An idyllic hilltop setting in the Cadarache forest of Provence in the south of France has become the site of an ambitious attempt to harness the nuclear power of the sun and stars.
It is the place where 34 nations representing more than half the world’s population have joined forces in the biggest scientific collaboration on the planet – only the International Space Station is bigger.
The international nuclear fusion project – [...]
Labouré-Roi took expensive bottles of Nuits St George and put cheap supermarket wine in them
Nuits St George was not in on the scam
Scam is believed to have defrauded several hundred million pounds from wine connoisseurs
Two former executives – brothers aged 82 and 83 – were arrested but later released
A prestigious French wine trading company is believed to have defrauded its customers after topping up vintage Burgundy wines with vast quantities [...]
If the world ends on December 21, blame a German butterfingers who dropped a volcanic rock skull once owned by SS overlord Heinrich Himmler in his laboratory this week.
According to legend, the Mayan skull, which was stolen from Tibet by the Nazis and imbued for believers with magical powers to enable mankind to survive an apocalypse, fell and chipped during a photo shoot.
For some, this is a catastrophe that foretells [...]
From LA Times:
Reporting from Elz, Germany— Every summer, Volkmar and Vera Kruger spend three weeks vacationing in the south ofFrance or at a cool getaway in Denmark. For the other three weeks of their annual vacation, they garden or travel a few hours away to root for their favorite team in Germany’sbiggest soccer stadium.
The couple, in their early 50s, aren’t retired or well off. They live in a small Tudor-style house in this [...]
France’s top constitutional body on Wednesday approved a new tax on sugary drinks that aims to fight obesity while giving a boost to state coffers.
The Constitutional Council approved the new soda tax, announced in August as part of the government’s fight against obesity and within the framework of a broader austerity programme, after it was passed in parliament last week.
The tax, which works out to one euro cent per can [...]
by Simon Black of Sovereign Man
Some Of The Many Things You Would Love About This Place
As is typical for me, I woke up this morning with the sun shining in my face from the east-facing window of my apartment here in Vilnius. It’s a really spectacular place– 2 bedrooms, around 1,000 square feet, and generously decorated with a lot of elegant finishings.
From here, I’m [...]