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Overtourism and the Big Chill: Travel Trends in 2018

The tourism industry is booming as travelers find ever more intrepid ways of exploring the globe and receding security fears revive old favorites.

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War Leaves Yemenis Struggling to Buy Fuel to Cook

Long queues of men line the streets of Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa waiting alongside empty propane gas canisters they are desperate to replace so they have fuel to cook.

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EU Says Peanut Butter, Orange Juice, Bourbon on Anti-Trump Tariff List

The EU on Wednesday said it would strike back against U.S. President Donald Trump's threatened steel and aluminum tariffs, with counter-measures against flagship U.S. products such as peanut butter, orange juice and bourbon whiskey.

"Certain types of bourbon are on the list as are other items such as peanut butter, cranberries, orange juice," EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem told reporters after the European Commission, which handles trade matters for the bloc, discussed the tariffs.

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Portugal Leases Empty Monasteries, Forts to Boost Tourism

The star-shaped walls of the hilltop town of Elvas dominate the plains of Portugal's southern Alentejo region near the border with Spain.

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IMF Says Blockade Impact on Qatar Fading but Risks Remain

The economic and financial impact on Qatar of a nine-month Saudi-led blockade is fading, but some risks for the Gulf emirate remain, the International Monetary Fund has said.

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Markets Rebound on Easing Fears of Trump Trade War

World stock markets roared higher Tuesday as fears eased over U.S. President Donald Trump's planned trade tariffs, dealers said.

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Athens Taxi Drivers Strike in Uber Protest

Greek commuters saw journeys disrupted Monday as taxi drivers downed tools to protest at competition from ride-sharing firm Uber on a day rail workers also held a 24-hour strike.

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Beleaguered Brazilians Sick of Fuss over Neymar's Toe

News crews from around the world may have flocked to cover Neymar's foot operation but some Brazilians would rather see the spotlight on the country's woes.

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Paris Says Brexit Free Trade Deal Can't Include Financial Services

Any post-Brexit free trade deal struck between Britain and the European Union must not include financial services, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday before meeting his UK counterpart.

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Greece Returns to Growth for Second Time in a Decade

Greece's economy grew by 1.4 percent last year, the national statistics agency Elstat said Monday, only the second time in a decade of crisis the eurozone nation has managed any growth.

The country's economy shrank by a quarter during an eight-year long recession, aggravated by spending cuts and tax hikes required under its international bailouts.

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