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Inside the world's first 'underground' hotel built in an abandoned quarry

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland (also known as the Deep Pit Hotel), will finally open its doors in October. The eye-popping, luxury hotel is standing out as a must-see destination in itself. Built mostly below ground in a deep pit of an abandoned quarry in southwestern Shanghai, it’s being …

Travel

Trips of a Lifetime

1 of 25<p>Santorini<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Marrakesh<p>3 of 25<p>Galápagos<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 25<p>Cape Town<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 25<p>Provence<p>Advertisement<p>6 of …

Amalfi Coast

Oia Castle Luxury Hotel

Embedded into the volcanic rock of a Santorini hillside, the Oia Castle Luxury Hotel boasts some of the best views on the island. The former fortress …

Luxury Lifestyle

What Are the Best Hong Kong Hotels to Stay at on a Budget?

You don’t need Terence Conran to design your hotel to find a great room. Check out our top five Hong Kong boutique hotels on a budget. The list of …

Hong Kong

CNN analyst: Manafort flipping means President Trump now has to decide his son’s fate

President Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet since news broke that his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has agreed to cooperate …

Donald Trump

Paul Manafort's Cooperation With Mueller Is the Biggest Blow Yet to Trump

The president and his former campaign chairman have spent months sharing information about the Russia investigation. Now Manafort has decided to help the government.<p>After more than four decades of lobbying on behalf of Republican politicians, foreign dictators, and oligarchs, Paul Manafort is …

Paul Manafort

Trump reportedly trusts only Stephen Miller, his children, rails about a 'coup'

President Trump is not dealing well with the latest rounds of criticism about his intelligence and competence from Bob Woodward's new instant …

Donald Trump

What Can We Expect of Vladimir Putin When He Is Scared?

If I know anything about Vladimir Putin, which I think I do, it’s that he is scared right now. If he is scared, then he is angry, too. Three things scare Putin: large protests, especially when thousands of people take to the streets without official permission; the messiness of the democratic …

Vladimir Putin

AutoCamp: Luxury Glamping Retreats, California Edition

AutoCamp is taking glamping to a new level with its fleet of custom Airstreams and luxury tents, kitted out with all the accoutrements of a design …

Santa Barbara

'You didn't get our message': key Trump aide Stephen Miller condemned by childhood rabbi

The childhood rabbi to Stephen Miller, special adviser to Donald Trump and a key architect of his “zero-tolerance” immigration policies, criticized his former charge on Monday as a purveyor of “negativity, violence, malice and brutality” who had learned nothing from his Jewish spiritual …

Santa Monica

The best sushi in Japan isn’t in Tokyo – and it’s not even at a restaurant

Japan is known the world over for arguably the finest seafood. Tokyo alone has 34 Michelin-starred sushi restaurants and even the offerings at less renowned establishments in the metropolis are fantastic. But it’s not cheap. This is one of the world's most expensive cities, after all – and its …

People are obsessing over this one word in the explosive NYT op-ed written by an anonymous Trump official — and they think it might be a clue about who wrote it

One word in a New York Times op-ed written by an anonymous senior Trump administration official has captivated people on social media.<p>The op-ed claims there's a secret resistance against President Donald Trump in the White House. It set off a firestorm online after it was published Wednesday, and …

Donald Trump

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

<i>The Times is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is</i> …

Fotografie

A local’s guide to Mexico City: 10 tips

<b>Street art</b><p>After the earthquakes in September 2017, Aida Mulato – who founded <b>Jóvenes Artesanos</b> (Young Artists) to educate Mexicans about their indigenous cultures – turned to graffiti artists to help reconstruct her Roma neighbourhood. The colourful murals celebrate indigenous communities and women, …

Mexico

3 Luxurious Hakone Ryokans You'll Want to See

WRITTEN BY<p>Jessica Cotzin<p>PUBLISHED ON<p>LOCATION<p>Japan<p>Japan isn’t exactly short on luxury hotels. Large hotel chains boasting five-star accommodations and …

