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Op-Ed: Blackberry Passport a square in a world of rectangles

In the modern technological world, there is a huge demand for both style and substance. Blackberry's new phone encourages people to be square (hahaha), but is it the right phone for the modern person?
In the Media by Kris Coombes

Child draws on dad's passport, dad can't leave South Korea

Seoul - A four-year-old Chinese boy managed to get hold of his father's passport, and apparently thought it needed an artist's touch. Unfortunately for the father, the budding Rembrandt has left him stranded in South Korea for unrecognizable documentation.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 3 comments

Ryanair must pay up for refusing to let Spanish toddler fly

Palma - Back in 2011, Irish low-cost airline Ryanair refused to accept a Spanish family's identity document for their three-year-old child and stopped them from boarding. Now the courts say they will have to pay compensation.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Skeleton in scuba gear with Moroccan ID sparks mystery in Spain

Alicante - A skeleton wearing a black and grey wetsuit, flippers and carrying a backpack has been found floating in the Ibiza canal near Alicante, Spain. He was also carrying a Moroccan passport and a whole load of cash.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Edward Snowden stranded in Moscow airport with invalid passport

Moscow - Russia Today is reporting that with no valid passport, the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden might be stranded in the transit area of Russia's Sheremetyevo Airport indefinitely.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Photo: Vancouver 'Drunk Baby' passport photo goes viral online

A passport photo of the five-month-old baby of a Vancouver Reddit user, Jorge Churano, has gone viral online. The adorable baby looks sort of "laid back" in the photo, or more frankly, groggy and slack-jawed in a tipsy-looking manner.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Boy, 11, flies Manchester to Rome without passport or ticket

Manchester - British Security is being questioned, on the eve of the Olympics, after an 11-year old boy flew from Manchester to Rome without a passport, ticket or boarding pass.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 6 comments

Canadian ePassports — The next level of technology

Passport Canada recently announced another level of security for passport holders, which makes one wonder whether it's for their benefit or the travellers. The obvious question is will it speed up the border crossing process?
In the Media by Bryen Dunn - 2 comments

Dalai Lama optimistic he will return to Tibet Special

Pretoria - The Dalai Lama says he is optimistic he will return to Tibet, albeit on a Chinese passport. Addressing the Hungarian Parliament, he expressed admiration for Hungary’s freedom fight in 1956.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

US gov't changes laws for transgender passport applicants Special

Washington - The State Department announced new guidelines for issuing passports to transgender applicants. If you bring a note from your doctor that you have undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition you'll be able to get a passport to match.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Wikileaks founder's passport briefly confiscated, to be cancelled

Melbourne - The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, had his passport confiscated briefly and was told by immigration officials it will be cancelled.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Embassy Hopping through the Heart of Europe Special

Washington - U.S. travelers to Europe face a few small hurdles – jet lag, airline food, threat of volcanic ash thwarting or postponing their plans. But this weekend in Washington, residents and visitors were able to visit Europe without ever getting on a plane.
Digital Journal Report by Joy Lutes

Canadian Citizen Considered National Security Threat

Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon has denied Abousfian Abdelrazik and emergency passport as the minister considers him a national security threat.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

US State Dept. Fires Those Who Breached Obama's Passport File

In a developing story, the U.S. State Department has reported an unauthorized breach of the passport file of Democratic frontrunner Senator Barack Obama of Illinois. Those responsible have been terminated or disciplined.
In the Media by Can Tran - 3 comments

New Canada-U.S. Border Rules on Hold

The new border entry rules for the Canada-U.S. border have been put on hold for another 18 months by U.S. officials. Today marks the beginning of the new law requiring proof of citizenship for entry into the U.S. from Canada.
In the Media by Sheba - 5 comments

Ontario Unveils New Driver's Licence

Canadian Press has learned that a new driver's license is on the horizon for Ontario drivers. The new ID will include six security features and be given to every driver in the province when they renew their license starting on Friday.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

U.S. Government Designs a New Electronic Passport

U.S. Government plans to issue a new electronic passport incorporating various landscapes and uplifting quotes.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 5 comments

10,000 passports go to fraudsters

The Home Office has admitted that more than 10,000 people - 2 men are convicted in terror attacks with fraud passports.
In the Media by Bharvi - 6 comments

U.S. to drop passport requirement for kids

Children under the age of 17 will not need a passport to get into the U.S. at land borders when the law comes into effect by 2009.
In the Media by Brandigal (Donna) - 3 comments

Homeless paid to stand in line for passports for ten hours

The homeless in Victoria are getting paid to line up at the passport office for those who need passports.
In the Media by soome2000 - 18 comments

Canadian passport office hires two hundred workers to deal with delays

"The Passport Canada office is averaging 21,000 applications a day -- over 60 per cent more than the system is designed to handle, according to a report."
In the Media by soome2000 - 6 comments

Woman Gets Wrong Passport

Now that passports are needed to fly into the U.S to help with security, how secure is it when wrong passports were sent out to some people?
In the Media by Brandigal (Donna) - 6 comments

New passport rules come into effect

New rules requiring US airline passengers returning from Mexico, the Carribean and Canda to show their passport came into effect Tuesday.
In the Media by Fortunesfool - 3 comments

Passport processing delays

A heads-up for Canadians who need a passport in a hurry.
In the Media by tdotcspot - 4 comments

New passport rules hitting close to home

Air travel to Canada, Mexico to be affected
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 8 comments

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