David Mchugh, Ap Business Writer Updated 5:31 am PST, Friday, November 16, 2018 An aircraft flies over the bank buildings and the television tower before sunrise in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. An aircraft flies over the bank buildings and the television tower before sunrise in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Michael Probst, AP Photo: Michael Probst, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 An aircraft flies over the bank buildings and the television tower before sunrise in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. An aircraft flies over the bank buildings and the television tower before sunrise in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Michael Probst, AP Brexit, … [Read more...] about Brexit, Italy, trade: Risks piling up for Europe’s economy
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We grumble about it every year, but Christmas really has come round too fast this time. Only five minutes ago we were sipping rosé in the park and panic-buying fans from Argos. Now we're scrabbling around for our highest tog duvet and trying to remember how to put the heating on. Something which won't fail to get you in the festive mood, though? A Christmas market. And no one puts on a winter wonderland quite like our friends on the Continent. For a last-minute city break, with more than a bit of sparkle, check out the list below. 1. Salzburg, Austria Located in the northern Alps, there’s a high chance of a white Christmas in Salzburg. Festive markets in the Austrian city have been taking place since the 15th century, and the largest is held on Cathedral Square where choirs regularly perform outside the Cathedral. Smaller markets can be found around the city like the postcard-perfect one in Hellbrunn Courtyard, where … [Read more...] about The most magical Christmas markets in Europe
Anyone trying to make an international call this weekend would be forgiven for getting a little mixed up.Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States on Sunday, bumping the clocks back an hour. The change happened in Europe a week earlier, meaning the time difference between the continents was momentarily smaller.It’s another confusing wrinkle in a confusing temporal process that confounds the world.Today, 70 countries change their clocks midyear for Daylight Saving Time, including most of North America, Europe and parts of South America and New Zealand. China, Japan, India and most countries near the equator don’t fall back or jump ahead. In much of Asia and South America, the Daylight Saving Time shift was adopted, but then abandoned. It has never been observed in most of Africa.While the United States extended its Daylight Saving Time in 2005 and Florida wants to make it its standard time, other countries are moving to ditch the practice. The European Union is weighing … [Read more...] about Daylight Saving Time is super unpopular. Here are the countries trying to ditch it.
You’ll find some of the most fascinating countries in the world in Eastern Europe. The landscape varies from lush countryside to ancient forests and vibrant cities. The one thing they all have in common is a rich cultural heritage, coupled with a forward-thinking attitude. The cities of Budapest, Prague, Krakow and Warsaw lend themselves particularly well to city breaks. They’re relatively compact and have many historic visitor attractions. All four cities are popular for their Christmas markets and fantastic food and bar scene. We highly recommend that you explore in style with Hilton Hotels, as they’re so well established here. We picked up lots of insider tips on where locals like to go from the concierges in each city. Explore In Style Through Eastern Europe It’s easy to travel from one Eastern European city to the next. As they’re all part of the Schengen zone, once you’re inside the zone you don’t need to go through customs again for … [Read more...] about Explore In Style Through Eastern Europe with Hilton Hotels
AS WE strode up the hill towards the ruins of Belgrade Fortress – the historic centrepiece of Serbia's capital city – my first question for our walking tour guide was perhaps on reflection a little tough. "What's the political situation in Serbia?" My English media companions on the trip were, I'm sure, less than impressed. "To start with an easy one," I quickly added, somehow hoping this would soften the blow. Our guide did his best to truncate the heavy subject to entry-level 'Serbia for Dummies'. To the relief of all concerned, I later steered the conversation to the safer territory of Eurovision. Everyone loves Eurovision, right? But as we sat on the fortress walls offering scenic views overlooking the city, it was interesting to reflect on the huge changes Serbia has seen. While at home, Northern Ireland's constitutional position is never far from public debate, Serbia has its own complex constitutional matters to handle. The eastern European nation in its current form … [Read more...] about Travel: Serbia a country that’s emerging from change as an undiscovered gem