Angela Merkel Is Seen Shaking Again, but Spokesman Insists She’s Fine

BERLIN — For the second time in 10 days, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday was seen shaking at a public event and struggling to maintain control of her body as her limbs trembled visibly. And for the second time in 10 days, Germany largely did not discuss it. Her spokesman insisted she was well. German…

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South Africa Meets South Asia at Peri Peri Grill House

It isn’t the smell of smoke that greets you when you walk through the door of Peri Peri Grill House in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn; it’s the sight of it. The hard-working grill in the open kitchen exhales smoke in billows that dissipate quickly into the dining room, but not before leaving a defining mark on all…

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HPV Vaccine Proving Very Successful

The vaccine against HPV, introduced in 2006, appears to be very successful in preventing cancer in real-world circumstances. HPV, or human papilloma virus, is a common sexually transmitted disease, and while most cases are harmless, some types of the virus can cause genital warts and cancer. Researchers reviewed 40 studies of HPV infection in 14…

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Manzanilla Sherry, the Salty Side of Wine

Manzanilla sherry is about as far as you can get from rosé in wine. That’s one good reason to make it our next subject. While rosé enjoys widespread popularity and marketing cachet, manzanilla resides largely in the hearts of sherry geeks. I’m not sure I qualify for full geekdom, but I do love sherry, and…

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Beyond the Beach: Rosés with Character and Dimensions

I’m sitting in my Manhattan apartment, but in my mind I’m far away, watching the ocean, glass of rosé in hand, staring out at the waves breaking under pale blue skies, sea breezes rustling the leaves above. Such is the power of rosé to stir the imagination. Great wines are by nature transporting. They take…

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We Want to Hear About Your Thanksgivings Spent in War Zones

This fall will mark the United States’ 18th year since the start of the global war on terror. And in each of those years, thousands of Americans found themselves commemorating Thanksgiving in conflict zones far from home and apart from their families. The Times is asking service members, veterans and civilians to share their experiences…

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This Man Has Got to Stop Looking in My Window

I am a single woman who bought a house next to a small apartment building. The owner of the building visits several times a week. Every time he comes, he knocks on my door to chat or request needless access to my yard (to cut tree limbs that could easily be cut from his side,…

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36 Hours in Camden and Rockport, Maine (and Environs)

If Maine’s much-debated slogan, “the way life should be,” were a place, the towns of Camden and Rockport and their surroundings might be it. On the Eastern Seaboard, where mountains meet ocean, the area has long attracted rusticators and “vacationlanders” who far outnumber residents in summer. These clapboard-and-brick towns sit two miles apart on schooner-spotted…

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