Friday, August 17, 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...
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...
People are seen on Stradun street in Dubrovnik

Croatia’s Adriatic Gem Limits Number of Tourists to Fight Overcrowding

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (Reuters) The Croatian town of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and picturesque coastal resort on the Adriatic, is at risk of...
Statue of former Chinese chairman Mao Zedong is seen in front of a residential building in Dandong New Zone

Hopes of North Korea Economic Reform Spur Surge in Chinese Tourism

By Philip Wen DANDONG, China (Reuters) North Korea's proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting cautious optimism across the...
People stand in line at an information booth following the closure of the Eiffel Tower as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris

Eiffel Tower to Reopen on Friday as Strike Ends

PARIS (Reuters) Staff at the Eiffel Tower agreed to end their strike on Thursday evening, a union official said, meaning the monument will reopen...
Tourists walk past giant hand structure on Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang city

Handy Engineering: Vietnam’s ‘Golden Bridge’ Has Giant Support

By Kham Nguyen and Thinh Nguyen DA NANG, Vietnam (Reuters) In the mountains of central Vietnam, a colossal pair of hands lifts a golden thread...