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EU may require visas from Americans and Canadians

The European Union executive is considering whether to make U.S. and Canadian citizens apply for visas before travelling to the bloc in a move that could raise tensions as Brussels negotiates a free trade pact with Washington. The

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Zika discourages many from Latin America travel

The rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to Latin America and the Caribbean, with 41 per cent of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.

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Iranians freed in US; Americans fly home from Iran

Several Iranian-Americans held in US prisons after being charged or convicted for sanctions violations have been released, their lawyers told Reuters on Sunday, as part of a deal between Iran and the US that also won the release of four American

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In bid to free Americans in Iran, US blinked on new sanctions

The day before the Obama administration was due to slap new sanctions on Iran late last month, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned US Secretary of State John Kerry the move could derail a prisoner deal the two sides had been negotiating

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3 Americans evacuated from Yemen to Oman

Three Americans have been air-lifted out of Yemen to Oman, the Omani foreign ministry said on Thursday, according to a report by the state news agency ONA.   The three were flown out of Yemen's capital, Sanaa

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US working to secure release of Americans in Iran

The White House said on Friday that there is a rigorous US government effort to try to secure the release of Americans held in Iran. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Secretary of State John Kerry's earlier remarks about

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Qatar seeks to free more US hostages in Syria

Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the country's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012. T

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Americans split over prisoner swap issue

Americans are deeply divided over whether the Obama administration did the right thing by swapping five Taliban leaders to win the freedom of Afghanistan prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, according to Reuters/Ipsos survey released on Friday.

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China ‘growing in power but popularity lags’

China will eventually overtake the US as the global superpower but its rise is not making it more popular, according to a major global survey by Pew Research Center published on Thursday. The survey, which canvassed the views of n

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Swiss banks fear heavy fines in US tax deal

  Swiss banks fear heavy fines they expect to pay to settle a long-running dispute with US authorities over helping wealthy Americans evade tax could hit smaller lenders particularly hard, sources s

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