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Immunologist: New flu pandemic not expected in Ukraine this winter

401 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

401 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

401 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)

401 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

401 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

401 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

401 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.

402 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

402 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

403 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?

403 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

403 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)

403 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

403 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

403 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

403 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)

404 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

404 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

404 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

404 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

404 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

404 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

404 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

405 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

405 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

405 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

405 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:

Interfluidity: Tragedy of the technocrats

405 weeks ago
It should be no surprise that human collectives choose policies destructive of GDP or employment growth when they deem those policies to be wrong or unjust. Individual human beings act against their material interests all the time, providing full employment for economists who endlessly study the “ultimatum game“. Political choice combines diffuse personal costs with powerful moral signifiers. Read the story here.

President: Ukrainian language will continue consolidating society

405 weeks ago
President Viktor Yanukovych expressed confidence that the Ukrainian language as a precious asset of the people will remain a consolidating force of the society. He said this in his congratulatory message to the compatriots on the Day of Ukrainian

Albanians, Bosnians get visa-free travel to European Union

405 weeks ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union decided unanimously Monday to end visa requirements for Bosnian and Albanian residents by Christmas but warned the measure could be scrapped if it is abused for bogus asylum claims and illegal work.

Austria promises to help Ukraine with visa-free travel

405 weeks ago
Vienna, Nov. 8 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Austria has promised to help Ukraine in signing an agreement on an action plan for gaining the right to visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens entering the EU, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said.

Rent Apartment in Kiev.

406 weeks ago
UA Rent offers high quality short term fully serviced apartments in central locations of Kiev. We are in business since 2001 having earned stable reputation

Travel to Odessa from Romania.

406 weeks ago
Getting from Galati or Tulcea, Romania. Is it possible to have a car with driver to take two people from Galati to Odessa and what would be the cost?

British iron lady released from hospital after flu

406 weeks ago
LONDON (AP) — Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has returned home following two weeks in the hospital, managing a smile and a wave to reporters camped outside her doorstep Monday.

Traveling to Ukraine from Australia .

407 weeks ago
Firstly, as Australian citizen, do I need visa to visit Ukraine, and how long can I stay?.... Secondly, I am meeting a lovely Ukraine girl we would like

Trains from Simferopol to Nikolaev?

407 weeks ago
I need to know the departure time for train going to Nikolaev from Simferopol. From Ukraine-Travel-Advisor.com. In order to get to Nikolaev from Simferopol

Liovochkin Says President Yanukovych May Travel Round Kyiv By Helicopter To Desist His Bottlenecking Motorcade

407 weeks ago

The Chief of Staff notes, the president is very sensitive about the need of traffic restriction when official personalities are passing.

Liovochkin Says President Yanukovych May Travel Round Kyiv By Helicopter To Desist His Bottlenecking Motorcade

Goa's hippie pioneer dies in India's tourism mecca

407 weeks ago
PANAJI, India (AP) — Eight Finger Eddie's time had come and gone.

Kyiv, Moscow agree to expand cooperation in tourism, education

407 weeks ago
Ukraine and Russia have agreed to expand cooperation in tourism and education, as well as to recognize each other's education certificates and degrees.

Action plan for visa-free travel to be adopted at Ukraine-European Union summit

407 weeks ago
Brussels, Oct. 26 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The action plan on the introduction of visa-free travel between Ukraine and the European Union member-states will be adopted at the Ukraine-EU summit scheduled for Nov. 22.

Online travel coalition fights Google's deal

407 weeks ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several leading Internet travel agencies and search engines are urging U.S. government regulators to block Google from buying a technology supplier that plays an instrumental role in finding the best airline fares.

Wife of jailed Nobel winner invites dozens to Oslo

407 weeks ago
The wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has invited dozens of Chinese activists and luminaries to go to the Nobel award ceremony in Oslo on her behalf because mainland authorities are likely to block her from going.

European Union extends travel restrictions for Belarusian officials

407 weeks ago
LUXEMBOURG, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday extended its suspension of visa restrictions for senior officials from Belarus, but did not lift the sanctions entirely because of concerns over human rights and democratic reforms.

Ukraine Hostels - a low priced accommodation to budget travellers.

408 weeks ago
At Ukraine hostels student groups, independent travelers, college students, families, seniors citizens, etc. may stay.

Actor Randy Quaid, wife claim asylum in Canada

408 weeks ago
VANCOUVER, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Randy Quaid and his wife, wanted in the United States on vandalism charges, are seeking refugee status in Canada, saying on Friday they feared for their lives.

Karpachova: Security Service's influence on local elections threat to democracy

408 weeks ago
The influence of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) over the local elections in Ukraine is a threat to democracy in the country, Ombudsman Nina Karpachova has said.

The National Interest: Resets and spheres of influence

408 weeks ago
Ted Galen Carpenter writes:

The Obama administration has explicitly sought to “reset” the relationship with Russia, which had become quite dysfunctional during the final years of the Bush administration. Although Washington has not used the reset terminology with respect to the troubled U.S. relationship with China, the substantive goal appears to be similar. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ effort to restore the dialogue between the militaries of the two countries is one indication of that intent. Read the story here.

The Moscow Times: Visa-free travel to Europe for Russians possible by 2025

408 weeks ago
Nikolaus von Twickle writes:

Europe and Russia can build a visa-free zone with common economic and security spaces before 2025, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday. "From my point of view, in 10 to 15 years the vision that we should have is a common economic EU-Russia space, end of visa requirements and a common security concept," Sarkozy told reporters after talks with President Dmitry Medvedev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in France. Read the story here.

Ukrainian Dance it is not only famous Hopak.

408 weeks ago
The main feature of the ukrainian dance is improvisation. You will never be able to watch the same dance. Each performance is different.

International Medical Travel Journal: Ukraine gaining in popularity for health tourism

409 weeks ago
Medicare Europe is a British medical tourism agency that focuses on Eastern European countries for dental care, IVF, eye care and cosmetic surgery. It has set up a European office in Kiev in the Ukraine, as that country is increasing in popularity for offering high quality care at a reasonable price. Read the story here.