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Hungary's PM bans gender study at colleges

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is facing a strong backlash from universities this week after banning gender studies programs.

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Nebraska's pitch to tourists: 'Honestly, it's not for everyone'

Nebraska is trying to ramp up tourism with a self-deprecating ad campaign.

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Twitter bans bots that spread pro-Saudi messages about missing journalist

The suspension comes in the wake of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's suspected killing at the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

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Tourists Are Boldly Going Into African Trouble Spots

A Gabonese gambit is at the leading edge of a trend attracting a growing list of African economies: frontier-tourism products in places that visitors ...

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After failed election, Macedonia lawmakers to vote on name change

Macedonia's Parliament will vote Friday whether to push ahead with a plan to change its name to settle a decades-long dispute with Greece.

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The Orthodox Schism and the Spiritual Limits of Politics

A serious rift in the church could have big consequences in Ukraine, Russia and Greece.

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Algeria bans wearing of full-face veils at work

Algerian authorities on Thursday banned women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work, citing reasons of identification for the decision.

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10 hidden places the world doesn’t know about

Need to get away from it all — including other tourists? Get the inside scoop on 10 hidden destinations around the world.        

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‘Honestly, it’s not for everyone,’ says Nebraska’s self-deprecating new tourism campaign

Nebraska ranks last among states that tourists most want to visit. State leaders are hoping some self-deprecating humor can help change that.

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The 10 most expensive U.S. tourist destinations

Some of the most popular U.S. cities for tourists also happen to be the most expensive.

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Greek Leader Takes Over as Foreign Minister, Too

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and announced he will take over his ...

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Hungary bans homeless people from living in public spaces, in law described as ‘cruel’ by the U.N.

Hungary argues that it offers sufficient space in emergency shelters to accommodate all individuals without a home.

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Hungary bans homeless people from living in public spaces, in law described as ‘cruel’ by the U.N.

Hungary argues that it offers sufficient space in emergency shelters to accommodate all individuals without a home.

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China’s new diplomacy in Europe has a name: broken porcelain | David Bandurski

Beijing’s message to Sweden and beyond – criticise us, and we’ll topple your agenda – won’t win it any hearts and mindsTwo days after Sweden’s election in September, a bizarre statement appeared in English on the website of the Chinese embassy in Stockholm. A “small handful of Swedish forces, media and individuals”, it said, had made “unwarranted ...

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New Hungary law bans rough sleepers, rights groups complain

A tough new law that bans homeless people from sleeping on Hungary's streets came into force on Monday, prompting criticism from human rights groups who say it is inhumane.

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Facebook bans misinformation about voting ahead of midterm elections

Facebook is taking on another battle prior to the upcoming midterm elections, fighting false voter information. Veuer's Natasha Abellard has the ...

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Ancient mariners: Greek navy offers taste of life in galleys

For a NATO-member warship, Greece’s Olympias is pretty unusual. It’s got a zero carbon footprint, no whale-zapping sonar and an antiquated propulsion ...

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Some couples in India are selling tourists admission to their weddings

Indian weddings are known for their opulence, customs and traditions that are celebrated over several days. Now, tourists from outside the country can experience the nuptials for themselves.

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Hungary's constitution makes street homelessness a crime

Hungary's constitution now says sleeping on the streets is a crime.

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Prince Harry and Meghan expecting first child

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrived in Sydney on Monday, just hours before Kensington Palace announced that the royal couple is expecting a child in the spring. Outside Buckingham Palace, tourists wished them well. (Oct. 15)        

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Athens

From the ancient Acropolis to a daring Renzo Piano-designed cultural center, the Greek capital is luring record numbers of tourists to explore its ...

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Washington state's top court bans death penalty as biased, arbitrary

Washington became the 20th U.S. state to abolish capital punishment when its Supreme Court struck down the death penalty on Thursday, saying in a ...

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Bus crash in Germany injures dozens, Canadians on board

A bus carrying over 30 tourists from Australia, Canada and the United States crashed into a truck ...

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Strike over privatization fears shuts Greece's Acropolis

A strike by Greek culture ministry workers on Thursday shut the ancient Acropolis, which is the country's most popular attraction, and left a long ...

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Ancient shipwrecks found in Greek waters tell tale of trade routes

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered at least 58 shipwrecks, many laden with antiquities, in what they say may be the largest concentration of ancient wrecks ever found in the Aegean and possibly...

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In Santorini, tourists who weigh more than 220 pounds are now banned from riding donkeys

If you weigh more than 220 pounds and want to ride a donkey in Greece, you may be out of luck. Santorini is putting weight restrictions on rides.        

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'Overweight' tourists hit with ban in Greece

A burden has been lifted from the shoulders of Greece's working donkey population.

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