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Rocket-Powered Bicycle Breaks Records With Top Speed Of 163MPH
We recently featured a german mechanic who built a motorcycle with the engine from an airplane, but this next cyclist certainly pushes the envelope as he rode a bicycle with a rocket.
Insider's Guide to Basel's Art Week
Bordering Germany's Black Forest and France's Alsace, the Swiss city of Basel is blessed with historic architecture.
Hello friends and colleagues, today I present another nice view of the little Venice of the beautiful and interesting city of Colmar, in the charming region of Alsace, here is a letter about the city, I hope you like it.
Monsters and Critics
Brad Pitt has jam room
The 'Moneyball' actor is a huge fan of Christine Ferber's artisan fruit preserves - which cost 12 a jar - so he and eldest son Maddox, 11, recently flew to her base in Alsace, France, and stocked up on 100 pots to keep at the homes he shares with partner Angelina Jolie and their six kids in Los Angeles and the South of France.
The Daily Freeman-Journal
From France to Webster City
Solweig Milliere is used to the bustling streets of France. On an average day in her hometown of Colmar, a town of about 65,000 people that borders Germany, she wakes up to the smells and sounds of street markets and falls asleep to the sound of music emanating from the town.
French banks: Through the looking glass
IT HAS been a strange few days for those who follow France's banks at a respectful distance.
Mixed fortunes for FranceA's biggest banks
France's major lenders reported mixed fortunes last week, with BNP Paribas and Socit Gnrale reporting sharp drops in first quarter profits, while e enjoyed a strong rebound.
Europe Earnings: adidas Net Jumps 7%, BNP Paribas Net Plunges 45%
Vallourec quarterly climbed 21%. Royal Bank of Scotland first quarter net swung to 393 million profit.
French, English at the end Nous sommes ici sur la commune de Bergheim aux alentours de Ribeauville au coeur du vignoble alsacien.
Nous sommes ici au chateau du Haut-Koenisbourg en alsace. Peugeot presente a la presse internationale son nouveau crossover urbain le 2008 dans cette region, berceau historique de la marque .
PPR shares slide as sales miss casts cloud over luxury sector
PPR's disappointing first-quarter sales have reinforced fears that the luxury goods sector has run out of steam and reached a turning point.