Russia detects missile launches from French frigate off Syria’s coast in Mediterranean – MoD

Russian airspace control systems have registered missile launches from a French frigate in the Mediterranean on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The French Navy’s newest frigate, FS Auvergne, fired rockets around 8pm GMT Monday, the Russian military said. “Airspace control has recorded rocket launches from the French frigate Auvergne,” the ministry’s statement read. The Auvergne […]

US destroyer arrives in Mediterranean as Syria tensions rise

With the arrival of another guided missile destroyer to the Mediterranean, the US may have 200 ‘Tomahawks’ ready for a strike on Syria, as Russia warns that jihadist groups in Idlib are planning a fake chemical attack. The USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, entered the Mediterranean through the Straits of Gibraltar on Wednesday, […]

Russian marines land on Syrian shores in massive Mediterranean drills (VIDEOS)

Russia has staged large-scale military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea near Syria, involving both its Navy and Air Force. The drills were held amid the ongoing escalation around Idlib, and US threats to strike Syria. Footage released by Russia’s Defense Ministry shows marine Special Forces equipped with state-of-the-art gear landing on the shores of the […]

Dementia diet: Prevent memory loss by eating the mediterranean diet

Dementia may be prevented by eating a mediterranean diet. That’s according to several health websites and a host of scientific studies. Rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and, of course, olive oil, eating this southern european diet could reduce the risk of memory loss and prevent the condition. “Research suggests the mediterranean diet may […]

A father and son are growing fruit and vegetables 8 metres below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea — here’s why

Nemo’s Garden is an underwater farm in Italy. The project consists of 5 biospheres connected by a central ‘tree of life’. Each biosphere has carefully monitored temperature and humidity.   This is Nemo’s Garden, it’s an underwater farm created by the Ocean Reef Group. The project was started as an experiment as the owner’s crops were suffering […]

Six great deals for cruises to Cuba, the Mediterranean, idyllic Alaska and more…

SNOW-capped mountains, prolific wildlife including humpback whales and gigantic glaciers are just some of the things you’ll encounter in Alaska. Holland America Line (0843 374 2300 / hollandamerica.com) offers a seven-night Alaskan Explorer cruise on Eurodam from £1,597 (two sharing, full board). Set sail from Seattle on June 2, stopping ports including Juneau, Ketchikan and […]

The Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure review: Gastronomy tour stops off in Corsica

My dad had decided that our holidays there would be a chance to see the ‘real Switzerland’, industrial zones, banking hubs, immigrant hostels and all. The wisdom of this decision is up for debate (my mum certainly had an opinion or two on the matter) but I was reminded of these peculiar trips to the […]