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Citrus fruit grown right by the Pyrenees are popular with top chefs around France. A couple are cultivating hundreds of citrus varieties in the village of Eus. The fruit thrive here due to the location's above average sunny days.
A 64-year-old German woman pilots single-engine propeller planes from Europe to the United States. Every flight is different, and not without risk.
In Greece, aid organizations are working with the government to combat food waste. Instead of ending up in the trash, edible leftovers are given to a food bank.
Enthusiastic cowboy fans in Turkey are turning their hobby into a way of life—with hats, boots, and revolvers to match.
A Frenchman from La Réunion returns to his home after 60 years. He was one of some 2000 children who were taken by the French government from the island in the Indian Ocean to mainland France.
In Ukraine, many are growing worried about a Russian invasion. Many civilians without any military experience are training to become voluntary reservists. Marta is one woman who says she is ready to fight for her way of life.
The once sophisticated seaside resort Varosha in the restricted area of Cyprus is open to visitors again. The Famagusta hotels were once graced by international stars. Turkey has now reopened the ghost town to tourists.
In Romania, a special police unit is dedicated to fighting the poaching of valuable sturgeon fish. The fish are under threat because caviar is in high demand.
Love and sex between people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is often still taboo. A supported housing facility in Germany takes a different approach. The residents are given the chance to find intimacy in a way that suits them.
An Iranian athlete is boxing her way through France. In her home country, boxing is not considered appropriate for women.
A vegan chef has earned a green Michelin star with a sustainable menu. It's a new award from the renowned restaurant guide.
A mayor in Italy is fighting organized crime and standing up for his fellow citizens. For decades, the mafia had maintained a tight grip on the construction industry, raking in profits from the housing shortage.
Two brothers are hunting for precious gems in the Austrian Alps—under strict regulations. A portion of any profits made from their safe must be paid to the state.
For many residents in the Russian Taiga, the postal worker is their only connection to the outside world. He brings mail, food and medicine to remote villages once a month.
Opposition is mounting against the import of duck or goose foie gras. Animal rights activists oppose force-feeding fowl, but French food makers say that Britain's animal welfare standards make this argument hypocritical.
Many households in the Ahr Valley have been stranded this winter without the proper heating systems or gas lines that were destroyed by flooding. Normalcy is yet to return five months after the disaster.
Turkey's in-need communities have been suffering since the country's economic crash—including 500,000 garbage collectors. Their modest wages are being consumed by inflation.
The film location of "Cinema Paradiso", in Sicily, has a vaccination rate of 104 percent. Mayor Palazzo Adriano's idea has been effective, and he feels prepared for Omicron.
In Rome, the traditional watchmaker's craft is in high demand by heirs of valuable chronographs. Watchmaker Aldo Aurili is getting the old treasures into working order again, with expertise and passion.
Relatives of those who went missing during Franco's dictatorship are demanding excavations. Around 100,000 political opponents of General Franco were buried anonymously. A new law should now force the government to investigate the 'disappeared'.
Those imprisoned in camps during the Stalin era are still fighting for compensation. They received support from the Russian human rights organization Memorial. But a Russian court has recently ordered its dissolution.
Those imprisoned in camps during the Stalin era are still fighting for compensation. Also: Citrus fruit grown right by the Pyrenees are popular with top chefs around France.
Germany's North Sea coast is home to the first retirement home for dairy cattle. Donations have made it possible for 38 cows to avoid ending up in the slaughterhouse.
Young Roma women in Serbia are rapping against child marriages and for gender equality. A gigantic flying boat from Soviet times could bring tourists flocking to the Caspian Sea.
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