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‘Long wait is finally over’: PM Trudeau and family, kick off one-week India visit, meet Indian high commissioner
Former NDP MP Paul Dewar is undergoing treatment for brain cancer
NDP leader attacks web giants, defending taxes in call-to-arms for equality
PM Trudeau, family kick off Indian state visit with namaste greeting
PM Trudeau and family, kick off one-week India visit, meet ...
Jagmeet Singh slams Netflix, Amazon for not paying income tax in Canada
Jagmeet Singh not picking sides in pipeline battle, as New Democrats hold convention
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh focuses on inequality in party convention speech
Nightshade Studios bringing a different light to the online entertainment.
Canada’s Samuel Girard wins gold medal in 1,000 metre speedskating
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Canada has lost $117B due to pipeline woes, says ...
Varcoe: Canada has lost $117B due to pipeline woes, says McKenna
Raptors coach Dwane Casey: If Canada can have strict gun laws, 'why can't we?'
Canadian Speed Skater Girard Dodges Crash, Wins Gold in Short Track 1,000m
Canada’s Kim Boutin wins bronze in 1,500m short track
Air Canada Express plane returns to Saskatoon due to flames near tail pipe
Canadian trade body seeks ties with chambers
Canadians snap up Kamativi lithium project
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Three Canadians eye the Olympic podium in slopestyle finals
CTP beat Canada Police team
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
VIDEO: Canada Cup Series skiing in Red Deer
Canada, US earn gold and silver in short track
Vancouver weather: Brace for arctic air blast tonight in Metro
Rosie DiManno: Ice dance competition a battle between Canada and France
Dave Feschuk: Drake puts spotlight on Canadian hockey player Sarah Nurse
Canada's luge medals come from heartbreak, grit and ice time on world's fastest track near Whistler
iShares MSCI Canada (EWC) Declines 0.46% for Feb 17
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Dave Feschuk: Is Canadian hockey coach Willie Desjardins up to the challenge?
DND looking to contract DNA and burial experts to help ID Canada’s missing war dead
Canada’s Samuel Girard wins gold in 1,000m short track
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Canada women’s skip Rachel Homan: ‘We’ve never lost that faith in each other’
Canada could be headed for record medal total in Pyeongchang
Dave Feschuk: Canadian men's hockey team suffers 3-2 shootout loss to Czech Republic
Trudeau in India: Canadian firms want India's business, while the Liberals want Indo-Canadian votes
Canadian firms want India's business, while the Liberals want Indo-Canadian votes
Burying Canada’s anti-Palestinian consensus
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PM Trudeau, family, kick off Indian state visit with namaste ...
NDP leader attacks web giants, defends taxes
Canadian actor's suit against Weinstein and assistant must proceed, judge rules
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Canada denies bizarre tale that Trudeau is Fidel Castro’s son
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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 Canada
  • ‘Long wait is finally over’: PM Trudeau and family, kick off one-week India visit, meet Indian high commissioner
  • Former NDP MP Paul Dewar is undergoing treatment for brain cancer
  • NDP leader attacks web giants, defending taxes in call-to-arms for equality
  • PM Trudeau, family kick off Indian state visit with namaste greeting
  • PM Trudeau and family, kick off one-week India visit, meet ...
  • Jagmeet Singh slams Netflix, Amazon for not paying income tax in Canada
  • Jagmeet Singh not picking sides in pipeline battle, as New Democrats hold convention
  • NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh focuses on inequality in party convention speech
  • Nightshade Studios bringing a different light to the online entertainment.
  • Canada’s Samuel Girard wins gold medal in 1,000 metre speedskating
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Canada has lost $117B due to pipeline woes, says ...
  • Varcoe: Canada has lost $117B due to pipeline woes, says McKenna
  • Raptors coach Dwane Casey: If Canada can have strict gun laws, 'why can't we?'
  • Canadian Speed Skater Girard Dodges Crash, Wins Gold in Short Track 1,000m
  • Canada’s Kim Boutin wins bronze in 1,500m short track
  • Air Canada Express plane returns to Saskatoon due to flames near tail pipe
  • Canadian trade body seeks ties with chambers
  • Canadians snap up Kamativi lithium project
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  • Three Canadians eye the Olympic podium in slopestyle finals
  • CTP beat Canada Police team
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • VIDEO: Canada Cup Series skiing in Red Deer
  • Canada, US earn gold and silver in short track
  • Vancouver weather: Brace for arctic air blast tonight in Metro
  • Rosie DiManno: Ice dance competition a battle between Canada and France
  • Dave Feschuk: Drake puts spotlight on Canadian hockey player Sarah Nurse
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  • Dave Feschuk: Is Canadian hockey coach Willie Desjardins up to the challenge?
  • DND looking to contract DNA and burial experts to help ID Canada’s missing war dead
  • Canada’s Samuel Girard wins gold in 1,000m short track
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Canada women’s skip Rachel Homan: ‘We’ve never lost that faith in each other’
  • Canada could be headed for record medal total in Pyeongchang
  • Dave Feschuk: Canadian men's hockey team suffers 3-2 shootout loss to Czech Republic
  • Trudeau in India: Canadian firms want India's business, while the Liberals want Indo-Canadian votes
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  • Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Arrives In India On A "Busy Visit": 10 Points
  • PM Trudeau, family, kick off Indian state visit with namaste ...
  • NDP leader attacks web giants, defends taxes
  • Canadian actor's suit against Weinstein and assistant must proceed, judge rules
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Canada denies bizarre tale that Trudeau is Fidel Castro’s son
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