Passport http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23563/all en Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-odd-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Cat caught sneaking saw, phone into Brazil prison</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A cat carrying a saw and a<br /> mobile phone was "detained" as it entered a prison gate in<br /> northeast Brazil, Brazilian media reported on Saturday. Prison<br /> guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing the<br /> main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape. A closer<br /> look showed the feline also carried drills, an earphone, a<br /> memory card, batteries and a phone charger.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-odd-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis CDATA Cricket Cricket in Sri Lanka Disaster Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Moscow theater hostage crisis Natural Disaster Passport Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Quotation Rangana Herath Russian passport Social Issues Vaas Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731337 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/blank-headline-received-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BULGARIA MINISTER SAYS 2 SUSPECTS WITH PASSPORTS FROM CANADA AND AUSTRALIA WERE INVOLVED IN BURGAS BOMB ATTACK</p> Passport Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:45:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746431 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu takes up residence in provincial Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/depardieu-takes-residence-provincial-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French actor and newly-minted Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu on Saturday formally registered as resident of the little-known Russian region of Mordovia, giving his residence as No. 1, Democracy Street.</p> <p>In a grand ceremony in Mordovia's main city of Saransk that bore little relation to the average Russian's experience of local bureaucracy, Depardieu signed a form and had his passport stamped to formally become a resident.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/depardieu-takes-residence-provincial-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Passport Russian passport Saransk AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:46:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764178 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia confirms 'Prisoner X' worked for Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/australia-confirms-prisoner-x-worked-israel-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia on Wednesday admitted for the first time that a man found hanged in a Tel Aviv jail worked for the Israeli government, but stopped short of confirming he was a Mossad spy.</p> <p>Dual Australian-Israeli citizen Ben Zygier, known as "Prisoner X", died in 2010 in an allegedly suicide-proof cell with Israel going to extreme lengths to cover it up, sparking claims by Australian media that he worked for Mossad.</p> <p>In releasing a report into his department's handling of Zygier's imprisonment, Foreign Minister Bob Carr said it was a complicated case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/australia-confirms-prisoner-x-worked-israel-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian passport Human Interest Mossad Passport AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 07:00:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774690 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia says no sign of passport misuse by suspected Mossad spy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/australia-says-no-sign-passport-misuse-suspected-mossad-spy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY, March 6 (Reuters) - Australia had no evidence that a dual Australian-Israeli citizen and suspected Mossad spy, who died in jail in Israel in 2010, had been involved in the assassination of a Hamas arms procurer in Dubai, Foreign Minister Bob Carr said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Carr also said Australia had found no evidence of the misuse of any of the Australian passports taken out by the man, Ben Zygier, who had changed his name several times and obtained new Australian passports each time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/australia-says-no-sign-passport-misuse-suspected-mossad-spy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Zygier Hamas Mossad Passport Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 07:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774694 at http://www.globalpost.com France pledges to track attackers of Chinese tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/france-pledges-track-attackers-chinese-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French Tourism Minister Sylvia Pinel Tuesday pledged to ensure the security of travellers after 23 Chinese visitors were robbed of their cash and passports just after they arrived in Paris.</p> <p>Pinel said "everything will be done to find the perpetrators" and underscored "the determination of the French government to ensure the security of tourists in France."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/france-pledges-track-attackers-chinese-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Passport Roissy AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:32:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794477 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Arica court clears Pistorius for international travel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/sarica-court-clears-pistorius-international-travel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A South African court on Thursday cleared sprinter Oscar Pistorius for international travel, easing stringent bail conditions imposed on him for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.</p> <p>"I find that the magistrate's decision not to grant the appellant his passport to travel abroad was wrong," Judge Bert Bam told the High Court in Pretoria.</p> <p>The 26-year-old's passport must be handed to his attorney and the "applicant be allowed to use his passport outside South Africa", said Bam. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/sarica-court-clears-pistorius-international-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Passport AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:31:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796141 at http://www.globalpost.com 'I love Paris' may soon be passe for Chinese tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/i-love-paris-may-soon-be-passe-chinese-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mass muggings and attacks on Chinese tourists in Paris have spawned alarm and warnings of a decline in the number of free-spending visitors from the Asian giant who swarm to France.</p> <p>More than one million Chinese visitors come every year to France, a country which for them epitomises luxury, romance and quality products.