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Trump’s Iran Sanctions Are a Risk Worth Taking

After months of debate inside his administration, President Trump has finally decided to further tighten sanctions on Iran. Iran hawks have for months been urging the president to end the waivers that granted eight nations to continue importing Iranian oil, the Islamist regime’s main source of foreign cash. In doing so, Trump is taking a substantial risk. But it is one worth taking.The fallout from the move could lead to a substantial hike in oil prices this summer. It could also greatly complic...
Tags: News, Obama, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Taiwan, United States, New York Times, Assad, Tehran, Times, Yemen, Hezbollah, Mediterranean, Gulf, Trump

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity

Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true.
Tags: Health, Mediterranean

Study: Mediterranean diet deters overeating

Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true. But in a study published in the April 23 issue of the journal Obesity, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine found that nonhuman primates on a Mediterranean diet chose not to eat all the food available to them and maintained a normal weight.
Tags: Mediterranean, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Guide to Portugal's top wine routes

Long eclipsed by French Burgundys and Italian Chiantis, Portuguese wine hasn’t always garnered the attention it deserves, despite the nation’s wealth of vineyards and praiseworthy vintages. Its most iconic wine, port, is fortified with an unaged brandy. Then there’s vinho verde, or green wine, a lightly fizzy, lightly viridescent summer staple from northern Portugal. Add in the fortified wines moscatel and Madeira, sparkling wine, and rosé, and you’ve got your glass full before even consideri...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Unesco, Portugal, Michelin, Madrid, Porto, Mediterranean, Lisbon, Port Wine, Braga, All, Guimaraes, MADEIRA, Vieira

Cheap bus travel in France

French people are gonna be so mad about this. A country where the people aren’t exactly jumping up and down at the prospect of Americans visiting all summer surely won’t be pleased to learn that there’s a way we can visit, literally, the entire country for almost nothing. Which — while great news for any of us who’ve wanted to see the beaches of Nice, the bright lights of Paris, and the wine country of Bordeaux without having to make multiple trips — might not be the highlight of the year for...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, US, Atlantic, Marseille, Paris, Belgium, Alps, Strasbourg, Lille, Eiffel Tower, Michelin, Brussels, Nice, Algeria

Frenchman dies as boat capsizes off Sardinia; partner safe

ROME (AP) — A Frenchman has died after his sailboat capsized off the coast of the Italian island of Sardinia but his female companion has survived. Italian news agency ANSA said strong winds Sunday turned the boat over in waters off the southern end of the Mediterranean island. The woman and the couple’s dog were […]
Tags: News, Ap, Rome, Nation, Mediterranean, Sardinia, Ansa

Researchers identify new allergen responsible for allergy to durum wheat

An international team of researchers, in which a female researcher from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is involved, has identified one of the main causes of food allergy in the Mediterranean area.
Tags: Health, Mediterranean, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Cyprus police searching for bodies in abandoned mineshaft

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities on Monday were searching a flooded mineshaft where two dead female bodies were discovered as well as a nearby lake for further bodies. Police on the east Mediterranean island nation, along with the help of the fire service, are conducting the search in the wake of last week’s discovery […]
Tags: News, Cyprus, Nation, Mediterranean, NICOSIA Cyprus

Cyprus police chief: women’s murders ‘unprecedented’ crime

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ police chief says the discovery of two dead female bodies down an abandoned mineshaft and the disappearance of the six year-old daughter of one of the victims are “unprecedented” in the east Mediterranean island nation’s history. Zacharias Chrysostomou said Monday an ongoing murder probe will be conducted “meticulously” so that […]
Tags: News, Cyprus, Nation, Mediterranean, Nicosia, Cyprus AP, Zacharias Chrysostomou

Bad boy to model family man: Fognini 'has everything now'

He may have once been thrown out of the US Open for a misogynistic attack on a female umpire and indulged in a blistering rant at tennis's NextGen, but Fabio Fognini insists his bad boy image is now a thing of the past. The player, born just over the border on the Italian Mediterranean coastline, beat Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 in the millionaires' playground to lift his first Masters trophy. Courtside was his wife Flavia Pennetta, a former US Open champion towards whom he spent the week h...
Tags: News, US, Tennis, Mediterranean, Fabio Fognini, Flavia Pennetta, Dusan Lajovic, Fognini

10 must-see Mediterranean cruise ports

A Mediterranean cruise is the Whitman’s Sampler of journeys. A taste of Santorini here, a nibble of Naples there, a morsel of Mykonos this day and a bite of Barcelona that day. And like with a box of chocolates, first-timers never know what they’re gonna get. That is, unless they do their research or take the advice of those both experienced and honest. Queue the discerning sea-legged travel writer with a list of his top 10 Mediterranean ports: Built nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman Colosse...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Sport, Barcelona, Turkey, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, Italy, Athens, Peta, Florence, Gaudi, Mediterranean, Naples

