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Christmas Town USA: 651 citizens and the biggest light show in America

There are 600,000 visitors and only 651 locals in Christmas Town USA. For the last 62 years, Tourists from all over the world are enjoying Christmas Town USA in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. The Each Christmas season the quaint town of McAdenville becomes a Christmas wonderland. Almost overnight, the little textile town that could is transformed into “Christmas […]

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US Government Shut Down: What it means for Hawaii Tourism

Hawaii is the first US State taking the initiative and informed their visitors about what the current Federal Government close-down means. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has created a special Alert page on its website providing industry partners, visitors and residents with information and online resources about national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges in the Hawaiian Islands that could be […]

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Witches mad with Trump for calling them out

Witches in the United States are finding hurtful and problematicPresident Donald Trump’s constant invocation of a “witch hunt”, with regard to Robert Mueller’s special investigation of Russian ties. This is according to a report by Daily Beast. “Many are mad, and the rest are rolling their eyes,” said David Salisbury, a lead organizer at Washington-based witch community Firefly House. Witches […]

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STUBA in the city that never sleeps

Its good reason that New York City (generally considered to be just Manhattan although not correct) is one of the top destinations world wide. Film and TV have immortalised it as the aspirational pinnacle of cities, and one that seems more fictional that actually real. Quite often cities never quite live up to the hype, but in the case of […]

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One year on, Trump cheered for embassy move at White House Hanukkah party

Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack, calls US president ‘greatest friend Jewish people have ever had’ as candle lit in daughter’s memory WASHINGTON — The father of a Florida school shooting victim helped the White House celebrate Hanukkah on Thursday and lauded Donald Trump as a “fighter” who has “retaken Washington for the American people,” as the […]

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China, USA spar on trade tariffs, chequebook diplomacy

China and the US crossed swords Saturday ahead of an APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and “chequebook diplomacy” as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region. In combative back-to-back speeches at a business forum held on a hulking cruise ship moored in Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, Xi Jinping and US Vice-President Mike […]

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Trump bans CNN reporter Jim Acosta from White House after fiery press conference

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders appeared to accuse the veteran reporter of assault after a White House intern tried to wrestle the microphone from his hand Donald Trump has banned a CNN journalist from the White House following a fiery exchange during a press conference. Veteran reporter Jim Acosta confirmed his press credentials had been suspended after Wednesday’s heated exchange. The […]

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Iran says US will ‘regret’ renewed sanctions, vows Tehran won’t cave to pressure

Maintaining defiant posture, Iranian FM calls Washington’s demands of the Islamic Republic ‘absurd,’ also alleges ‘appalling atrocities’ by Israel, Saudi Arabia Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to YouTube on Tuesday to dismiss US sanctions and Washington’s demands of change from Tehran as “absurd, unlawful and fundamentally flawed” and maintained the Trump administration would come to “regret this unwise […]

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Trump calls media ‘Enemy’ after Pittsburgh shooting, mail-bomb plot

US president rebuffs calls to tone down rhetoric despite threats made to his critics, anti-Semitic synagogue rampage US President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the news media Monday following a week of election-season violence, arguing that “fraudulent” reporting was contributing to anger in the country and declaring that the press was the “true Enemy of the People.” Trump tweeted: […]

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U.S. Travelers to Skip Lines at Heathrow in Preparation for Brexit

It’s pretty clear who the U.K. wants to business with after it leaves the European Union. Travel headaches were eased for Americans, Japanese, Canadians, Aussies and New Zealanders on Monday. Wait for those calls of outrage from the rest of the world stuck in horrendously long lines at Heathrow. As Brexit looms large, American and Canadian travelers are being granted […]