7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: June 2.

By Tina Tatarková, Epoch Times
June 2, 2014 8:00 am Last Updated: June 2, 2014 8:00 am

Germany: Photo project reveals famous living rooms

Dominique Nabokov has photographed the living rooms of celebrated creative types in New York, Paris, and now Berlin. In an interview with DW, she reveals why these spaces are also like portraits of the cities themselves.

Dominique Nabokov is a photographer who divides her time between the United States and France. Her Living Rooms series is a decades-long project in which she photographs the interiors of artists and wealthy cosmopolitans. … (Read more)

DW

 

Sweden: Crimes against humanity added to Swedish law

Sweden on Tuesday enshrined crimes against humanity in its penal code, allowing Swedish courts to prosecute severe crimes committed abroad following similar moves in France and Canada. … (Read more)

The Local

 

UK: Learning second language ‘slows brain ageing’

Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.

Researchers found that reading, verbal fluency and intelligence were improved in a study of 262 people tested either aged 11 or in their seventies. … (Read more)

BBC

 

Japan: Removal of milk from school lunches sparks debate over dietary habits

Milk doesn’t go well with Japanese cuisine, called “washoku,” does it? This simple question has provoked a heated controversy over school lunch menus.

Sanjo, a city in Niigata Prefecture known as a rice production area, has decided to stop serving milk in its school lunches for four months from December this year on a trial basis. … (Read more)

Asahi Shimbun

 

Bali: Ubud cycling tour to follow ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ footprint

To promote Ubud as a tourist destination, a cycling tour has been launched, offering tourists the chance to travel around the village and visit places featured in the Julia Roberts movie Eat, Pray, Love, which was based on the novel by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Inspired by the movie, the ‘Love in Ubud Cycling Tour’ is aimed at providing tourists with the chance to explore the village, which is well-known for its rich culture. … (Read more)

Bali Daily

 

Ireland: The teenage style gene

Teenage energy often fuels creativity, rebellion and innovation – especially when it comes to how they dress. But how do today’s teen styles differ from that of their parents? … (Read more)

The Irish Times

 

Latin America: Prince Harry will be visiting Brazil, and Chile for the first time

Prince Harry will be visiting Brazil and Chile this month in support of the UK’s interests in the region and will reflect the strong relationship the two countries have with the UK. The visit will also allow Prince Harry to build on the links he began to forge in South America during his official visit to Brazil in March 2012. … (Read more)

Merco Press

 

*Image of terrace rice fields on Bali via Shutterstock