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Schmid wins first US medal at Worlds with road silver

The United States won their first World Championships medal in the junior women’s road race on Saturday morning, teenager Kaia Schmid taking silver after sprinting for victory over Briton Zoe Bäckstedt. The 18-year-old followed an attack from Bäckstedt with 30 kilometers to go in the 75-kilometer race, staying on the …

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Dilijan to host 3rd Armenian Minds Summit in October

YREVAN, SEPTEMBER 25, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian resort town of Dilijan will host the 3rd Armenian Minds Summit on October 23-24, bringing together leading international politicians, scientists, analysts and entrepreneurs. Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has already formally invited participants to the event, the presidency said. The MB Summit of Minds, which …

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Find the real Switzerland at its Hofladens

The success of the humble Hofladen is based on a long-standing pillar of Swiss culture: trust. Share this article RRead enough trips to write about Switzerland and you might think it is the Big 5: skiing, chocolate, watches, fondue and spas. Of course, this is not the real Switzerland, especially …

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Column: Whiskey in the Alps

At this time of year, I usually look to book an annual trip to the Alps. The mountains, the snow, the skiing and the culture, I like everything. But now I not only really want to go to the Alps because of skiing, it also makes me very excited to …

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Eastbourne Paralympic takes aim at Le Mans

James Whitley, who lives in Eastbourne but is originally from Northern Ireland, has become the latest driver to join the BRIT team. The Twenty-four Hours of Le Mans is a sports car race organized every year in France where the winner is the one who covers the greatest distance in …

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Schumacher Netflix documentary review (2021)

We all know the established story of Michael Schumacher: Overall, a handsome guy out of the car, a steadfast bastard behind the wheel. The skill of a documentary maker is to disentangle shades of gray, and in that regard Netflix’s feature-length documentary, simply titled Schumacher is a little short of …

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Afghans seek new ways to share their culture away from home

According to Husaini, Bamyan regained its status as a tourist oasis around 2012, when the number of visitors increased following increased security along the road to Kabul. This rugged region of mountains, lakes and pastoral villages, as well as the Wakhan Corridor, a small panhandle of Afghan territory separating Pakistan …

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