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Spanish leaders relieved as Scottish 'no' deals blow to Catalan separatists

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The leader of Spain’s Catalonia region said on Friday he would defy Madrid to hold a non-binding independence vote in less than two months, saying his people deserved the same right to determine their future as Scots who voted to stay in Britain.<p>With its own language and …

Ukraine crisis: 'Frozen conflicts' and the Kremlin

<b>Russia has been accused since the collapse of the USSR of destabilising its former Soviet neighbours to keep them in its orbit.</b><p>Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen told BBC News at the recent Nato summit in Wales that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to see "protracted, frozen conflicts in the …

Russia

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

<i>"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came." -John F. Kennedy</i><p>Wild. <i>Wild?</i> Not a word you'd typically associate with Ireland. Pubs? Check. Shamrocks? Check. Guinness? Oh definitely, but wild? Yes! It's the sea, …

Past Forward Amsterdam

My four-year-old son loves going to the park in our <b>Amsterdam</b> neighborhood. The trip takes a minute. We cross the street, walk to the corner, and there it is: the vast green sward called Museumplein.<p>Some of the world’s great cultural institutions (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum) border the square, but …

Top 10: Things to Do in Ireland in Fall

Harvest festivals, music, and ghost tours are the highlight of fall season on the Emerald Isle.<p>Festivals and events highlight the fall season in Ireland. Get out and enjoy harvest fairs, traditional music and arts, guided weekend walks, creepy ghost tours, and much more.<p>Tour the Tombs at Glasnevin …

Ireland

The Coolest Speakeasies In America

While the temperance movement is long gone, the secret watering holes haven't changed much, from the passwords required on entry to the caliber of handcrafted cocktails served.<p>We dug up the hottest and most exclusive speakeasies in the U.S., and even gave away their addresses. Let's keep this one …

10 Beautiful Resorts On American Lakes

<i>By Laura Carroll, CNTraveler.com</i><p>These gorgeous lakeside retreats are perfect for a fall getaway.<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel Mistakes We All Think We're Too Smart to Make -- but Do Anyway<p>How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris<p>Follow Conde Nast Traveler on Twitter: …

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Conservatives Want A Fight On The Export-Import Bank Weeks Ahead Of A Looming Shutdown

The heads of two prominent groups — Heritage Action and the Club for Growth — wrote a letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) on Monday urging him to let the bank's charter expire Sept. 30.<p>"The Export-Import Bank is a small thing, this we know," Chris Chocola of the Club for …

Wedding Suits & Attire For Men - What To Wear & Buy

Whether you’re off to wedding in a glorious French chateau, an little English chapel or a summery garden ‘do, here’s a basic guide to all kinds of …

So THIS Is Where Flight Attendants Sleep

Their secret hideouts are perfect for a mid-flight nap.<p>Sleeping on the job isn’t encouraged in most workplaces, but if you’re a flight attendant on a long-haul flight, it’s a must. And now we know more about where flight attendants sleep, at least on a certain aircraft.<p>Virgin Australia recently …

Brittany's 'Duck' And 'Duckling' Islands Make The Cutest Little French Escape

It's almost time for leaf-peeping in Paris -- but before you go, do yourself a favor and soak up summer's last bits on islands off the Brittany coast.<p>These adorable little islands go by the names Houat and Hoedic -- that's "duck" and "duckling" in Breton. With about 260 and 120 residents …

Road Trip: The Coast of Lake Michigan

Soak up the scenery and stop along the way for wine and cherries along the shores of Lake Michigan.<p><i>From the July/August 2011 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>Beyond the auto factories, powerhouse universities, and bustling urban centers of southern Michigan lies an idyllic coastal region that …

Great Lakes

Lovat Mills Traditional Check Blankets in Soft Lambswool

Made in the Scottish border town of Harwick, we take a look at a selection of traditional blankets from Lovat Mills. That old-school route, the kind …

Adventure 101: Hang Gliding the Outer Banks

There’s a reason that the Wright brothers picked the <b>Outer Banks</b> to take their first flight: reliable breezes, wide open, non-vegetated spaces, and 100-foot dunes—the tallest on the Atlantic coast—where even novices can fly safely before alighting in soft sand.<p>Your first flight in a hang glider …

Ferrari Issue Archives • Gear Patrol

THE Italian Stallion<p>A prancing black horse against a yellow backdrop: it's the conspicuous emblem of Ferrari. Sealed permanently into everything from …

Rick Edwards on wedding style: don’t snog the bride

My favourite thing about weddings is comparing the quality of the invites, <i>American Psycho</i>-style. That’s some lovely embossing… What a novel font… Oh look, I’ve got glittering bell confetti all over my carpet, that’ll be annoying to clear up… and so on. My next favourite thing about weddings is …

The Werner Herzog Collection review – Philip French on an essential box set

Now 71, Werner Herzog is as active as ever, making feature films, mostly in the US (currently an adaptation of DBC Pierre's Booker prize-winning novel <i>Vernon God Little</i>), and documentaries in various obscure corners of the globe. But his best work – to date, at least – was done in the 1970s and 80s …

Charlie Chaplin's evolving talent seen in 'Chaplin's Mutual Comedies'

Watching the new Blu-ray/DVD set "Chaplin's Mutual Comedies" is a revelation because one can witness a master filmmaker coming of age.<p>Charlie Chaplin introduced his beloved, baggy-panted Tramp in 1914 while at<p>Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios. In the dozen shorts made in 1916 and '17 at Mutual, the …

Charlie Chaplin

Get To Know Comporta, Where The Richest Europeans Go Off The Grid

For most drivers, the ride from Lisbon to the seaside village of Comporta clocks in at just over an hour, but Isabel de Carvalho can do it in about 45 minutes. "My father raced cars," explains the restaurateur as she expertly pilots her Peugeot station wagon down the highway and chats on her …

Luxury Resorts

Ireland's Castles

Castles dot the countryside of the Irish Isles. Some remain private homes, some are open to the public, and some are mere ruins of what they once were.

Ireland

It’s really hard to prevent campus sexual assault when rapists don’t see themselves as rapists

“They don’t wear ski masks, they don’t wield knives, so they don’t see themselves as rapists,” one researcher notes<p>One of the greatest misconceptions Americans have about rape is that it's often a crime committed by a perpetrator unknown to the victim. The stranger rape scenario -- being stalked in …

The UK's Spectator Brings Its Provocative Voices to Flipboard

The UK’s Spectator Brings Its Provocative Voices to Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / July 7, 2014<p>Established in 1828, The Spectator is the oldest …

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

From a continent far, far away … film series features European science fiction

Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi features hard-to-find foreign language movies, many dating from the 1960s to 1980s<p>If there were ever an excuse to cut that end-of-summer trip to the beach short, this is it. Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi, the most far-out cinematic experience in this or any …

Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment

Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery.<p>But the Fresno County jail would not keep him.<p>Four times in the summer of 2012, authorities let …

Crime

Rhodes villa built for Mussolini to be leased out by cash-strapped Greek government

Villa De Vecchi was built for Fascist dictator but he was killed before setting foot in it; now Greece is offering a 50-year lease on the dilapidated building to help pay off its debts<p>A once-magnificent villa built for Benito Mussolini on the Mediterranean island of Rhodes is to be leased by the …

Jon Stewart is not enough: The curse of centrism, and why the Tea Party keeps rolling “Daily Show” Democrats

It’s easy to take shots and laugh at the know-nothing right. But our smirks let complicit Democrats off the hook<p>I have spent many years deriding the right, and I have to admit, it has been a hoot. The conservative world is an endless shooting gallery of hypocrites, con men, narcissists, and walking …