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French customs, Eurotunnel confident of 'smooth' post-Brexit traffic

Coquelles - French customs officials and Eurotunnel said Tuesday that they were confident of maintaining a smooth flow of traffic through the Channel Tunnel at Calais after Britain leaves the EU, as they conducted a joint dress rehearsal for Brexit.

Heavy snow closes Austrian ski stations

Vienna - Heavy snowfall has hit large parts of Austria, closing several ski stations and holding up deliveries of road salt needed to clear blocked roads.

Athens blanketed with unaccustomed snow

Atenas - The Greek capital Athens was blanketed Tuesday with a layer of snow, two days after officials said three people had died as stormy weather and freezing temperatures gripped most of the country.

Macron to address nation after violent Paris protests

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron is to address his nation on Tuesday following persistent and sometimes violent protests over fuel taxes that are morphing into a movement against his business- and environment-friendly policies.

Woman's death casts shadow over France's 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - A protester was accidently killed and more than 220 injured as tens of thousands of people blocked roads across France in a "yellow vest" protest against high fuel prices, which has channelled anger at stagnant spending under President Emmanuel Macron....

After Genoa disaster, locals look differently at city's bridges

Genoa - Jacopo Strumia never gave much thought to the giant suspension bridge that looms over the ground floor apartment he lives in with his wife and two young children in a sleepy suburb of Genoa."But the bridge collapse has made us a little nervous.

Shattered lives after Genoa bridge tragedy

Genoa - When huge slabs of Genoa's most famous bridge suddenly crashed to the ground carrying cars and trucks with them, people living in the shadow of the crumbling structure thought they were in the grips of a natural disaster.

Atlantia, Italy's motorway operator with global ambitions under scrutiny

Paris - Italian group Atlantia, whose operation of half of Italy's motorways is under risk following the collapse of a bridge in Genoa killing at least 39 people, is a major operator of toll roads and airports which is expanding rapidly internationally to beco...

Road rage: Drivers seethe as France lowers speed limit

Paris - The Nationale 7 holds a cherished place in France's popular culture as the Vacation Highway, leading generations of families south toward summer holidays on the Riviera before multi-lane motorways became the norm.

Briton flashed at 265 kmh in clandestine race across France

Lille - A British driver zipping through northern France was caught going 265 kmh (165 mph) during a clandestine car rally across Europe, local authorities said Monday.

World's longest train journey — China to Spain opens

China has inaugurated the world's longest train journey, traversing the whole of Central Asia and Europe. Dubbed the new Silk Road, it is expected to give a major economic boost to trade between China and the EU.

German town tripped up in organizing naked rambling route

Trebbin - While Germans are apparently very fond of naturism, problems are being experienced setting up sufficient walking routes for naked hikers. So far there are only two official routes and authorities are trying to set up yet another in Trebbin, Brandenburg.

Border to Border USA on Route 66 Special

"Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?" is a line from Jack Kerouac's On the Road. I thought a lot about it on my recent odyssey through America from Canada to Mexico.

Google Maps Launches 'Walking Directions' Feature

Google Maps launched the "walking directions" option few months ago on a trial basis, and now is opening the tool for everyone. You can get walking directions from Point A to Point B, which may or may not be the same as the driving directions.
 

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