USA & Canada

The US Withdrawal from Syria

However misconceived, President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria might have a silver lining for Israel. It forces Jerusalem to reevaluate the basic assumptions of the “peace process” with the Palestinians that has been actively and coercively led in recent decades by successive US administrations. The Oslo process took place under unique global circumstances. The Soviet Union had […]

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Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown welcomes first guests in United States

Canopy by Hilton has welcomed the opening of a new Midtown Atlanta location. The hotel is partially-owned and operated by Concord Hospitality, developed by Greystar and Whitman Peterson and designed by R2L: Architects. The lifestyle hotel, which is the first of its kind in Georgia, will offer guests thoughtfully curated local experiences from check-in to check-out. Guests can grab a […]

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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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Travelport to be taken private in US$4.4bn deal

Travelport Worldwide has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Siris Capital Group and Evergreen Coast Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion. Evergreen is the private equity affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, Siris and Evergreen will acquire all the outstanding common shares of Travelport for $15.75 […]

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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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Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end

US president announces he’ll soon name successor to ex-Marine general; Pence’s chief of staff considered the top choice for job US President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats […]