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Sport24.co.za | Muguruza, Ferrer to play for Spain at Hopman Cup
Spanish driver tests positive for every single drug in the test
Real Madrid starlet could be perfect fit for Middlesbrough, would solve creativity problem
Spanish star dumps Brisbane for Perth
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Derek Jeter starts program with the Marlins to teach all players and coaches Spanish
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Sergio Ramos takes aim at Cristiano Ronaldo telling former teammate: "No-one is bigger than Real Madrid"
Transfer Talk: Zinedine Zidane eyes Man United job after Real Madrid exit
Ejidike charges Falconets to go past Spain
Bomba Miri rescues Spanish tourist who broke leg in Mulu climb
Moroccan footballer uses Spain tour to abscond: club
iShares MSCI Spain Index (EWP) Showing Bearish Technicals With Resistance At $29.74
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Vendors who sell cocktails to holidaymakers on Spanish beaches are 'storing ingredients down drains'
Penelope Cruz's lookalike sister Monica flaunts her curves in Spain
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
British woman attacked at a POLICE protest on the Spanish border as she is hit by multiple MEN
Spanish Super Cup: Barcelona Bests Sevilla 2:1 in Tangier
REVIEW: The ultimate getaway to sunnier climates in the Spanish hideaway of Murcia
BORDER BRAWL: British woman swings at Spanish protestor on Gibraltar border as tensions over police pay flare
LaLiga: Diego Simeone reacts to Courtois’ move to Real Madrid from Chelsea
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Marco Asensio must take chance to replace Cristiano Ronaldo
Chaos ensues at Spanish hospital after fiery blaze
Global Glucosamine Market (Health Food, Medicine, Cosmetics & Other) 2018 Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Research Report
Sergio Ramos Opposes Ronaldo Statement: No One Is Above Real Madrid
Platform collapse in northwestern Spain leaves scores injure
British woman attacked at a police protest in Spain and is hit by men
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
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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
  • Sport24.co.za | Muguruza, Ferrer to play for Spain at Hopman Cup
  • Spanish driver tests positive for every single drug in the test
  • Real Madrid starlet could be perfect fit for Middlesbrough, would solve creativity problem
  • Spanish star dumps Brisbane for Perth
  • Nora Fatehi learning Spanish for ‘Bharat’ role
  • Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Betting Tips: Bale to score in another final
  • La Liga preview: Are Atletico ready to topple Barcelona and Real Madrid?
  • Fernando Alonso: McLaren's Spanish star to leave Formula One
  • New Artwork Arrivals From Abstract Art Master 08/18
  • Derek Jeter starts program with the Marlins to teach all players and coaches Spanish
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Davinia Taylor has swapped the Primrose Hill set for family life in Spain
  • UPDATE 1-Algeria signs gas supply deals with Spain, Italy's Eni -Sonatrach CEO
  • Sergio Ramos takes aim at Cristiano Ronaldo telling former teammate: "No-one is bigger than Real Madrid"
  • Transfer Talk: Zinedine Zidane eyes Man United job after Real Madrid exit
  • Ejidike charges Falconets to go past Spain
  • Bomba Miri rescues Spanish tourist who broke leg in Mulu climb
  • Moroccan footballer uses Spain tour to abscond: club
  • iShares MSCI Spain Index (EWP) Showing Bearish Technicals With Resistance At $29.74
  • QLED & QDEF Quantum Dot Market 2018 Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Research Report at MarketResearchNest.com
  • Vendors who sell cocktails to holidaymakers on Spanish beaches are 'storing ingredients down drains'
  • Penelope Cruz's lookalike sister Monica flaunts her curves in Spain
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • British woman attacked at a POLICE protest on the Spanish border as she is hit by multiple MEN
  • Spanish Super Cup: Barcelona Bests Sevilla 2:1 in Tangier
  • REVIEW: The ultimate getaway to sunnier climates in the Spanish hideaway of Murcia
  • BORDER BRAWL: British woman swings at Spanish protestor on Gibraltar border as tensions over police pay flare
  • LaLiga: Diego Simeone reacts to Courtois’ move to Real Madrid from Chelsea
  • Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Marco Asensio must take chance to replace Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Chaos ensues at Spanish hospital after fiery blaze
  • Global Glucosamine Market (Health Food, Medicine, Cosmetics & Other) 2018 Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Research Report
  • Sergio Ramos Opposes Ronaldo Statement: No One Is Above Real Madrid
  • Platform collapse in northwestern Spain leaves scores injure
  • British woman attacked at a police protest in Spain and is hit by men
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gibraltar investigating ‘Spanish police officer’ who allegedly kicked British woman at border during protest
  • Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: TV channel, live stream, squad news & UEFA Super Cup preview
  • Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Uefa Super Cup 2018 prediction, team news, betting tips and odds and how to watch on TV and live stream online
  • Algeria signs gas supply deals with Spain, Italy's Eni...
  • Nora Fatehi learns Spanish for Bharat
  • Spanish drama El Continental described as 'copy' of Peaky Blinders
  • 2018 / 2019 New Year’s Eve Retreat with Spiritual Master Louix Dor Dempriey
  • UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid goalkeeper against Atletico Madrid revealed
  • The Latest: Spanish rescuers intercept 524 migrants
  • Falconets have solution for Spain, coach boasts
  • Thibaut Courtois to miss Super Cup final as Real Madrid will play Keylor Navas
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
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  • Cádiz 68°F
  • Córdoba 72°F
  • Granada 68°F
  • Málaga 66°F
  • Salamanca 81°F
  • Seville 72°F
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