Saturday, August 18, 2018


A woman rests in a public garden next to the Natural History Museum in Vienna

Vienna Tops Melbourne as World’s Most Liveable City: Economist Survey

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters)  Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, strengthening the...
The El Portal Road to Yosemite Valley is closed as wildfire burns in Yosemite National Park

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Wildfires Sting California Park Tourism

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) For the past two weeks, a wildfire has forced much of Yosemite National Park in California to close, with...
Festivalgoers cool themselves in the Danube River during the Sziget music festival on an island in Budapest

Festivalgoers in Budapest Cool Off in the Danube

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) At Hungary's Sziget Festival, the Danube river is providing revelers with some welcome respite from the searing temperatures that have...
The logos of Airbnb are displayed at an Airbnb event in Tokyo

Airbnb Hits Wall with China Great Wall Promotion

By Pei Li and Brenda Goh BEIJING (Reuters) U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc has hit a wall with its newest marketing scheme in China,...
A statue of the Emperor Hadrian is displayed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem

Israeli Prison to Join Armageddon’s List of Ancient Ruins

By Stephen Farrell MEGIDDO, Israel (Reuters) The end is nigh at Armageddon - at least for an old Israeli prison near the ancient ruins of Megiddo,...
Amier El Refaie dances and sways with a cobra during his show at the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh

Egyptian in Red Sea Resort Town Charms Snakes to Sleep

CAIRO (Reuters) In Egypt's premier Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh, snake charmer Amier El Refaie puts some of the world's most dangerous...