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Half of This Bar Is in Slovenia, the Other Half Is in Croatia

One bar in the former Yugoslavia has the distinct honor of straddling a disputed border. Enjoy a beer in two different countries…just don’t let the …

Wendy's Says Hidden Message In New Logo Was 'Unintentional'

Wendy's on Monday debunked the theory that it purposefully snuck a hidden message within its new logo.<p>Speculation about the subliminal message behind the logo, released last year, had been swirling since at least April when some people began to notice a word in the new image of the red-headed …

Cheap food is an addiction we must break

The brilliant American writer Wendell Berry once wrote that "eating is an agricultural act". His point was that since we all eat, we're all …

Greece becomes trade battleground as foreign investors swoop

The Chinese are interested in airports, harbours and railways. The Russians are determined to infiltrate the energy market. The Qataris have made …

Ryanair: Is it really Europe's most punctual airline?

<b>Ryanair has announced record profits this week, and the purchase of 175 new Boeing airliners. It's evidently one of Europe's most successful airlines at present - but has it even so been blowing its own trumpet a bit too much?</b><p>Ever heard the cheerful jingle on a Ryanair plane as it touches down on …

Aviation

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Remember when the global economy was desperate for steel? That’s over

<b>The numbers:</b> Pretty bad. The world’s biggest steel maker lost $345 million during the first quarter of 2013. Last year, it made $92 million in the first quarter. Operating earnings—before the impact of interest, taxes, appreciation and amortization—were $1.57 billion, down 26% from the same period …

China

The latest horrifying data on European unemployment

The two European countries worst hit by the region’s economic crisis—Greece and Portugal—both reported their latest unemployment data today.<p>Warning: It’s just awful.<p>Greek unemployment rose from 26.7% to 27.0% in February. Portuguese unemployment shot up to 17.7% from 16.9% in the first quarter.<p>It’s …

Europe