Jun 14, 2015

China to drop entry permit requirement for Taiwan residents

China plans to drop the entry permit requirement for Taiwan residents visiting the mainland, the official Xinhua News Agency cited a senior Chinese politician as saying on Sunday. Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, made the ...

Final death toll from sunken China cruise ship is 442

Jun 14, 2015

Final death toll from sunken China cruise ship is 442

The death toll from a cruise ship that sank on China’s Yangtze River was confirmed as 442 on Saturday, state media reported, as the final bodies were found from communist China’s worst shipping disaster. Only 12 people survived when the Eastern Star cruise ship ...

Terrorists apparently targeting Egypt's tourist sites, economy

Jun 12, 2015

Terrorists apparently targeting Egypt's tourist sites, economy

After a violent campaign directed at security forces, Egyptian militants appear to be zooming in on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s most vulnerable point: the economy. Attacks on two prime tourist sites in the space of eight days are deeply worrying for a government that ...

Selling Egypt's wine to the world

Jun 9, 2015

Selling Egypt's wine to the world

An organic wine producer is growing indigenous grapes near famed pharaonic tombs in central Egypt, vintners in the Nile Delta have modernized a long-neglected 19th century winery, and in Cairo’s hotels, tourists can now enjoy Egyptian wine described by an expert as “eminently drinkable.” ...

Jun 9, 2015

Finnair mulls increasing flights to Japan, other countries

Finnair is considering adding one to two new international routes next year from its Helsinki hub to destinations it currently serves such as Japan, according to CEO Pekka Vauramo. The Finnish carrier currently flies to three Japanese cities — Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Vauramo ...