Southern EU leaders call for revised migration rules

Southern EU leaders call for revised migration rules

Southern EU leaders on Friday called for revised asylum rules to fight the ongoing migration crisis, and appealed for unity ahead of a showdown on the post-Brexit future of the bloc. A joint declaration signed by France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta and host Greece said the European Union should double the funding for strategic […]

‘Out of control’ wildfires spread in southern France, four firemen injured

‘Out of control’ wildfires spread in southern France, four firemen injured

Multiple fires whipped by high winds were ravaging sites in southern France on Wednesday, moving from village to village and creeping toward the Mediterranean port city of Marseille. Hundreds of children and adults were evacuated from recreation centers and homes in the town of Vitrolles, about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) north of Marseille where some […]

Vert-A-Pac: An Unusual Way to Transport Automobiles

Vert-A-Pac: An Unusual Way to Transport Automobiles

Until the early 1960s, automobiles that were moved by rail were carried in boxcars. These were 50 feet long with double-wide doors. Inside were room for four full-sized sedans on a two-tier rack – two raised up off the floor on a steel rack and two others tucked in underneath them. This protected the cars […]

The Curious Case of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

The Curious Case of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog are two municipalities that divide the town of Baarle on the border between the Netherlands and Belgium. Baarle-Nassau is located in southern Netherlands in the North Brabant province and Baarle-Hertog is located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Both towns share a common border, but the international border that separates the Belgian […]