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Xinhua: Ukrainian to travel around the world under water

384 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

384 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

384 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

384 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

385 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

385 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

385 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".

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Herald Sun: Topless protest over win a wife contest

385 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

385 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

385 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

385 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

385 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

385 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

385 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

385 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.

387 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

387 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

387 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

387 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

387 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.

388 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

388 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.

388 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.

388 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.

388 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

388 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

388 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

388 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

388 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

389 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

389 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

389 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

389 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

389 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?

389 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

390 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

390 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

390 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

390 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

390 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

390 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

390 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

390 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

390 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

390 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

390 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

390 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

391 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

391 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

391 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.