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EU parliament calls to end visa-free travel for US citizens

In what has been called a “visa war,” the European Union’s parliament on Thursday called on the bloc to force American tourists visiting Europe to first obtain visas because the U.S. excludes five EU countries from its no-visa policy. The Wall Street Journal reported that the request is unlikely to change policy, but reflects “hostility

The More Things Change, The More They Actually Don’t

Victor Davis Hanson, In today’s technically sophisticated and globally connected world, we assume life has been completely reinvented. In truth, it has not changed all that much. Facebook and Google may have recalibrated our lifestyles, but human nature, geography and culture are nearly timeless. Even as ideologies and governments come and go, the same old,

Hijacked Egyptair Passenger Plane is a Airbus 320, Has a Passenger Strapped with Explosives

An Egyptair domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and landed in Cyprus, Egyptian officials said. The pilot of the plane was threatened by a passenger strapped with explosives, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry said. The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation reported that 55 passengers were on board and a crew of seven. The hijacking

EgyptAir’s Flight MSR181: Man ‘Strapped With Explosives’ Hijacked Plane

A man “strapped with explosives” has hijacked a passenger plane during an internal flight in Egypt. EgyptAir flight MSR181 carrying 55 passengers and seven crew has now landed at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus. Officials are in contact with the hijacker, who is allowing Egyptian women and children to disembark. The man has asked police to leave the

Thousands march in Cyprus’ 1st gay pride parade

Several thousand people turned out for Cyprus’ first gay pride parade on Saturday, exceeding the expectations of organizers who said the event’s popularity shows that Cypriots are shedding their conservative attitudes. One of the organizers, ACCEPT-LGBT Cyprus President Costas Gavrielides, said he was overwhelmed because he had expected just a few hundred people to attend