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“Why We Lost Against England” – Spain Captain, Sergio Ramos Reveals – Naijaloaded
Old Spanish Trail Haunted Attraction | River City Live
England Hand Spain First Home Loss in 15 Years
Ruthless England leave Spain shell-shocked at 3-2
Spanish bishops create commission to combat child sex abuse
Luis Enrique: There is no similarities between Spain, Barcelona 
Sergio Ramos hails "world class" England after Spain's defeat in Seville
Member of U.S. cycling team found in Spain
Global Mass Notification Market Research and Analysis 2015-2022
Gareth Southgate keeps a lid on euphoria after England beat Spain
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Southgate: England´s performance against Spain can...
Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.69%
Brave England conquer Spain
Hard Rock Hotel Madrid to Open in 2019
Gareth Southgate keen to keep England stars' feet on the ground after stunning win in Spain
Sport24.co.za | Spain dealt a 'slap of reality' by ruthless England
Spain dealt a 'slap of reality' by ruthless England
'Magic broken' - How the Spanish press reacted to La Roja's defeat to England
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is secretly moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes
Spain tears down razor wire in Africa to stop injuries to migrants crossing border
Transfer Talk: Raheem Sterling's two-goal outing for England raised Real Madrid eyebrows
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Japan's Prime Minister Begins Europe Tour with Trip to Spain
Raheem Sterling has sent Real Madrid a timely reminder... Manchester City should act now
Spain On This Day - October 16
New York’s Spanish Cultural Center Opens 150th Anniversary Photo Exhibit
Global 'Five-Star Doctor' award goes to Spanish physician
Spanish Town plant shutdown, NWC cites high acidic level in water source
Dier delighted to make his mark against Spain
Beyond “Us vs Them” In Sexual Assault
Gareth Southgate warns England stars not to get carried away by 'Munich moment' after crushing win over Spain
Ramos wants Spain to believe in Enrique's team
Spain to beat Japan in world life expectancy league table for 2040
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Ryanair crew stranded in Spain forced to sleep on floor, union claims
Zombie storm Leslie slammed Portugal, France, and Spain with unusual strength
Raheem Sterling transfer: Real Madrid 'set to ramp up interest' in £100m-rated Manchester City winger
Spain pressured to free imprisoned Catalan activists
England hand Spain a first home loss in 15 years
Real Madrid set to ramp up interest in England star Raheem Sterling
One-Day Retreat with Spiritual Master Louix Dor Dempriey
England stun Spain in Nations League, win first game on La Roja turf since 1987
Spain makes first ETA arrest based on France documents
Real Madrid set to ramp up interest in Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling
Real Madrid vs Levante: Predictions, betting tips, live stream, TV channel – La Liga 2018-19 preview
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
New Photos Found in Moscow Shine Light on Spain Civil War-Era Puppet Troupe
Today
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Low:63°F (17°C)
Winds:SW 5 MPH (9 KPH)
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Tomorrow
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Low:65°F (18°C)
Winds:WSW 6 MPH (10 KPH)
Precipitation:0.4
Sunday
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Low:65°F (18°C)
Winds:S 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:1.5
Monday
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High:72°F (22°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:WSW 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:7.2
Tuesday
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Low:54°F (12°C)
Winds:SSE 7 MPH (12 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
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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
  • “Why We Lost Against England” – Spain Captain, Sergio Ramos Reveals – Naijaloaded
  • Old Spanish Trail Haunted Attraction | River City Live
  • England Hand Spain First Home Loss in 15 Years
  • Ruthless England leave Spain shell-shocked at 3-2
  • Spanish bishops create commission to combat child sex abuse
  • Luis Enrique: There is no similarities between Spain, Barcelona 
  • Sergio Ramos hails "world class" England after Spain's defeat in Seville
  • Member of U.S. cycling team found in Spain
  • Global Mass Notification Market Research and Analysis 2015-2022
  • Gareth Southgate keeps a lid on euphoria after England beat Spain
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Southgate: England´s performance against Spain can...
  • Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.69%
  • Brave England conquer Spain
  • Hard Rock Hotel Madrid to Open in 2019
  • Gareth Southgate keen to keep England stars' feet on the ground after stunning win in Spain
  • Sport24.co.za | Spain dealt a 'slap of reality' by ruthless England
  • Spain dealt a 'slap of reality' by ruthless England
  • 'Magic broken' - How the Spanish press reacted to La Roja's defeat to England
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo is secretly moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes
  • Spain tears down razor wire in Africa to stop injuries to migrants crossing border
  • Transfer Talk: Raheem Sterling's two-goal outing for England raised Real Madrid eyebrows
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Japan's Prime Minister Begins Europe Tour with Trip to Spain
  • Raheem Sterling has sent Real Madrid a timely reminder... Manchester City should act now
  • Spain On This Day - October 16
  • New York’s Spanish Cultural Center Opens 150th Anniversary Photo Exhibit
  • Global 'Five-Star Doctor' award goes to Spanish physician
  • Spanish Town plant shutdown, NWC cites high acidic level in water source
  • Dier delighted to make his mark against Spain
  • Beyond “Us vs Them” In Sexual Assault
  • Gareth Southgate warns England stars not to get carried away by 'Munich moment' after crushing win over Spain
  • Ramos wants Spain to believe in Enrique's team
  • Spain to beat Japan in world life expectancy league table for 2040
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Ryanair crew stranded in Spain forced to sleep on floor, union claims
  • Zombie storm Leslie slammed Portugal, France, and Spain with unusual strength
  • Raheem Sterling transfer: Real Madrid 'set to ramp up interest' in £100m-rated Manchester City winger
  • Spain pressured to free imprisoned Catalan activists
  • England hand Spain a first home loss in 15 years
  • Real Madrid set to ramp up interest in England star Raheem Sterling
  • One-Day Retreat with Spiritual Master Louix Dor Dempriey
  • England stun Spain in Nations League, win first game on La Roja turf since 1987
  • Spain makes first ETA arrest based on France documents
  • Real Madrid set to ramp up interest in Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling
  • Real Madrid vs Levante: Predictions, betting tips, live stream, TV channel – La Liga 2018-19 preview
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • New Photos Found in Moscow Shine Light on Spain Civil War-Era Puppet Troupe
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