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The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (March 8) is #BalanceforBetter. It focuses on how a more gender-balanced world can create a better working environment for all. According to a report by The Adventure Travel Trade Association, women have been long under-represented in the outdoor travel scene, especially in leadership positions. A report entitled
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Seeking an “authentic” experience as he backpacked through war-torn Afghanistan, Dutch tourist Ciaran Barr searched the Couchsurfing website for locals to stay with. He found an astonishing number of potential hosts. Despite the country’s decaying security, nearly 2,000 Afghans – the vast majority of them men – have signed up to host guests on the
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(Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said. After being rebuffed by the U.S. Congress
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday he was concerned that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may not be investigating President Donald Trump’s ties to Deutsche Bank AG . U.S. Representative Adam Schiff announced last week a wide investigation into attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election
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“Authenticity” is the magic word. “Tourists want to get to know real life,” says researcher Ulrich Reinhardt. It’s this urge for genuine cultural experience that is prompting a growing number of travellers to forego major sights, like Egypt’s pyramids or North America’s Niagara Falls, for the chance to immerse themselves with locals. “It’s about providing
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, told U.S. lawmakers in comments released on Monday that while he has never spoken about the substance of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation with Trump, he has discussed it in broad terms with Vice President Mike Pence. In written answers to questions
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People who, while travelling as tourists, do some kind of volunteer work are taking part in what’s known as “voluntourism”. It’s become one of the strongest-growing segments in the tourism industry, and one that means billions of dollars’ worth of business, tourism experts say. And while it’s certainly a good thing for travel companies, surely
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WARSAW (Reuters) – The European Union and NATO should work on a joint position on whether to exclude Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei from their markets, Poland’s internal affairs minister, Joachim Brudzinski, said on Saturday. Poland has arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a former Polish security official on spying allegations, officials and sources
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PARIS (Reuters) – French ‘yellow vest’ protesters marched through Paris and other cities on Saturday to highlight their struggle to make ends meet, a day after President Emmanuel Macron’s government hardened its stance against them. Two months after they started blocking roads, occupying highway toll-booths and staging sometimes-violent street demonstrations in Paris, the yellow vests
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As a partial U.S. government shutdown hit the two-week mark, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders were scheduled on Friday to discuss ways to break an impasse pitting his demand for building a border wall against Democrats’ call for alternative security measures. About 800,000 federal workers have been affected by the Dec.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is eyeing a presidential run, blasted former Senator Joseph Lieberman for becoming a lobbyist for ZTE Corp, a Chinese telecommunications equipment maker accused of ties to China’s government. In a tweet posted on Wednesday night, Warren said Lieberman had “joined” lobbyists for ZTE, which she wrote
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has asked congressional leaders to return to the White House on Friday for talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown over a dispute on border security funding, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday. Speaking after a meeting of congressional leaders with Trump at the White House,
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