China looks beyond Covid as tourist bookings surge for Lunar New Year

BEIJING — People in China are overtaking the pandemic and going on a trip, preliminary data for the Lunar New Year holiday show. «Pent-up demand is being released as many people rush to scenic spots, watch fireworks and crowd restaurants and hotels,» Nomura’s chief China economist Ting said Thursday. Lu, in a report. China’s Covid … Leer más

Russian missiles kill 11 in Ukraine after tank engagement

A meteoric wave of Russian strikes targeting Ukraine’s energy infrastructure killed 11 people on Thursday, a day after Germany and the United States promised heavy tanks for Kyiv. The increased military aid swept away longstanding apprehensions among the allies and signaled increased Western support for a counteroffensive against the Russian invasion. The latest wave of … Leer más

Explosions near Ukrainian nuclear power plant, says UN watchdog; Russia calls it provocation

(Reuters) – The UN nuclear watchdog reported powerful explosions near Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Thursday and renewed calls for a safe zone around the nuclear power plant. central. A Russian official dismissed comments by Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying they suggested Moscow could not maintain nuclear … Leer más

Russia not invited to Auschwitz liberation ceremony

The former Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Brzezinka, Poland. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch) Friday will mark the 78th anniversary of the haunting winter afternoon when Red Army troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, where more than a million people (the vast majority of among them were Jews, but also political prisoners and Roma) … Leer más

Israeli troops kill 7 Palestinian gunmen and 2 civilians in clash in Jenin, Palestinians say

JENIN, West Bank, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Israeli commandos killed seven gunmen and two civilians in a raid on a burning town in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian officials said, sparking fears of further outbreaks after the most great death. toll in years of fighting. The Palestinian Authority said it was ending its … Leer más

Archaeologists unearth 4,300-year-old Egyptian mummy

Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a 4,300-year-old mummy – possibly the oldest ever found in the country – during an extraordinary dig near Cairo, officials said Thursday. The mummy called «Hekashepes» was located at the bottom of a 49ft shaft near the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, where the team was working to uncover a cemetery of … Leer más

Here’s Where Mainland Chinese Traveled Abroad for Lunar New Year

BEIJING — Travelers from mainland China have stayed close to home in Asia over Lunar New Year, the first holiday after Beijing eased its Covid-related border controls. Hong Kong and Macao were the most popular locations, said, citing flight bookings on its platform for the first four days of the Lunar New Year. The … Leer más

Asia’s travel hotspots quiet as Chinese tourists stay away

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — Just a handful of Chinese visitors were posing for photos and basking in the sun this week in the market and plazas near Chiang Mai’s ancient Tha Phae gate, one of many hotspots tourists who are still waiting for millions of Chinese travelers to return. Beaches and temples in destinations … Leer más

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