Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

20 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Expats and citizens in Spain warned over deadly bed bug infection

A distant relative of the common bed bug is on the rise in the USA and Europe and is transmitting a killer disease through its saliva. Known in Spain as the ‘chinches del beso’ (kiss bug), the insect bites its human victims around their mouths or on their facial skin, defecating adjacent to the bite and infecting the bite with a deadly disease formerly confined to South America. Chagas disease, as it’s known, causes severe intestinal and cardiac complications, with most of the bug’s victims not even aware they’ve contracted...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Expat Democrats in Canada urged to vote in US mid-terms

American expatriates living and working in Canada are being urged to vote in the mid-terms in order to thwart Trump. US Democrats are attempting to rally the 200,000 US citizens living in Vancouver to vote in the upcoming US mid-term elections, citing their belief that Democrat expat voters could swing the balance in a number of tightly contested battles for state governors, seats in Congress and the Senate. According to campaigner Tammy Flynn Seybold, only a miserable two per cent bothered to cast their votes in the close-called 2016...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Brit expat social security cheats nabbed by international team

Thousands of Brit expats living and working overseas have been caught illegally claiming British social security benefits. Millions of pounds’ worth of social security benefits have been fraudulently claimed by British expats living and working overseas, according to the Department for Work and Pensions. An investigation by the department along with international fraud specialists has resulted in a record amount of £1.1 billion being reclaimed, with expats living and working in Alicante and Madrid featuring strongly amongst the...
14 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Brit expat donates 300 tins of dog food to struggling rescue centre

After an Estepona-based dog shelter made a desperate Facebook plea for tinned dog food, a kind-hearted British expat arrived with 300 tins. Dean Bateson-Payas admits he’s always been a dog-lover, and was very disturbed when he realised Spaniards didn’t necessarily share his affection for four-legged doggy friends. Most are just working dogs and are treated badly, he says, whilst explaining why he’s been committed to doing what he can for the much-loved, long-standing ADANA shelter in Manilva. The dog sanctuary had posted...
14 Sep at 6 PM 2018

China opens up Chinese stock trading to expats

China is to allow expats to trade in Chinese stocks from Saturday 15th, but it seems very few are in a rush to buy. From Saturday, most expats living and working across China will be permitted to open brokerage accounts for trades in yuan-denominated A shares, but many are in wait-and-see mode, quoting China’s reputation of rushing in where only fools dare to tread. One expatriate pointed out the volatility of the market, adding there will be mistakes needing to be corrected by brokerages and regulators before he’ll take the...
12 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Survey suggests death of the American Dream

Safety and the excessive cost of living and healthcare are wrecking potential expats’ American dream. Once the dream destination for untold numbers of aspiring expats, the USA is now lagging behind 46 other world countries as shown in the recent Expat Insider survey. Respondents to the survey have to be expats living and working overseas as part of a corporate reassignment, so don’t include retirees or entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses. Of the 187 countries surveyed, 68 are chosen by their placings in a number of...
11 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Brits on the Rock tell Spain to back off

Gibraltar’s National Day was celebrated with British flag-waving and a demonstration which made it clear expat residents don’t want a Spanish takeover post-Brexit. National Day in Gibraltar celebrates the Rock’s sovereignty referendum in 1967 with its overwhelming vote to stay British. Given the thousands of protestors who gathered in Grand Casements Square, it would seem a strong and possibly slightly impolite message was sent to those in the Spanish government who’ve been attempting to claw back the peninsula from British...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Expats accused of heathcare fraud in South Korea

Expats in Korea are facing a crackdown on dodgy practices gaining access to the country’s healthcare for free. Foriegners needing expensive treatments have been signing up for private healthcare insurance, paying a few monthly premiums and jetting off to Korea for medical or surgical treatment. After getting operations, cancer treatment and suchlike and claiming on their new policies, they’re leaving for their home countries without paying their bills, and cancelling their insurance as soon as they get back. Another scam has...
7 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Expats returning to Dubai after summer break warned over drinking alcohol on flights

Tourists as well as expatriates returning to Dubai after the summer break are being warned not accept an alcoholic drink during their flight. The warning comes after a Swedish expat living long-term in London with her partner and children was arrested and imprisoned for drinking a glass of red wine offered to her by a stewardess. British consulates across the UAE issued the advice via a Facebook post after the story made news worldwide, with many responses asking why airlines are still serving alcohol on flights heading for Dubai as...
6 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Saudi shops closing down ahead of Saudization deadline

As Saudi retail outlets shut down due to the Saudization deadline next Tuesday, how will the kingdom’s expat professional community be affected? By 11th of September a huge number of retail stores and service providers in Saudi Arabia must be able to prove that 70 per cent of their employees are Saudi nationals. Retail sectors affected include motorbike and automobile supplies, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, office and home furnishing and household goods. Already, stores unable to meet the strict Saudization...