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

350 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

350 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

350 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

350 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.

BYT sees denial on foreign travel for Tymoshenko as political pressure

350 weeks ago
Member of the BYT-Batkivschyna faction Andriy Shkil has described the Prosecutor General's Office's ban on Batkivschyna Party Leader Yulia Tymoshenko's traveling abroad as political repression.

Tymoshenko refused permission to travel to Brussels

350 weeks ago
Editor's Note: The following is a statement issued on Jan. 31 by the press service of Ukrainian opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Varsity Online: University donations enable ?libel tourism?

351 weeks ago
A billionaire donor to the University of Cambridge has filed a libel lawsuit against a Ukrainian paper, the Kyiv Post, citing his donations to the University as one of the reasons he has chosen to pursue the case through the British Courts. Dmitry Firtash, a gas-trading oligarch with strong connections to the President of Ukraine, has donated on a number of occasions to the University to help fund Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, based within the University’s Department for Slavonic Studies. On its website the graduate course is described as "Western Europe’s premier programme in the study of the culture and language of Ukraine." Read the story here.

Protests and Egypt's tourism industry

351 weeks ago
Mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year reign have raised questions over whether Egypt's vital tourism industry will be affected.

Russians in Egypt should refrain from traveling to Cairo

351 weeks ago
The Russian Foreign Ministry has urged all Russians currently in Egypt to avoid traveling to Cairo and other towns where mass protests could be taking place.

Bulgaria declares flu epidemic in major cities

351 weeks ago
Bulgarian health officials declared a flu epidemic Wednesday in half of the country and closed nearly 500 schools to try to stop the spread of flu.

Tymoshenko to reapply for permission to travel to Brussels

351 weeks ago
Editor's Note: The following is a statement issued on Jan. 26 by the press service of Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

Accounting Chamber Says Financial Services Commission Has No Proper Influence On Financial Markets It Oversees

351 weeks ago

"The quantity of measures of control has decreased significantly, and the number of applications to the State Commission for Regulating Markets of Financial Services over problem questions is increasing times, in fact, these remain unresolved," the Accounting Chamber noted.

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Flu subsiding in Kyiv

351 weeks ago
The number of people suffering from respiratory infections requiring medical assistance in Kyiv over the past week (Jan. 17-23) decreased by 14.2% compared to the previous week, the press service of Kyiv City State Administration reported on Monday.

Ukraine, Turkey plan to switch to visa-free travel

351 weeks ago
Ukraine and Turkey have agreed to launch measures aimed at canceling visa requirements, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said.

Yanukovych: Modern Ukraine should participate in global processes and influence them

352 weeks ago
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said that a modern Ukraine should actively participate in global processes and influence them.

Travel Picks: Top 10 good luck symbols around the world

352 weeks ago
LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters Life!) - Stumbled across an indentation in a stone slab or a shiny spot on a bronze relief on your travels?

World Traveler: Winter travel blues - staying overnight in snowbound airports is misery

352 weeks ago
Here’s a tip for winter traveling: Don’t do it, especially during the Christmas-New Year’s holidays. If you must, go south or be prepared for blizzards, crowds and delays.

Flu deaths more than double, to 254

352 weeks ago
The number of deaths in the seasonal flu epidemic has more than doubled in the past week to 254, up from 112 last week, figures from the government's Health Protection Agency (HPA) showed on Thursday.

Israeli president's wife Sonya Peres dies at 88

352 weeks ago
Sonya Peres, the fiercely private, estranged wife of Israeli President Shimon Peres, has died in Tel Aviv.

Kyiv may not face flu epidemic this year

352 weeks ago
Doctors say that Kyiv may avoid an influenza and acute respiratory infection epidemic this year.

Ukraine, Japan to start training program on tourism promotion

352 weeks ago
Tokyo – Ukraine and Japan are to start realizing a three-year training program on tourism promotion this year as a part of cooperation in the GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova) plus Japan format.

Times of India: Greed of former Tunisian president's wife drove revolt

352 weeks ago
TUNIS: The greed shown by former Tunisian president Ben Ali's wife, Leila, forced people to revolt against the ruling dispensation. Dubbed as Imelda Marcos of the Arab world, Leila, a former hairdresser, was known for her love of wealth and its trappings. The woman, who came from a humble background,was branded "The Regent of Carthage' ' for her power behind the throne and her love of money, luxury cars and opulent homes. Read the story here.

Foreign Ministry calling on Ukrainians not to travel to Tunisia

353 weeks ago
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry recommends the citizens of Ukraine to refrain from trips to Tunisia because of the political unrest which drove the president from the country, the ministry's spokesman Oleksandr Dykusarov told Interfax-Ukraine on Saturday.

