UK PM Johnson’s foreign travel investigated by parliament watchdog

Jessica Wong

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson answers questions from the media after a visit to King Solomon Academy in Marylebone, London, Britain, April 29, 2021. Dan Kitwood/Pool via REUTERS

Parliament’s standards watchdog is investigating British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over how he reported his private foreign travel, although Johnson’s spokesman said a Caribbean holiday provided by a donor was correctly registered with the authorities.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards named Johnson in a newly-published list of ongoing investigations, saying it was looking at whether he had broken the code of conduct for members of parliament.

The inquiry increases scrutiny of Johnson’s

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UK airline stocks cushioned by hopes for big June travel restart

Jessica Wong

An aircraft takes off at Heathrow Airport amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain, February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

British airline stocks lost ground on Monday after the government set out a limited reopening of travel, but losses were cushioned by hopes that a bigger take-off would be on the cards for June.

British Airways-owner IAG (ICAG.L), easyJet (EZJ.L), Jet2 (JET2.L) and TUI were all down between 2-3% as they traded for the first time since Britain said on Friday that travel could restart but only to a handful of places, including Portugal, Israel

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Travel the World on a Budget with Matt’s Flights

Jessica Wong

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Soon enough, the world will hopefully feel a bit more back to normal, and you’re going to want to make up for all of that lost time. Too many of us have been cooped up in our home offices, imagining the days of getting to go on planes and do fun things again–or even travel for a business trip. The wanderlust that has been building up over the past year might just unleash into an extremely expensive travel spending spree.

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Australian judge upholds temporary ban on Indian travel | Nation & World

Jessica Wong

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian judge on Monday rejected a challenge to a temporary COVID-19 ban on citizens returning from India.

The government imposed the Indian travel ban on April 30 to relieve pressure on quarantine facilities for returned international travelers. The ban will be lifted on Friday when a government-chartered plane is expected to repatriate 150 of the 9,000 Australians in India who want to come home.

Federal Court Justice Tom Thawley dismissed the first two parts of a four-pronged challenge to the ban initiated by 73-year-old Australian Gary Newman who has been stranded since March last year in

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Travel the world in Pennsylvania artist’s Fonthill Castle | Albany Herald Travel

Jessica Wong

A castle like none other, this former home of Henry Chapman Mercer is as unique as Mercer was.

Fonthill Castle was built between 1908 and 1912 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Mercer was an archaeologist, ceramist, scholar, anthropologist and antiquarian. His intention in building this castle was that it would be his home and a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints. He was known for his Moravian tiles produced during the American Arts and Crafts movement. He gathered ideas from places he had traveled and things he had seen when creating his masterpiece castle, a mix of Gothic, Medieval and

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