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Decades-old Madrid cafe keeps flamenco spirit alive


MADRID In one of Madrid's oldest flamenco venues, a heart-wrenching voice commands attention as arms rise, fingers curl and feet strike wooden floors to the sound of gypsy chords.

Berlin Christmas market attack threatens European tourism again

BERLIN The truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday evening is the latest blow for Europe's tourism industry, hitting a city that had been attracting more and more visitors in recent years.

Dec 20 2016

Strange brews as UK whisky distillers cash in on gin boom

METHVEN, Scotland Seaweed, rhubarb, Christmas pudding and even ants - all ingredients used by a new generation of gin makers enjoying a booming British market.

Dec 15 2016

Starbucks courts millennials with $10 coffee at new Reserve bars

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK Starbucks Corp Chief Executive and co-founder Howard Schultz's plan to build a new prestige brand is a bet that moving upscale can raise the profile of the world's largest coffee brand with millennials like Megan Sauers. 

Dec 07 2016

For London's food and wine businesses, Brexit has a bitter taste

LONDON Importing fine foods from Spain has been a good trade for London firm Brindisa, but like many food and wine businesses that rely on the free movement of goods and workers within the European Union, it has been badly hit by Britain's vote to leave. | Video

Dec 06 2016

Haute cuisine? Santa serves up sleigh-borne dinner in the sky

BRUSSELS Not waiting at home for Santa Claus, gourmets in Brussels are flying off aboard his sleigh to dine with him above the city's rooftops and twinkling Christmas lights.

Nov 26 2016

Michelin hands stars to 54 San Francisco restaurants

Michelin awarded stars to 54 San Francisco-area restaurants in the 2017 edition of its eating guide on the City by the Bay that will be launched on Wednesday.

Oct 25 2016

Ethiopians mark festival of finding Jesus' cross

ADDIS ABABA Orthodox priests lit a bonfire in the heart of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday evening to mark the eve of Meskel, a festival to mark the finding of the cross of Jesus.

Sep 27 2016

Down but not out: champagne production set to weather the storm

ECUEIL, France Champagne makers will escape the harsh weather damage hitting other French wines this year thanks to an old tradition that allows them to blend new bubbly with reserves saved from past years. | Video

Sep 23 2016

Rome reopens Spanish Steps after costly restoration

ROME Rome is reopening its famed Spanish Steps after a privately funded restoration but has urged visitors to treat the 18th century staircase with greater respect to prevent it falling again into disrepair.

Sep 22 2016