CHILE: ‘Good Lord Mike, you are an old fart like me, but apparently in great shape – good for you! I wish you all the best for as long as you are around – hopefully, a long time.
From September 25 Italy, the EU’s third most powerful economy will have a Fascist government. Italy’s political heavyweight Silvio Berlusconi, who was the country’s prime minister for four terms, has announced that he’ll run for Senate in the snap election next month.
From being an important personality in Europe from 1910 to 1914, Adolfo Julio Schwelm embarked on the dream of founding a city in South America. Calling his city Eldorado, he publicised the exotic nirvana in Europe for hard-working visionary immigrants to come to populate his blossoming city. He even coaxed the nobility and important personalities to visit him in his colony.
GREAT EUROPEANS: Remains of Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance have been discovered near the South Pole. The wreck of Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance ship has been found, 106 years after it sank east of Antarctica trying to reach the pole.
In London, there’s a woman who goes every day on the underground and sits on the dock just to listen to the announcement recorded by her husband in 1950.
In a city boasting more than one hundred kilometres of canals, it’s no surprise that Amsterdam is full of houseboats writes Annie Cooper. However, a houseboat in the historic Herengracht district is hiding something peculiar inside. It is the waterborne home to about 50 pussy cats and their kittens.
Peter Habeler and Reinhold Messner took alpine tactics to the Himalayas, blowing minds and redefining the sport itself. Over forty years later, they speak about the first oxygen-less ascent of Everest and the rift that broke up the greatest climbing partnership of all time.
Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler had much in common. The first was Italian yet he liberated and led the French nation. The latter was of Austrian birth but freed and championed the German people. Napoleon put an end to French revolutionary abuses. Adolf Hitler brought an end to the corruption and banking houses usurious deprivation following the victors’ vicious terms inflicted upon Germany after World War One.
After more years than I care to remember, I still recall the elbow in the ribs. ‘Get up, son. Give the lady your seat.’ When I became less a callow youth, I would volunteer my bus seat without a poke in the ribs. It was and still is my second nature to keep open a door for an approaching lady.
Opinion polls point to the far-right’s Marine Le Pen as the main challenger to President Emmanuel Macron’s re-election, in a repeat of the 2017 match. Le Pen has shifted her campaign focus to purchasing power, the number one priority for French voters, without shedding far-right policies from her election programme. read more. Here are her main policy proposals: