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Fire Hits Renovated Paris Ritz Weeks Before Reopening

PARIS, Jan 19 – Flames ripped through the top floor of the luxury Ritz Paris hotel on Tuesday, as around 60 firefighters battled to put out a fire which threatened the work of a 3-1/2 year restoration programme just weeks ahead of a planned re-opening. Some 150 workers were evacuated from the site in the

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Kenya’s Tourism Minister Sees Industry Recovering in 2018

By Duncan Miriri WATAMU, Kenya Jan 18 – Kenya’s tourism sector will take another two years to recover after the government beefed up security and boosted funding for the sector, a key source of hard currency revenues, new tourism minister Najib Balala told Reuters. Visitor numbers and earnings have plunged in the last four years

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Egypt Crash to Spur Demand For Strict Aviation Security: Emirates

DUBAI, Nov 8 (Reuters) Emirates Airlines President Tim Clark said on Sunday he expected the crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt would result in demands for stringent aviation security worldwide. Speaking at the Dubai Airshow, Clark added that he had ordered a security review, but was not suspending any flights as a result

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Everyone Has A Mountain To Climb

Success is a matter of perseverance. Moving forward is the only option BY Her Highness Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi TIME stops when you reach the peak of a mountain. Rather, you want it to. The silence and stillness of the moment are interrupted only by the excitement of achievement and by the exhilarating thoughts that

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China Says Taiwan Election Putting off Tourists from Visiting

BEIJING (Reuters) Chinese tourists are being put off visiting Taiwan because of the “highly politicized” atmosphere there ahead of January’s elections, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, but would not say if Beijing was telling people not to go. Taiwan elections are always sensitive in Communist Party-ruled China, worried that the democratic winds from across

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