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12 destinations travelers might want to avoid in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tourism backlash has been in full effect over the past 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems.<p>Unsurprisingly, this has posed a a dilemma for mindful travelers planning their next …

European Travel

Russian submarines are prowling around vital undersea cables. It’s making NATO nervous.

BRUSSELS — Russian submarines have dramatically stepped up ­activity around undersea data ­cables in the North Atlantic, part of a more aggressive naval posture that has driven NATO to revive a Cold War-era command, according to senior military officials.<p>The apparent Russian focus on the cables, …

Military

Trips in Europe everyone should take according to the world's top travel experts

The Ice Hotel, Finland.Flickr/bjaglin<p>No matter how many countries you've been to, there's always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritise one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked top travel bloggers and …

European Travel

Amnesty: 2017 on Course to Be Deadliest Year Yet for Refugees Crossing the Mediterranean

This year is set to be the deadliest year for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean in the desperate attempt to reach safety or a better …

Amnesty International

Move over, America. China now presents itself as the model ‘blazing a new trail’ for the world.

BEIJING — American presidents are fond of describing their nation as a “city on a hill” — a shining example for other nations to follow. But China is now officially in the business of styling itself as another polestar for the world, with a very different political, economic and cultural model.<p>“The …

China

These Are The Most Beautiful Streets And Neighbourhoods in the World

Qatar's Deadline to Meet Demands Won't Be Extended, Saudi Says

Qatar’s July 5 deadline to comply with a Saudi-led bloc’s conditions for ending the monthlong Gulf crisis won’t be extended, Saudi Arabia’s foreign …

Saudi Arabia

10 things to do in Edinburgh

With a dramatically beautiful Old Town and stylishly modern New Town, it’s little wonder Edinburgh is enticing increasing numbers of visitors each …

Explosions and gunfire at train station in Brussels Video

The suspected Brussels train station attacker is dead; this is Europe's 3rd terror attack in just three days.

Arab world tweets: Hamas is resistance, not terrorism

Social media fires back following recent statements by Saudi FM characterising Hamas as a 'terrorist organisation'.<p>Following recent statements by the Saudi foreign minister calling on Qatar to end its support of Hamas, social media users in the Arab world reacted in support of the Palestinian …

Social Media

Narcoterrorism and the KKK Model: Inside the Rise of Latin America’s ‘Gangster Warlords’

A new kind of warfare defined by powerful but shadowy ‘criminal insurgencies’ is on the rise in much of Latin America. What are we going to do about …

Mexico

Russian hackers to blame for sparking Qatar crisis, FBI inquiry finds

Gulf state isolated by neighbours after freelance hacking operation planted fake news to discredit emir over his Islamist links<p>An investigation by the FBI has concluded that Russian hackers were responsible for sending out fake messages from the Qatari government, sparking the Gulf’s biggest …

Middle East
Military

Trump nominates Christopher Wray as new FBI director

"I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow," Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.<p>Wray is a former assistant attorney general who oversaw the DOJ's criminal division under President George W. Bush from 2003 to 2005.<p>He …

Donald Trump

UAE: Social media users face jail for Qatar sympathy

The United Arab Emirates has banned people from publishing expressions of sympathy towards Qatar and will punish offenders with a jail term of up to 15 years, the UAE-based newspaper Gulf News and pan-Arab channel Al-Arabiya reported.<p>In a statement released on Wednesday, UAE's Attorney General …

Middle East

A magical, green walk along Paris's Promenade Plantée

At times 10 metres above street level, this free, scenic three-mile stroll from the Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes was the world’s first elevated park walkway – and has become a cherished part of the city<p>Paris has some of Europe’s most beautiful parks but for something different search out the …

France

The American way of war is a budget-breaker

Never has a society spent more for less<p>When Donald Trump wanted to “do something” about the use of chemical weapons on civilians in Syria, he had the U.S. Navy lob 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield (cost: $89 million). The strike was symbolic at best, as the Assad regime ran bombing missions …

War
South Asia

Russian Fighter Jet Twice Came Close to U.S. Navy Plane: Officials

A Russian fighter jet twice came within a short distance from a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the Black Sea this week, U.S. military officials said.<p>On Tuesday, a Russian Su-27 jet approached the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon while it was "conducting routine operations in international airspace," …

Military

7 Amazing International Vacations That Won't Cost a Fortune

Go for an adventure without breaking the bank.<p>If Paris is too passé for your next international vacation, it’s time to consider a more off-the-beaten …

Sharm el-Sheikh

The World Is Not Ready for the Next Pandemic

Across China, the virus that could spark the next pandemic is already circulating. It’s a bird flu called H7N9, and true to its name, it mostly …

Disease

Day Trips from Paris: 6 Uniquely French experiences you can’t miss

The French capital is chic, vibrant and has much to offer – but if you’re looking at a gorgeous green escape from the city, we’ve listed the top day …

France

The 5 Most Jaw-dropping Swimming Holes in the United States

It’s easy to assume that travelers need to trek to Thailand or some undiscovered South American waterfall to find the perfect swimming hole. However, …

Hiking

This Is The Safest Travel Destination In The World

Finland has reason to be proud. Not only is the Nordic country celebrating 100 years of independence, according to the World Economic Forum's <i>2017</i> …

Tourism

10 Insanely Cool Caribbean Travel Adventures You Must Try

When planning your next travel adventure to the Caribbean, try and venture out and do something you have never done before, whether it be hiking up a …

Caribbean

You Won't Believe How Cheap These 10 Incredible Vacations Are

​These jaw-dropping beaches, metropolitan escapes, and outdoorsy adventures are all possible on a shoestring<p>Getty Images<p>With the end of a long, dreary winter comes longer days, the promise of rooftop season, and, of course, the travel itch. But shelling out massive amounts of cash for a week away …

The most beautiful squares across France

French cities are home to a fantastic array of historic squares (or "places" as they are known in French).<p>Here are our favourites.<p><b>Place de la</b> …

France

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

The Number Of People The US Is Accused Of Killing While Fighting ISIS Keeps Rising

The US military is opening its third investigation into civilian casualties in less than a month as reports of deaths by coalition bombs in the fight against ISIS continue to rise.<p>WASHINGTON — Despite capturing 700 videos surrounding an airstrike that may have killed hundreds of civilians, the US …

Middle East

The 25 cheapest cities in Europe for a weekend break

The study looked at the total amount of 12 holiday items, such as a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for two, two nights' accommodation in a three-star hotel, travel and sightseeing costs, a cup of coffee, and a bottle of beer.<p>The Post Office crunched numbers for each city using currency …

European Travel