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Trip tips: Sun, yachts and stars beckon visitors to Cannes

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CANNES - Sun, celebrities, and a world-renowned film festival have made Cannes synonymous with glamour, guaranteed prime people-watching and a chance to relish the good life against the backdrop of palm trees and yachts.

Alex Ferguson's wines expected to score with buyers - Christie's

LONDON - To take his mind off the pressure of "the beautiful game", retired Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson collected vintage wines that will be sold at auction starting in Hong Kong in May, Christie's said on Wednesday.

Life, People 16 Apr 2014

World Chefs: Blumenthal shuns New York for Melbourne

MELBOURNE - British chef Heston Blumenthal, famed for his bacon and egg ice cream, credits fans, friends and the "food explosion" in Australia for his decision to move The Fat Duck to Melbourne for six months while the Michelin-starred restaurant is being renovated.

08 Apr 2014

Ming dynasty 'chicken cup' smashes record in $36 million sale

HONG KONG - A rare wine cup fired in the imperial kilns of China's Ming dynasty more than 500 years ago sold on Tuesday for HK$281.2 million at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong, making it one of the most expensive Chinese cultural relics ever auctioned.

08 Apr 2014

Whisky gets greener as Scottish distillers burn waste byproducts

SPEYSIDE - Scotch whisky distillers are burning their unwanted grain byproducts, wood chips and other types of biomass for a source of energy in remote areas of the Highlands, where gas links are scarce and fuel oil is pricey.

Environment, Life 04 Apr 2014

Noble beginnings: The first jobs of Nobel Prize winners

Reuters has proven this edict since last August, when we started asking some of America's greatest achievers about the first jobs they had. We have talked to chief executives of billion-dollar companies, beloved authors, TV personalities and tech gurus.

04 Apr 2014

Belgian Trappists overwhelmed by world's best beer tag

WESTVLETEREN, Belgium - Having a beer rated as the world's best and selling out in minutes should be a brewer's dream, but for the Trappists who brew Westvleteren ale at a monastery in western Belgium it seems more of a burden.

04 Apr 2014

Trip Tips: A gnarly ride through San Diego's beach towns

ENCINITAS, California - This might just be the easiest suitcase to pack: running shoes, flip-flops, bathing suit, shorts, T-shirts, a hoodie and sunscreen.

04 Apr 2014

Trip Tips: A gnarly ride through San Diego's beach towns

ENCINITAS, California - This might just be the easiest suitcase to pack: running shoes, flip-flops, bathing suit, shorts, T-shirts, a hoodie and sunscreen.

03 Apr 2014

Three Texas chefs land on most-promising U.S. talent list

NEW YORK - Three of the 12 most promising new chefs in the United States named in Food & Wine Magazine's annual list on Tuesday work in Texas, showing the southwestern state known for its wide open spaces and cowboys is also a big source of culinary talent.

01 Apr 2014