In Japan, the idea was to provide animal lovers who live in cramped city apartments and cannot have pets the opportunity to socialize with cats. Margaux Gandelon, founder and owner of the Parisian cafe, saw the need for such a place in her hometown.
WHEN IN PARIS for the first time, one of the normal procedures for tourists is the visit to the Arch de Triomphe. The huge stone mass rates high among Paris attractions — with the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower and the Folies Bergere.
My husband, Bob, (also known as Bicycle Bob) is more comfortable on the seat of a bike than at a kitchen counter. Nonetheless on a recent trip to Paris, I talked him into joining me for a lunchtime cooking course.
The Navy has scrapped its two-century-old enlisted ratings system that identified sailors by their occupation and military rank in a controversial plan to provide them greater career flexibility, the service announced Thursday.
"They say it's a rite of passage to us," said former Pvt. Thomas Jacob Weaver. "That that's why they put us through hell. But in no way is it benefiting us, or anything. It's pointless. I just felt like someone has to say something."
The retirees also are happy that friction between Washington and Manila hasn’t trickled down to them, with citizens separating their resentment for the U.S. government from how they feel about Americans who have chosen to live near former U.S. military facilities, such as U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay and Clark Air Base.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, the commander of the National Training Center, will lead the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley in Kansas after the Army relieved Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby of command, the Pentagon said Thursday.