Several popular destinations remain off limits to tourists

As international travel picks up, several popular destinations remain off limits to tourists

Karla Cripps | 27th April 2022 During the recent Easter holiday, social media feeds were flooded with photographs of cheerful vacationers, many of whom were taking their first international excursions since the outbreak began. In Switzerland, you can go skiing. Thailand beach vacations That long-awaited trip to Disney World with the family. In fact, so …

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Singapore fully reopens borders after two-year COVID closure

Singapore fully reopens borders after two-year COVID closure

Singapore | Fri, April 1, 2022 After a two-year coronavirus shutdown, Singapore fully reopened its borders to all vaccinated visitors on Friday, with visitors saying it felt “great” to travel without restrictions once more. As they transition to live under COVID-19, the aviation hub, a crucial gateway for people arriving in Asia, joins other countries …

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Australia nears living with COVID like flu Prime Minister

Australia nears living with COVID like flu: Prime Minister

Sydney, Australia | Sun, March 13, 2022 Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia said the country’s political leaders want to proceed to a new phase of treating COVID-19 as if it were the flu, but that they would contact health professionals first. Morrison told reporters on Saturday morning, a day after meeting with the national …

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Malaysia's Sabah aims to win big as world's first green palm oil state

Malaysia’s Sabah aims to win big as world’s first green palm oil state

Sandakan, Malaysia | Fri, January 28, 2022 Ettol Kumpilon’s tiny family farm in Malaysia’s eastern province of Sabah has allowed him to remodel his home, send his eldest child to school, and build up a solid savings account by switching from rice to oil palm. However, as a result of rising temperatures caused by climate …

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The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's premier space observatory of the next decade

The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully launched

December 25, 2021 It’s a moment that has been decades in the making. The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s premier space observatory of the next decade, successfully launched on Christmas morning. At 7:20 a.m. ET, the telescope launched atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. “The @NASAWebb Space Telescope has been …

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Australia joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Games

Australia joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Games

Sydney, Australia | Wed, December 8, 2021 Australia will join the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday, as other allies considered similar actions to protest China’s human rights record. The United States has announced that its government officials will boycott the February …

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India's $99 billion man is opening the country's first 7-Eleven

India’s $99 billion man is opening the country’s first 7-Eleven

India | Saturday, October 9, 2021 The country’s wealthiest man is bringing 7-Eleven to India, adding the convenience store brand to his vast corporate empire, which includes energy, chemicals, retail, and telecoms. Reliance Retail, Mukesh Ambani’s conglomerate’s commerce arm, announced on Thursday that it will establish India’s first 7-Eleven shops, only days after the fast-food …

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US still ready to engage with North Korea after missile test

United States | Tue, September 14, 2021 Despite Pyongyang’s statement that it had launched a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, a White House spokesperson said on Monday that the US is still willing to negotiate with the country. “Our attitude on North Korea has not changed; we remain prepared to engage,” Karine Jean-Pierre, …

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Afghan crisis cements Qatari global influence

Afghan crisis cements Qatari global influence

Doha, Qatar | Mon, September 6, 2021 Political leaders have rushed to Doha, and several nations have relocated their Kabul embassies there, all hailing their host for its crucial part in the airlift out of Afghanistan’s capital. After earning the trust of both parties in Afghanistan’s never-ending conflict, tiny Qatar has grabbed the moment, consolidating …

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