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Europe gives conditional backing to visa-free travel for Turks

Brussels - The European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation EU, on Wednesday gave conditional backing for Turks to get visa-free travel as part of a deal to solve the migrant crisis, a commissioner said."The European Commission is today proposing...

Happy tears as first US-Cuba cruise in decades docks

Havana - Cuban Americans wept with joy Monday as they stepped onto their parents' homeland off the first US cruise ship to sail to the island in half a century.

First U.S.-to-Cuba cruise ship in decades sets sail

Miami - The first US cruise ship bound for Cuba in half a century set sail from Florida on Sunday, marking a new milestone in the rapprochement between Washington and Havana.

Japan wants foreign tourists to avoid 'public flatulence'

Toukyo - A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public "belching or flatulence" in an etiquette guide which was hastily rewritten, reportedly after complaints from a Chinese resident.

Tourist trinkets crafted by Haiti's child artisans

Port-au-prince - Seated on an earthen floor on the outskirts of Haiti's capital city, seven-year-old Samuel Jean fashions a little boat from a piece of wrought iron.

TSA confiscates 73 guns from carry-on bags in one week

It's a new record. In just one week the US Transportation Security Administration confiscated 73 guns passengers had in carry-on luggage. Of the 73, 68 were loaded and 27 had a round in the chamber.

Attack on police sows panic in Acapulco tourist hub

Acapulco - Gunmen launched two nearly simultaneous attacks against federal police installations in Acapulco's tourist district, sowing panic as people ducked inside restaurants and stores in Mexico's crime-plagued resort, authorities said Monday.

Fears mount in quake-hit Nepal as tourists stay away

Mahankal - Former guesthouse owner Tenzing Lama remembers when foreign tourists thronged Nepal's Langtang valley, trekking through the breathtaking Himalayan wilderness and soaking up the tranquility.

Cuba clears way for cruise ship resumption

Havana - Cuba cleared the way Friday for the resumption of cruise voyages to and from the United States, lifting a restriction that barred travelers born in Cuba from the trips.

Myanmar's 'long-necked' women hope to turn tourism into homecoming

- Wearing a stack of bronze neck coils -- a sign of beauty for her Kayan tribe -- Mu Par dreams of a time when all "long-necked" women can return to Myanmar from Thailand where they are a tourist attraction.

Passengers profiled at Paris airport since Brussels attacks: Official

Paris - Profilers have been operating at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport since the attacks on Brussels airport, its operators revealed on Thursday.They have been watching for "abnormal behaviour" at France's biggest airport, Aeroports de Paris (ADP) said.

EU approves sharing air passenger data to fight terror

Strasbourg - The European Parliament voted Thursday to allow airlines to share passenger information with EU states in a bid to detect jihadists, the culmination of a five-year debate that intensified after the Paris and Brussels attacks.

EU lawmakers vote on sharing air passenger data to fight terror

Strasbourg - The European Parliament votes Thursday on whether airlines can share names of passengers with EU states to help trace returning jihadists, culminating five years of debate that intensified after the Paris and Brussels attacks.

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