (Reuters) - From Syria's festering conflict to the Bastille Day attack in Nice, Reuters photographers have been on the scene to record the biggest news stories this year. ...
Shock, aftermath of Pearl Harbor attack laid out at U.S. museum
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For London's food and wine businesses, Brexit has a bitter taste
LONDON (Reuters) - Importing fine foods from Spain has been a good trade for London firm Brindisa, but like many food and wine businesses that rely on the free movement of goods and workers within... ...
Patti Smith and a speech by proxy to fill Dylan void at Nobels
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan will provide a speech and fellow American singer-songwriter Patti Smith will perform one of his best-known songs in his absence during... ...