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Factbox: Travel warnings after Japan's earthquake (updated)

343 weeks ago
Following are travel warnings from several countries after last Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, causing explosions and radiation leaks.

ITAR-TASS: Prosecutor General?s Office allows Timoshenko to travel to Brussels

343 weeks ago
The Prosecutor General’s Office has allowed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko to travel to Brussels. “Today, ex-prime minister of Ukraine Yulia Timoshenko asked an investigator for special cases of the Prosecutor General’s Office for permission to travel to Brussels on March 23-25 to attend a summit of the European People’s Party and to Lithuania to attend the international forum ‘The Best Experience of Strengthening Democracy’ to be held on June 30. The investigator considered the request and granted permission for a trip to Brussels in accordance with Article 151 of the Ukrainian Code of Criminal Procedure,” the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office said on Wednesday, March 16. Read more.

Azarov: Visa-free regime between Ukraine, Israel will intensify business contacts and develop tourism

343 weeks ago
The Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov is convinced that the abolition of the visa regime between Ukraine and Israel will intensify the business contacts and tourism, as hesaid at a briefing in Jerusalem."Certainly, abolition of visa regime has

Factbox: Travel warnings after Japan's earthquake

344 weeks ago
Following are travel warnings from several countries following an earthquake and tsunami and subsequent crisis at a nuclear power complex.

Azarov Travels From Turkey To Israel For Official Visit

344 weeks ago

Azarov is scheduled to meet Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III in Jerusalem on March 15.

Azarov Travels From Turkey To Israel For Official Visit

Barak's wife indicted over foreign maid

344 weeks ago
The wife of Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has been indicted on charges of illegally employing a foreign worker.

Zawya: Palestinian vanishes in Ukraine, wife blames Mossad

344 weeks ago
Ukraine is investigating the mysterious disappearance from a train last month of a Palestinian engineer whose wife claims he was abducted by Israel's secret service, an official said Thursday. Ukraine's interior ministry said it had received a request from the wife of Dirar Abu Seesi "to establish the whereabouts of her husband who disappeared in unknown circumstances," ministry spokesman Sergiy Burlakov said. He told that Abu Seesi, an engineer, was reported to have disappeared on the night of February 18-19 on the train between Kiev and the northern city of Kharkiv. Read more.

Incidence of influenza in Kyiv grows by 8%

344 weeks ago
The incidence of influenza among residents of Kyiv grew by 8% from Feb. 28 to Mar 6, but the situation remains under control, Kyiv City State Administration has reported.

Guidebooks for tourists traveling by car prepared for Euro 2012

344 weeks ago
A guidebook entitled "Ukraine 2012" has been prepared for tourists traveling by car to the Euro 2012 European Football Championship.

U.S. senator calls on authorities to allow Tymoshenko travel

345 weeks ago
U.S. Senator John McCain and European People's Party President Wilfried Martens on March 7 released a joint statement urging the Ukrainian authorities to lift a travel ban on Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

TIME: Ukrainian feminists protest 'win a wife' contest by going topless

345 weeks ago
NewsFeed doesn't know what's more bizarre: the minds behind this contest, or the ladies who are giving skeevy men more reason to want to visit their country.

Ukrainian Borscht Recipe.

345 weeks ago
Each Ukrainian hostess has her own idea about Ukrainian borscht recipe, its ingredients, and the way borscht has to be cooked.

Ukraine Holidays. Public and Religious Holidays.

345 weeks ago
Current Ukraine holidays reflect important dates of the rich Ukrainian history. They are closely connected with Ancient Pagan religions and Christianity.

Guyism: Ukrainian feminists protest ?Win a Wife? contest by going topless

345 weeks ago
A New Zealand radio station is holding a contest in which one lucky listener can win a trip to Ukraine and, also, a bride. Naturally, the feminists in Ukraine are none too happy. So they’re protesting the best way they know how…by taking off their shirts and bringing it to the streets. Read the story here.

Travel Daily UK: Ukraine International Airlines raises fuel surcharge

345 weeks ago
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has increased its fuel surcharge in response to ‘crippling’ fuel prices. The airline said it could no longer avoid increasing the fees as oil has increase 50 percent in the past eight months. “Every 1 percent increase in fuel costs wipes US$1million off our bottom line”, said Yuri Miroshnikov, president of UIA. Read more.

Three more die of swine flu in Georgia

345 weeks ago
Tbilisi, March 4 (Interfax) - Three people, including a pregnant woman, have died of H1N1 swine flu in Georgia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people killed by the virus in the country recently to 32, a spokesman for the National Disease Control center said.

New Zealand man wins contest to travel to Ukraine in search of bride

345 weeks ago
The fame of Ukrainian girls, who many ironically call the main export of Ukraine, has reached New Zealand.

Formidable Firtash in flurry of chemical acquisitions

345 weeks ago
A Ukrainian billionaire with close ties to President Viktor Yanukovych is on the verge of cornering Ukraine's fertilizer producing market.