</p> <p>But that may very well change, said one expert, citing a slew of recent attacks which he says takes the sheen off the "City of Lights" for Chinese visitors.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/i-love-paris-may-soon-be-passe-chinese-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese language Passport Technology AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 06:00:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797430 at http://www.globalpost.com DGI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/dgi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A Presidential Ordinance is likely to be issued to convert the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports (DGI&amp;P) into an authority only to accommodate Interior Secretary Khawaja Siddique Akbar, who would be its first chairperson after his retirement in June this year.</p><P>The law Ministry has recently sent a copy of the Immigration and Passport Authority Ordinance, 2013 to the Prime Minister Secretariat after necessary vetting that would be further forwarded to the President for issuance.</p><P>The sources aware of the development informed that the Ordinance, a copy of which i</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/dgi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Human Interest Interior ministry Labor Law Passport Politics Technology Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:04:44 +0000 Asianet 5800735 at http://www.globalpost.com Traders concern on delay in passport issuance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/traders-concern-delay-passport-issuance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Karachi Chamber of Commerce &amp; Industry's President Muhammad Haroon Agar has expressed deep concern over inordinate delays in the renewal requests of passports by the businesspersons stating that members are approaching Karachi Chamber complaining about unwarranted delays in renewal requests of their passports fearing that their businesses would suffer if they could not proceed abroad to attend their scheduled business meetings owing to unavailability of renewed passport on time.</p><P>Haroon Agar lamented that due to negative travel advisories by the foreign missions, the foreign buyer</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/traders-concern-delay-passport-issuance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Passport Russian passport Security Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:49:20 +0000 Asianet 5801903 at http://www.globalpost.com KCCI concerned over delay in renewal of passports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/kcci-concerned-over-delay-renewal-passports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Karachi Chamber of Commerce &amp; Industry's President Muhammad Haroon Agar has expressed deep concern over inordinate delays in the renewal requests of passports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/kcci-concerned-over-delay-renewal-passports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Passport Russian passport Security Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:03:45 +0000 Asianet 5802272 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel: Morocco MPs refused entry as had no visas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/israel-morocco-mps-refused-entry-had-no-visas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel on Wednesday defended a decision to turn away two Moroccan MPs trying to enter the West Bank from Jordan earlier this week saying they did not have entry visas. </p> <p>"Every Moroccan citizen, whether or not they are part of a delegation, needs a visa to enter the West Bank via Israel," foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/israel-morocco-mps-refused-entry-had-no-visas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Morocco Passport AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808708 at http://www.globalpost.com China grants dissident's brother passport ahead of Xi-Obama meet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/china-grants-dissidents-brother-passport-ahead-xi-obama-meet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ben Blanchard</p> <p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China has granted passports to the mother and eldest brother of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng which they hope to use to visit him in the United States, the brother said in Friday, a concession by Beijing ahead of a Sino-U.S. summit.</p> <p>The treatment of Chen Guangcheng's family has received prominent attention from the United States, especially as Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama meet this week in California.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/china-grants-dissidents-brother-passport-ahead-xi-obama-meet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chen Guangcheng K. P. Chen Passport Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:21:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5852363 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal court orders passport change for transgenders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/nepal-court-orders-passport-change-transgenders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepal's Supreme Court has ordered the government to alter passports so that transgenders no longer have to describe themselves as male or female, a court spokesman said on Tuesday, a move welcomed by rights activists.</p> <p>The court made the decision on Monday following a petition from a transgender who wanted a third category introduced on passports for people who identify themselves neither as male or female, the spokesman said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/nepal-court-orders-passport-change-transgenders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gender Hospitality Law LGBT Passport Politics AFP Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:31:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5855218 at http://www.globalpost.com 'World citizen' Depardieu to seek Algerian passport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/world-citizen-depardieu-seek-algerian-passport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French actor and new Russian national Gerard Depardieu said Sunday he was applying for an Algerian passport and possibly others, describing himself a "world citizen".</p> <p>The 64-year-old star, one of the world's most prolific actors, acquired Russian nationality in January after getting into a fight with the French authorities over a new 75-percent tax on the super-rich.</p> <p>"I would like to have seven" passports, he told France's Journal du Dimanche.</p> <p>"I'm going to ask for an Algerian one and others as well," he said. "This will help me avoid visas."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/world-citizen-depardieu-seek-algerian-passport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Passport Russian passport AFP Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:30:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5858083 at http://www.globalpost.com