At altitudes of 2000 to 4000 meters, a Europe without borders is a reality in the Alps. All around Mont Blanc, Europeans from different countries cooperate closely to rescue mountain climbers in trouble.
Snow comes later, melts earlier, and is not nearly as deep as it was 30 years ago. EU scientists are racing to help winter tourism regions adapt to climate change — but is manmade snow the answer?
More than 100 skiers have been rescued after a gondola lift system broke down at the Chamrousse resort in the French Alps. Two helicopters were used to secure the stranded skiers and lower them to safety.
A cable car whose dramatic breakdown last September forced 33 tourists to spend the night stranded - suspended high over the French Alps - is to reopen on Thursday
Maurizio Tramonte has been handed over to Italian police for his involvement in the 1974 attack on an anti-fascist rally. His neo-fascist group had attempted to trigger a "white coup" through a series of public attacks.
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