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EU timeline: from destruction to steelmaking … to meltdown

1945-2014: the evolution of a union that grew from the ashes of the second world war<p><b>From the ashes of war…</b><p>In <b>1945</b> western Europe was a scene of devastation after almost six years of world war. French foreign minister Robert Schuman and diplomat Jean Monnet drove the formation of the European Coal …

Saving Lions By Appointing Masai Warriors As Their Protectors

A small program in Kenya that trains Masai warriors to help protect lions rather than hunt them is proving an effective way to slow an extinction.<p>In Africa, the wildlife slaughter is growing. The death toll has prompted conservationists to warn of the extinction of wild populations of rhinos, …

Co-op chiefs defy local boards over increase in executive pay

Scandal-hit group tries to get its house in order after torrid week in which Paul Flowers admitted drug possession<p>The embattled Co-op Group is heading for a showdown with its members over plans to boost its executives' salaries.<p>A copy of the agenda prepared for the annual general meeting and leaked …

Exploring Washington’s Yakima Valley one beverage at a time

Smack between the Columbia Basin and the Coastal Range in Washington, the Yakima Valley was in 1983 designated the first wine-growing appellation north of California. The sun-soaked wine region includes more than 100 award-winning wineries that produce delicious whites and smooth and complex …

Wine

Uber Challenged by 13 Active Lawsuits and 11 Angry Regulators

If cab companies and state officials get their way, they’ll regulate ride-sharing service Uber to death.<p>Ambitious transportation startup Uber now …

Next Month You'll Be Able to Take a Road Trip to North Korea

For the first time ever, you will be able to road trip through the heart of North Korea, departing from the city of Dandong on the Chinese border, according to <i>South China Morning Post</i>. However, there's a slight catch. You won't be packing Funyuns and your copy of George Orwell's <i>Animal Farm</i> (that …

North Korea

ShopRunner could be Alibaba’s Trojan horse in a future challenge to Amazon

To read Alibaba’s recently filed IPO prospectus, you’d think that the e-commerce giant is focused primarily on beefing up its China businesses, with little interest in challenging those who dominate US e-commerce on their own turf.<p>But there are clues that this might not be the case, as we outlined …

eCommerce

Using Microsoft Is Cheaper Than Free Software Says Government Chief Information Officer

It is hard competing with the world’s largest software company, but it can seem virtually impossible when even giving away your products is deemed too expensive. That is the point made by UK government Chief Information Officer for Hampshire Jos Creese and it throws a spotlight on the huge …

5 Reasons Why Target Canada Is A Disaster

Losses from the chain's Canadian business are expected to reach $2 billion this year, after Target promised investors it would be profitable by the end of 2013.<p>The disappointing execution of the company's first international expansion has been cited as a major factor behind CEO Gregg Steinhafel's …

Profit

The 16 best LEGO Star Wars sets

Best LEGO Star Wars sets<p>When two of the most powerful forces in the galaxy come together you can be sure for explosive results. No, we're not talking …

Jürgen Schadeberg's best shot: Hans Prignitz's handstand over Hamburg

'Hans was so strong, so sure of himself – but there was nothing much to catch him if he fell'<p>Hans Prignitz was the brother of a friend of mine. He was an acrobat who, like us, grew up in Berlin during the war. When the war ended, we all moved to Hamburg and Hans started performing in a nightclub. …

5 Tips for Aspiring Adventure Photographers When Contacting Photo Editors

Christopher D. Thompson is an action, travel, and studio photographer based out of Boulder, Colorado. He’s also the former Associate Photo Editor of</i> …

Pictures of the Week 5.8.14

The Sixties: protest photography

25 Amazing Examples Of Food Travel Photography

The only thing worse than not being able to go on vacation, is having to hear all about the great vacation your friends just went on. Even worse than hearing about it, is having to sit through all the pictures. Not only are they a detailed reminder of the great sights you didn't get to see, but …

The Far North, Part 2 -- The World's Northernmost University: Going Arctic on the Looney Front

If Longyearbyen on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen boasts of being the world's northernmost city, just 813 miles south of the North Pole, then Tromsø, 595 miles further south but still 218 miles north of the Arctic Circle, prides itself on being the Capital of the Arctic, with the world's most …

Hiking

Building a Photo Brand From the Ground Up: Tips from Art Wolfe

Art Wolfe has been photographing the natural world for the past thirty years. His work has taken him all over the planet, and many of his adventures …

ECB gathers under shadow of deflation

LONDON — The central bankers of the 18-nation eurozone are meeting Thursday in Brussels amid growing international pressure to act boldly to head off the threat of an economically-crippling collapse in prices.<p>With inflation far below the European Central Bank's target of just under 2% a year, there …

Lost Andy Warhol works recovered from Amiga floppy disks

Way back in 1985, famous pop artist Andy Warhol created a set of digital paintings using a Commodore Amiga computer. Those fascinating files have now been recovered.<p>Artist Andy Warhol may be best known for his paintings of Campbell's soup cans, but he also took a little-known side trip into the …

Andy Warhol

Syria conflict: Government troops retake Homs Old City

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1075000/1075230_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524654890_341b3435b97fe04a0e168a1c8b02f8cd<p><b>Syrian government forces have retaken control of the Old City of Homs after the evacuation of rebel troops.</b><p>State television declared on Thursday that the …

Middle East