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Supreme Court: grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

Washington - The Supreme Court dealt President Donald Trump's government a fresh setback Wednesday, saying its controversial travel ban cannot be applied to grandparents and other close relatives of people living in the United States -- for now.

Surf's up! N. Korea tourism agency tries to woo foreigners

Seoul - North Korea's tourism agency has launched a website offering holiday options ranging from surfing to rice planting, despite strong US warnings to avoid travel to a nation where several trips have ended in jail.

Wildfires rage on Adriatic coast

Zagreb - Firefighters in Montenegro and Croatia battled Tuesday to douse wildfires on the Adriatic coast and managed to control the blaze on the outskirts of Split, Croatia's second largest city.

Moroccans eye Spanish enclave across tiny border

Alhacemas - It's one of the shortest land borders in the world: a few dozen metres of plastic cord across a sandbank separate Morocco from the tiny Spanish enclave of Penon de Velez de la Gomera.

16 pilgrims killed in bus crash in northern India: police

Srinagar - At least 16 Hindu pilgrims were killed and many more injured Sunday in a bus crash in northern India, police said, just days after gunmen shot dead eight worshippers making the same holy visit.

EasyJet launches plans for post-Brexit base in Austria

London - British low-cost airline EasyJet charted a course on Friday to keep flying unhindered across the European Union after Brexit.

Spain expects another bumper year for tourism

Madrid - Spain's tourism sector is poised for another bumper summer season as security concerns continue to lure visitors away from rival destinations to its cities and beaches, industry lobby group Exceltur said Thursday.Tourism activity will increase by 4.

Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand

Los Angeles - Over nearly a century Disney has exported US culture across the globe, but the company was astonished to find one slice of Americana wildly popular in China -- the turkey leg.The entertainment giant opened its $5.

American Airlines ends codeshare deals with Qatar, Etihad

New York - American Airlines said Wednesday it is ending its codeshare relationships with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways as part of its push against government subsidies of Middle Eastern carriers.

Spain's party islands ask EU to ban booze on flights

Madrid - Authorities in the Balearic Islands, home to the party resorts of Ibiza and Magaluf, on Wednesday asked Spain and the European Union to ban alcohol on flights and in airports as they battle "anti-social tourism".

Chinese deities end SE Asia luxury tour

Singapore - A statue of a Chinese goddess that became a social media sensation after being pictured flying business class for a Southeast Asian tour has headed home after putting her feet up at a premium airport lounge in Singapore, organisers said Monday.

Kuwait airline says US laptop ban lifted

Kuwait City - Kuwait Airways said Sunday that a ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of its US-bound flights had been lifted by Washington.

Brazilian port where slaves arrived given UNESCO status

Varsovia - The Valongo wharf in Rio de Janeiro where slaves from Africa first arrived in Brazil has been added to the list of World Heritage sites, UNESCO announced on Sunday.

Royal Jordanian Airlines says US laptop ban lifted

Amman - Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Sunday it has won an exemption from a US ban on passengers carrying laptops and tablet computers on flights from its hub in Amman.

Ghana eyes surfing to boost tourism numbers

Kasoa - Brett Davies paced up and down the sloping sands of Kokrobite beach in Ghana, organising surfers from 20 different countries at his annual international competition.

1,200 Fiat 500s mass for iconic cars 60th birthday

Garlenda - More than 1,200 Fiat 500s from across Europe revved into the Italian foothills on Saturday to mark the 60th birthday of the iconic little car. The Italian classic took its first spin on July 4, 1957. Eighteen years later, more than 4.

Hunchback's dream: returning Paris's Notre Dame to glory

Paris - Victor Hugo would be appalled to see the ravages inflicted by time, pollution and weather on his beloved Notre Dame, the soaring cathedral that adorns the heart of Paris.

US lifts laptop ban on flights from Istanbul: airline

Ankara - The United States lifted Wednesday a ban on carrying large electronic devices such as laptops in the cabin of US-bound flights from Turkey's main international airport, Turkish Airlines and local media reported.

EU urges Slovenia and Croatia to 'implement' high seas ruling

Strasbourg - The European Commission on Tuesday asked Slovenia and Croatia to "implement" a ruling that gave Ljubljana key access to international waters off the Croatian coast, a decision rejected by Zagreb.
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