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RKorea confirms bird flu cases as foot-and-mouth spreads

338 weeks ago
SEOUL, Dec 31 (Reuters) - South Korea, already battling a serious outbreak of food-and-mouth disease in livestock, on Friday confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at poultry farms.

Dzharty declared most influential politician in Crimea in 2010

338 weeks ago
Vasyl Dzharty, the chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers and the leader of the Crimean branch of the Regions Party, has been recognized as the most influential politician in Crimea in 2010, according to a survey of experts conducted by the Crimean independent center of political scientists and journalists.

Man charged with hacking estranged wife's e-mail

339 weeks ago
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan prosecutor has filed charges against a man accused of hacking his estranged wife's email, saying the man broke state privacy laws.

Putin cancels officials' holiday after travel chaos

339 weeks ago
MOSCOW, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin banned Moscow aviation officials on Wednesday from going on their New Year holiday -- a Russian national institution -- after two of the city's major airports descended into chaos.

Ukrainian Radio: Ministry of Health says first wave of influenza in Ukraine ends

339 weeks ago
This was disclosed by chief state sanitary doctor of Ukraine Sergey Ryzhenko at today's press conference that was held at the Ministry of Health. According to him, the epidemic situation of SARS and influenza is currently stabilized. Read more.

Israel expects 2010 to be record year for tourism

339 weeks ago
Israel says 2010 is shaping up to be a record year for its tourism.

Yanukovych: Ukraine will meet EU conditions for visa-free travel in 2011

339 weeks ago
Ukraine is ready to implement the plan on the introduction of the visa-free regime with the EU countries in the first half of 2011, Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych said in an exclusive interview with 1+1 channel on Sunday night.

Swine flu kills 56 in Egypt since October

339 weeks ago
A resurgent H1N1 swine flu virus has infected 1,172 people in Egypt and killed 56 since Oct. 8, a Ministry of Health official said on Monday.

Snowstorm coats East, frustrating holiday travel

339 weeks ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A winter storm made travel torturous in the Northeast on Sunday, dropping a thick layer of snow that stranded thousands of airline, train and bus passengers and made motorists think twice about hitting after-Christmas sales.

Wife sees Khodorkovsky in Russian jail until 2012

339 weeks ago
Russian oil tycoon MikhailKhodorkovsky is likely to stay in jail until at least 2012, hiswife said on Sunday, suggesting she expects him to be foundguilty of more crimes.

Airport Christmas for Europe's stranded travellers

339 weeks ago
Hundreds of travellers trapped by icy weather spent Christmas Day queuing for flights in Europe on Saturday after sleeping on camp beds overnight in Paris and Brussels airports.

Heavy snow strands Christmas travellers in Europe

339 weeks ago
Heavy snow stranded thousands of Christmas travellers in Europe on Friday, with Belgium's main airport closed for landing and icy roads in Sweden choked with traffic.

Flu kills 27 in Britain, spreading in Europe

339 weeks ago
Flu has killed 27 people in Britain since the influenza season began in October and transmission of the virus is picking up across the European Union, health officials said on Thursday.

Wife of beaten Belarus candidate blocked from jail (update)

339 weeks ago
The wife of an arrested presidential candidate in Belarus said Thursday authorities are not letting her into the jail to see how badly he was beaten.

Wife of beaten Belarus candidate blocked from jail

339 weeks ago
The wife of an arrested presidential candidate in Belarus says authorities are not letting her into the jail to see how badly he was beaten up.

The Telegraph: Unusual travel destinations: Chernobyl

340 weeks ago
It is possible to visit Chernobyl in the Ukraine, but for obvious reasons, it’s not exactly a tourist hotspot and you won’t find many travel agents offering package deals there. The nuclear meltdown that occurred there 24 years ago was the world’s worst nuclear accident and an area over 1,000 square miles had to be cordoned off and declared a dead zone.

Yanukovych strongly influenced country?s life

340 weeks ago
Political experts have described the year 2010 for Ukraine as the year of President Viktor Yanukovych.

