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Warning- Sitting Down on Romes Spanish Steps Could Now Cost You $450
Real Madrid Dealt Eden Hazard Blow On Eve Of La Liga Opener
Spain Legend Iniesta Tries Out Blind Soccer in Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Promo
Redesigned Five-star Hotel Reopens Steps From Rome's Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps Leisure
Rome Bans Tourists from Sitting on Spanish Steps
Kickboxer nicknamed ‘Pretty Killer’ batters Spanish robbers during vacation
We Force A Barcelona Fan To Review A Real Madrid Jersey
Real Madrid Faces 1st Test without Hazard
2C2P unveils "easy2send" — a fast, secure, affordable and easy-to-use cross-border remittance service
Japanese Soccer Rises in Value in Spain
Famous Madrid Chef Returns to Her Dominican Roots
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Woody Allen Wraps Up Filming of New Romantic Comedy Set in Spain
FM Qureshi briefs Spanish counterpart on Kashmir situation
Explained: How many foreign players are Real Madrid, Barcelona & each La Liga team allowed?
Spain to copy the Highlands on stopping people exodus
Team USA basketball vs. Spain score: Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell lead balanced U.S. attack in convincing win
USA tops Spain in pre-World Cup exhibition, 90-81
Team USA cruise past Spain in exhibition
Global Respiratory Disposables Market Is Expected To $1.49 Billion Till 2022
The Júcar gorge: Spain’s very own grand canyon
Real Madrid crisis: Eden Hazard suffers injury one day before La Liga opener
Listeria outbreak in Spain linked to meat product; Salmonella warning issued for Mardrid
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
U.S. tops Spain in basketball World Cup warm-up
Sweet seller without permit given 18-month sentence after FIVE POLICE arrest her in alleged ‘violent racist attack’ on Spain’s Costa del Sol
Holidaymakers' late-night rescue as Spanish ferry with 400 on board runs aground
British daughter of millionaire Moneypenny founder found dead in pool weeks before 19th birthday in Spain’s Mallorca
British expat war veteran shocked after pleas for ambulance allegedly denied THREE times on Spain’s Costa del Sol
Hard cell? As Spain’s first 5G network is unveiled, the Olive Press taps into the controversial technology
Global Investment Banking Market - Industry Analysis and Forecast (2019-2025)
Spanish Users Slam NATO Jet Nearing Russian Defence Minister's Plane Over Baltic Sea
USA shows it still has plenty of talent, athleticism, in 90-81 exhibition win against Spain
How will Real Madrid line up vs Celta Vigo with Eden Hazard missing out through injury?
Real Madrid news: Gareth Bale STARTS in season-opener against Celta Vigo
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Real Madrid opens Spanish league with 3-1 win over Celta
Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa sustains thigh injury during Juventus friendly
Chartered financial planner and OP columnist Jonathan Holdaway is one step away from the home of his dreams in southern Spain – but he won’t be adopting ALL the local traditions
FIBA World Cup 2019: 3 takeaways from Team USA's victory over Spain
Nine arrested over 11 separate forest fires in six different provinces in Spain
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Honors Robert Graham and Sol Trujillo at Their Annual Gala
Umotong inspires Brighton to victory against Coleman's Valencia in Spain
Sarah Ferguson is 'being a shoulder to cry on' for Prince Andrew at Spanish villa
Bale puts transfer saga aside to set up Real Madrid's first goal of the season
Beached whale weighing 75 tonnes hoisted from Spanish waters by a crane
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
How a 16th-Century Spanish Questionnaire Inspired Indigenous Mapmakers of Mexico
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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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  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
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