For the eighth year in a row, Parisian riverfronts will harbour beach attire – complete with palm trees, sand, parasols and deckchairs – from July 20 to August 20. Free concerts and activities complete the summer picture.
French lawmakers on Friday gave the go-ahead to a contentious bill that would allow shops to open on Sundays. The law will come up for voting on Wednesday before being sent to the Senate for consideration.
With the Israeli government under increasing pressure from Washington to end all settlement activity, the settler movement is changing tack - promoting the West Bank as a tourist destination for all Israelis.