French are drinking less often than European neighboursThe bottle of wine remains an important fixture at French dinner tables and cafés, but new figures reveal it is not as ubiquitous as it once was.
3,800 flights cancelled as pilots strike at LufthansaPilots at Lufthansa have begun a three-day strike over pay, which has led to the cancellation of some 3,800 flights. The walkout is the biggest in the airline’s history, affecting...
Denmark: Religious practices under fire?In the debate pitting animal rights against religious freedom, Denmark has made up its mind. Animals must now be stunned before they are killed, as this is considered more humane....
Can tax cuts save Italy's economy?Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has outlined €10 billion in tax cuts, part of a plan he says will help boost the country's struggling economy. It could be good news for ta...
Chiquita-Fyffes merger to create new 'top banana'There’s a new "top banana" in the fruit industry, as Chiquita buys Irish distributor Fyffes for $526 million. The new joint firm will control some 29% of global banana ex...
Down To Earth
DOWN TO EARTH
Food waste: Hard to digestImagine all the food produced each year and then consider that one third of it is either lost or goes to waste. At the same time, 870 million people go hungry each day. It’s a para...
A French baking Revolution: ‘Let them eat (gluten-free) cake’When starving French peasants showed up at her palace complaining that they had no more bread, the oft-quoted legend says, Queen Marie Antoinette infamously suggested they stop bei...
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
Russia flexes military muscleINTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 28.02.2014. Papers continue to focus on the unstable situation in Ukraine, particularly in the mainly Russian-speaking region of Crimea.
French chefs tell customers ‘no more food porn’Thanks to the likes of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook the internet is now awash with carefully taken photos of extravagant plates of food – or ‘food porn’.
Hamburgers invade sit-down restaurants in FranceOne out of every two sandwiches sold in France last year was a hamburger, but the German-American classic's runaway success has not been attributed to fast-food restaurants.
Foie gras off the menu for Japanese shoppersA chain of convenience stores in Japan has scrapped plans to sell foie gras after customers complained about alleged animal cruelty in the way the traditional French delicacy is pr...
French-named sandwich chain inadvertently invents 'frog salad'New research is sounding the death knell for the world's biggest social network, while other analysts say "rubbish!" So, is Facebook really doomed, as teenagers incr...