Xinhua: Ukrainian to travel around the world under water

345 weeks ago
A Ukrainian intends to travel around the world alone on the underwater swimming device, local media said on Wednesday. The man named Fedor Konyukhov, from Zaporozhie region in southern Ukraine, is to start the trip in 2012. He will use the underwater submarine called "North-2" made in the USSR. It is the civil watercraft, which have a variety of uses, including tourism, exploration, oil and gas platform inspections. This self-propelled apparatus was given to traveler by sponsors. Read more.

Metro: Topless protesters slam win-a-wife contest

345 weeks ago
Women’s rights activists in Ukraine did not think a ‘win a wife’ competition run by a New Zealand radio station was the breast idea in the world, so they went topless to vent their anger. Radio station The Rock FM gave listeners the chance to win a 12-night holiday in the Ukraine with spending money – and a wife from a bride agency. The competition closed on February 28 and earlier this week a group of women from campaign group Femen – which opposes sex tours in Ukraine – stripped off to express their outrage. Read more.

Xinhua: Ukrainian to travel around the world under water

345 weeks ago
A Ukrainian intends to travel around the world alone on the underwater swimming device, local media said on Wednesday. The man named Fedor Konyukhov, from Zaporozhie region in southern Ukraine, is to start the trip in 2012. He will use the underwater submarine called "North-2" made in the USSR. It is the civil watercraft, which have a variety of uses, including tourism, exploration, oil and gas platform inspections. This self-propelled apparatus was given to traveler by sponsors. Read more.

Financial Times: Firtash in flurry of chemical plant acquisitions

345 weeks ago
Roman Olearchyk writes: Dmytro Firtash, the Kyiv-based billionaire, has bought Ukraine’s Cherkassy Azot fertiliser producer for a price thought to be up to $800 million, in his third chemical plant acquisition since last summer. Announced on March 2, the deal will turn Firtash, represented by his Vienna-based Ostchem chemical group, into one of the region’s largest producers. It follows his acquisition late last year of Ukraine’s Stirol fertiliser and pharmaceutical plant and Severodonetsk Azot chemical plant.

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BBC News: Ukraine protest over 'win a wife' competition prize

345 weeks ago
Ukrainian women's rights activists have held a protest over a New Zealand radio station's competition for listeners to 'win' a Ukrainian wife. Nine women protested topless outside Kiev's marriage registration office, holding banners with slogans such as "Ukraine is not a brothel". The Rock FM announced the prize winner on Monday as a winemaker named Greg. The competition has caused controversy in New Zealand too, but the station said it was just "a bit of a laugh". Read more.

Too many dating choices can leave singles lonely

345 weeks ago
In the dating world, having too many options may leave you in the lonely hearts club.

Stuff.co.nz: Topless feminists protest New Zealand's 'Win a Wife' event

346 weeks ago
A controversial New Zealand "Win a Wife" competition has sparked a topless protest from Ukrainian feminists.

The Rock FM radio station ran the competition called Win a Wife, offering a 12-night trip - along with $2000 spending money - to Ukraine organised by a bride agency, Endless Love Agency, which says on its website it offers "beautiful genuine Ukraine ladies looking for love and marriage with Kiwi men".

Read the story here

Herald Sun: Topless protest over win a wife contest

346 weeks ago
Ukrainian feminist activists have held a topless protest in Kiev to express outrage at the forthcoming visit of the winner of a national radio competition in New Zealand to Win a Wife. Activists from the Femen group, which uses stripping as a shock tactic, braved wintry temperatures in central Kiev, holding banners with slogans such as "Ukraine is not a brothel". New Zealand's male-oriented The Rock FM radio station ran a competition called Win a Wife, offering a 12-night trip to Ukraine organised by a bride agency. Read more.

Khaleej Times: Ukraine feminists protest ?Win a Wife? competition

346 weeks ago
Ukrainian feminist activists held a protest in Kiev on Tuesday to express outrage at the forthcoming visit of the winner of a national radio competition in New Zealand to “Win a Wife”. Activists from the Femen group, which uses stripping as a shock tactic, braved wintry temperatures in central Kiev, holding banners with slogans such as “Ukraine is not a brothel”. New Zealand’s male-oriented The Rock FM radio station ran a competition called “Win a Wife,” offering a 12-night trip to Ukraine organised by a bride agency. Read more.

Supreme Court's head Onopenko: Yanukovych had no influence on law enforcers in cases against my relatives

346 weeks ago
Head of the Supreme Court of Ukraine Vasyl Onopenko has said that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych didn't influence the law enforcement agencies during the investigation into cases against his relatives.

Foreign Ministry drops travel warning for Egyptian resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh

346 weeks ago
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry had dropped its recommendation for Ukrainians not to visit the Egyptian resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.

Article 19: Libel tourism case dismissed ? victory for freedom of expression

346 weeks ago
London 24.02.11: ARTICLE 19 welcomes today’s High Court decision to dismiss the defamation claim brought by the Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash against the Kyiv Post, an independent Ukrainian newspaper. Read the statement here.

Index on Censorship: Kyiv Post triumphs in controversial libel tourism case

346 weeks ago
A judge ruled today that the High Court in London is not the best place to hear a libel dispute between billionaire Ukrainian businessman Dimitry Firtash and the Kyiv Post, a Ukrainian newspaper. Read the story here.

