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France

Virtual Pétanque: COVID Forces French National Pastime To Go Online

There's croissants and cheese, bérets and Brigitte Bardot — and then there's pétanque. On the list of the Frenchest things, this national pastime ranks pretty high, conjuring up scenes of ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Balkan Scars And A Secret Plan To Redraw The Borders Of Bosnia

The colored tattoo of a fortified bridge towering high over troubled waters takes up almost all of my friend Ivan's shoulder. In his early 30s, Ivan has a footballer's build and flawless cockney ...

India

Photo Of The Week: This Happened In New Delhi

This past week India has seen more new COVID-19 cases than any other country since the crisis began, as hospitals struggle to deal with a massive influx of patients and shortages of oxygen. ...

France

Love At First Swab, Romance At A French COVID Testing Center

She looked into his eyes, he shoved a q-tip up her nose, and they may live happily ever after.

Italy

Author Of Italian Thrillers Arrested For Staging Parents' Murder-Suicide

Police say the published novelist killed his father with a hammer and slit his mother's wrists to...

Italy

Super League Lessons, From Berlusconi To A Humble AC Milan Fan

Using pure economic power to reorder the world of soccer was clearly a bad idea, though not neces...

United States

Photo Of The Week: This Happened In Minneapolis

A local murder case that set off a worldwide movement arrived this week at its verdict, after three weeks of witness and expert testimonies: A Minneapolis jury found former police officer ...

France

French Village Finds Treasure In Old House … Twice

Working at the town hall in Morez, we imagine, must be a busy yet somewhat uneventful affair: There's roadworks on the main rue de la République to take care of, planning for the reopening of the ...