Vatican says they’re gifts; Indigenous groups want them back

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican Museums are home to some of the most magnificent artworks in the world, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to ancient Egyptian antiquities and a pavilion full of papal chariots. But one of the museum’s least-visited collections is becoming its most contested before Pope Francis’ trip to Canada. The Vatican’s Anima … Read more

Britain Records Highest Ever Temperature of 40C as Heatwave Intensifies

By Kate Holton and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) -Britain recorded its highest ever temperature of 40C (104F) on Tuesday as a heatwave gripping Europe intensity, scorching fields and damaging airport runways and train tracks. The Met Office said the provisional record, which still needs to be confirmed, was recorded at 12.50 pm (1150 GMT) at … Read more

After warmest night, Britain braces for record temperature

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Britain was bracing for temperatures to hit 40C for the first time on Tuesday after it recorded its warmest night on record, forcing train services to stop, some schools to close and zoos to feed animals with large ice lollies . Britain, which can struggle to maintain key transport services … Read more

Why this is the perfect country for a last-minute summer holiday

Turkey is hot stuff this summer. As early as April this year, some 37,000 Britons a week were flying into the country’s tourism hotspots, prompting Britain’s ambassador to Turkey, Dominick Chilcott, to tweet that the country was expecting “record numbers of [visitors to its] beautiful coasts this summer”. It’s not hard to see why Turkey, … Read more

SAS scrambles to tourists bring home as strike hits more flights

SAS airplanes are parked at the Oslo Airport Gardermoen, as Scandinavian airlines (SAS) pilots go on strike, Norway July 4, 2022. Beate Oma Dahle/NTB via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register SAS cancels more than two thirds of flights on Friday Strike leaves much of SAS fleet grounded Airline has filed … Read more

Strike-hit airline SAS files for US bankruptcy protection

View of SAS Airbus A321 and A320neo aircraft at Kastrup Airport parked on the tarmac, after pilots of Scandinavian Airlines went on strike, in Kastrup, Denmark July 4, 2022. TT News Agency/Johan Nilsson via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register STOCKHOLM, July 5 (Reuters) – Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) has filed … Read more

Dior does folklore in Ukraine-themed Paris couture

PARIS (AP) — Images of traditional embroideries and floral paintings adorned the walls of Dior’s celebrity-laden runway homage to Ukraine as Paris’ four-day Couture Week kicked off Monday. The set, from Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko, was the starting point for designer Maria Grazia Chiuri who returned this season to the atelier’s needle-and-thread. Dior said the … Read more

Delays, Cancellations & Strike Threats Lead to Unhappy Holidays for Thousands

Text size Airlines have faced another turbulent holiday weekend AFP via Getty Images US travelers were braced for a third day of chaos over the Fourth of July holiday weekend as airlines continue to struggle with a surge in demand over one of the busiest periods of the year. On Monday, airlines had canceled 173 … Read more

Airline SAS says survival at stake as pilot strike grounds flights

Strike to ground roughly half of airline’s flights SAS says will affect about 30,000 passengers per day Strike raises uncertainty of loss-making airline’s future Biggest airline strike since BA pilots in 2019 STOCKHOLM, July 4 (Reuters) – Wage talks between Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) and its pilots collapsed on Monday, triggering a strike that puts … Read more

Lampaert wins first Tour de France stage in the rain

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Although Belgian rider Yves Lampaert caused a surprise by winning the Tour de France opening stage, two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar wouldn’t have been bothered at finishing third on Friday. His priority was testing his race legs and placing ahead of his Slovenian countryman and main rival Primoz Roglic, the 2020 … Read more