• Travel and the coronavirus pandemic: Everything you need to know

    (CNN) — Countries around the world have imposed sweeping travel bans and advisories to stem the spread of coronavirus within their borders and beyond. Canada and the US will close their border to non-essential traffic, US President Donald Trump confirmed on Twitter Wednesday. Nonessential travel to the European Union has been banned for 30 days, the […]

  • European Union, home of borderless travel, to shut borders

    (CNN) — The European Union will close its borders to all non-essential travel as it attempts to contain the ongoing spread of the coronavirus on the continent. The temporary restrictions would be in place “for an initial period of 30 days,” and could be prolonged, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday. Family members […]

  • The UK has left the EU — and the implications for the world are huge

    Brexit has happened. After 1,316 days of political turmoil, the UK now stands alone as the first nation to have ever left the European Union. It has ended the careers of two Prime Ministers and left the very future of the United Kingdom in question. Scotland’s case for independence is becoming harder to ignore while […]

  • US tariffs will make Scotch whisky and French wine more expensive for Americans

    Americans will soon pay more for Scotch and Irish whiskies, Parmesan cheese and French wine after the Trump administration said it would impose tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European goods. The United States had also threatened to target pasta and leather handbags in a long-running dispute with the European Union over aircraft subsidies. Those have been spared, however. […]

  • Americans Will Need a Visa for European Travel Beginning 2021

    For Americans accustomed to just booking-and-going when it comes to European travel, an additional step will soon require some additional planning. In two years, most European Union countries will begin implementing a new travel visa as a requirement for U.S. citizens and citizens from 59 other countries to enter. The visa website cited concerns over illegal […]

  • Trump pushes NATO allies to increase spending as US share of funding slows

    As President Donald Trump headed to Brussels to meet with the members of the world’s most powerful military alliance, NATO published its latest estimates on defense spending. The NATO report estimates that only five out of the 29 nations will meet the spending standards that were agreed upon at the 2014 NATO summit in Wales. The pledge […]

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