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Homeland Security raids birth tourism industry targeting visa fraud
America’s birth tourism industry is booming: The going rate for wealthy Chinese women to give birth to a US citizen? A mere $80,000 with added visa fraud. However, this fraud has led federal law enforcement to start raiding so-called birthing houses.

03.03.2015 23:50

​China, Russia & North Korea to create international tourist zone
The authorities in China’s northeastern Jilin Province plan to create an international visa and duty-free tourist zone in the border region with Russia and North Korea.

13.02.2015 10:16

​‘Innovate to survive’: Oil firms must adapt to price drop – PwC
Oil and gas companies will need to be more innovative if they are to survive in the future, a new report urges, arguing such companies need to be more creative to withstand the continued fall in oil prices.

11.02.2015 14:22

Moscow & Cairo to drop USD, use national currencies in bilateral trade – Putin
Russia and Egypt might soon exclude the US dollar and use their national currencies in the settlement of accounts in bilateral trade, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview to Egyptian media ahead of his Monday visit to the country.

08.02.2015 22:49

Brits like Iran more than Israel, but still hate North Korea – survey
Israel is one of the most disliked nations in the world among Britons, following a surge in anti-Israeli sentiment in 2014.

02.02.2015 12:21

Cuba urges US to end economic blockade, return Guantanamo
Cuban leader Raul Castro has called on the US to end the economic embargo against the country and demanded that Guantanamo Bay be returned to Cuba as relations between the two nations undergo a historic thaw.

28.01.2015 19:44

North Korea invites English-speakers to teach tourist guides
English speakers have a unique chance to peek behind the Iron Curtain of the world’s most secretive country. North Korea has introduced a new program, which will see foreigners providing training for local tourist guides.

22.01.2015 07:04

​China to create ‘naughty list’ of unruly travelers
Following repeated complaints over the behavior of Chinese tourists abroad, authorities have decided to create a national database of unruly travelers. Those placed on the list may face problems when trying to book tickets or make reservations.

17.01.2015 20:07

Would-be ISS space tourist Sarah Brightman comes to Russia for Star City boot camp
Phantom of the Opera star and the world’s best-selling soprano, Sarah Brightman, is set to start her training routine at Russia’s Star City before a 10-day journey into space. The September trip will cost the singer $52 million.

15.01.2015 11:16

United, Orbitz sue 22yo entrepreneur over ‘hidden-city ticketing’ search engine
A major US airline and its partner travel website are suing a small start-up founded by a 22yo which helps travelers ‘hack’ airfares by finding so-called ‘hidden-city’ fares. United Airlines and Orbitz are seeking $75,000 in damages from lost revenue.

30.12.2014 21:10

‘US-Cuba relations: no return possible to pre-revolution state of affairs’
It’s impossible to go back to a trusting relationship between America and Cuba until there is respect for Cuban sovereignty and can respectfully talks on how to resolve economic disputes, Gloria La Riva, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, told RT.

24.12.2014 11:02

En-suite bear: French zoo offers tourists a room next to polar bear enclosure
In an attempt to attract more visitors to animal parks, a zoo in France has launched a service, offering guests to stay in a lodge next to the park's furry inhabitants. At quite a bearable price, the project aims to help renovate animals' living spaces.

19.12.2014 14:05