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Trump’s ultimatum to G7 partners: Lift tariffs on U.S. goods

He calls tariffs on U.S. products "ridiculous and unacceptable"<p>President Donald Trump threw down a gauntlet on trade Saturday, threatening to cut …

How CEOs Can Use Quiet Influence to Get Results

There are many ways one can be effective as a leader. Smart CEOs know that they are most transparent and trustworthy when they lead from their own …

The Travel Tech of the Future

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>It’s no secret: Technology is changing the way we explore the world, and our relationship with it.<p>Here’s <i>Traveler</i> magazine’s take on ten new developments that are making it easier for travelers to see more of our extraordinary planet, with a softer ecological impact:<p><b>1. Liquid</b> …

Dennis Rodman Interview On CNN Devolves Into Incoherent Yelling

Dennis Rodman and ten other professional basketball players headed to North Korea recently in what has been Rodman's second trip in two years.<p>Many call Rodman's efforts "basketball diplomacy," but CNN's Chris Cuomo doesn't see enough diplomacy going on.<p>Rodman blew up this morning on CNN during a …

Kim Jong-un

Red McCombs bashes Texas hire

Longtime booster Red McCombs is not a fan of Texas' decision to hire coach Charlie Strong away from Louisville, calling it a "kick in the face" …

College Football

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

World's Coolest Hotel Water Slides

Hotel water parks have grown in popularity in recent years, allowing guests to enjoy all the thrills and entertainment of a water park without leaving the comfort of their hotel. We've selected 10 hotels from around the world boasting the most fantastic water slides onsite. Offering a great time …

Water Parks

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations<p>Our Editors' Favorite Places to Travel Solo<p>A Road Trip Through Portugal's Algarve Region<p>The Best Cities for Expats<p>The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy<p>Next<p>Out in the World<p>In celebration of Pride month, we've put together a collection of stories that …

All Kinds of Things You Won't See on St. Barts

First, let's get the name of this little Caribbean island straight. It's officially St. Barthélemy, as tagged by 17th century French settlers. It goes by several nicknames, such as St. Bart, St. Barth, St. Bart's and St. Barth's, but its "official unofficial" name for short is St. Barts with a …

8 Newcomer Resorts Not to Miss

Fall is finally here, so it's time to put your cool-weather travel plans in motion. Here are eight fabulous, unique, brand-new resorts that are the epitome of wellness traveling at its best.<p><b>1. The Pearl at Rosemary Beach, Florida</b> If you are looking for a purely luxe, romantic getaway, you'll find a …

Florida

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by Chanize Thorpe, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>It's a fact that all-inclusive resorts can be expensive, with the average nightly rate at some of the bigger chains running $450 -- per person. And when you find one in your price range there's usually a …

13 Exotic Hotels For The Trip Of A Lifetime

The travel guide's senior editorial team selects winning hotels from more than 4,000 nominations sent by contributors around the world.<p>The 13 resorts recognized as top Exotic Hideaways — defined as "destination hotels for a trip of a lifetime" — provide unparalleled service in incredible settings, …

San Mateo County

The other side of St-Tropez

It’s easily one of the most recognisable names on the French Riviera. St-Tropez: the name alone conjures up images of champagne-fuelled yacht parties and star-studded beaches. And who can forget the sultry TV commercials from Bain de Soleil in the 1980s promising a 'St-Tropez Tan'?<p>In truth, the …

France

Mini guide to coastal Côte d’Azur

Soak up the good life on the French Riviera, where seaside paths, unspoilt islands and historic towns await exploration.<p>The Riviera is all about the good life, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to hire a lounger at a beach club. For a more down-to-earth trip, you can explore coastal paths, …

France

Best Beaches Coast to Coast

With 12,383 miles of coastline in the United States, finding the best beach escape is no small task. Jetsetter.com picks eight great sandy spots from coast to coast.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Best Beaches Coast to Coast<p>Follow Jetsetter.com on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jetsetterdotcom

Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

Domestic Chic<p>The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at …

10 Vacation Destinations for Lovebirds

Romance is in the air at these getaways<p>Romance is in the air at these getaways. Here, our top picks for where couples can go to make the heart grow fonder.

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

Here Is a List of the Best 50 Bars in the World

Cocktail industry publication <i>Drinks International</i> has just unleashed its 2013 list of the <b>World's Best Bars</b> — determined by "the most influential and knowledgeable bar industry professionals on the planet" — during a (live-Tweeted) ceremony in London. For the second consecutive year, London's …

2013-2014 college football bowl game central: Scores, schedule, recaps, and more

We'll add a quick memento of each bowl game here, plus the remaining season's TV schedule below.<p>Miss any bowl games so far? We've got you covered here, with links to more coverage for each, mini-recaps, and some fun stuff along the way.<p>BCS bowls<p>BCS Championship: No. 1 Florida State 34, No. 2 Auburn …

Pitt vs. Bowling Green: Top Storylines to Watch in Little Caesars Bowl 2013

When the Pittsburgh Panthers go head-to-head with the Bowling Green Falcons in the 2013 Little Caesars Bowl on Thursday night, the college football world will be focused on the major underlying storylines in this battle.<p>There are many critics who believe that Pittsburgh (6-6, 3-5 ACC) doesn’t …

College Football Bowl Picks 2013: Predictions for Each Remaining Game of Season

The 2013-14 bowl season is underway. Smaller contests kicked off the season, and those opening acts have provided an encouraging indication of how exciting the season may be overall.<p>The Gildan New Mexico Bowl was a thriller that saw the Colorado State Rams upend the Washington State Cougars 48-45 …

BCS Bowl Schedule 2013-14: Dates, Start Times, Predictions for Featured Games

The BCS bowls officially begin on Jan. 1, but with so much intrigue and excitement heading into the biggest college football games of the season, it's hard not to look ahead at each of the games.<p>Whether it's the defensive battle set to take place between Michigan State and Stanford in the Rose Bowl …

North Korea purge: What lies ahead for Kim Jong-un?

<b>It's a move worthy of Shakespeare: two years after he came to power, North Korea's young ruler has apparently purged and executed his own uncle for plotting a coup against him.</b><p>The brutal tale, broadcast at length on state media, had the world gripped. But how much is true? And how much has it …

Congress Is On Pace To Be The Least Productive Ever

We're only at halftime for the 113th Congress, but if current trends hold, it's well on track to being the least productive lawmaking effort in the nation's history.<p>During this Congress' first yearlong session, just 58 bills became law — and many that did were about naming post offices or …

Thanks, Putin, But No Thanks: Few Are Grateful for Russia’s Pre-Olympic Amnesty

It was an awkward debate for Russia’s dissidents and the Western politicians who support them. Should they thank President Vladimir Putin for the …

Mikhail Khodorkovsky applies for visa to visit Switzerland

<b>Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has applied for a visa to travel to Switzerland, the Swiss foreign ministry says.</b><p>A spokesman said Khodorkovsky submitted his request for a three-month Schengen visa at the Swiss embassy in Berlin.<p>Khodorkovsky, 50, a staunch critic of Russian President …

Russia