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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 […]

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US envoy marks one-year anniversary of Jerusalem recognition at Western Wall

‘There can be no better place to celebrate,’ says David Friedman, who, in rare move, agreed to be joined at contested site by Netanyahu US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Thursday attended a candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying there was “no better place” […]

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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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Yotel Long Island City to open in 2020

Yotel has announced it will open its second city hotel in Long Island City, New York, in late 2020. Inspired by the sleek design and comfort of first-class airline travel, Yotel first launched its city hotel concept in Midtown Manhattan, just minutes away from Times Square. Yotel Long Island City marks the group’s eighth hotel under development or operation in […]

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American Airlines launches biometric boarding at LAX

Better boarding for American Airlines customers has arrived at Los Angeles International Airport with the launch of the carrier’s first-ever biometric boarding pilot program. American customers traveling on select international departures from LAX Terminal 4 can now enjoy additional convenience during the departure process thanks to cutting-edge technology. Instead of scanning boarding passes, the new one-step facial recognition program will […]

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New York court threatens to arrest Cardi B

A New York judge on Monday warned Cardi B that she risked arrest if she failed to show up in court on Friday, over an assault charge in connection with a fight at a strip club. The 26-year-old performer, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, surrendered to police in October after being accused of involvement in the Aug. 15 incident […]