n the Europe of the 1920s and 1930s, child rearing conventions were centered on not 'spoiling' the children with affection and freedom. We were never kissed nor told we were loved. I shook hands with my parents and curtsied when greeting adults. Respectful, quiet, and obedient.
Outside of the central market plaza, on the stairs of the church, yes the church, weavers display hundreds of colorful wicker baskets, from the traditional Provençal natural straw ones to some more elaborate versions in pinks and purples, blues and oranges.
The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.
Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.
People fleeing conflicts in the Mideast and Africa are thronging the French coastal city of Calais, desperate to make the crossing into the imagined paradise of England. Meanwhile, a strike by French ferry workers is critically slowing traffic both ways through the important Eurotunnel.
For the consumer looking for the perfect compact luxury crossover, recent additions mean that the Volvo brand has even more charm. This coupled with an all around best in show and you'd be hard pressed to find a better vehicle for the road.
In an ongoing quest for the ultimate luxury driving experience the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes center stage. I had the 2015 Mercedes Benz E400 Cabriolet to play with for a week in Dallas and this one definitely exemplifies what an elegant piece of metal should look and feel like.
For the discriminating traveler looking for something different that combines an international flair with rich history and natural beauty, the territory is a "hidden gem" among North American tourist destinations.
When my grandmother called my father to say that a redheaded girl had been born, he just hung up, disappointed. He had hoped for a boy. My mother called me Natasha after her favorite character in Tolstoy's 'War and Peace.'
When you think of a woman on a passionate mission to support budding women entrepreneurs globally, you naturally envision a successful and accomplished woman herself, right? Shelly Porges is just that woman.
Last night, we decided to escape the heat of the city by leaving Paris for the evening, and it worked -- the temperature was actually a bit lower in the countryside, a relief after a hard day's heat wave.
Some ordinary people view the deal and Iran-West improving their ties as a sign that their living standards will improve. They hope for the possibility of reform and the advance of human rights, such as, freedom of speech, press, assembly, social justice, rule of law and democracy.
Whilst most of Europe has a reputation for being well-dressed, Parisians are especially chic. They effortlessly look like they've stepped off a fashion runway with their neutral and classy wardrobes, so dress to impress while you're there!
As the nuclear talks progressed, the European Union moved beyond mediation to demonstrate to the world that it can be an assertive actor capable of formulating its own policies.
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As if the world could merely be understood by the simple use of economic indicators. In fact, the world will be very different from the predictions of the CIA. An international team from Sorbonne University has just published its own analysis on the subject: The world in 2030, what the CIA had not imagined. Its conclusions run as follows.