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September 25, 2016
Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival
In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in ...
September 17, 2016
Tight security as annual Oktoberfest opens in Munich
Heavy rain and stricter security did little to dampen the spirits of beer lovers at the start of this year's Oktoberfest, ...
September 16, 2016
Great Scot: Highland Games salutes athletics, clans, whisky
New Hampshire is celebrating all things Scottish at its annual three-day Highland Games and Festival in Lincoln, one of the ...
September 14, 2016
Munich ramps up Oktoberfest security after summer attacks
Munich authorities are ramping up security precautions for this year's Oktoberfest to reassure the millions of visitors ...
September 13, 2016
New law stops gore at Spanish bull-spearing festival
A small group of local people and anti-bullfighting activists scuffled and exchanged insults Tuesday at a centuries-old ...
September 05, 2016
Police: 5 Afghans suspected of harassing women in Austria
Austrian police say they have identified five Afghan asylum-seekers suspected of being part of a group that sexually harassed ...
September 04, 2016
Drones swoop down Paris' Champs-Elysees in festival
Drones are racing through central Paris — but they're not hunting for terrorists, they've just been brought out for fun.
August 25, 2016
Spanish town under fire for killing calves at festival
A small Spanish town has come under fire for alleged cruelty to animals after a video showing young calves being taunted, ...
August 24, 2016
Italian town destroyed in quake was preparing food festival
In three days, the rugged residents of the medieval Italian hill town of Amatrice had planned to hold one of their most ...
August 16, 2016
Argentina & Belgium reach first men's field hockey final
Argentina and Belgium gatecrashed the Olympic field hockey festival and reached their first men's final together on Tuesday.
August 10, 2016
Woman in Munich gets 4 ½ years for Oktoberfest slur stabbing
A woman in Germany has been convicted of attempted manslaughter for stabbing a man at Munich's Oktoberfest after he uttered ...
August 04, 2016
Car-nage: outdoor festival fire chars hundreds of vehicles
The parking lot of an open-air music and dance festival in Portugal resembles a vehicle graveyard after a wildfire gutted 422 ...
July 30, 2016
What's safe? Europe grapples with security after attacks
You can't put a guard in every church and patrol every beach. But after a wave of attacks in Western Europe, authorities are ...
July 26, 2016
Irish jockey paralyzed after falling off horse dies aged 41
JT McNamara, an Irish jockey who was paralyzed following a fall at the Cheltenham Festival in 2013, has died. He was 41.
July 26, 2016
Gay pride rainbow flags cut down in Swedish city
Officials in the Swedish city of Sodertalje say vandals have removed rainbow flags that were raised outside city hall in ...
July 22, 2016
Hong Kong booksellers braving China chill for publishers
Hong Kong publishers' latest works on sensitive Chinese topics were displayed at a book fair this week, despite the chill ...
July 18, 2016
Attack on crowded French promenade not deterring gatherings
The deliberate targeting of pedestrians along a promenade in France last week by a French-Tunisian national, which killed 84 ...
July 15, 2016
The Latest: French author decries attack
The Latest on attack that killed 84 people in Nice (all times local): ___ 10:45 p.m. French author Jean-Marie Gustave Le ...
July 14, 2016
Taste of the Tour: Festival and Cuvee Caritoux in Provence
A gastronomical, sporting and cultural glance at Stage 12 of the Tour de France on Thursday: Region: The 178-kilometer ...
July 14, 2016
Spain: 9 injured, no one gored in final Pamplona bull run
Nine people suffered bruises and cuts but no one was gored in the final running of the bulls at Pamplona's San Fermin ...