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Foreign Ministry: Slovakia supports road map for Ukrainians' visa-free travel to EU

399 weeks ago
Slovakia will support drawing up a road map for Ukrainians' visa-free travel to the European Union, the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has reported on Wednesday.

Two sick with bird flu in Vietnam, 11 undergo tests

399 weeks ago
HANOI, April 14 (Reuters) - Two people in northern Vietnam have been infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus and health authorities are carrying out tests to see if 11 others who have come down with fever have been infected.

Mexico hotel staff talk on producer's wife's death

399 weeks ago
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican investigators have interviewed several employees of the hotel where television producer Bruce Beresford-Redman and his wife stayed before her death.

Polish leader orders travel rule review after crash

399 weeks ago
WARSAW, April 12 (Reuters) - Poland's Acting President Komorowski said onApr. 12he would review the rules governing travel for top military personnel after a plane crash in which the president, army generals and officials were killed.

Travel Picks: Top 10 places to ask: 'Will you marry me?'

400 weeks ago
SINGAPORE, April 9 (Reuters Life!) - Asking someone to marry may be one of the most important questions of your life, and the right place can make it all the more memorable.

A budget guide to Belgian travel

400 weeks ago
Sometimes it happens in life that you do the thing you originally intended to do, but for a very different reason. It’s like in the saying that things don’t necessarily happen for the best, but you can make the best out of them. This pretty much sums up my recent trip to Belgium, which was originally supposed to be a private worry-free visit, but turned out to be a solo tourist trip.

Q+A: Are Thai protests hurting tourism and the economy?

400 weeks ago
BANGKOK, April 8 (Reuters) - Rising political tension in Thailand, with a state of emergency declared to quell mass protests, has hurt tourism but may not have a big impact on the export-led economy unless it drags on or leads to violence.

Foreign Ministry advises Ukrainians against traveling to Kyrgyzstan

400 weeks ago
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry recommends that Ukrainians refrain from trips to Kyrgyzstan, according to a statement posted on the official Web site of the ministry on Wednesday.

Medvedev: EU should give Russians visa-free travel

400 weeks ago
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Russia's president is urging the European Union to abolish visa requirements for Russians.

Turkish envoy travels to Armenia

400 weeks ago
ANKARA, Turkey — An official says a top Turkish envoy is in Armenia for talks on the delayed ratification of agreements to improve ties.

Ukraine Travel Guide. Ukrainian Interpreter.

400 weeks ago
Ukraine Travel Guide Eugene Snezhkin. Plan your itinerary to see "everything" during your short travel to the Ukraine or even cross Ukrainian border and visit Europe.

Energia president: Space tourism to resume after 2012

401 weeks ago
Baikonur, April 1 (Interfax-AVN) - Space tourism programs will resume after the Energia Aerospace Corporation modernizes itself to produce more spaceships annually, Energia President and General Designer Vitaly Lopota said on Thursday.

Sarkozy's father, wife not eager for second term

402 weeks ago
PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy's father and his wife aren't thrilled about the prospect of the French president running for a second term in 2012.

Ukrainians able to travel to Israel without visas in September

402 weeks ago
Israel expects the introduction of a visa-free regime with Ukraine in September this year, Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov has said.

Britain unveils laws meant to stem 'libel tourism'

402 weeks ago
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government is unveiling an overhaul of libel laws to guard against "libel tourism" — when foreigners bring cases to U.K. courts in hopes of a more favorable judgment than they might get in their home countries.

Travel Daily News: Ukrainian cruise ports lower fees to promote Black Sea

403 weeks ago
In order to enhance cruise ships call figures, the port of Odessa, Ukraine, will offer a 20% discount on port fees for cruise liners, starting from the 2010 cruise season. Furthermore, all Ukrainian cruise ports will provide a 50% discount on port fees from November 15th till March 15th every year. A 100% discount for tonnage will also be granted from the third call of any vessel of one cruise company to one Ukrainian port throughout a year. Read the story here.

Update: Bird flu outbreak in Romania, near Ukraine

403 weeks ago
BRUSSELS, March 16 (Reuters) - Romania has identified an outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm and taken steps to control its spread, the European Union's executive said on March 16.

Romania reports bird flu outbreak

403 weeks ago
BRUSSELS, March 16 (Reuters) - Romania has identified an outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm and taken steps to control its spread, the European Union's executive said on March 16.

Former Russian prime minister Chernomyrdin's wife dies

404 weeks ago
Moscow, March 13 (Interfax) - Valentina Chernomyrdina, the wife of former Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, has died in Moscow, Interfax was told by the family.

Travel Picks: Top 10 hotels to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

404 weeks ago
NEW YORK, March 12 (Reuters Life!) - St. Patrick's Day, which will be celebrated next week, has become a worldwide phenomenon with festivities that occur not only in the United States and Ireland, but also in the Caribbean, New Zealand and Japan.

Kuliniak heads Culture and Tourism Ministry

404 weeks ago
Mykhailo Kuliniak has been appointed head of the Ukrainian Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Ex-wife criticizes Mandela to British newspaper

404 weeks ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A British newspaper's interview quoting Nelson Mandela's ex-wife bitterly criticizing the anti-apartheid icon has prompted outraged headlines in South Africa.

Mauritius, Seychelles tourism recovery continues

404 weeks ago
PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Tourist arrival numbers to Mauritius and Seychelles continued to improve through February although the Mauritian government said the strength of recovery in the sector had been subdued by a weakening euro.

Health Ministry: Situation for flu epidemic is favorable in Ukraine

404 weeks ago
A favorable situation for flu and acute respiratory diseases is seen in all regions of Ukraine, the press service of the Ukrainian Health Ministry has reported.

The Trumpet: Russia?s influence advances in Ukraine

404 weeks ago
Newly inaugurated Ukrainian President Viktor F. Yanukovych visited Moscow last Friday and promised Russian officials a “sharp turn” in bilateral relations between the two countries. Read the story here.

U.S. general's Kyrgyz visit rivals Russian influence

404 weeks ago
BISHKEK, March 10 (Reuters) - U.S. General David Petraeus arrived in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday, a day after the United States said it would build an anti-terrorism training centre for the former Soviet republic in Central Asia.

Lavrov: Russia could take more steps to secure visa-free travel with EU

404 weeks ago
Moscow, March 9 (Interfax) - The authorities in Moscow are ready to take a number of steps that could lead to the introduction of visa-free travel between Russia and EU member states, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news conference after talks with his Finnish counterpart Alexander Stubb in Moscow on Mar. 9.

Our Sports Central: Hosts of the Euro 2012 football championship travel to Utah

404 weeks ago
SANDY, Utah (Monday, March 8, 2010) - Where do the hosts of Europe's largest sporting event - the European Football Championship - go to learn tips of the trade? Utah - host of the 2002 Winter Olympics and home of Real Salt Lake, MLS Cup 2009 Champions. Read the story here.

Yanukovych hopes Ukrainians will travel to Europe without visas next year

404 weeks ago
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said he hopes that the visa regime between Ukraine and the European Union will be stopped next year.

Travel Picks: Top 10 famous movie hotels

405 weeks ago
NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters Life!) - While most travellers can only dream of getting an Oscar or being on the silver screen, anyone can pretend to be star at U.S. hotels where countless movie scenes have been shot.

Estonia considers tourism priority sphere in cooperation with Ivano-Frankivsk region

405 weeks ago
Ivano-Frankivsk, March 5 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Estonia considers tourism one of the priority directions for its cooperation with Ivano-Frankivsk region, Estonian Ambassador to Ukraine Jaan Hein has said.

World in Ukraine: Small Japanese community has big influence on nation

405 weeks ago
Considering the extensive Japanese influence on Ukraine, from popular sushi restaurants to imported cars, the head count of expatriates from The Land of the Rising Sun may come as a surprise. There are only 200 Japanese nationals living in Ukraine, according to the Japanese Embassy.

Cruise travelers tell of deadly waves off Spain

405 weeks ago
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Mediterranean was heaving as the 68-year-old Italian stood in the cruise ship lounge. A moment later a monstrous wave shattered the windows and sent shards into her head, leaving her bleeding on the ground and calling out for her husband.

Experts Expecting Strengthening Of Influence Of Big Business On Politics During Yanukovych's Presidency

405 weeks ago

"We are stepping into the life, when the oligarchs will influence on the politics of the Ukrainian state. I believe, now, Yanukovych is in more vulnerable situation... And they [oligarchs] showed they are the major politicians in the country while the rule of Yuschenko...," Verkhovna Rada deputy of the Our Ukraine People's Self-Defense Bloc faction Oles Donii said.

Experts Expecting Strengthening Of Influence Of Big Business On Politics During Yanukovych's Presidency

Experts Expecting Strengthening Of Influence Of Big Business On Politics During Yanukovych's Presidency

405 weeks ago

"We are stepping into the life, when the oligarchs will influence on the politics of the Ukrainian state. I believe, now, Yanukovych is in more vulnerable situation... And they [oligarchs] showed they are the major politicians in the country while the rule of Yuschenko...," Verkhovna Rada deputy of the Our Ukraine People's Self-Defense Bloc faction Oles Donii said.

Experts Expecting Strengthening Of Influence Of Big Business On Politics During Yanukovych's Presidency

Ukraine to get visa-free travel, free trade zone with EU in a year

405 weeks ago
President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych believes that Ukraine will enjoy visa-free regime and free trade zone with the EU no later than in a year.

Ukrainians can travel to Croatia without visas from April 1 until October 31

405 weeks ago
Croatia is to introduce a visa-free regime for short trips for Ukrainian citizens from April 1 until October 31.

Central Bank liquidating BIG Energy Bank

406 weeks ago
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to liquidate Kyiv-based BIG Energy Bank, the NBU said in a posting on its Web site.

Russia's influence on Picasso feted in Moscow

406 weeks ago
MOSCOW, Feb 26 (Reuters Life!) - Russia's influence on Pablo Picasso was celebrated at a new Moscow exhibit on the Spanish painter, sculptor and co-founder of the Cubism movement.

The Sofia Echo: New figures confirm impact of financial crisis on tourism in EU

406 weeks ago
The Sofia Echo reports: Bulgaria was among 26 European Union states that saw declines in hotel guest numbers in 2009, according to figures released by the bloc’s statistics office, Eurostat.In the 27 EU member states in 2009, the number of nights spent in hotels and similar establishments was just more than five per cent less than in 2008. Read the story here.

European Parliament may call on EU Council to draft roadmap towards visa-free travel for Ukraine

406 weeks ago
The European Parliament is planning to call on the EU Council to mandate the European Commission to work on a roadmap towards visa-free travel for Ukraine.

WHO to assess whether H1N1 has peaked within weeks

406 weeks ago
GENEVA, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Health experts will review the status of the H1N1 pandemic in a few weeks to decide whether it has peaked but it is already clear that it is less severe than previous outbreaks, the World Health Organisation said. The WHO's emergency committee decided on Tuesday that it was premature to declare the pandemic, which was declared in June and was the first in more than 40 years, was past its worst.

Sofia News Agency: Ukrainians to travel visa free to EU

406 weeks ago
The European Union will propose to the Ukraine a plan for a visa-free regime for travel inside the Union for Ukrainian citizens. The information was reported by the Italian Foreign Affairs Minister, Franco Frattini, after the meeting of the EU top diplomats in Brussels. Read the story here.

US warns about travel to two more Mexican states

406 weeks ago
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 - The U.S. State Department issued an updated travel alert for Mexico on Monday, adding Durango and Coahuila to a list of states with areas it urged U.S. citizens to avoid visiting due to rising violence.

Ukraine, Oman soon to sign agreement on visa-free travel for official delegations

406 weeks ago
Ukraine and Oman are planning soon to sign an agreement on a visa-free regime of travel for official delegations, according to a statement posted on the official Web site of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on Feb. 22.

New travel agency offers the bear necessities

406 weeks ago
PRAGUE, Feb 22 (Reuters Life!) - A newly formed Czech travel agency is offering escorted trips for pampered toys.

WHO to review H1N1 pandemic status on Feb. 23

407 weeks ago
GENEVA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation's emergency committee of experts will meet on Feb. 23 to decide whether the H1N1 flu pandemic has peaked, the WHO's top flu expert, Keiji Fukuda, said on Feb. 18.

World Health Organization to decide new flu vaccine formula

407 weeks ago
WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - World Health Organization advisers will announce the make-up of this coming year's seasonal flu vaccine on Thursday. Flu vaccine makers anxiously await the decision, scheduled to be announced at 5 a.m. EST/1000 GMT, because they need this guidance to start formulating vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere's fall vaccine mix.

Update: New seasonal vaccine to contain pandemic H1N1 strain

407 weeks ago
GENEVA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Vaccine experts recommended onFeb. 18that the coming year's seasonal flu vaccine in the northern hemisphere contain three strains, including the pandemic H1N1 virus, officials said.

Hot Russian Brides.com: New eBook for men traveling to Russia or Ukraine available

407 weeks ago
HotRussianBrides.com, the most innovative and customer-service-oriented Russian brides website, announces the release of their new eBook entitled "Meeting for the First Time: A Gentleman's Guide to Traveling to Russian and Ukraine For Love" with the aim of helping men seeking love on Russian dating sites to have realistic expectation of the courtship process. Read the story here.