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Spanish Segunda: Sadiq Bags 10th League Goal In Almeria Home Draw
Amazon to raise fees on Spanish vendors due to new digital tax
The multifaceted Spanish engineer leading Amazon Business in Europe
Green shoots: Spanish firm tackles plastic waste from shotgun cartridges
French media group Vivendi raises stake in Spanish rival Prisa to 9.9%
France's Vivendi raises stake in Spain El Pais owner Prisa to 9.9%
Vivendi lifts stake in Spain's Prisa to 9.9%
Spain's Health Minister quits to run for regional Catalan elections
Radix Health Grows Leadership Team as Seasoned Healthcare Executives Join to Drive Growth and Innovation
Philips and Spanish healthcare group Vithas sign strategic agreement to incorporate Philips’ most advanced technologies into Vithas hospitals and clinics
Vivendi ups stake in Spain's Prisa to just under 10%
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Real Madrid eye Haaland and Arsenal agree loan deal for Odegaard
W Resources head of Spanish operations Fernando de la Fuente to retire
In Poor Madrid Neighborhood, Biggest Snowfall in Half Century Deepens Misery
Odegaard set to complete loan move to Arsenal from Real Madrid
Italy's Eni to buy Spain's Aldro Energia to add retail energy customers
105-year-old Spanish Flu survivor gets vaccinated for COVID-19
Remote working trend spurs Spanish telco Lleida.net to best results in its 25-year history
Flytlink Ltd Announces Availability of the Fastapn service
Spanish woman, 85, who 'died' of Covid is found alive after ID mix-up
Spain's health minister quits amid pandemic to run for regional Catalan election
Mural in Madrid that celebrates women pitched into Spain's culture wars
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Spain travel: Will Easter or summer holidays be possible for British travellers?
Spain's health minister quits amid pandemic to run for regional Catalan election
VW ordered to pay $20 million in Spanish diesel claim, carmaker to appeal
Volkswagen ordered to pay $20 mln in Spanish diesel claim
Spain reports 93,822 new coronavirus cases over weekend
Spain sees record rise in cases – as it happened
TGTE Congratulates and Thank Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown for Building Mullivaikal Memorial
'I feel divine' says Madrid care home resident after second COVID shot
Spain reports record 94,000 COVID-19 cases over weekend, incidence hits new high
Martin Odegaard set for Arsenal medical TODAY ahead of joining in £2.5m loan deal from Real Madrid
VW ordered to pay $20 mln in Spanish diesel claim, carmaker to appeal
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Spain's COVID-19 infections hit new high as regions double down on measures
Former police officer acquitted of libelling Spain's spy chief
Football: Atlético rallies again to widen its Spanish league lead
Athletic Bilbao routs Getafe 5-1 in Spanish league
Coronavirus live news: Moderna says vaccine works on UK and South African variants; Spain sees record rise in cases
Georgia Gymnast Madelyn Dorbin Twists and Tumbles to National Spotlight
Brits top global binge-drinking list, Spain near the bottom with 'more sensible approach'...
Spain Acknowledges Visa Issuance Irregularities in Morocco
France, Spain And Portugal Struggle To Contain New Coronavirus Infections
Real Madrid’s Nacho tests positive for COVID-19
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
The Latest: Spain sees weekend record of new COVID-19 cases
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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
  • Spanish Segunda: Sadiq Bags 10th League Goal In Almeria Home Draw
  • Amazon to raise fees on Spanish vendors due to new digital tax
  • The multifaceted Spanish engineer leading Amazon Business in Europe
  • Green shoots: Spanish firm tackles plastic waste from shotgun cartridges
  • French media group Vivendi raises stake in Spanish rival Prisa to 9.9%
  • France's Vivendi raises stake in Spain El Pais owner Prisa to 9.9%
  • Vivendi lifts stake in Spain's Prisa to 9.9%
  • Spain's Health Minister quits to run for regional Catalan elections
  • Radix Health Grows Leadership Team as Seasoned Healthcare Executives Join to Drive Growth and Innovation
  • Philips and Spanish healthcare group Vithas sign strategic agreement to incorporate Philips’ most advanced technologies into Vithas hospitals and clinics
  • Vivendi ups stake in Spain's Prisa to just under 10%
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Real Madrid eye Haaland and Arsenal agree loan deal for Odegaard
  • W Resources head of Spanish operations Fernando de la Fuente to retire
  • In Poor Madrid Neighborhood, Biggest Snowfall in Half Century Deepens Misery
  • Odegaard set to complete loan move to Arsenal from Real Madrid
  • Italy's Eni to buy Spain's Aldro Energia to add retail energy customers
  • 105-year-old Spanish Flu survivor gets vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Remote working trend spurs Spanish telco Lleida.net to best results in its 25-year history
  • Flytlink Ltd Announces Availability of the Fastapn service
  • Spanish woman, 85, who 'died' of Covid is found alive after ID mix-up
  • Spain's health minister quits amid pandemic to run for regional Catalan election
  • Mural in Madrid that celebrates women pitched into Spain's culture wars
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Spain travel: Will Easter or summer holidays be possible for British travellers?
  • Spain's health minister quits amid pandemic to run for regional Catalan election
  • VW ordered to pay $20 million in Spanish diesel claim, carmaker to appeal
  • Volkswagen ordered to pay $20 mln in Spanish diesel claim
  • Spain reports 93,822 new coronavirus cases over weekend
  • Spain sees record rise in cases – as it happened
  • TGTE Congratulates and Thank Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown for Building Mullivaikal Memorial
  • 'I feel divine' says Madrid care home resident after second COVID shot
  • Spain reports record 94,000 COVID-19 cases over weekend, incidence hits new high
  • Martin Odegaard set for Arsenal medical TODAY ahead of joining in £2.5m loan deal from Real Madrid
  • VW ordered to pay $20 mln in Spanish diesel claim, carmaker to appeal
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Spain's COVID-19 infections hit new high as regions double down on measures
  • Former police officer acquitted of libelling Spain's spy chief
  • Football: Atlético rallies again to widen its Spanish league lead
  • Athletic Bilbao routs Getafe 5-1 in Spanish league
  • Coronavirus live news: Moderna says vaccine works on UK and South African variants; Spain sees record rise in cases
  • Georgia Gymnast Madelyn Dorbin Twists and Tumbles to National Spotlight
  • Brits top global binge-drinking list, Spain near the bottom with 'more sensible approach'...
  • Spain Acknowledges Visa Issuance Irregularities in Morocco
  • France, Spain And Portugal Struggle To Contain New Coronavirus Infections
  • Real Madrid’s Nacho tests positive for COVID-19
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • The Latest: Spain sees weekend record of new COVID-19 cases
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