Vienna continues record trend for hotel stays in 2015

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Vienna continues record trend for hotel stays in 2015 

VIENNA, Jan. 22 — The Austrian capital city has seen a 5.9-percent increase in the number of overnight stays at hotels in 2015 to 14,238,000, marking six consecutive years a new record has been set.

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Thousands of Triumph workers in Vietnam protest salary cut

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Thousands of Triumph workers in Vietnam protest salary cut 

HO CHI MINH CITY, Jan. 4 — Thousands of workers of underwear maker Triumph International Vietnam on Monday gathered in Ho Chi Minh City to protest its salary-slashing decision.

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UN-backed ceasefire to be extended in Yemen

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN-backed ceasefire to be extended in Yemen 

ADEN, Yemen, Dec. 21 — The Saudi-backed Yemeni government announced Sunday that a shaky seven-day ceasefire will be extended by another week on condition that the Shiite Houthi group and their allies commit to the truce.

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Yemen's pro-gov't forces, Houthi rebels agree to exchange prisoners

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Yemen's pro-gov't forces, Houthi rebels agree to exchange prisoners 

ADEN, Dec. 16 — Pro-government forces and the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen agreed Wednesday to swap hundreds of prisoners of war under the framework of UN-brokered peace talks in Switzerland, a local military official told Xinhua.

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Roundup: New round of Yemeni consultations to kick off in Switzerland next week

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: New round of Yemeni consultations to kick off in Switzerland next week 

GENEVA, Dec. 8 — UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, confirmed Monday he would chair Swiss-based consultations with the Yemeni government, Houthis and other relevant groups in a bid to broker a return to peace and an orderly political transition in the country.

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FIFA rejects appeals lodged by blatter, platini against 90-day bans

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on FIFA rejects appeals lodged by blatter, platini against 90-day bans 

MOSCOW, Nov. 18 — "The FIFA Appeal Committee, chaired by Larry Mussenden, on Wednesday rejected in full the appeals lodged by Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini and confirmed in their entirety the respective decisions," the statement reads.

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Unemployment in Switzerland rises to 3.3% in October

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Unemployment in Switzerland rises to 3.3% in October 

GENEVA, Nov. 11 — The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) reported on Tuesday that the confederation's unemployment rate rose to 3.3 percent in October this year, with as many as 141,269 people registered as unemployed in the country.

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Austrian tourism industry records best summer season in over 20 years

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Austrian tourism industry records best summer season in over 20 years 

VIENNA, Oct. 29 — The 2015 summer season has been the best for the Austrian tourism industry in over two decades, Statistics Austria revealed in new figures Wednesday.

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Malaysia maintains ranking in World Bank's Doing Business Report

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Malaysia maintains ranking in World Bank's Doing Business Report 

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 28 — malaysia has maintained its 18th position out of 189 economies in the 2016 World Bank's Doing Business Report (DB 2016).

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Austrian tourism industry hopes for more Chinese visitors over winter

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Austrian tourism industry hopes for more Chinese visitors over winter 

VIENNA, Oct. 22 — The Austrian tourism industry is hopeful for a successful winter season with a particular emphasis this year on attracting Chinese visitors, head of the Austrian National Tourist Office (OeW) Petra Stolba said Wednesday.

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