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Japan to resume tourism in June; only packaged tour for now

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will open its borders to foreign tourists in June for the first time since imposing tight pandemic travel restrictions about two years ago, but only for package tours for now, the p...

Scars of war seem to be everywhere in Ukraine after 3 months

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Piano music wafted from an apartment block on a recent spring evening in Kramatorsk, blending with distant artillery fire for a surreal soundtrack to a bomb-scarred neighbor...

Singapore Tourism Board partners Traveloka and Trans Digital Media to welcome Indonesian travellers to Singapore as part of the SingapoReimagine recovery campaign

Travellers can look forward to fresh and innovative experiences, along with exclusive deals.JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 25 May 2022 - Singapore is gearing up to welcome visitors from Indon...

Airbnb ends rentals in China to focus on outbound tourists

BEIJING (AP) — Airbnb Inc. announced Tuesday it will stop representing short-term rental properties in China and focus its business in the country on serving Chinese tourists looking for lodgings abro...

Airbnb cuts all listings in China amid fierce competition

Airbnb announced it will close all listings and experiences in mainland China, making it the latest addition in a long list of Western internet platforms that have shut shop in the Chinese market. &q...

New Zealand PM Ardern to visit U.S. to boost exports, lure tourists

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will visit the United States this week in a bid to boost exports and lure more tourists as the Pacific nation looks to fully reopen its border after more than...

Japan to double limit on foreign arrivals from next month

Japan will next month double its limit on foreign arrivals to 20,000 a day, the top government spokesperson said on Friday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a regular news conference t...

Japan to allow limited foreign package tours as experiment

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government announced Tuesday it will begin allowing small package tours from four countries later this month before gradually opening up to foreign tourism for the first time sinc...

Azovstal eyewitness recounts her evacuation from Mariupol steel plant

Lydia was recently rescued from the Azovstal iron and steel plant after two months of Russian bombardment. She does not want to tell us her real name and where she is currently living, for fear of end...

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A gunman motivated by hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs before shooting at a gathering of mostly elderly Taiwanese paris...

Obama, Airbnb's Brian Chesky launch $100M in scholarships

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, has donated $100 million to the Obama Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in public service and includes multi...

Taiwan ends quarantine for COVID contacts with 3 jabs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 16) announced that it will end the quarantine requirement for close contacts of COVID cases who have received a t...

Tigerair Taiwan begins recruitment and training in anticipation of border opening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Tigerair Taiwan made a recruitment announcement in April, and on Monday (May 16) they began a training session for new cabin crew members, in anticipation of Taiwan opening...

D'backs, Orioles picking themselves up after 2021 failures

Last season, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Baltimore Orioles tied for baseball's worst record with a staggering 110 losses apiece. With that as a baseline, 2022 has been a bit more en...

Nepal's economy hammered by power outages

Nepal's industrial sector has been hit hard by power cuts in recent weeks, with many small, medium as well as large firms forced to shut down operations due to a lack of electricity. The Himalaya...