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The world's most popular cruise destinations of 2019, according to Cruise Critic

17.07.2019 8:07

Avignon, France, was rated the world's top cruise port overall and Cruise Critic's favorite European river cruise destination.

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Raiola will not rule out Pogba following De Ligt to Juventus

17.07.2019 8:03

Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has refused to discount the prospect of the Manchester United midfielder returning to Juventus. Raiola has confirmed the France star is keen for a new challenge three years after returning to United from Juve in what was then a world-record fee of £89.3million. Pogba appears most likely to join either […]


Women's U19 Euros highlights: Scotland 1-2 France

17.07.2019 7:57

Watch highlights as four-time winners France beat hosts Scotland with a stoppage-time winner at the Women's European Under-19 Championship in Paisley.


Go inside a rock quarry in France for the most magical art show

17.07.2019 6:49

Artists' work comes to life in this dreamy audiovisual exhibit. You won’t find a single framed piece on the walls. Instead, nearly every visible surface is painted with moving light.


The Man With the Real Power in Brazil

17.07.2019 6:13

(Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more.While Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro complains that lawmakers want to make him a ceremonial head of state like the Queen of England, the real power rests with Rodrigo Maia, the speaker of Congress’s lower house.Pale, paunchy, and soft-spoken — with occasional ferocious flashes of temper — Maia sees his mission as defending the democratic institutions that some of Bolsonaro’s more radical supporters favor scrapping, Simone Iglesias and Samy Adghirni report. Bolsonaro’s son Carlos has repeatedly whipped up his massive social media following against him.Maia, 49, showed his authority this month when he united 17 fractious parties to approve a crucial revamp of a social security system that is dragging on Latin America’s biggest economy. After the Chamber of Deputies passed the measure and sent it to the Senate, he wept as supporters gave him a standing ovation.The speaker backs pro-market aspects of the president’s program, but has blocked flammatory proposals such as loosening gun-control laws. Without a strong democratic system, he argues, Brazil won't attract essential investment.Attacks on Brazil’s institutions by some in Bolsonaro’s camp don’t help.“They’re a movement, an antidemocratic fringe and this doesn’t pressure me,” Maia says. “But it does worry me.”Global HeadlinesRare rebuke | The Democratic-led U.S. House responded to Donald Trump’s sustained attacks on four female Democratic lawmakers by taking the extraordinary step of rebuking the president for racism. The resolution accused the president of having “legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.” It is a serious accusation that sharpens the battle lines going into the 2020 elections.Read about how Republicans objected to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling Trump’s comments racist.Making the case | The incoming president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said in interview she aims to persuade Trump that Europe and the U.S. still have many common interests. One person hoping she succeeds will be her successor as German defense minister. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to use the job to revive her chances of becoming chancellor and the last thing she needs is a long-running battle with the White House.Initial penalty | Trump confirmed reluctantly that Turkey won’t be able to buy U.S. F-35 fighter jets because it is taking delivery of a Russian missile-defense system. The U.S. is still weighing economic sanctions, even as Trump inaccurately said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was "forced" into buying the S-400 because Obama's administration would not sell him the Patriot system.Sudan deal | The ruling military council and civilian opposition alliance in Sudan signed a political accord today as part of a power-sharing agreement meant to end a crisis that followed the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir in April. A second, constitutional accord is expected to be ratified on Friday that will lead to the formation of an 11-seat sovereign council with executive responsibilities and the holding of elections in three years.Economic cost | Hong Kong's protracted protests might be starting to hurt its economy. The Hong Kong Retail Management Association reported that most of its members saw a single-to-double-digit drop in average sales revenue between June and the first week of July, amid fears the city's political chaos could impact its status as a global financial hub.What to WatchThe signs of summer have arrived in the Chinese resort town of Beidaihe: Umbrellas are out, traffic controls are in place and the regional Communist Party chief has stopped by to check everything's ready for President Xi Jinping's visit. Click here for what to look for at this year's conclave. A clash over digital taxation could overshadow a meeting near Paris of Group of Seven finance chiefs, as France digs in on imposing levies that will hit American tech giants Saudi Arabia says it will allow some businesses to stay open 24 hours a day, news that triggered confusion over whether it was ending rules that require shops to shut for Islam’s five daily prayers.And finally...Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died yesterday aged 99. Appointed in 1975 by a Republican president, only to become a leading liberal voice on presidential powers, Stevens retired in 2010 as the second-oldest justice in American history. He frequently spoke for his wing of the court in high-profile dissents, including the 5-4 decision stopping the Florida ballot recounts that might have led to Democrat Al Gore’s election over George W. Bush in 2000. --With assistance from Karen Leigh, Kathleen Hunter and Ben Sills.To contact the author of this story: Karl Maier in Rome at [email protected] contact the editor responsible for this story: Rosalind Mathieson at [email protected], Anthony HalpinFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

Nothing to Tou-louse: Direct flights from £24 return this Autumn

17.07.2019 6:00

Ahoy pirates, looking for a quick escape? If you were looking to fly to southern France and still money left over for rent, that moment has arrived. With return tickets to Toulouse starting at £24, you can fly over there with just the loose change you can find lying around the flat! Swap the dreary…

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New lake discovered at 11,000ft in Alps after heatwave hit France

17.07.2019 5:39

A climbing instructor was shocked to discover a lake had appeared in the Alps at over 11,000ft after a heatwave caused snow to melt.

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Cycling: Enraged Pinot ready to fight back on the Tour

17.07.2019 4:56

Thibaut Pinot is ready to use his rage to surge back into contention on the Tour de France as the race heads to his favorite terrain, the mountains. The Frenchman was the best placed of the pre-race favorites on Monday when he was caught at the wrong end of a peloton split in crosswinds.


Chamonix, France: An Alpine outdoor adventure paradise for every sport, skill and budget

17.07.2019 3:30

No matter your level of athletic prowess or experience, the Alpine town of Chamonix, France, is a welcoming base for outdoor adventure enthusiasts.

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