Jacqueline Pietsch

Unwell Hawking misses 70th birthday scientific debate

British scientist Stephen Hawking missed a scientific debate marking his 70th birthday as he was only discharged from hospital two days earlier.

Sushi mania in France overrun by Chinese copies

Raw fish and rice is not exactly the cuisine you would expect to find on every street corner in Paris, but sushi is becoming almost as commonplace in the city as France's beloved steak and chips. The number of Japanese restaurants in Paris has jumped by about 30% in the last two years as the French turn away from cholesterol-laden fare in favour of healthier food and living.

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