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Wines hidden in Czech castle offer rare taste of 19th century

BECOV NAD TEPLOU, Czech Republic Proving the adage 'well worth the wait', experts enjoyed a rare taste of fine wines from the 19th century, discovered under the floorboards of a Czech castle in a treasure hunt that pitted Communist-era police against aristocrats. | Video

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Europe's neutral anomaly fetes 200 years beyond borders 22 May 2016

KELMIS, Belgium A small town in Belgium that spent a century living outside the map of Europe's great power system celebrates the 200th anniversary of the quirky autonomy it secured in the wake of the Napoleonic wars.

Rome opera house taps Hollywood glitz for new 'Traviata' 23 May 2016

ROME Rome's opera house has called on the star power of Hollywood and high fashion for a new production that is already racking up record ticket sales for an institution that until two years ago was grappling with debt and labor disputes.

Cold comfort: Korean convenience store launches hangover cure ice cream 20 May 2016

SEOUL South Koreans, Asia's biggest per capita alcohol consumers, can now soothe themselves after a big night out with hangover-fighting ice cream. | Video

7-Eleven worker becomes first woman to climb Everest seven times 20 May 2016

KATHMANDU A 42-year-old woman born in Nepal climbed Mount Everest for the seventh time on Friday, breaking her own record for the most summits of the world's highest mountain by any woman, a hiking official said.

Beyonce's Ivy Park apparel has 'rigorous ethical' program, retailer says 20 May 2016

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ivy Park, the sportswear brand that is a joint venture between singer Beyonce and Topshop tycoon Philip Green, has defended itself against a Sun newspaper report that says its supplier in Sri Lanka uses "sweatshop slaves" to produce the clothing.