Hot Springs

12 of the most luxurious hotels in Bali

Bali is one of those magical places where there is something for every kind of traveller.<p>This year, the Indonesian country has seen travellers flock …

National Parks

NY Attorney General: Trump Charity Illegally Bankrolled His Campaign

Despite pleas from the president’s attorneys, the Attorney General of New York has pledged to continue with a lawsuit against the president for …

Corruption

Enigmatic and Brutalist Sculptures in the Balkans

Passionate about unusual abandoned places all around the world, photographer Jonk releases a second book called <i>Spomeniks</i> taking us in search of old …

Sculpture

Cool Bangkok Hotels You Have To Experience At Least Once In Your Life

Frenetic. Frenzied. Dizzying. Harried. Chaotic. Crowded. Teeming.The words used to describe Bangkok paint the city as a cacophony of gridlocked …

Hospitality

Our Favorite ‘Small Luxury Hotels’ in Asia, Bali and The Maldives

<i>Point Me To The Plane Contributors David Ghorbanpoor and Sarah Johnson collaborated on this report.</i>Earlier we featured a select few of our favorite …

Luxury Lifestyle

Racist robocall targets Andrew Gillum in Florida governor's race

<b>(CNN) —</b> A racist robocall targeted Andrew Gillum days after the Tallahassee mayor won the Democratic nomination in the Florida governor's race, giving him a shot at becoming the state's first black chief executive.<p>The 78-second prerecorded message, obtained by CNN, is narrated by a man speaking in …

Florida

Trump presses Supreme Court chief justice for action on dossier

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice should order the judge in charge of the Foreign Intelligence …

Donald Trump

U.S. military says no plans to suspend more major exercises on Korean peninsula

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has no plans yet to suspend any more major military exercises with South Korea, the defense secretary said on Tuesday, in the middle of a breakdown in diplomacy with North Korea over its nuclear weapons.<p>Defense Secretary James Mattis told a Pentagon news …

North Korea

I attended the International Army Games and saw Russia's decadent and depraved military strategy first-hand

The familiar roar of the crowd on the bleachers as the home team surges to take the lead. The excited, inciting yammer of the commentator. The big screens showing details and stats. Just another sporting event. Only this time, the team comprises three Russian soldiers crewing a T-72B3 in the finals …

Russia

Conceding North Korea has not begun to denuclearize, Trump orders Pompeo to cancel his trip to Pyongyang

In a surprise announcement, President Trump on Friday conceded a lack of progress on denuclearization in North Korea and instructed Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to scrap a planned visit to Pyongyang “at this time,” a setback in the emerging diplomatic detente between the two longtime …

North Korea

Donald Trump Will Resign Now That Accountant Alan Weisselberg Has ‘Flipped,’ Says ‘Art Of The Deal’ Co-Writer

Trump Organization CFO has reportedly been granted immunity, and he 'knows everything,' says Donald Trump's 'Art of the Deal' co-writer Tony Schwartz.<p>…

Donald Trump

'How do you stay married to a guy who does that?'

Hill Republicans are appalled by Rep. Duncan Hunter, who is facing indictment, blaming his wife.<p>House Republicans are whispering one word over and over again to describe embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter: Shameless.<p>The California Republican, indicted this week for using $250,000 in campaign funds to …

Republicans

Apple announces August 25th grand opening of new retail store in Kyoto, Japan

Today in Japan, Apple previewed the upcoming grand opening of their newest retail store. Located in the city of Kyoto, the store will be the company’s 504th location worldwide and ninth operating in Japan.<p>Samsung Gear 360<p>Kyoto’s Shijo Street is a commercial and retail center, home to many luxury …

Apple

Lindsey Graham Just Cleared the Way for Trump to Fire Sessions

In July 2017, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that if President Trump were to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions there “will be holy hell to pay.” …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: U.S. disregard for Turkish legal process 'unacceptable' - Erdogan spokesman

ANKARA (Reuters) - The spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed what he said was the United States’ disregard for Turkey’s legal process, adding Washington had made arbitrary comments and demands in the case of a detained pastor.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson reacts as he …

Andrew Brunson