Australia immigration dept. leaked 2014 G20 leaders' personal info

Australia immigration dept. leaked 2014 G20 leaders' personal info
The data containing personal identifiers such as passport numbers and visa details of all leaders in attendance was accidentally sent to organizers of the Asian Cup Soccer Tournament, according to a report in The Guardian. An email sent to the …
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UAE company offers Caribbean passports with property purchase
… played globally by the UAE. The approval “is a reflection of the good reputation enjoyed by the UAE and its achievements on the regional and global levels,” said Anwar Gargash, minister of state for foreign affairs, according to official news …
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Bulgarian Banker Tsvetan Vasilev's Hotel Chain Seized by Authorities
… that the Belgian holding a Russian passport Pierre Louvrier has acquired six strategic companies connected to the murky banker for merely EUR 1- BTK, NURTS and First Digital, military factories Dunarit and Avionams, and people metric agency GARB.
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Maple Run Studio Tour returns for 13th season…

Maple Run Studio Tour returns for 13th season…
Also, make sure you pick up a tour passport at your first stop to have it stamped at each tour stop so you will be eligible for one of three artists gift baskets to be won. If you have your passport stamped from all eight tour locations, your name is …
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County Clerk's Offices Offer Quick and Convenient Passport Processing
NEPTUNE, NJ – If your winter plans includes travel to a beachfront location or Superbowl XLIX, you may want to make sure that your U.S. Passport hasn't expired. Or, if you do not have a U.S. Passport you may want to apply for one today. In either case …
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Grit, determination get Alberto Escobedo to college

Grit, determination get Alberto Escobedo to college
Even though he has lived in the U.S. for most of his life, he still did not have the benefits of being able to vote, apply for certain college scholarships, apply for a U.S. passport and all of the other things that most Americans take for granted …
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Getting Irish citizenship for my American spouse
She is not Irish at all, but she would love to be an Irish citizen and get a passport. Is this possible? I understand there's a residency requirement that's necessary, but we wouldn't be able to leave the U.S. to do that. Can we use the years that she …
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Global Entry vs. TSA Pre-Check vs. NEXUS: Which Is Best For You?
… a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that expedites clearance for pre-approved, low-risk international travelers upon arrival in the United States. You can go straight to a Global Entry kiosk without filling out any forms. Insert your …
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Latest Rush Passport News

BEUKEMA: Prepare for next year while packing up for summer
“Think a little ahead and avoid the rush or being left out until your equipment is back up and fixed,” he said. Following are tips or a checklist from the DNR … A Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park. A second steelhead clinic will …
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Iraqi Forces Push ISIS Out of 'Key Positions' of Tikrit: Iraqi Security Official
The official said that even though "ISIS militants have already lost," the Iraqi forces and government did not want to rush the operation and risk soldiers' lives. "We are not in a hurry, but we have a plan and we are following it," Hadi … Court …
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Storm dumps snow across Midwest
The National Weather Service measured 15 inches of snow in Fennimore, Wis. A sprinkling of snow disrupted rush hour traffic in Chicago. The accumulating snow stands in … SAPPHIRE, N.C. — A Florida businessman who authorities say faked his own death …
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Tracking the Bali Nine's Mr Big

Tracking the Bali Nine's Mr Big
The drug dealer's widow serves a tasty dhal. "Come on, eat, eat," she begs, ladling the steaming broth onto the tin plates on the clay hearth under the old stone farmhouse. Up in the hills in the district of Satyadevi, beneath the imposing snowy peaks …
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Can I Still Fly Without Photo ID?
"That's a TSA thing," the American Airlines agent explained. … A few seconds later, the supervisor came by to verify that I had no acceptable form of identification and then handed me off to one of his agents. … What if you lose your passport while …
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Editor's Letter Editor's Letter
I am by no means the first to suggest that social media and other contemporary communications amplified these efforts, but there has been little discussion about the ways that those forms of communication have connected us as global citizens with a …
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Plan to Exit Bankruptcy Is Approved for Detroit

Plan to Exit Bankruptcy Is Approved for Detroit
DETROIT — Less than 16 months after Detroit became the largest city in the United States to file for bankruptcy, a federal judge on Friday approved a plan intended to help it escape years of financial ruin and begin the hard work of becoming viable again.
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Top turf pair could square off
Should Wise Dan be entered in this year's renewal of the race, he would seek an unprecedented third straight victory — and a record third win overall — in the prestigious event, which is positioned each year as the race that immediately precedes the …
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American Express, Costco to end US exclusivity deal
American Express said Thursday that it hasn't been able to come to an agreement with Costco on renewal terms. The current agreement covers U.S. stores and dates back 16 years. It will end March 31, 2016. American Express executives said in an emailed …
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New locations in the US of visa, passport services provider Cox & Kings Global

New locations in the US of visa, passport services provider Cox & Kings Global
WASHINGTON, DC: The Embassy of India in the US has announced the new operational locations of Cox & Kings Global Services Pvt. Ltd. (CKGS) who will provide Visa/OCI/PIO/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate application support services in …
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Need To Protect The Integrity Of Nigerian Borders
ONE of the major problem facing the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), which urgently needs to be given more attention to, is the challenge of the influx of illegal immigrants into the country. Many of these aliens come through illegal routes (be it …
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Latest United States Passport Application News

Getting to the Front of the Visa Line
You can learn more at Travel.state.gov. (Be aware that if someone in your party has a passport from a country other than the United States, that person is likely to have different requirements.) 2. Mind the season. Filing paperwork about two months in …
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Kuwait man told to surrender passport before leaving jail
VALPARAISO | A 23-year-old man from Kuwait was told Monday he will have to surrender his passport and address a hold placed on him by Homeland Security before he can bond out of jail on domestic abuse charges. Porter Superior Court Judge Roger …
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International adoptee faces deportation
"Some discovered this as young adults when applying for their first jobs, registering to vote, applying for a U.S. passport — or unfortunately, when getting into trouble with the law and facing removal to a country they may no longer call home …
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News roundup: How the passport information of world leaders, including

News roundup: How the passport information of world leaders, including
Topping the news: The LDS Church has seven lobbyists, jokingly referred to as "hoime teachers," focused on the state Legislature. Most lawmakers say the interactions are tame, but former state Rep. Carl Wimmer has accused the LDS Church of bullying …
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The Hall Monitor: Why a Liberal Arts degree can be risky, but worth it
But regardless of the motivations that got us here, we were presented right off the bat with potentially the biggest decision of our collegiate careers — which academic field would we go in to. I think I'm in a good amount of company when I say that I …
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Get to the front of the visa line
She can tell you that having even one stamp on the second-to-last blank page in your passport can prevent you from entering South Africa or that getting a visa for India is easier these days thanks to its nascent online form. (U.S. tourists can now …
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What you can do to speed up your passport application

What you can do to speed up your passport application
To renew a standard 32-page adult passport under the Fast Track 'one week' service costs £103. You cannot use these services if you are applying for your first adult passport. You are unable to get a child's first passport – or renew an existing one …
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