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That’s wizard! Harry Potter-themed hotel appears in London
A hotel in Victoria, London has unveiled Hogwarts-inspired bedrooms adorned with cauldrons and spell books. Harry Potter tours of London and visits to the Warner Bros studios where the films of JK Rowling’s books were made are also laid on.

27.10.2014 18:44

Permanent winter: Russia turns back clocks for last time
On this last October weekend, Russia turned its clocks one hour back - a practice that had been abolished for three years. But the daylight savings time (DST) policy remains abandoned, with the government's decision to stick to winter time permanently.

26.10.2014 16:47

Great Waldorf of China: Beijing buys legendary NYC hotel for $2bn
The worlds’ biggest hotel operator Hilton Worldwide has sold the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York to a Chinese insurance company for nearly $2 billion, a record for a US hotel. The deal marks the continued Chinese real estate shopping spree in America.

08.10.2014 09:35

Air France pilots end 14-day strike, as low-cost impasse unbreakable
​Air France pilots have called off a two week strike – the longest in company’s history that grounded 60 percent of flights in recent days and cost the company the estimated $355 million.

29.09.2014 06:52

Bardarbunga volcano fly-over for sale (AMAZING AERIAL VIEWS)
An erupting volcano in Iceland has been providing the world with some stunning views, and now a travel company is cashing in on its popularity. The firm is offering the public the chance to fly over the site and get a bird’s eye view of the scenery.

06.09.2014 16:41

​Dobrolet Plus to replace Aeroflot’s sanctioned budget airline
The successor to Aeroflot’s low-cost carrier Dobrolet – grounded by EU sanctions – will be little different from its predecessor and will return to the skies this fall under the name Dobrolet Plus.

02.09.2014 07:03

Aeroflot wants to revive low-cost airline by fall
Russian flag carrier Aeroflot plans to start up a new low-cost subsidiary in the coming months to replace Dobrolet which was grounded by EU sanctions.

25.08.2014 06:31

US corporations boycott Glasgow over Gaza support
Hundreds of US businesspeople have scrapped plans to visit Glasgow, following the Scottish city’s decision to fly the Palestinian flag following Israeli military operations in Gaza.

19.08.2014 09:45

Sanctions force Aeroflot to pull plug on low-cost airline
Aeroflot's new budget airline Dobrolet announced it is temporarily suspending flights and ticket sales due to “unprecedented pressure” from European partners as a result of economic sanctions.

04.08.2014 07:08

Malaysia Airlines wants to rebrand, considering name change
After the back–to-back tragedies of MH17 and MH370, Malaysia Airline’s reputation has been tarnished, and the airline is considering a complete brand makeover, from seeking new investors to a name change.

28.07.2014 07:49

Sky not the limit: AirBaltic first airline to accept bitcoin
Bitcoin’s latest expansion is into commercial airspace after Latvian airline airBaltic announced customers can start using bitcoins to pay for tickets. AirBaltic is the first airline to offer a bitcoin payment option.

23.07.2014 12:59

A venture into socialism? Kentucky town becomes first in US to open its own gas station
A Kentucky town listened to its citizens’ complaints about high gas prices within its borders, and responded by opening a gas station run by the city government. Now critics are accusing Somerset’s officials of socialism.

21.07.2014 20:39

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