Author: Rita Payne - special to eTN

Can the European Union Still be a Guardian of the Rules-based Global Order?
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Can the European Union Still be a Guardian of the Rules-based Global Order?

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- July 10, 2020

The future of the rules-based global order & the role (if any) of the European Union in bringing it about ... Read More

COVID-19 battle: How is Taiwan winning the war?
Travel Safety & Emergencies

COVID-19 battle: How is Taiwan winning the war?

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- April 3, 2020

At a time when the world is desperate to rid itself of the dreaded COVID-19 coronavirus the World Health Organization ... Read More

Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
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Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- November 21, 2019

Gross National Happiness The King of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan made international headlines when he declared that gross national ... Read More

Taiwan: Living in the shadow of Big Brother
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Taiwan: Living in the shadow of Big Brother

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- November 9, 2019

The ability of Taiwan to survive as an independent island state has long been questioned. It occupies a precarious position ... Read More

War, Water and Peace: A wake-up call for tourism and media
Responsible Tourism News

War, Water and Peace: A wake-up call for tourism and media

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- October 11, 2019

Water and climate change are factors of War and Peace. Tourism as an industry of peace has its role.  There ... Read More

Northern Ireland Travel: A Celebration of Music, Fashion and Hospitality
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Northern Ireland Travel: A Celebration of Music, Fashion and Hospitality

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- August 21, 2019

A chance encounter led to a brief and enjoyable visit to Belfast. I met Geraldine Connon, one of Northern Ireland’s ... Read More

Jaipur Litfest in London 2019: Tigers to Billionaires
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Jaipur Litfest in London 2019: Tigers to Billionaires

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- June 19, 2019

Now that the Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) in London is over, one needs a few days to reflect on what ... Read More

Wimbledon 2019: Winning plans for players and spectators 
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Wimbledon 2019: Winning plans for players and spectators 

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- May 2, 2019

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has announced a series of significant changes for The Championships 2019 and beyond. ... Read More

The pulse of Brexit Britain captured by Martin Parr
Cultural Travel News

The pulse of Brexit Britain captured by Martin Parr

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- March 20, 2019

With Britain deeply divided over Brexit, an exhibition by one of the country’s best-known and celebrated photographers, Martin Parr, vividly ... Read More

Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
Cultural Travel News

Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- March 5, 2019

Queen Elizabeth l, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh were the celebrated figures of their age, but what did ... Read More

Historic Bingham Riverhouse reborn
Hotel & Resort News

Historic Bingham Riverhouse reborn

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- February 14, 2019

A gem of a hotel by the Thames in west London has been relaunched. Now officially transformed into the Bingham ... Read More

Nasheed: Defending democracy from exile
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Nasheed: Defending democracy from exile

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- October 23, 2018

If Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, had been a cat. he would have used up his nine lives ... Read More

Frieze Art Fair London 2018: Dazzling whirlwind of creativity
Cultural Travel News

Frieze Art Fair London 2018: Dazzling whirlwind of creativity

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- October 5, 2018

Walking into the Frieze Art Fair is like being physically swept into a whirlwind of creativity. On display are a ... Read More

Brexit: The implications for India and the UK
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Brexit: The implications for India and the UK

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- August 4, 2018

One word defines Brexit and the possible impact of Britain’s links with other countries once it leaves the European Union ... Read More

Fans and tourists queue early for Wimbledon 2018
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Fans and tourists queue early for Wimbledon 2018

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- July 2, 2018

Dedicated tennis fans, in the forms of locals and tourists, have been camping well ahead of the opening of the ... Read More

Giants of Victorian photography win Royal approval
UK Travel News

Giants of Victorian photography win Royal approval

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- March 20, 2018

A major exhibition of Victorian photography is drawing large crowds at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Victorian Giants: The ... Read More

UK-India economic ties set to grow post-Brexit
Travel Associations News

UK-India economic ties set to grow post-Brexit

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- February 3, 2018

More than a hundred business leaders, parliamentarians, government representatives, and other influential figures gathered in the British Houses of Parliament ... Read More

International Peace Summit in Sarawak
Travel Associations News

International Peace Summit in Sarawak

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- September 7, 2017

Is sustained world peace really possible in the 21st century? This is the question being addressed at a summit in ... Read More

Britain reveals hidden treasures at “The Encounter”
Cultural Travel News

Britain reveals hidden treasures at “The Encounter”

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- July 14, 2017

The National Portrait Gallery in London has opened its first exhibition of portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters ... Read More

Kvarner: Diversity is beautiful
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Kvarner: Diversity is beautiful

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- July 12, 2017

Croatia is renowned for producing world-class tennis players. It was, therefore, appropriate that during Wimbledon fortnight, London's Queen's Club, which ... Read More

Celebration of art in London
Cultural Travel News

Celebration of art in London

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- July 3, 2017

Artists took over the heart of London's Mayfair district this weekend. The Royal Academy was festooned with banners and balloons. ... Read More