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(MENAFN - AFP) German airline Lufthansa said Sunday it will suspend flights to Venezuela from next month owing to the economic crisis in the country.

"We have decided to suspend the service between Frankfurt and Caracas for the time being as from June 17," a company spokesman told AFP.

The service, three times a week, was Lufthansa's only flight between Germany and ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Chad Braverman is an early riser -- you have to be to keep ahead as America's top sex toy magnate, overseeing production of tens of thousands of "pleasure products" a week.

Every day the 34-year-old gets up around dawn, jogs for 30 minutes and heads to work, where he runs the largest maker of vibrators, massagers, strokers and other R-rated gadgets in the United ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Gripping a monkey-faced chess piece, Thein Zaw swipes his hand across the chequerboard and topples an advancing demon, demonstrating an ancient form of the game that Myanmar traditionalists are battling to revive.

Sittuyin, as Myanmar's unique chess is called, is similar to the modern game but has distinctive pieces as well as moves that echo a time when warriors ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to push back his debt-loaded country's next tax hike for two and a half years, when he will likely have left office, reports said Sunday.

Abe on Saturday told his close aides, including Finance Minister Taro Aso, that he intends to push back a planned raise in taxes to October 2019, according to Japanese media.

Abe's ...

(MENAFN - AFP) When Swiss engineer Carl Eduard Gruner came up with the idea to build the world's longest rail tunnel under the Alps in 1947, he predicted the visionary project could be finished by the start of the 21st century.

He would turn out to be off by 16 years.

Gruner's sketch and technical paper called "Journey through the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) in the year ...

(MENAFN - AFP) In high-rise, high-priced Hong Kong, even millionaires don't always have room to store their fine wine collection at home, but a converted British war bunker offers space-crunched oenophiles the perfect solution.

Built by Her Majesty's government in the 1930s to hold munitions, the "Little Hong Kong" bunker complex was the last Allied position to fall to the ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Seducing hyper-connected "Millennials" poses an increasing challenge for luxury brands, which find their markets slowing as young, skeptical consumers force them to rethink strategies.

Goldman Sachs estimates that 92 million Americans are in the Millennial generation -- born between the early 1980s and the 2000s -- surpassing the famed cohort of postwar Baby ...

(MENAFN - AFP) A British exit from the European Union would plunge the two parties into a messy divorce and force them build a new relationship after a marriage of more than 40 years.

Here are the logistical and legal details of how the split would work, and the key issues that Brussels and London would have to negotiate if Britons vote for a "Brexit" in the June 23 referendum.

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(MENAFN - AFP) For Briton Damian Duffy, who has run flower shops for 20 years, a Brexit would feel like a "huge party".

This despite British Prime Minister David Cameron, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a host of multinationals all warning of a painful economic fallout should Britain vote to exit the European Union in a referendum on June 23.

"Everyone in ...

(MENAFN - AFP) In a Silicon Valley culture known for brilliant ideas boiling up in coffee shops, Gaurav Chawla is pouring his heart into chai.

Chawla was on a break from his job as an engineering manager at San Francisco-based cloud-computing star Salesforce when he began lamenting how tough it was to find a cup of chai as good as he makes it at home.

That frustration, ...

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