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Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

<b>The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region.</b><p>Catalan MPs easily approved the move amid an opposition boycott.<p>Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return …

Ryanair to cancel hundreds of flights over the next six weeks

Ryanair is cancelling up to 50 flights a day over the next six weeks to catch up with staff holiday entitlement.<p>The decision enraged passengers who turned to Twitter to voice their anger at the cancellations and lack of notice or explanation.<p>Customers described the cancellations as an "absolute …

Exclusive: Jared Kushner's White House connection still being used to lure Chinese investors

Jared Kushner's status as a top aide to President Donald Trump was used to lure Chinese investors to his family's New Jersey development, even after his family's company apologized for mentioning his name during a sales pitch in May, CNN has found.<p>References to Kushner are part of online promotions …

Jared Kushner

Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of Nasser Zefzafi

<b>Thousands of people have demonstrated in the northern Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima, demanding the release of a well-known activist.</b><p>Reports say riot police were involved in a tense stand-off with protesters, but later retreated.<p>Protesters rallied after Nasser Zefzafi was arrested on Monday charged …

Africa

Portland man accused of fatal train stabbing has outburst in court

Jeremy Joseph Christian, accused of killing two men as they shielded a woman from his anti-Muslim tirade, shouted: ‘You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism!’<p>The man accused of fatally stabbing two men in Portland, Oregon, when they tried to shield young women from his anti-Muslim tirade, made …

Crime

After a Decade, Oregon's 40-Mile Hike is Finally Opening

The Pacific Northwest is famous for its rocky peaks, bright mineral lakes, and national parks, and with hiking season upon us, the states that make …

Check-in - The Travel Guide | 08.04.2017

Check-in host Nicole Frölich is in Dresden. Her tour takes her from Loschwitz Bridge, via the Frauenkirche, or Church of Our Lady, and the Zwinger …

It’s Cheap Flights Season — Here Are Some Insane Deals You Can Book Right Now

It may be hard to accept, but the truth is that travel doesn’t have to be more expensive than life at home. It can even be <i>less</i> expensive, depending on where you go and when. You spend money everyday at home, don’t you? That cash could easily be spent seeing someplace new. Yet, cost is often cited …

Travel Industry

What to Eat Before, During, and After Working Out

We asked an expert.<p>What to eat before and after a workout is one of the biggest questions I have. Should I carb up after an a.m. spin class with one of the free bagels that showed up at my office thanks to National Bagel Day? Or do I go for the Chobani that I dutifully threw in my gym bag before I …

Nutrition

The Single Most Important Tip in Travel

The most important <i>philosophy</i> in travel is “hang up, call back” — when you don’t get the help or answer you want the first time, whether over the …

The Coolest Thing to Do in Every Country, Mapped

Travelers have a lot to say about what's worth visiting and what isn't. Recognizing the difference between a tourist trap and what's genuinely cool …

Ruckel Ridge Loop Trailhead

Oregon

The Unexpected Spring Dressing That Can Top Almost Anything

Here's a reason to keep hard-boiled eggs on hand.<p>When you think of dressing, you probably think of salads, but our favorite spring condiment is made for anything <i>but</i> leafy greens. Gribiche is an all-purpose dressing that will brighten the flavor of crispy-skinned fish, roasted asparagus, crispy …

9 Healthy Soup Recipes to Meal Prep This Week

6 Incredible Private Islands to Rent With Your Friends in 2018

If you've ever spent time on a remote, exotic island, you're already luckier than millions of other people in the world. But if you want to take …

Snorkelling