As New Year's Eve approaches, it's always good to take a look back and reflect on the year that has passed. At Euronews, taking stock means flagging the content our readers — you — most enjoyed over the past 12 months. Your favourite articles Shock! Neither the most-watched sporting event of the year, the World Cup, nor the US twitter-loving President, Donald Trump, made it into our top five (sad!). Instead, what truly fascinated you, it seems, was the nitty-gritty of... Brexit! 1. Airbus warns against Brexit job cuts This summer European aviation giant Airbus warned that it could be forced to pull out of the UK and thus cut 14,000 jobs if the country was to leave the European without a deal in 2019. It also announced that it had frozen its investment in the country, saying that even if the two sides in the great European divorce were to reach a deal, it wouldn't leave the company or its suppliers nearly enough time to implement the required changes. 2. How to protect a … [Read more...] about What were our most-read articles in 2018?
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Boston’s Christmas tree arrives Friday on the Common after a three-day, 660-mile haul from Nova Scotia. The tree arrives, as it has every year for the last 45, free of charge. This year’s 49-foot white spruce (donated by a former Boston Marathoner) is the latest gift of thanks from Nova Scotia to Boston for the city’s help during the deadliest non-natural disaster in Canadian history: the Halifax Explosion. “The people of Halifax have never forgotten how Boston responded during our moment of need,’’ Zach Churchill, Nova Scotia’s minister of Natural Resources, told Boston.com. The explosion The morning of December 6, 1917 was cold with a “slight southerly wind,’’ recalled a Boston Globe article in 1967, as most December mornings are in Halifax. With a population of 50,000, the booming port city was the largest in Atlantic Canada. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, it attracted constant mid-WWI, trans-Atlantic traffic … [Read more...] about Why Nova Scotia gives Boston its Christmas tree for free every year
For many part-time mountaineers Mont Blanc provides the perfect opportunity to scale a high-altitude mountain, without having to travel to the Himalayas or the Andes. For many of us, it's on our doorstep and then makes the prospect of a shot at the summit even more tempting. And it's in the Alps, one of Europe's main tourists destinations, so what could go wrong. But don't be fooled. There's a reason, in fact there's a few, to explain why Mont Blanc has a reputation of being dangerous. Here's eight reasons to make you think twice about climbing Mont Blanc. (But naturally given the adventurers that we are at The Local, we thoroughly recommend you give it a try, and let us know how you got on.) Human wave: If you'd pictured yourself alone atop the summit of Europe's highest mountain, with not another soul in sight, it's best you wipe that image away. Because of the fact there are no restrictions to access Mont Blanc, it’s hard to say exactly how many people make the … [Read more...] about Climbing Mont Blanc: 10 reasons to think twice
Viet Nam News Trần Duy Quang has made a name for himself as an ultra trail marathon runner. Sometimes he gets to run in beautiful places. It all takes a lot of training. Trần Duy Quang even runs in the forests at night. Trần Duy Quang, 29, has only been running for three years but has already won a number of events. He triumphed in the men’s 70km category of the Dalat Ultra Trail International Marathon in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng and is the first Vietnamese runner to win the Việt Nam Mountain Marathon in Sa Pa, Lào Cai Province, which is one of the largest ultra-running events in Asia and a landmark event in Southeast Asia. Thanh Nga catches up with him. Inner Sanctum: You have won the Dalat Ultra Trail International Marathon which attracted some 2,300 domestic and foreign runners. How did you feel? I was very happy to overcome international archrivals from New Zealand, India, … [Read more...] about For the love of running
VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Duy Quang, 29, has only trained running for three years but he gains many fruits in prestigious events. He triumphed in the men’s 70km category of the Dalat Ultra Trail International Marathon in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong in Match and is the first Vietnamese runner triumphed in the Viet Nam Mountain Marathon in Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province, which is one of the largest ultra-running events in Asia and a landmark event in Southeast Asia. Thank Nga talks to him. Tran Duy Quang competes in the Ultra Asia Race last year. Photo courtesy of Tran Duy Quang You have won the Dalat Ultra Trail International Marathon which attracted some 2,300 domestic and foreign runners. How did you feel? I was very happy to overcome international archrivals from New Zealand, India, Singapore and Japan to triumph in this event. Which was your most impressive thing in the Dalat Ultra Trail International Marathon? The event ran through very beautiful … [Read more...] about Trail running a test of human endurance