May 7, 2019

Dutch tourism board announces plans to adjust flow of foreign visitors

tunart/iStock(LONDON) — A new policy document issued by the Netherlands tourism board outlines plans to curb foreign visitors to the country, as new research suggests tourist numbers may increase by 50% over the next decade. The Netherlands Tourist Board (NBTC) is planning to move away from promoting tourism overall and, instead, to encourage visitors to go to less well-known parts of the country. The policy shift is based on estimates that the number of annual visitors may increase from 17 mill..
May 7, 2019

Pamela Anderson defends Julian Assange as ‘world’s most innocent man’

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The actress Pamela Anderson told reporters Tuesday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange "deserves our support" after visiting him at the London prison where he is jailed for breaching bail conditions. Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail in 2012, when he sought asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he was wanted on sexual assault allegations. He was arrested at the embassy in mid-April. Ande..
May 7, 2019

Journalists freed from Myanmar jail ‘can’t wait to go to my newsroom’

sharrocks/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar for more than a year were freed Tuesday. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, were convicted last year of breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act while reporting on security forces' abuses of Rohingya Muslims. They were sentenced to seven years behind bars. Myanmar President Win Myint pardoned and released the pair on Tuesday, alongside thousands of other prisoners. "We are enormously pleased that Myanmar has re..
May 7, 2019

What will Prince Harry and Meghan’s maternity, paternity leave look like?

STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who welcomed a son Monday, are now new parents facing the same question many new parents face: How much maternity leave and paternity leave will they take? Both Meghan and Harry, as members of Britain’s royal family, are in the fortunate position of being able to take time off from official duties after childbirth. They are also in roles -- being royalty -- that do not come with established materni..