LONDON - There will be no Christmas break from market mayhem for London's financial elite if sales of a board game based on a banking collapse are anything to go by.
LONDON - Team bonding is the theme for Christmas parties in London's financial district this year as managers tone down the annual knees-up and label it as staff development.
RUNGIS, France - At the temple to gastronomy outside Paris, Rungis market, Marinette shows off a tray of fat white truffles from Italy, at 1,800 euros a kilo ($1,000 per pound).
VENICE - If you find the crowds that swirl around St Mark's Square and the Rialto a little dismaying, why not take a look at Venice through the eyes of a different type of visitor -- the writers who have haunted its canals and palazzos.
SEATTLE - Starbucks Corp, aiming to give cooling U.S. traffic a jolt, on Thursday announced it will add beer, wine, and evening snacks to thousands of domestic cafes, widen lunch offerings and roll out mobile ordering.
NEW YORK - George Mendes shares the fare served at his Michelin-star New York restaurant Aldea in his first cookbook, "My Portugal," which contains 125 recipes - from salt cod and potato croquettes to cuttlefish curry.
GVARV, Norway/BLAXSTA, Sweden - On one of the world's northernmost frontiers, grapevines are growing on hillsides and talk among some farmers is about terroir and aroma as global warming and new technology push the boundaries of wine growing. | Video
BUDAPEST - It isn't to everyone's taste, and animal rights activists wish the custom would vanish entirely, but anyone who ever fancied eating foie gras - fattened goose liver - would have done well to be in the Hungarian capital this past month.
NEW YORK - Thanksgiving dinner includes more than just turkey, with ample helpings of vegetables, stuffing and cranberries, so wine experts say there is no perfect food-wine pairing for the traditional American feast.
BARINGO COUNTY Kenya - Draped in animal skin and covered in white paint, four teenage girls squat over large stones in a remote western Kenyan village after being circumcised - a life-threatening custom banned in the country three years ago.