Where to eat and drink at DFW

Dallas-Fort Worth is full of good places to eat, and its airport is no different. While it’s primarily stocked with the barbecue joints that the Lone Star State is so famous for, even the pickiest of eaters won’t go hungry waiting on a flight here (although vegetarians and vegans might find it a little harder than most). Pull on your stretchy pants and get ready for your flight. These are the best places to eat and drink in every terminal at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Term...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Mexico City, New Orleans, Dallas, Mediterranean, All, Lone Star State, DFW, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tex Mex, DFW Airport, Margarita, Paloma, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Cantina Laredo

Best secret happy hours in New York

New York City is expensive . That’s a well-known fact that locals, tourists, and even people who’ve never been to the city are all too familiar with. If you plan your day right, though, eating and drinking (especially drinking) in the Big Apple can seem almost, well, affordable. Because for every fancy wine bar, typical Irish pub, and late-night bar in the city there’s somewhere nearby with a killer happy hour. These are the most underrated happy hours in NYC that’ll make you forget how expen...
Tags: Travel, New York, NYC, New York City, Manhattan, Happy Hour, Upper East Side, Houston, Midtown, Mediterranean, Harlem, Bushwick, All, Big Apple, Soho, New York Ny

Sonar Anomaly Leads to Discovery of 500-Year-Old Shipwreck in North Sea

Salvagers looking for steel shipping containers at the bottom of the North Sea have discovered a 500-year-old Dutch shipwreck holding a cargo of tons of copper.The searchers were using ship-borne sonar to find steel containers that fell from the ship MSC Zoe during a storm in January, when they spotted something on the seafloor north of the Dutch island of Terschelling.Thinking the sonar anomaly might be a sunken shipping container, they sent down a mechanical grab -- and brought up instead som...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Google Earth, Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean, Antwerp, Zoe, Cultural Heritage Agency, Fugger, Netherlands Netherlands, Manders, Dutch Coast Guard

Sail Croatia – 5 Can’t Miss Croatia Islands For A Sailing Adventure

When you travel often, whether for work or fun, it can be tricky to find a destination and travel style that’s truly unique and beyond expectations. Introducing island hopping in Croatia on a sailing adventure! Image credit: Daluma Travel You don’t need to limit yourself to exploring the mainland (even though it’s incredible), and island hopping is one of the best things to do in Croatia. There are several ways to sail Croatia islands and plan a Croatia sailing trip like this and endless pos...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Croatia, King, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Dubrovnik, Destinations, Adriatic Sea, Hvar, Fort George, Dalmatia, Lokrum, Old Town Dubrovnik, Mljet, Mljet National Park

A La Carte (April 19)

There’s a nice little list of Kindle deals for you to go through today if you’re into that kind of thing. Remembering My Passion for my Husband It can be hard to remember, feel, or enact the passion of the early years of marriage. “I assumed it would always be there, but now, the fear creeps in and the self-doubt begins. Why is this so hard? Shouldn’t this just be there? Shouldn’t I want to be with my husband? Why do we only talk about the kids or the house? I’m just so tired...
Tags: America, Blogging, Jesus, Mediterranean, Jesus Christ, A La Carte, Justin Taylor, Jesus Christ Winter

Tips for traveling with young kids

Being hesitant to travel with young kids is understandable. Maybe you’ve experienced a toddler screaming for the entirety of a coast-to-coast flight. Worse, maybe that was your toddler. But saying your kids are too young to travel is a slippery slope. When will you know when they’re old enough? The fact is, the sooner you start taking trips with your kids, the sooner they’ll adapt to journeying. And the sooner they — and you — will reap the benefits of that travel. Here’s why you should trave...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, California, Berlin, San Francisco, Spain, Barcelona, Washington Dc, Portugal, Argentina, Patagonia, Airbnb, Ansel Adams, North America, Sagrada Familia

OPEC+ Cuts Oil Production and Russia's Crude Exporters Win - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Cuts Oil Production and Russia's Crude Exporters Win - Bloomberg:An alliance of countries that includes Russia is cutting oil production to end a global glut. One of the big winners: the nation’s own crude exporters.The supply cuts from the so-called OPEC+ nations, coupled with U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, have reduced the amount of medium- and heavy-grade sour crude on the market. While Russia is part of the output cuts effort, exports of its medium-sour Urals crude -- the countr...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Iran, Venezuela, Northwest, Mediterranean, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, JBC Energy GmbH, OPEC Cuts Oil Production

Best Malta hikes to do this summer

The Mediterranean archipelago of Malta, just over 400 miles off Italy’s southern coast, encompasses multiple worlds. To visit here is to stroll alongside European, African, and Middle Eastern culture and heritage, typically in the same town and often on the same block — and all within just 122 square miles of land. The countryside is peaceful and colorful, especially in spring and early summer when nature is in bloom. The coastline is picturesque, offering paths that lead to historic cities, ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Summer Travel, Italy, Mediterranean, Malta, All, Rabat, Inland Sea, PAUL, Mediterranean Sea, Gozo, Valletta, Mdina, Victoria Lines, Malta Hikes

