7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Feb. 26


Israel: Jerusalem Municipality to teach taxi drivers English 

The city of Jerusalem, in cooperation with representatives of taxi drivers in the city, are set to begin providing 60 hours of  English lessons to drivers to help them improve customer service to tourists.

In a statement released by the city, officials say learning English will improve the level of service taxi drivers are able to give to tourists who come to the city. …(Read more)

Jerusalem Post 

 

Norway: Stunning time-lapse of Northern Lights

A Norwegian nature photographer has created this stunning time-lapse film of the pulsating shapes and colours of the Northern Lights over the city of Trondheim in northern Norway.
The Northern Lights, also known as the aurora borealis, is caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere, and is most visible within the Arctic Circle. …(Read more)

The Local

 

France: French less educated than other Europeans

The French are less well educated than many of their European neighbours, according to a new study.

Just 72.5 percent of French adults aged 25 to 64 have completed high school, the study by France’s national statistics body Insee found, compared to an average of 74.2 percent across the European Union. …(Read more)

France 24 

 

Hawaii: 16th-century Korean paintings found in Honolulu

The Honolulu Museum of Art has discovered two paintings from late 16th-century Korea in its collection, including one that has been called an “earth-shattering” find.

“This is like discovering a lost Vermeer,” said Shawn Eichman, curator of Asian art at the museum, referring to the Dutch master, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser  reported. …(Read more)

The Garden Island 

 

UAE: No change in gold allowance to India

The new Customs Declaration Form asks passengers have to specifically declare, prohibited goods and dutiable items, including gold bullion and gold jewellery.

The Indian Consulate in Dubai has said that a report in local media on Tuesday, which said passengers flying to India should declare gold and jewellery worth more than Rs10,000, is false and misleading. …(Read more)

Khaleej Times 

 

Australia: Motorcycles to filter through traffic from July

Motorcyclists will be allowed to legally ride between cars on NSW roads from July as part of new measures to ease traffic congestion.

The NSW government on Wednesday became the first state in Australia to legalise the practice of lane filtering following a successful two month trial. …(Read more)

Sydney Morning Herald

 

Spain: ‘Spain has empty homes for all EU’s homeless’

Europe has over 11 million empty properties, 3.4 million of which are in Spain, which is more than enough to house the continent’s homeless population of 4.1 million, a UK newspaper has reported. …

They point to the findings of a new study which has revealed that there are 11 million empty properties across Europe, including 3.4 million in Spain which tops the charts as the continent’s worst offender. … (Read more

The Local

 

*Image of Tel Aviv via Shutterstock. 



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