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Canadian government investigating spike in asylum seekers crossing the border from the U.S.

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, right, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and MP Brenda Shanahan for Chateauguay-Lacolle discuss the influx of asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border Monday near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press) WVN – Canada is investigating a possible misuse in U.S travel documents that has resulted in spike in asylum seekers crossing the […]

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U.S. State Department warns tourists about tainted alcohol at Mexico resorts after blackouts reported

WVN – The U.S. State Department is alerting travelers to Mexico about possible tainted or counterfeit alcohol that could cause sickness and blacking out. The department on Wednesday updated its information page specific to Mexico under Safety and Security, cautioning vacationers who choose to drink alcohol to “do so in moderation and to stop and seek […]

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Ukraine Travel Warning – U.S. Department of State

WVN – The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated December 14, 2016. Russian-led separatists continue to control areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, where violent clashes have resulted in over 9,000 deaths.  […]

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Tour group says no more Americans to North Korea after Warmbier’s death

A photo provided by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows U.S. student Otto Frederick Warmbier with a security officer in Pyongyang, North Korea, 16 March 2016.(Photo: KCNA, EPA) WVN – (USAToday) The travel company that took University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier to North Korea said Monday that it is wrangling with the 22-year-old’s […]

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U.S. State Department issues travel alert to its citizens travelling to the UK and Europe

WVN – Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe.  While local governments continue counterterrorism operations, the Department nevertheless remains concerned about the potential for future […]

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Breaking News – Some electronics to be banned on some US-bound flights

WVN – WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is barring passengers on Royal Jordanian Airlines flights from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronics in carry-on luggage on certain U.S.-bound flights starting Tuesday, the airline said in a tweet Monday. The airline said cellphones and medical devices are excluded from the ban. Everything else, the airline […]

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