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Ireland issues record number of passports amid Brexit

London - Ireland issued a record number of passports in 2017, with nearly a fifth going to applicants in Britain and Northern Ireland, according to its foreign affairs ministry.

Germany slams Russia over Ukraine rebel passports

Berlin - Germany on Monday criticised as "unacceptable" Russia's decision to recognise passports issued by separatist rebels in Ukraine's eastern regions of Lugansk and Donetsk.

Fall of a forger: 'The Doctor' behind the Thai passport trade

Bangkok - For a few thousand dollars "The Doctor" opened doors to the world, supplying pristine fake passports to gangsters and rebels, refugees and migrant workers -- all from an unassuming, scruffy house in the Bangkok suburbs.

Anguish on Greece-Macedonia border as Skopje tightens controls

Gevgelija - Anxiety gripping his features, the man from Syria hands over his birth certificate to Macedonian border police, hoping against hope that it will be enough to allow him to continue his journey to northern Europe.

France seizes passports of would-be jihadists

Paris - Six French citizens have had their passports confiscated and 40 more will be banned from leaving the country as Europe cracks down on would-be jihadists planning to travel to Syria and Iraq.

Ukraine leader shows off captured Russian military IDs

Munich - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko Saturday brandished in front of world leaders several passports taken from Russian soldiers in what he said was proof of Moscow's "presence" in his country.

Russian passports -- like it or not -- for new Crimea

Simferopol - A young woman opens her office door and is immediately assailed with questions from 40 people trying to crowd in: Crimeans clamouring -- some willingly, others obliged -- to obtain Russian passports.The passport office worker hands out forms with a lis...

Saudi Arabia considers plan to replace sponsorship system

A five-year study by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor has been completed and recommends an end to the system of individual kafala, the traditional sponsorship system for foreign workers in the Kingdom.

Survey reveals Americans are the worst tourists in the world

A new survey into the world's worst tourists reveals that Americans consider themselves to be the worst. It also seemingly dispels the myth that Americans don't travel abroad much, showing that 78 percent have actually visited a foreign country.

Op-Ed: Canada's doppelgänger citizens

Ottawa - Canadians with dual passports and allegiances enrich this country, but shouldn't take certain rights and privileges for granted.

Alaska sued for denying transgender woman driver's license

Juneau - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Alaska on behalf of a transgender woman who has been denied the right to change the sex on her driver's license without providing proof that she has underwent gender reassignment surgery.

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.

UK cracks down on South African passport holders from March

Because genuine South African passports can be so easily bought from fraudulent officials, the UK is imposing visa restrictions from March on all 400,000 South Africans who visit the Commonwealth country each year, it was announced in SA 's parliament.

Canadian Passport News: Exceptions Sought For Seniors And Aboriginals

Ottawa is sending the United States a message. We want exceptions on that passport deal you are trying to enforce. If the Canadian government gets their way seniors and aboriginals will join minors in lesser requirements crossing the border over land.

How To: Disable Your Passport's RFID Chip

All new U.S. passports contain a radio frequency identification chip that may be accessible to hackers. But the chip can be disabled.

American Passports Found on Bodies of Al Qaeda Fighters in Somalia

American and other foreign passports have been discovered on the bodies of slain al Qaeda fighters battling Ethiopian forces in Somalia.

Dutch Border Police Detain Man with Nine Passports

The man was arrested at Amsterdam's Schipol airport preparing to board a flight to Istanbul. Authorities discovered seven Swedish and one Finnish passports in his possession apart from his own.

Line up for Canadian passport could be five hours long

There is a big increase in the number of Canadians requiring passports. We've been hearing for months about strict new rules for air travel. The deadline is now just three weeks away.

Passports required for everyone flying into the US.

Almost all air travelers entering into the United States will have to have a passport starting January 23, 2007
 

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