Feb 18, 2013 11:30 EST
France's gastronomy bible, the Michelin Guide, on Monday awarded its coveted three-star rating to 35-year-old chef Arnaud Donckele for his cuisine celebrating the Mediterranean and sunny Provence.
Dec 19, 2012 15:28 EST
German Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg won Wednesday's women's World Cup giant slalom at Are, ending a four-race winning streak by Slovenian star Tina Maze.
Dec 08, 2012 13:49 EST
France's Alexis Pinturault produced a near-perfect second leg to claim a memorable victory in the men's World Cup slalom here on Saturday.
Feb 19, 2012 11:12 EST
American ski superstar Lindsey Vonn won her second World Cup globe in two days in Sochi on Sunday after she was crowned super-combined champion when the event was cancelled because of fog.
Feb 16, 2012 04:04 EST
Rising with the lark to put in eight hours on the slopes before collapsing in a sweaty heap, ski holidays could often be synonymous with a hard grind -- but not any more.
Jan 17, 2012 09:01 EST
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mikhail Prokhorov, a super-rich tycoon challenging Vladimir Putin for Russia's presidency in March, said his country faced the danger of violent revolution if it did not break conservative resistance and move quickly to democracy.
Dec 20, 2011 15:22 EST
Austrian skier Marlies Schild made it three wins from the three World Cup slalom races this season here on Tuesday.
Nov 01, 2011 14:51 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - Billionaire Roman Abramovich was forced to swallow his words in a London court Tuesday, when details of his luxury lifestyle undermined his declaration that he never wanted to imitate the extravagances of rival Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.
Sep 02, 2011 07:09 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Billionaire businessman Mikhail Prokhorov is not satisfied with being one of Russia's richest people and its most eligible bachelor. He also wants to be its prime minister.
May 05, 2011 13:14 EDT
PARIS (Reuters) - France granted a few top hotels the right to call themselves a "palace" on Thursday, a label which distinguishes them from rivals and is designed to boost the country's profile as a luxury destination.
May 05, 2011 12:09 EDT
Eight deluxe French hotels were crowned with the rare distinction of "palace" status on Thursday, a new industry classification for luxury that goes beyond a mere five stars.
Jan 26, 2011 16:23 EST
Russia used the Davos gathering of the world business elite on Wednesday to pitch an ambitious 15 billion dollar plan to open the Caucasus to ski tourism, despite this week's bomb attack.
Jan 10, 2011 13:33 EST
PARIS (Reuters Life!) - Hotels across France are gearing up for an influx of Russians coming to celebrate their Orthodox Christian New Year in a country that is becoming a playground for millionaires from the former Soviet Union.
Jan 04, 2011 14:16 EST
Marlies Schild wins 4th WCup slalom this season; Maria Riesch extends overall lead. Marlies Schild of Austria claimed her fourth World Cup slalom victory of the season on Tuesday, while Lindsey Vonn slid off course in foggy conditions during the opening run.
Dec 21, 2010 17:29 EST
Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to open 2-match exhibition series for charity. Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Tuesday to open a two-match exhibition series for charity between the world's top ranked tennis players.
Dec 21, 2010 06:50 EST
Tanja Poutiainen sets fastest World Cup slalom time in 1st run at Courchevel; Vonn, Riesch out. Finnish skier Tanja Poutiainen set the fastest time in the opening slalom run at Courchevel on Tuesday, while World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn and rival Maria Riesch crashed out.
Dec 19, 2010 10:49 EST
VAL D'ISERE, France (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn fought her way back to the top of the Alpine ski World Cup standings with her second win in two days at Val d'Isere on Sunday.
Dec 12, 2010 17:30 EST
Edgar Grospiron resigns as head of Annecy's struggling bid for 2018 Winter Olympics. The head of Annecy's struggling bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics has resigned.
Dec 11, 2010 15:43 EST
AP Interview: At ease in life and skiing, Mancuso aims to again be among the World Cup's best. Healthier and happier, Julia Mancuso believes her life and skiing are heading in the right direction.
Jul 05, 2010 08:51 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters Life!) - The glitzy casinos of Monte Carlo and the posh Alpine ski resorts of Courchevel and St Moritz have become familiar with the Russian accent.