PERTH, Australia — The Italian sandwich — the submarine, the hoagie, the hero, the grinder, the wedge — is widely believed to have been invented in Maine in the first years of the 20th century. It was also invented,…

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House Hunting in … France

A STONE HOUSE ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR $3.6 MILLION (2.95 MILLION EUROS) This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home, which dates to the 16th century, is near the village of Plascassier, in the rolling hills of the French Riviera. Beyond tall gates,…

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The Whisky Chronicles

We were driving on what is locally known as the Golden Mile, a stretch on the wind-pummeled, rugged island of Islay off Scotland’s southwest coast that includes three time-honored, world-renowned distilleries that most Scotch whisky drinkers would recognize by…

LONDON — Are you in the market for several baggage claim carousels, escalators, murals, check-in counters, clocks, not-quite-comfortable chairs, passport scanners and signs that declare “Nothing to declare”? Then an auction of the entire contents of London Heathrow Airport’s…

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House Hunting in … Gibraltar

A SEASIDE VILLA IN GIBRALTAR $6 MILLION (4.2 MILLION BRITISH POUNDS) This free-standing villa, built in 2016, is in the South District section of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory at the base of the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. The…