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Millions of Americans Head Home as Holiday Weekend Ends

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Millions of Americans packed the nation’s airports, train stations and highways on Sunday as they headed home following the four-day Thanksgiving holiday. More than 43 million people were expected to travel 80 kilometers or more to attend holiday gatherings between Wednesday and Sunday. Most of them were expected to drive, with fewer people flying than […]

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US Embassy Warns About Travel in Islamabad

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. embassy in Islamabad says Pakistan has issued a general threat alert for possible terrorist attacks Sunday in Islamabad. The embassy says in a message on its website that Pakistan’s interior ministry warns the attacks could target key government buildings in downtown Islamabad and several hotels. The embassy has advised U.S. citizens to avoid […]

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Egyptian Official Returns US Request to Lift Travel Ban

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s justice minister Tuesday returned a letter he received from the U.S. ambassador, who had asked Egypt to lift a travel ban on Americans working with pro-democracy groups in the country. Justice Minister Adel Abdel-Hamid said the letter should have been addressed to the judges investigating the groups, and that only those subject to the […]

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Egyptian Justice Minister Refuses Letter From US Ambassador on Travel Ban

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s justice minister sent back a letter Tuesday from the U.S. ambassador asking him to lift the travel ban on Americans working with pro-democracy groups in the country. Justice Minister Adel Abdel-Hamid said the letter should have gone to the judges investigating the groups, not to him. He also said the letter should not have […]

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India’s Tourism Minister Disputes Travel Warnings

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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India’s tourism minister is disputing the decision of five Western countries to issue recent travel advisories that warn of possible terrorist attacks during the upcoming Indian holiday season. The United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have all warned their citizens to take extra precaution during the festival period. Tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahay […]

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US State Department Urges Citizens to be Cautious Visiting Haiti

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department is strongly urging U.S. citizens to consider carefully all visits to Haiti. A travel warning issued Monday cites a “critical crime level,” a cholera outbreak and inadequate infrastructure. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti says there are reports of demonstrations in downtown Port-au-Prince and all trips to the capital should be postponed […]

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U.S. State Department Urges Citizens to be Cautious Visiting Haiti

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department is strongly urging U.S. citizens to consider carefully all visits to Haiti. A travel warning issued lMonday cites a “critical crime level,” a cholera outbreak and inadequate infrastructure. The U.S. Embassy in Hait, says there are reports of demonstrations in downtown Port-au-Prince and all trips to the capital should be postponed […]

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Foreigners in Uzbekistan to Pay for Air Travel in Foreign Currency

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Starting Friday, foreigners in Uzbekistan will have to pay for plane tickets for all domestic and international flights in foreign currency. The government of the central Asian country announced the new regulation Wednesday. Under the new regulation, foreigners purchasing airline tickets in Uzbekistan must pay for them with foreign currency instead of the Uzbek som. […]

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US Slaps Travel Ban on Russians Suspected in Magnitsky Death

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department has imposed a travel ban on dozens of Russian officials suspected of involvement in the death of imprisoned lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky was arrested in 2009 for what his supporters say were phony tax evasion charges. He died almost one year later at age 37 after prison authorities withheld medical care […]

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Sri Lanka Lifts Ban on Foreigners Visiting Former War Zones

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka has lifted travel restrictions that barred foreigners from visiting former war zones in the Tamil-dominated north of the country, two years after the government defeated Tamil rebels in a three-decade long conflict. The Sri Lankan government said Monday it removed the restrictions on foreign passport holders with immediate effect. Colombo had barred international […]

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