Foreign Ministry calling on Ukrainians not to travel to Tunisia

353 weeks ago
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry recommends the citizens of Ukraine to refrain from trips to Tunisia because of the political unrest which drove the president from the country, the ministry's spokesman Oleksandr Dykusarov told Interfax-Ukraine on Saturday.

Diplomat: Russia, EU coordinating steps to switch to visa-free travel

353 weeks ago
Brussels, January 15 (Interfax) - Russia expects in the near future to coordinate a list of steps with the European Union to switch ultimately to visa-free travel, a high-ranking Russian diplomat said.

Online dating is not just for kids, seniors say

353 weeks ago
NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters Life!) - Jo Ann Montrose-Eichelberger, 55, never thought she would meet her second husband on an online dating site -- especially not one for seniors.

Britain?s Clegg vows to end ?libel tourism? by foreigners

353 weeks ago
Editor’s Note: On Jan. 7, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg gave a speech in London in which he vowed to improve free-speech protections in the United Kingdom, including preventing abuse of the nation's weak libel protections by foreign plaintiffs.



Man dies of swine flu in Croatia despite vaccine

353 weeks ago
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A 46-year-old man has died of swine flu in Croatia even though he had been vaccinated against it, a doctor said Wednesday.

Flu epidemic threshold exceeded only in Dnipropetrovsk region

353 weeks ago
The epidemic threshold for acute respiratory infections has currently only been exceeded in Dnipropetrovsk region, the press service of the Health Ministry has reported.

Spiked: Scrapping ?libel tourism? is not enough

353 weeks ago
Any reform of England’s anachronistic, freedom-quelling, opinion-policing libel laws would be a more than welcome step towards extending free speech and open debate for journalists, writers, academics and other members of the public. Read the story here.

Pregnant woman diagnosed with H1N1 virus in Kyiv

353 weeks ago
A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with H1N1 influenza virus, the Ukrainian Health Ministry has reported.

RIA Novosti: Viktor Bout's wife to seek his release on bail

353 weeks ago
The wife of the alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, extradited to the United States from Thailand late last year, said on Monday she would petition to the U.S. Federal Court for his release on bail. Pre-trial hearings in Bout's case have been moved from January 10 to Jan. 21. Read more.

Swine flu survivors developed super flu antibodies

353 weeks ago
A study of antibodies from people infected with H1N1 swine flu adds proof that scientists are closing in on a "universal" flu shot that could neutralize many types of flu strains, including H1N1 swine flu and H5N1 bird flu, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

Former Interior Minister Lutsenko's Wife Writes To Yuschenko To Accuse Him Of Lying, Betrayal, And Cowardice

353 weeks ago

Iryna Lutsenko announced this in an interview published in the Vysokyi Zamok newspaper (Lviv).

Former Interior Minister Lutsenko's Wife Writes To Yuschenko To Accuse Him Of Lying, Betrayal, And Cowardice

Former Interior Minister Lutsenko's Wife Describes His Arrest By Authorities As Act Of Revenge

353 weeks ago

Iryna Lutsenko was speaking in an interview published in the Vysokyi Zamok newspaper (Lviv).

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U.S. lowers limits for fluoride in water

354 weeks ago
WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. government officials lowered recommended limits for fluoride in water on Friday, Jan. 7, saying some children may be getting tooth damage from too much.

Britain to use H1N1 shots to ensure flu vaccine supply

354 weeks ago
LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - British health officials told doctors on Thursday, Dec. 6, to use H1N1 pandemic shots to protect patients against influenza if they had no seasonal shots available.

PGO May Allow Tymoshenko To Travel To Belgium

354 weeks ago

Serhii Horbatiuk, the PGO's special investigator in charge of the Tymoshenko case, announced this at a press conference.

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Create your own website

354 weeks ago
Regardless of your Internet experience, you can Create your own website and build your profitable Web BUSINESS with "SBI!" Don't take my word for it. Go and take a look!

Ukraine History. Long Way to Independence

354 weeks ago
The Ukraine history possesses two unique features. Kievan Rus' is the predecessor of three nations-modern Belarusians, Russians, and Ukrainians. Original state history was written by the foreigners.

Key Ukraine Facts. Information about Ukraine.

355 weeks ago
Ukraine facts: the second largest European country,4th among the most educated nations in the world, possesses more than 1/4 of the world's fertile black soil.

To drive a car in Ukraine.

355 weeks ago
I would like to drive my car around Ukraine. Is it safe? What side of the road do you drive ( Left or Right)? Where are fuel stations to fill your

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

355 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

355 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

355 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

355 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

355 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

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