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Japan stun Spain to knock Germany out of the World Cup
The US embassy in Spain received a letter bomb after Spanish prime minister and others were targeted, report says
Sports News | FIFA WC: Japan Stage Comeback, Stun Spain 2-1 to Book Round of 16 Spot
Numerous devices found after Ukrainian Embassy blast in Spain
FT | FIFA World Cup: Japan 2-1 Spain
Japan stun Spain with thrilling comeback to snatch top spot amid breathtaking World Cup drama
Spain World Cup 2022 squad guide: Last-16 draw, ones to watch, odds and more ahead of Morocco clash
US embassy in Madrid receives letter similar to five letter bombs -La Sexta TV
iACADEMY wins awards for top-class education services in the Philippines
Japan vs Spain LIVE: World Cup 2022 result and reaction as Doan and Tanaka goals send Germany out
Japan vs Spain LIVE: World Cup 2022 result and reaction as Doan and Tanaka goals send Germany out
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Spain to boost security after string of letter bombs
US embassy, five other sites targeted by letter bombs in Spain
Fallout of Ukraine war reaches Spain, PM’s office targeted in series of letter-bombs
Spain's Cepsa to invest 3 bln euros in green hydrogen project
Barcelona mock Real Madrid with brutal store dig to leave Gary Lineker in stitches
Japan 2 Spain 1: Japanese produce another HUGE World Cup shock as they stun Spanish… but both teams go through
World Cup 2022: Japan 2-1 Spain: Japan and Spain both through on dramatic night
2022 Latest Report on Laser Pointer Market Size and Analysis by 2028 | Xcellent Insights
Japan vs Spain LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest score, goals and updates as Doan and Tanaka complete shock comeback
Spain Steps Up Security After Letter Bombs Are Sent to Officials
World Cup 2022: Japan take sensational lead against Spain after VAR check
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
World Cup 2022: Japan beat Spain and go through as group winners
Who Spain will play in the next round of World Cup and when after Japan defeat
Japan through to World Cup knockout stage after stunning comeback victory against Spain
Germany may fault Spain but they've only themselves to blame for World Cup 2022 exit
Simón plays Spain into trouble as Japan turn World Cup upside down again | Sid Lowe
Japan roar back again to beat Spain and advance to last 16
SongStarz Launches New Record Label to Release 'Freak On' by F.J.Lily & The SongStarz House Band
How Japan Upset Spain and Knocked Out Germany in the Process
Two Ukrainian embassies receive threatening letters following Madrid letter-bomb incident
Japan shock Spain in controversial style to send Germany tumbling out
Explosive envelope delivered to U.S. Embassy in Madrid detonated by police
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Letter bomb discovered at US Embassy in Madrid, latest site to be targeted
5,000 years ago in what's now Spain, an owl engraved on slate could have been the hottest toy
US embassy latest target in spate of letter bombs in Spain
Luis Enrique admits he had no clue Spain were in danger of World Cup 2022 exit
Threats Reported in New Countries After Spain Letter Bomb
Leroy Hubbert Offers Spiritual Encouragement
World Cup 2022: Did it cross the line? Germany out as Japan and Spain progress
Kai Havertz proves Spain's unlikely hero as Japan defeat doesn't end up being costly
Japan 2-1 Spain: World Cup 2022 – live reaction
How Japan’s Win Over Spain Knocked Germany Out of the World Cup
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Japan 2 Spain 1 LIVE RESULT: Japan TOP Group E after inspired comeback as Spain progress despite loss
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Current News in Spain
  • Japan stun Spain to knock Germany out of the World Cup
  • The US embassy in Spain received a letter bomb after Spanish prime minister and others were targeted, report says
  • Sports News | FIFA WC: Japan Stage Comeback, Stun Spain 2-1 to Book Round of 16 Spot
  • Numerous devices found after Ukrainian Embassy blast in Spain
  • FT | FIFA World Cup: Japan 2-1 Spain
  • Japan stun Spain with thrilling comeback to snatch top spot amid breathtaking World Cup drama
  • Spain World Cup 2022 squad guide: Last-16 draw, ones to watch, odds and more ahead of Morocco clash
  • US embassy in Madrid receives letter similar to five letter bombs -La Sexta TV
  • iACADEMY wins awards for top-class education services in the Philippines
  • Japan vs Spain LIVE: World Cup 2022 result and reaction as Doan and Tanaka goals send Germany out
  • Japan vs Spain LIVE: World Cup 2022 result and reaction as Doan and Tanaka goals send Germany out
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Spain to boost security after string of letter bombs
  • US embassy, five other sites targeted by letter bombs in Spain
  • Fallout of Ukraine war reaches Spain, PM’s office targeted in series of letter-bombs
  • Spain's Cepsa to invest 3 bln euros in green hydrogen project
  • Barcelona mock Real Madrid with brutal store dig to leave Gary Lineker in stitches
  • Japan 2 Spain 1: Japanese produce another HUGE World Cup shock as they stun Spanish… but both teams go through
  • World Cup 2022: Japan 2-1 Spain: Japan and Spain both through on dramatic night
  • 2022 Latest Report on Laser Pointer Market Size and Analysis by 2028 | Xcellent Insights
  • Japan vs Spain LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest score, goals and updates as Doan and Tanaka complete shock comeback
  • Spain Steps Up Security After Letter Bombs Are Sent to Officials
  • World Cup 2022: Japan take sensational lead against Spain after VAR check
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • World Cup 2022: Japan beat Spain and go through as group winners
  • Who Spain will play in the next round of World Cup and when after Japan defeat
  • Japan through to World Cup knockout stage after stunning comeback victory against Spain
  • Germany may fault Spain but they've only themselves to blame for World Cup 2022 exit
  • Simón plays Spain into trouble as Japan turn World Cup upside down again | Sid Lowe
  • Japan roar back again to beat Spain and advance to last 16
  • SongStarz Launches New Record Label to Release 'Freak On' by F.J.Lily & The SongStarz House Band
  • How Japan Upset Spain and Knocked Out Germany in the Process
  • Two Ukrainian embassies receive threatening letters following Madrid letter-bomb incident
  • Japan shock Spain in controversial style to send Germany tumbling out
  • Explosive envelope delivered to U.S. Embassy in Madrid detonated by police
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Letter bomb discovered at US Embassy in Madrid, latest site to be targeted
  • 5,000 years ago in what's now Spain, an owl engraved on slate could have been the hottest toy
  • US embassy latest target in spate of letter bombs in Spain
  • Luis Enrique admits he had no clue Spain were in danger of World Cup 2022 exit
  • Threats Reported in New Countries After Spain Letter Bomb
  • Leroy Hubbert Offers Spiritual Encouragement
  • World Cup 2022: Did it cross the line? Germany out as Japan and Spain progress
  • Kai Havertz proves Spain's unlikely hero as Japan defeat doesn't end up being costly
  • Japan 2-1 Spain: World Cup 2022 – live reaction
  • How Japan’s Win Over Spain Knocked Germany Out of the World Cup
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Japan 2 Spain 1 LIVE RESULT: Japan TOP Group E after inspired comeback as Spain progress despite loss
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