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Greece to allow international flights to tourist destinations from July 1

Greece’s long-awaited tourist season will begin on June 15 with the opening of seasonal hotels, while international flights will be able to head directly...

Cruise lines extend suspension of sailings by a month due to Covid-19

P&O Cruises and Cunard have extended the suspension of sailings by a month. The cruise lines were previously due to resume operations on April 11,...

Virgin Galactic moves rocket to New Mexico

Sir Richard Branson is moving Virgin Galactic’s passenger rocket and more than 100 employees from California to a launch and landing facility in New...

Qantas operates the ‘world’s first’ zero waste flight

If you’re trying to be careful about the amount of waste you create and what happens to it, flying tends not to be the...

Japan : Three Cities and an Island

By Sean Sheehan The term psychogeography sounds like it might describe a state of mental derangement but a French writer, Guy Debord, came up the...

Athens and Corfu: Culture and Comfort in the Sun

By Sean Sheehan The Acropolis Museum in Athens exhibiting ten times as many precious exhibits as the old museum of that name, has been...

What’s New at Canary Wharf?

Sean Sheehan Once upon a time everything at Canary Wharf was spanking new and everywhere you looked cranes were lifting building blocks into the sky....

Escape to Tuscany

Sean Sheehan Summer in London can be a bit of an ordeal: the tourists, the weather, the grumpy brexiters, so while we’re still attached to...

Airline warns of drop in travel to France after attacks

Air France, which faces a cabin crew strike at the height of the summer holiday season, is warning of pressure on its finances amid...

Postcard From Iran

Sean Sheehan Nadia Badiee come from Shiraz, a city some 900 km south of Iran’s capital, where the grapes used for the eponymous wine did...

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Keir Starmer calls on PM to urge Donald Trump to ‘respect human rights’

Keir Starmer has called on Boris Johnson to urge Donald Trump to “respect human rights and the fundamental democratic right to peaceful protest” following...

France will not hold Bastille Day parade amid Covid-19 crisis

French troops will not march on the Champs-Elysees avenue on Bastille Day this year. The French presidency says the traditional military parade will be replaced...

Johnson urges world leaders to focus ‘collective ingenuity’ on Covid-19 vaccine hunt

Boris Johnson has urged world leaders to join together and focus their “collective ingenuity” on the search for a coronavirus vaccine that is affordable...

European Central Bank increases support to countries ravaged by pandemic

The European Central Bank has boosted its pandemic emergency support programme by 600 billion euros to 1.35 trillion euros in an effort to keep...

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu slams West Bank settlers for anti-Trump remarks

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has harshly criticised Jewish West Bank settler leaders for disparaging President Donald Trump over what they perceive to be...
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