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

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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.

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.

25 Oct 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.

27 Sep 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

23 Sep 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.

22 Sep 2016

Tea from a spray can promises end to soggy bags

LEATHERHEAD, England If there is one thing the British enjoy, it is a good cup of tea and one English drinks maker has come up with an unusual way of making the brew - sprayed into a cup from an aerosol can. | Video

16 Sep 2016

They really bless cars in Monterey?

Holy water at hand, the bishop begins the invocation.

18 Aug 2016

Best looking rides on the block in Monterey this week

To bid or not to bid. That is the question when the auctioneer sternly warns: “You are about to lose the car.”

17 Aug 2016

A week of 8-digit rides (and a few lemons)

It began modestly. California car enthusiasts staged a European-style race on the twisting, tree-lined 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula. Another local resident organized a companion car show.

12 Aug 2016

Refugee crowned 'wine queen', as German tradition evolves

TRIER, Germany A Syrian refugee has been crowned "wine queen" in Germany, winning a traditional annual honor that used to go to local young women from wine-growing families. | Video

04 Aug 2016