Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

23 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expat in Asia warned over Wuhan coronavirus

Western expats living and working in China are being urged to monitor their health closely and avoid crowds due to the increasingly rapid spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. To date, Wuhan city now has 198 confirmed cases of the Sars-like virus infection, thought to have originated in a local seafood market. Guangdong province has reported 14 confirmed cases and five have been reported in Beijing. In an attempt to stop further transmission and infection from the virus, the city has now taken strong measures including control over and...
21 Jan at 6 PM 2020

FSCS decision strips expat investors rights over mis-selling

Thousands of investors and pension savers are now officially denied compensation for blatantly mis-sold funds. When the news broke that the UK financial watchdog’s investigation into Fast Pensions and its 15 schemes was in suspension, those who’d lost most or all of their retirement savings were devastated and unable to understand why the regulator was failing to take action as regards compensation. The company plus its five associated firms were closed down by order of the High Court in May 2018 for offering some 500 investors...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Western expats in Gulf States confused by conflicting warnings

As the security situation surrounding the passenger plane crash in Iraq becomes more sinister, expats living and working in the Gulf States as well as visitors are again being advised to watch their backs. Tensions in Egypt and Turkey as well as the Gulf States are high due to fears of retaliation involving tourists as well as expats, and even cruise companies are warning of possible schedule changes. US expats in the UAE are being told to take the usual precautions, although should it be confirmed that the downed aircraft was hit by...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Welsh expats can now reconnect with their land of song

If you’re Welsh, lonely, a fan of rugby and an expat anywhere on the planet, Global Welsh is the answer. For Welsh expatriates, it’s crucial to be able to keep their connection to the western corner of the UK that is Wales, a land of song, rugby and unique history with even its own, much-loved Welsh language – at least in the region’s north. Those who’ve become expats in a strange land inevitably feel a longing to keep in touch with their origins, with one devoted expatriate Welshman now supporting a way which makes this...
8 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Dubai reject exaggerated media accusations of danger

Expats living and working in Dubai are encouraging incomers to ignore exaggerated reports by international media over the urgent need to leave. Long-term expats in the UAE believe the doom and gloom media reports concerning the likelihood of regional conflict are exaggerating the situation. Many are claiming the favourite expat professional destination is still safe for foreigners and that there’s no need to pack up and leave, with some blaming the British press for publishing misconceptions about Dubai. One Briton who’s lived...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2020

British expats in Australia terrified by devastating wildfires

Long-stay British expats in Australia are revealing their fears and experiences of the devastating wildfires. As Australia continues to burn in spite of heroic firefighting, British expatriates who’ve lived long-term in the affected areas are telling of their experiences and the terror they’re living through. Expats from the UK are used to the Australian cycle of floods, drought and wildfires on a regular basis, but the huge conflagrations are the worst in living memory. One Briton from Herefordshire who emigrated to the...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2020

UK and US expats and tourists now at risk in Middle East

Expats and tourists in Egypt are being warned they’re now soft targets for terrorists demonstrating their loyalty to Iran. Although it stopped short of placing a travel warning for 14 states in the Gulf region, the British Foreign Office is telling it like it is as regards the risks to both expats and visitors. Dubai and Turkey are also included in the warnings, and Iraq is now considered a no-go area for Westerners, especially American and British citizens. Embassies and Foreign Offices are now reminding expatriates and tourists of...
6 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in the Gulf States advised to evacuate

Are British expats in the Gulf States at risk from Soleimani assassination reprisals? Experts in the USA and many Western nations are now urging their expat citizens to leave Iraq and the UAE as retaliation against US and other western targets is highly likely. Following the attack, British PM Boris Johnson came out in favour of Trump’s possibly illegal decision, with many now believing his statement puts UK expats in the region at risk. One Tehran-based analyst is strongly advising all Western workers in the region to evacuate...
3 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Accidental Americans in France now being targeted by FATCA

France is urging its banks not to shut down accounts held by so-called ‘accidental Americans’ holding French nationality and living in France. Groups of French citizens ‘accidentally’ born in the USA whilst their parents were on a short stay are urging the French government to act and prevent the FATCA related closure of their bank accounts. An estimated 10,000 ‘accidental Americans' are believed to be resident in France and are facing being denied banking services due to the effects of FATCA on the banks themselves. The...
2 Jan at 6 PM 2020

British expats in Spain warned over staggering increase in knife crime

As if the huge increase in drug-related gun violence in many popular Spanish retirement havens wasn’t enough, the region is now experiencing a sudden rise in knife-related violence. Along with the threat of Brexit and the huge increase in mob-related violence, British expats living in Spain are now seeing increasing reports of knife attacks taking place all across the country. According to media reports, incidents of knife crime have seen a significant rise over the past three years and are especially related to gangs of youths....