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Tourists visit La Clandestina, a private shop in Havana, on March 28, 2018. Entrepreneurs known as cuentapropistas and their employees represent 12 percent of the country’s work force—some 580,000 Cubans.

The End of Cuba’s Entrepreneurship Boom

It isn’t just Trump who has put the country’s small businesses under pressure. Díaz-Canel is after them, too.

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Erdogan’s Flying Carpet

Istanbul’s massive new airport fits with Turkey’s grand neo-Ottoman ambitions, but it may be too big for its own good.

TOPSHOT - People take photos and videoa of the water jest of the dancing fountains at the Dubai Mall during celebrations for Eid al-Fitr holiday, that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Dubai on June 25, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE        (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Meet the Russian-Owned Firm Creating an Army of Traveling ‘Proxies’

A former senior Russian intelligence official has created an American tech firm that pays people to go places and film things.

Chinese women with flotation rings adorned with colours of the US flag stand on the beach in Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong province on July 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR        (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

The Decline of the Western Tourist

Citizens of China, India, and other emerging markets are traveling for pleasure in ever greater numbers — and the rest of the world is competing for their money.

A uniformed tour guide gestures to tourists outside the War Museum in Pyongyang on October 9, 2015. North Korea is gearing up for a lavish celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party on October 10.     AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

Spring Break in Pyongyang Is Cancelled

In the wake of an American student’s death, the U.S. decides to cut off travel to North Korea.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01:  U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision for the United States to pull out of the Paris climate agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015. The agreement is intended to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit global warming to a manageable level.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

With Tweetstorm on Travel Ban, Trump Makes Court Case for His Opponents

Trump went off script and criticized his Justice Department’s “watered down, politically correct” travel ban.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - APRIL 05: Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly testifies during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on April 5, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Social Media, Cell Phone Searches For Travelers ‘Not Routine,’ Homeland Security Secretary Says

DHS Secretary John Kelly downplayed reports his agency is seeking to broadly implement such measures for travelers to the United States.

Demonstrators gather near The White House to protest President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim countries on March 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.  / AFP PHOTO / Tasos Katopodis        (Photo credit should read TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Heightened Scrutiny of Iranians Shows Trump Administration ‘Extreme Vetting’ in Action

Iranians, frequent U.S. visa applicants, are facing more hurdles getting approval.

Demonstrators gather near The White House to protest President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim countries on March 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.  / AFP PHOTO / Tasos Katopodis        (Photo credit should read TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Hawaii Court Stops Trump’s Second Travel Ban

Challengers argued the revised order was still a Muslim ban — citing Trump’s own words — and a federal judge agreed.

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Israeli Travel Ban Draws Fire

The new law would stop some pro-Israel groups from visiting the Jewish state if they have publicly called for boycotts of Israel’s settlements.

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Bopping around Barcelona: Almost no Russians, but a wave of stylish Chinese

The last time I was in Barcelona, most tourists were Russian. Now there is a new generation of Chinese visitors.

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Why Has the President of Malawi Still Not Gone Home from the U.N. General Assembly?

The Malawian government is now threatening to arrest anyone who spreads rumors that President Peter Mutharika is gravely ill.

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The Bard of His Own Backyard

Shakespeare may never have left England, but he became the most global writer who ever lived.

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The Disappearance of Dahlia Yehia

A 25-year-old American traveled to Nepal to volunteer after the earthquake. She found a friendly host on Couchsurfing.com. She was never heard from again.

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Around the World in 40 Books

Headed to Rio, Paris, or Cape Town this summer? We asked distinguished writers and thinkers to pick their favorite books about 20 of the world’s great cities.

Artists perform during a show on the opening day of the Gotthard rail tunnel at the fairground Rynaecht at the northern portal in Erstfeld, Switzerland, on June 1, 2016. 
The new Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is set to become the world's longest railway tunnel when it opens on June 1. The 57-kilometre (35.4-mile) tunnel, which runs under the Alps, was first conceived in sketch-form in 1947 but construction began 17 years ago. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch the Absolutely Insane Performance That Marked the Opening of the World’s Longest Rail Tunnel

Switzerland has a new rail tunnel. They celebrated its opening in quite the curious way.

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