Tulips For A Cause

  Botanically speaking, I suppose most horticulturists don’t do much with tulips in their home gardens. Despite a history rife in treacherous explorations which brought a plant from the dry eastern Mediterranean to low-country Holland, most horticulturists are on to other things. They dismiss the anthropologically fascinating story of markets, economies, and logistics. Many are likely ignorant of the sordid tales of obsession that prompted good, stout, Calvinist Dutch to try one or more of seve...
Tags: Gardening, Uncategorized, Kodak, Holland, Ohio, Mediterranean, Cincinnati, Botanical Garden, Cincinnati Zoo Botanical Garden, Mark Plotkin, Tosh Dobias, Zoo Hort, Sargent Peppers Without Sargent Peppers

Gardening: California native gardens offer surprising results with little water

This spring’s flowers – there are just so many of them — cannot be compared to those of any spring in recent memory. Perennial plants native to dry climates – and most of those in our gardens come from Mediterranean lands and the arid parts of South Africa and Australia, too — are especially prone to flowering more after heavy rains. With their roots luxuriating in moist earth, dry climate plants “know” the soil will stay wet long enough for them to continue to absorb water through their roots a...
Tags: Gardening, Australia, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, South Africa, San Diego County, Mediterranean, Copperleaf, garden Garden, Home + Garden, Joshua Siskin, Theodore Payne Foundation, San Fernando Valley LA

Stevens Introduces NEW 555E Over/Under 16 Gauge Shotgun

Spring is inching nearer everyday and that means trap and clay pigeon season is upon us. A lot of high-quality yet affordable over/under shotguns have been coming from Turkey in the Mediterranean lately and the Stevens 555 by Savage Arms would absolutely be included in that conversation. A step even higher in quality is their […] Read More … The post Stevens Introduces NEW 555E Over/Under 16 Gauge Shotgun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Turkey, Shotguns, Mediterranean, Stevens, Savage Arms, Product Announcement, 16 Gauge, 555E

Here’s a saucy way to poach eggs in potatoes, just for two

This dish is a riff on a Mediterranean shakshuka, easy to make and easy to scale up for a quick, tasty weeknight dinner.
Tags: News, Life, Food & Drink, Mediterranean

US senator: Cyprus can build stronger relationship with US

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A U.S. senator says the time is right for Cyprus to strengthen its bonds with Washington in light of new natural gas discoveries in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation and its partnerships with neighboring countries to bolster regional security. Sen. Robert Menendez D-N.J. said after talks with Cyprus President […]
Tags: News, Washington, US, Cyprus, Nation, Mediterranean, NICOSIA Cyprus, Sen Robert Menendez D N J

Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders

The ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean to get to Britain.
Tags: News, Mediterranean

Fighting in Libya will create huge number of refugees, PM warns

Fayez al-Sarraj says Khalifa Haftar’s attack on Tripoli ‘will spread its cancer through Mediterranean’Hundreds of thousands of refugees could flee the fighting caused by Khalifa Haftar’s attempt to seize the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the prime minister of the country’s UN-recognised government has warned.The warnings by Fayez al-Sarraj – who also claimed Haftar had betrayed the people of Libya – echo those given privately to the Italian government by its intelligence services, and are clearly des...
Tags: Europe, Islamic State, Africa, Eu, World news, US foreign policy, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Libya, Un, Mediterranean, Tripoli, Fayez al Sarraj

Sparkle to Build BlueMed

Italy-based Sparkle has announced plans to invest in some new subsea capacity under the Tyrrhenian Sea. No I won't make you google that, it's the piece of the Mediterranean off the west coast of Italy, under which Sparkle plans to build the BlueMed cable system. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Italy, Mediterranean, Internet Backbones, Undersea cables

Recipes: Spice up your matzo ball dishes this Passover

“Why is this night different from all other nights?” goes the famous question in the Haggadah, the prayer book of the ceremonial Seder dinner of Passover, the eight-day Jewish festival that begins on Friday evening, April 19th. If there had been a question, “How is your Passover menu different from your past ones?”, our reply this year would be, “It’s our matzo balls that are different!” We decided to break with tradition and to season our matzo balls with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavor...
Tags: Cook, Israel, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Poland, Recipes, Yemen, Shell, Mediterranean, Restaurant Reviews + Food, Yakir, Yakir Levy Springtime, Yakir Levy Yemenite, Schug, Red Fresno

UK weather forecast: Britain to sizzle in Easter 'heatwave' hotter than Majorca

The Met Office says temperatures are set to soar as cold air from Scandinavia is forced out by hot air from the Mediterranean [Author: Chris kitching]
Tags: UK, UK News, Britain, Met Office, Scandinavia, Mediterranean, Majorca, Chris kitching

UK weather forecast: Easter weekend set to be a scorcher with highs of 22C

The UK will be hotter than Majorca over Easter weekend as a 'Mediterranean plume' will arrive just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend [Author: Elaine McCahill]
Tags: UK, UK News, Mediterranean, Majorca, Elaine McCahill