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‘Stuffed bears won’t bite’: Norway mocks Aussie travel warning of polar predator attacks

Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted a helpful clarification for Australian travellers, who had been warned by their government about Norwegian polar bear attacks. The good-humored exchange began on January 10, when the Australian Government’s travel advisory and consular information service tweeted out that Aussie tourists should read their travel advice to “avoid polar bear attacks in Norway.” After being ...

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Twitter ridicules State Dept. after it urges US citizens to ‘reconsider travel’ to Russia

The US State Department found itself the focus of social media jibes after an overhaul of its travel safety warning system downgraded Russia to the same category as Mauritania, Sudan and other trouble spots. The move, explained as “due to terrorism and harassment,” comes at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow and just five months before Russia ...

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Apple's Tim Cook now only uses private jets to travel & gets massive bump in pay

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 14:32 Edited time: 29 Dec, 2017 14:39 The current fiscal year has brought Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook a hefty pay increase as well as a new corporate perk, allowing him to move by personal transport for “all business and personal travel.” “This policy was implemented in 2017 in the interests of security and efficiency ...

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No Women, No Fly? Tunisians angered by UAE’s brief female travel ban

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 17:55 Edited time: 25 Dec, 2017 17:56 A temporary ban on Tunisian women entering the UAE has caused uproar in the North African country, leading authorities there to ban all flights from Emirates airlines. The ban seems to be motivated by concerns over terrorism. The United Arab Emirates briefly imposed a travel ban on all ...

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Chechen leader mocks sanctions & travel ban, says got ‘no order to step on US soil yet’

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 22:17 The head of Russia’s Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has said that while he is proud to be sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act, the US should search for real human rights abusers at home, “in the White House and the Pentagon.” Kadyrov seemed flattered to be placed on the US sanctions list alongside four other ...

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Atlanta airport travel chaos as power outage hits world’s busiest hub

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 20:12 Edited time: 17 Dec, 2017 21:26 Travellers have been left stranded after a power cut grounded all flights at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, one of the world’s busiest travel hubs. Staff at the airport are said to be working to restore power after the outage struck at around 1:15pm local time. All outgoing ...

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Trump’s expanded travel ban goes into full effect – State Department

The US State Department announced that it is fully implementing President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, following the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule injunctions against it. “National security is our top priority in visa operations. Our embassies and consulates around the world are fully implementing Presidential Proclamation 9645 to protect the American people, now that US Supreme Court orders permit ...

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Supreme Court OKs full enforcement of Trump travel ban

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 21:25 Edited time: 4 Dec, 2017 21:58 The Supreme Court has ruled to allow the full enforcement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting six Muslim-majority countries, according to the Associated Press. The Trump administration’s request to enforce the third incarnation of Trump’s travel ban was approved Monday. The Supreme Court ruling rolls back lower ...

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New TSA security measures to make Thanksgiving travel even more of a nightmare

Millions of travelers are expected to endure endless lines this holiday weekend as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implements new security measures at airports across the country. The TSA estimates there will be more than 26 million passengers traveling through airports between November 17 and 29, a five percent increase from last year. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is expected to ...

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US court allows Trump's travel ban to take partial effect

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:37 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:58 The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed President Donald Trump’s travel ban to go partially into effect, exempting persons with family connections to the US. The San Francisco, California-based court overrode US District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii, who sought to block the ban by declaring it ...

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