Features by John Laurenson
Posted In: vineyard, wine, grapes, France
In France, land for development is at a premium, and vineyards are threatened, but Dutch winemaker Cornelius Kamerbeek saved one in the city of Nice.
Posted In: France, al qaeda, Crime, hostages
Despite official denials, France is accused of being too ready to pay ransoms for hostages -- and so encouraging kidnappers to abduct its citizens.
Posted In: France, theme parks
New government funding means the next big theme park in Europe may be "Napoleonland." A commercial tribute to the 19th century French emperor could open in a small town outside Paris.
Posted In: Morocco, car, customized cars
Customizing cars is becoming a major craze in Morocco after the American television show “Pimp My Ride” wins many fans.
Posted In: France, Music
Many young Parisians want to listen to loud music, but don’t want to annoy their neighbors -- so they’re using headphones at their parties.
Posted In: Food
In Paris, a baker has invented a vending machine that will satisfy your midnight snack attack for fresh bread.
Markets are down again today on fears that Europe won't be able to dig out of its debt crisis.