Malaysia's Genting group bought shipyards in Wismar, Warnemünde and Stralsund for 230 Million euros in 2016 and is building luxury cruise liners in eastern Germany aimed at the booming Asian market.
The cruise ship sector wants to shake off its dirty image. Cleaner fuels and electricity from land are expected to help fix it. Environmentalists welcome the green initiatives but warn against any premature euphoria.
The sea cruise industry is booming, and yet protests are growing: Critics claim these floating hotel complexes not only pollute the environment, but also bring cities to the brink of collapse. Here's a fact check.
Authorities on St. Lucia say they quarantined a ship owned by the Church of Scientology after a case of measles aboard. This comes as the world sees a resurgence of the sometimes deadly disease.
Plans are in the works to reduce the tax rate on tampons and pads in 2020. But critics say it's tax policy that needs an overhaul.
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