Thursday, September 21, 2017

50 years of the 'Rheingold' medallion


This train, named after a Wagner opera, began in 1928, so presumably this item dates from 1978.  As is shown it ran between Geneva and Amsterdam, including most of the Rhine.  Info

Israel's Netanyahu and Egypt's Al-Sisi meet in New York


The meeting, on the sidelines of the UN, lasted for 90 minutes and was the first time they have met publicly although they met in secret twice last year. Al Sisi wants a solution to the decades old Palestinian issue and general Arab recognition of Israel.  Story