Germany has been under the protection of NATO's nuclear umbrella — and thus also the US — for decades, and if Europe wants to provide its own security it will have to come up with a replacement shield. As things stand now, France would be the only choice in stepping up to the task. France has not been shy about splurging on its "Force de frappe" nuclear strike force. But French leaders have also been careful to maintain distance to NATO and the US on that front: French missiles have never been integrated into NATO defense planning. … [Read more...] about How will Europe guarantee its security without the US?
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She once more said that Germany was planning to introduce an animal welfare levy that would be added to the price of meat. In addition, she said, representatives at the talks had agreed that authorities should look at the ethical background to cheap food in general and at unfair trade practices in the meat industry. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: German meat industry to revamp amid outbreaks
Here, off the medieval courtyard, merry pipe-smoking punters knock back strong Pelhrimov beer, slivovice (potent plum brandy) chasers and utopenec, Czech tapas of onions and peppers encased in sausage meat and fished from a jar of pickled water. They're good. Honest. Czech tapas are more refined at Panoptikum (Jakubka 9), a modern bar serving great beer, snacks such as hermelin (strong cheese kept in oil, served on brown bread), korbacik (cheese strings), the ubiquitous "beer balls" (paprika covered cheese balls with gherkins and bread) and masovy knedlik (meatloaf tapas). There is heartier fare too; a turkey breast rolled with bacon and spinach in a cream sauce with dry tomatoes and plums. … [Read more...] about Czech out the prices in Brno
With the Paris authorities offering a fraction of the cost of preserving the memorial, the Irish have come to the rescue, paying for it through the office of public works in Dublin, which is responsible for a number of Irish monuments and buildings overseas. They have paid for a radical cleaning and "de-greasing" of the tomb, as well as a glass barrier which will surround it to prevent the kissers from causing further damage. … [Read more...] about Oscar Wilde’s lipstick-covered Paris tomb to be protected
With beautiful gothic memorials and A-list residents such as Dostoevsky, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, this is an evocative site, sitting beside Alexander Nevsky Monastery, founded by Peter the Great. Several renowned architects and royalty are buried in the Lazarus Cemetery next door. The monastery's baroque churches are magnificent. … [Read more...] about Five best … cemetery tours