Severe flu cases in UK serve as warning to Europe

340 weeks ago
More than 300 people are in intensive care in hospitals across Britain with flu, and European health officials say the region should act now to encourage more people to get vaccinated.

Winter disruptions turn travel bitter and chaotic

340 weeks ago
The Christmas travel season turned angry and chaotic Monday as British officials struggled to clear snow and ice that paralyzed rail and air links and spawned cancellations and delays stranding thousands around the world.

Snow causes pre-Christmas travel chaos in Europe (update)

340 weeks ago
Heavy overnight snowfall disrupted air travel across western Europe Friday, forcing more than 800 flight cancellations and leading to major delays in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

After eruption, Indonesia turns to disaster tourism

340 weeks ago
JAKARTA, Dec 16 (Reuters Life!) - Indonesia appeals to visitors with tropical beaches, beautiful mountains, spectacular reefs and exotic cultures.

The Baltic Course: Zatlers? memories about Chernobyl influence his decisions on the use of nuclear energy

340 weeks ago
Being a doctor with the team sent in to deal with the fallout from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster, Latvian President Valdis Zatlers told visiting Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych yesterday that these memories will influence his decisions on the use of nuclear energy. Click here to read more.

Hungary Backs Visa Free Travels Between Ukraine And EU

341 weeks ago

"We are strongly backing visa free travels," the Ambassador said.

Hungary Backs Visa Free Travels Between Ukraine And EU

Immunologist: New flu pandemic not expected in Ukraine this winter

341 weeks ago
Three strains of influenza virus are expected in Ukraine this winter, but there will be no new strains of the virus, Oleh Nazar, the director of the Kyiv center of immunology and a chief specialist in clinical immunology at Kyiv's main health care department, has predicted.

Russia mulls visa-free travel for European Union train passengers

341 weeks ago
ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Russia could allow visa-free travel for passengers of a high-speed train linking Finland and Russia, a senior official said, as Moscow presses the European Union to ease travel restrictions.

H1N1 flu returns to Britain, 10 dead

341 weeks ago
LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The H1N1 swine flu virus which swept the globe last year has returned to Britain with 10 people dying in the last six weeks, health officials said on Saturday.

Snow causes European travel chaos (PHOTO)

341 weeks ago
Travelers in Paris and Frankfurt slept at the airport after snow and ice caused travel chaos. Pop singer Shakira canceled a concert in Germany, while the French prime minister missed a gala at Moscow's Bolshoi Theater.

Obama promises to press visa free travel for Poles

342 weeks ago
President Barack Obama is assuring Poland that he will press lawmakers to include it in a program for visa-free U.S. travel.

German Press Agency: Ukraine health officials close schools to limit flu outbreak

342 weeks ago
Ukrainian health officials on Wednesday ordered schools closed in a province hard hit by an influenza outbreak, the Interfax news agency reported.Click here to read more.

Low Budget Travel to Ukraine

342 weeks ago
We have a very tight budget for our travel to Ukraine. What is there to do in the Ukraine that is free or fairly cheap? Thanks

Bicycle tourism in West Ukraine.

343 weeks ago
Bicycle tourism is very popular and convenient in the Carpathians nowadays. It gives the traveler the possibility of covering a long distances, of viewing

Ukrainians can apply for visas to travel to Latvia and Estonia

343 weeks ago
Starting from December 2010, Ukrainian citizens will be able to apply for visas to travel to Latvia and Estonia not only in Kyiv, but also in regional representative offices of Pony Express Ukraine in Odesa, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Simferopol, Lviv, Latvian Ambassador to Ukraine Atis Sjanits has said.

Daily News: British tourist becomes world's most travelled man

343 weeks ago
After travelling 15 million miles and taking 718 Concorde flights to 139 countries, a Brit tourist has become the world's most travelled man.

Vox Populi with Svitlana Kolesnykova: When do you think Ukrainians will be able to travel to Europe without visas?

343 weeks ago
When do you think Ukrainians will be able to travel to Europe without visas?