Tainted IV fluid kills 12 pregnant women in India

346 weeks ago
JAIPUR, India (AP) — Police and health authorities say they are investigating reports that 12 pregnant women died after being given contaminated intravenous fluid at a government hospital in northwestern India.

Ukraine, Portugal travel mostly a one-way street

346 weeks ago
When it comes to Ukraine’s relationship with Portugal, it’s been mostly a one-way street – leading to Lisbon, not Kyiv.

Ukraine Train Travel.

348 weeks ago
Everything you have to know about Ukraine train travel : types of trains and accommodations, how to buy ticket, train procedure, safety tips, and train etiquette.

Egypt investigates, bans travel of ex-ministers-TV

348 weeks ago
Egypt's authorities said on Saturday they were investigating accusations against the former prime minister, interior minister and information minister, state television reported.

New Zealand Herald: Ukrainians offended by 'win a wife' competition

348 weeks ago
A radio promotion offering the chance to win a 'hot' wife from Ukraine has offended New Zealand immigrants from the eastern European country.

The Rock radio station's 'Win a Wife' promotion offers the chance to fly to Ukraine for 12 nights, be given $2000 spending money, and choose a bride from an agency.The station says it won't offer the opportunity to just anybody and plans to "weed out the no-hopers and time-wasters" with its application form and various psychological tests.
"If you're interested in holy matrimony with a potentially hot foreign chick, fill it out to the best of your abilities," it says on its website." Read more

U.S. buyers expect '70s influence at New York Fashion Week

348 weeks ago
Rich colors, refined styles and 1970s minimalism are likely trends at New York Fashion Week, U.S. department store buyers say as they look for clothes to entice wary consumers amid a fragile economic recovery.

Ukraine expects increased tourism flow from Israel

348 weeks ago
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said he hopes that the tourist flow from Israel to Ukraine will increase.

Short trip to Kiev from the U.S.

349 weeks ago
To see Kiev is to really enjoy not being stressed. I visited Kiev for the first time last Christmas (Ukraine 2011). Going through customs was easy

Visa-free travel between Ukraine and Israel to start on Feb.9

349 weeks ago
The agreement between Ukraine and Israel on the cancelation of visas for short-term trips for citizens comes into effect onFeb. 9, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported.

Destination Ukraine. Seven miracles of Ukraine.

349 weeks ago
Tourist destination Ukraine attracts more than 15 million travelers every year. They come to visit cultural and architectural miracles of Ukraine. Which one is the best?

Ukraine Travel Questions.

349 weeks ago
I'm looking into visiting Ukraine (and possibly business as well), but I am more than new to/about the Ukraine. In fact, I've never been. So here is

To buy Ukraine Train Tickets.

349 weeks ago
You can book Ukraine train tickets through computerized order system "Express-2" up to 45 days in advance. Booking can be made inside Ukraine only.

Tourism watchdog urges all Russians to fly back home from Egypt

349 weeks ago
In light of growing violence in major Egyptian cities and their suburbs, the Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism) has called on all Russian tourists vacationing in that country to take the opportunity to fly back home earlier than they originally planned.

Bloomberg: Ukraine?s Emergency Ministry advises against travel to Egypt

349 weeks ago
Ukraine’s Emergency Situations Ministry has warned tourists against visiting Egypt as political protests continue in the North African nation. “Any hypothetical financial losses for those who prepaid their vacations in Egypt are not comparable with a tangible possibility to lose life or health,” the ministry said in a statement today on its website. Egypt is one of the most popular tourist destinations for Ukrainians and about 300,000 visit the country annually, according to the Association of Leaders in Ukrainian Tourist Business. Read more.

Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry proposes temporary ban on tourist travel to Egypt

349 weeks ago
The Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry is to call for consideration of a possible temporary ban on travel to Egypt by Ukrainian tourists.

Digital Tonto: How to approach social influence

349 weeks ago
Soft power, noted Joseph Nye, is the power to get what you want without coercion. That’s a good kind of power to have, but hard to define.

Tymoshenko ally expects Polish reaction to ban on her foreign travel

349 weeks ago
Former Ukrainian Vice Premier Hryhoriy Nemyria has expressed hope that top Polish officials will give a reaction to the ban on Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko's visit to Brussels.

Travel News: Hitler Museum to open in Ukraine

350 weeks ago
The remains of Hitler's Eastern Front military headquarters in Ukraine plan to turn the site into a tourist attraction. The museum hopes to open on May 9, the anniversary of the Victory Day over Fascism. "It's time to make the Wehrwolf headquarters a tourist destination, a memorial to the victims of facism," Mykola Djiga, head of the administration, tells a local news agency. Read more.

Voice of America: Ukraine's Tymoshenko banned from travel

350 weeks ago
Ukraine's government says it has banned former prime minister and lead opposition figure Yulia Tymoshenko from leaving the country to attend a meeting of top officials in Brussels. Tymoshenko is under investigation for corruption and abuse of office while she led the government from 2007 to 2010. She has denied the charges, and said she is the subject of political repression. Read the story here.