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Essential Prague: Prague for First Timers

Very few European cities retain their original charm after WWII abolished much of the history in Europe. The medieval old town in Prague remains in …

What Not To Do In Prague

While it's hard to really ruin a trip to Prague, these things could definitely mar what would otherwise be a killer experience abroad.<p>Forget to validate your metro ticket.<p>In Prague, you purchase a ticket at one kiosk, validate it at another kiosk, and then board the train without ever pushing your …

10 of the best ways to enjoy Prague … on a budget

Photograph: Alamy<p>The park on Petřín Hill.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/4/1441370702781/0be80978-83fc-42e1-9bc0-0bdbd5348219-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The park on Petřín …

Restaurace Hajnovka, Vinohradská 25 | Hajnovka.cz

Hajnovka puts quality first<p>For that reason, we offer to our guests not only the traditional Czech dishes, but also modern international …

Prague: finding a new edge

With Old Prague now tourist central, David Farley follows local artists and hipsters to the Czech capital’s newly transformed outer neighbourhoods<p>The barista with the Salvador Dalí moustache refused to bring milk for my coffee. “Trust me,” he said, adjusting his man-bun. “It’s much better this …

European Travel

Insider's Prague: Tourist Traps to Avoid, What to Do, Where to Eat

<i>While we lived in Prague, we were simultaneously awed by its beauty and frustrated by the rapacious tourism development that had swamped its old</i> …

Find the real Prague off the beaten path

<b>The question</b><p>I don't want to be just another tourist in Prague. Any suggestions for getting off the beaten path?<p><b>The answer</b><p>The cobbled Czech capital rapidly became the former Soviet Bloc's most popular vacation destination in the 1990s, and its charming Old Town streets were soon crammed with great …

ISIL kills top Iranian commander in Syria

Iranian military says Brigadier General Hossein Hamadani was killed by the rebels near Aleppo overnight.<p>An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo, where he was advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, the guards …

Bashar al-Assad

Russia denies missiles aimed at Syria landed in Iran

Moscow disputes US reports that cruise missiles fired at Syrian targets from warship in Caspian sea fell short of target<p>Russia has denied cruise missiles fired at Syrian targets from a warship in the Caspian sea fell short of their target and landed in Iran.<p>Anonymous US sources claimed on Thursday …

How We'll Fly From Los Angeles To Tokyo In 30 Minutes

Aviation pioneer Dick Rutan explains his vision for hypersonic travel<p>The Wright brothers aren’t the only siblings to push the limits of flight: In 1986, pilot Dick Rutan flew nonstop around the world, spending nine days in the air on a single tank of gas. He made the trip in a plane called <i>Voyager</i>, …

Pope starts U.S. trip with tone of conciliation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pope Francis launched his first visit to the United States with a characteristic gesture of humility on Tuesday, and sent a conciliatory message to the world’s wealthiest nation about his frequent criticism of capitalism.<p>After a red carpet welcome by President Barack Obama at …

Clinton: 'I can't answer' apparent email discrepancy

DES MOINES — Another apparent discrepancy has arisen in what Hillary Clinton has said about her emails.<p>When <i>The Des Moines Register</i> asked her about the latest twist in the private server saga on Tuesday, she said she had no new answers.<p>Just before Clinton sat down for a 105-minute meeting with the</i> …

Government

Credit Cards Now Come With a Chip Embedded

Consumer<p>You may have received a new credit card or debit card with a computer chip embedded in it in the mail recently. It's part of a nationwide shift by major card issuers to offer added security against fraud—and shift the liability from card issuers to merchants, if they do not upgrade to this …

Credit Cards