Visa-free travel to Europe rests on commitment to democracy

343 weeks ago
One clear sign that winning visa-free travel to Europe will not happen anytime soon for Ukrainians can be found in the official statement issued from Brussels on Nov. 22, after the 14th Ukraine-European Union Summit.

Ukraine's visa-free travel action plan with European Union (full text of document)

344 weeks ago
Editor's note: Below is the full text of the visa liberalization action plan that Ukraine received from the EU during the Nov. 22 summit in Brussels.

Ukraine and Libya agree on visa-free travel

344 weeks ago
Ukraine and Libya will introduce a visa-free regime for the holders of diplomatic and official passports, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said.

President: Main result of EU-Ukraine Summit is presentation of Visa Free Travel Action Plan

344 weeks ago
President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych is confident that the most important result of the Fourteenth EU-Ukraine Summit was presentation of the Visa-Free Travel Action Plan by the EU, he said at a press conference in Brussels Monday. "I regard

Agence France-Presse: EU sets conditions for Ukraine to win visa-free travel

344 weeks ago
BRUSSELS — The European Union set conditions Monday for Ukraine to win visa-free travel rights for its citizens while urging Kiev to make progress on human rights. The two sides agreed on an "action plan" at a Brussels summit between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso and EU president Herman Van Rompuy. Read the story here.

EU grants action plan on visa-free travel to Ukraine (VIDEO)

344 weeks ago
Brussels, Nov. 22 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The European Union gave Ukraine an Action Plan on visa-free travel during the Ukraine-EU Summit in Brussels on Monday.

Wife of accused Russian arms dealer wants him free

344 weeks ago
BANGKOK (AP) — The wife of accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout said Monday she will sue Thailand in an attempt to get him released from U.S. custody after the Southeast Asian nation extradited him last week.

EU grants action plan on visa-free travel to Ukraine

344 weeks ago
Brussels, Nov. 22 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The European Union gave Ukraine an Action Plan on visa-free travel during the Ukraine-EU Summit in Brussels on Monday.

Biometric passports for Ukrainians' traveling abroad may be introduced in 2011

344 weeks ago
The Interior Ministry of Ukraine plans to introduce electronic passports with biometric data for Ukrainians traveling abroad in the second half of 2011.

Tax protesters prevented from traveling to Kyiv

344 weeks ago
Oleksandr Daniliuk, head of the All-Ukrainian Center for Business Support and protest leader, said on Nov. 21 that police are preventing demonstrators from traveling to Kyiv to participate in a demonstration on Nov. 22.

Tymoshenko again tops list of 100 most influential Ukrainian women

344 weeks ago
Yulia Tymoshenko, the leader of the Batkivschyna party and Ukraine's former prime minister, has topped the list of the most influential women in Ukraine.

Foreign Ministry Recommending Ukrainians Hold Back From Travelling To Guinea Over Disturbances

344 weeks ago

The ministry notes, on November 17 resumed protest actions by supporters of a runner for the presidency of Guinea, Cellou Dalein Diallo, accompanied by barbarous acts and clashes with police and gendarmerie.

Foreign Ministry Recommending Ukrainians Hold Back From Travelling To Guinea Over Disturbances

World Health Organization: No swine flu epidemic this year

345 weeks ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) forecasts that the swine flu epidemic will be avoided this winter.

European Union: Bosnians should not abuse visa free travel

345 weeks ago
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The EU urged Bosnian authorities on Friday to tell their citizens that being allowed to travel to the European Union without a visa does not mean an unlimited stay, jobs or social benefits.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi - from housewife to democracy hero

345 weeks ago
YANGON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Aung San Suu Kyi, who went from English housewife to Myanmar's oppposition leader and world famous political prisoner, is a powerful symbol of the struggle against dictatorship in one of the world's most oppressive countries.

Travel Picks: Top 10 destinations by boat

345 weeks ago
LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters Life!) - For those who want to try a more adventurous holiday in 2011, but do not want to leave their home comforts behind, a cruise could provide the solution. Cruise Critic (www.cruisecritic.co.uk) -- a leading online source of cruise reviews and information -- offers its top 10 destinations by boat. Reuters has not endorsed this list: