By Jeremy Wallace Updated 10:16 am CST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 A resident arrives for early voting at a polling location in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., on Monday. Oct. 22, 2018. >>Here's what else you might want to keep in mind in order to not run afoul of state election laws... less A resident arrives for early voting at a polling location in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., on Monday. Oct. 22, 2018. >>Here's what else you might want to keep in mind in order to not run afoul of state ... more Photo: Callaghan O'Hare / Bloomberg Photo: Callaghan O'Hare / Bloomberg Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 A resident arrives for early voting at a polling location in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., on Monday. Oct. 22, 2018. >>Here's what else you might want to keep in … [Read more...] about Texas moves to purge 95,000 voters suspected to be non-US citizens
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Hà Nội plans to spend about $16.2m on Tết presents for the poor The elderly are given Tết presents in Hà Nội. — Photo vietnamhoinhap.vn Hà Nội plans to spend about VNĐ378 billion (US$16.2 million) from the city budget to give Tết presents to nearly 872,000 residents. They are beneficiaries, revolutionary contributors, the elderly, retired cadres, poor people, elite citizens and intellectuals. Secretary of Hà Nội City’s Party’s Committee Hoàng Trung Hải said that apart from the support from the city, localities should have policies to support those in need and help them have a warm Lunar New Year Festival. Hải asked departments and sectors to ensure a safe holiday for people, especially foreign tourists. Meanwhile, HCM City said it would spend about VNĐ800 billion ($34.4 million) from its budget to care for those in need, an increase of VNĐ35 billion ($1.5 million) over last … [Read more...] about Social News In Brief
Police seize bulk of smuggled wine Police in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 1 yesterday said that they have seized 500 bottles of wine without receipt in a car. While patrolling on Thursday, policemen of the Police Agency on Economic and Corruption Crimes (C46) under the Ministry of Public Security found a Toyota vehicle with red plate travelling in district 1 suspicious; therefore, they stopped the vehicle. Driver Pham Van Viet showed document of the vehicle but not with the red plate. They discovered five containers of Chivas Regel Aged 12 year each container with two bottles of wine; 20 containers of Johorie wine each container with 12 bottles of wine and 20 containers of Kakhia Coffe Liqucur wine each container with 12 bottles of wine. The vehicle was carrying 490 bottles of wine totally. The driver couldn’t show any document relating to the wine. From driver’s statement, police officers raided the warehouses in Thu Duc District, finding 4,220 foreign-made bottles of … [Read more...] about Social News 16/1
By Matthew Bennett Last week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that up to 95 percent of the more than 5,000 weekly flights between the UK and Spain are at risk if Britain crashes out of the EU without a Brexit deal in March. “If nothing is done it will be a nightmare in the European and UK airports”, director general Alexandre de Juniac told The Guardian. On Friday, I spoke to Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain, about Brexit (and the Catalan crisis). He said 200,000 jobs and €6 billion of tax revenue from British companies—which have invested €66 billion in Spain over the last ten years—are at stake with Brexit, not including the tourist sector. Brits are the largest group of foreign tourists by far in Spain: the latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) shows 12.9 million visited Spain through the end of August this year, more than the French (8.3 million), the … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: Are 17 million Brits ready not to holiday in Spain with no-deal Brexit?
HOLIDAYMAKERS visiting Turkey have been warned to be extra cautious about criticising Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's government on social media. Even "liking" someone else's post could be enough to get someone arrested and put in prison. The warnings come from the German Foreign Office to its citizens in response to a spate of cases of Germans arrested for online criticism of Erdogan. The updated travel advice, published by the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, highlights how Berlin's attempts to repair relations with Ankara have so far delivered little for dozens of German citizens imprisoned there since the failed coup in 2016. Hundreds of people died in the overnight putsch attempt, which was followed by a vast security crackdown involving thousands of arrests of alleged followers of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, some of whom are German-Turkish dual citizens. Erdogan's government has accused the U.S.-based Gulen of orchestrating the coup, something he has repeatedly denied. The … [Read more...] about Tourists in Turkey warned about criticising president Tayyip Erdogan’s government on social media – as they could go to prison