7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: July 18

By Tina Tatarková
Tina Tatarková
Tina Tatarková
July 18, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2014

And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.


Germany: Crowded out by hipsters, Berlin’s elderly keep smiling

The Berlin they grew up in was completely different, run by either the Nazis or the communists. As the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood now gentrifies, DW’s Leah McDonnell speaks with those who were there first.

Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood is strewn with WiFi-equipped coffee shops, Montessori pre-schools, om-infused yoga studios, and organic grocery stores. Sleekly designed bikes and baby buggies crowd the sidewalks, while compact, low-emissions vehicles line the streets of renovated, turn-of-the-century houses. … (Read more)



Australia: Alcohol and energy drink combo boosts urge to drink

Popular energy drinks that “give you wings” also give you a greater desire to keep drinking when mixed with alcohol, an Australian study finds.The study, published today in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research adds to concerns in the field of public health over the growing popularity of combining alcohol with energy drinks. … (Read more)



South Korea: Traditional Korean medicine industry struggles to expand

For many years in the past, Koreans would seek doctors of traditional Korean medicine for herbal medicine to boost their energy levels, or to get acupuncture treatment for chronic muscle pain.

The industry, however, has been struggling to expand its business into the field of dermatology and fertility medicine. Many clinics have been offering cosmetic treatments for conditions such as wrinkles and acne.

“We hope to overcome this perception that traditional Korean medicine is old and not scientific,” said Kim So-hyung, vice president of Seoul Korean Medicine Association. … (Read more)

The Korea Herald


Wales: Welsh seaside resorts buck the economic downturn

Welsh seaside resorts have survived the economic downturn in good shape, according to a major study.

Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University say 13,600 jobs are directly supported by the main tourism sector in Wales.

In England and Wales combined, the tourism sector directly supports more than 200,000 jobs. … (Read more)

Wales Online


India: The Evolution of the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Aishwarya Rai made her Bollywood debut with Aur Pyar Ho Gaya, looking every bit the young, zesty, pampered daddy’s girl she played in this film…. (Read more)

The Times of India


Colombia: Starbucks in Colombia: make room Juan Valdez

Starbucks Corp opened its first shop in Colombia, 43 years after the world’s biggest coffee chain first started buying beans from the country famous for its premium arabica coffee named after fictional coffee farmer Juan Valdez. … (Read more)

Buenos Aires Herald


Sweden: Swedish worker’s salary docked for social media use

A Swedish insurance agency worker is to be docked 15 days of pay after her employers learnt that she had spent an excessive amount of hours browsing the web on mainly social media sites.

A number of employees at the Gavle branch of Försäkringskassan (Swedish Social Insurance Agency) are facing punishments for surfing the net instead of providing customer care. … (Read more)

Ice News


Note: “7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today” will be on vacation starting July 21 and will return on July 28. Epoch Times regrets any disappointment this causes our readers.


*Image of actress Aishwarya Rai walks down the red carpet during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2014 via Shutterstock