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Tourist hotspot Barcelona sees a spike in muggings

Aug. 22, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Robberies involving violence or intimidation have spiked sharply in Barcelona, one of Europe's most attractive summer vacation destinations, Spanish police officials said. Officials from the regional police force for Catalonia said muggings or street robberies that include the...

Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites

Aug. 13, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispering to each other as they waited for daylight. Sunrise wasn't spectacular on that recent summer day. But even an...

India sees once-off-limits Kashmir as investment frontier

Aug. 12, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have characterized their surprise move to strip Jammu and Kashmir's special constitutional status as freeing the disputed Himalayan territory from the bonds that kept it from realizing its economic potential. But the argument is flawed. The region already outperforms...

Essence Fest marks 25 years of celebrating black culture

Jul. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the fourth of July week, is celebrating 25 years of bringing African American women of all ages together for thought-provoking conversation and performances from top musical acts. Launched to mark the 25th anniversary of...