• Brazil packed with travel riches, so why so few tourists?

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. It has miles of sandy, deserted beaches, and stunning flat-topped mountains. It invented samba and a devilish little drink called the caipirinha. It has massive reserves for native peoples and charming colonial towns...

  • AP Exclusive: UN health agency slammed for high travel costs

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country's president in celebrating the world's first Ebola vaccine. After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph over the lethal...

  • Czechs to build rail network for high-speed trains

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has approved a plan to build a rail network for high-speed trains. Transport Minister Dan Tok says the network will be designed for trains traveling at a speed of over 300 kph (185 mph) like in some other European countries, such as France. It should...

  • AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel — far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated...

  • Hong Kong's Cathay lays off 600 as it faces rising pressure

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — Cathay Pacific Airways said Monday it's laying off nearly 600 staff at its headquarters in its biggest round of firings in two decades as it faces rising competition from rival carriers and tough business conditions. The Hong Kong airline said it plans to axe about...

  • Turkey: Man detained on US plane just wanted 1st class seat

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says the FBI has detained a Turkish man who attempted to sit in first class on a Los Angeles-Honolulu flight. The Anadolu news agency reported Sunday that 25-year-old Anil Tuvanc Uskanli bought an economy ticket on American Airlines Flight...

  • Colorful Colorado: 'On the road to nowhere,' Westcliffe is calling

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WESTCLIFFE - The drive south starts out barren, the empty ribbons of dusty road carving through towns of crumbling buildings and rusting trailer homes, past barbed-wire fences wrapping open land and fields slowly turning green. Soon the landscape warps. Now Colorado 96 climbs into...

  • Seasoned with salt: A look at Senegal's colorful Lac Rose

    By Ginanne Brownell Mitic The Washington Post -
    Yesterday

    Not surprisingly, my tracksuit-wearing guide slid onto the back of his dromedary with great ease and aplomb, barely noticing that the camel let out a huff as he settled into the saddle, and lifted the rope that was attached to its jaw. I, meanwhile, was hesitant, gingerly stepping to...

  • 8 injured after plane clips supply truck at LA airport

    Updated: Sat, May 20, 2017

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people were injured Saturday after an Aeromexico passenger jet clipped a supply truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. The Boeing 737 was taxiing to an arrival gate and was crossing a service road when the plane's...

  • The Latest: Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injured

    Updated: Sat, May 20, 2017

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a plane and airport utility truck in Los Angeles (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Police say an Aeromexico plane taxiing toward a gate at Los Angeles International Airport was crossing a service road when it struck a supply truck,...

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