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Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Want Asylum In Europe – How Much Can You Pay?

Asylum seekers looking for refuge often have to pay to get away from their war ravaged countries and then pay again to enter the safe zone of Europe. As politicians in Denmark vote in controversial measures to confiscate the valuables...

Transfer Freeze Halts Star Deals For Soccer Clubs

Transfer bans slapped on Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will send repercussions rippling around European football. Both clubs are prohibited from signing or releasing players to other clubs during the ban, which covers the summer 2016 and...

Spoofing Expats Invoke The Wrath Of Netflix

Expats spoofing their gadgets into believing they are still in the UK so they can watch TV programmes from home are under attack from technology companies. Many expats illegally tap into British TV from overseas by signing up for sophisticated...

Trump And Palin – The Republican Dream Ticket

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has pulled out all the stops to win the backing off conservative Iowa in his campaign by teaming up with madcap former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. With just a few days before the state’s...

Litvinenko – How A Russian Spy Was Killed In London

The poisoning of outspoken former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko is a story with as many twists and turns as a novel. Litvinenko was killed in London in November 2006 when two Russian spies dropped a small dose of radioactive polonium-210...

Relaxed Browser Security Opens Web To Prying Eyes

Browsing the internet will be less secure for many expats when an important security algorithm is retired during 2016. Expats living in countries where governments closely monitor the internet will not notice a difference in their online browsing experience, but...

Pohntina – The Country No One Has Ever Heard About

If you have never heard of the self-proclaimed country of Pohntina, then you can line up with just about everyone else in the world. The minute country is an outcrop less than 100 metres off Funchal, the capital of the...

Champions League – Teams In The Final Stages

After weeks of matches between Europe’s leading football teams, the Champions League has at last reached the final stages. The amateurs and minnows have all had their chance to shine against the bigger names that grace the European football stage. Teams...

How Do You Rate On The Booze League Table?

Mad Friday , the last working Friday before Christmas, is the day when the most alcoholic drinks are consumed in the year – this year Mad Friday fell on December 18. Typically, drink related calls to the emergency services double...

How To Open A QROPS Offshore Pension

Expats who want to free themselves from onshore pension providers and who want to take control of their retirement planning may find a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) is right for them. A QROPS is a souped up pension...

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Trump And Teenager Go Toe To Toe Over Climate Change Spat

A David and Goliath battle between US President Donald Trump and teenage climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg has broken...

Pineapples Are The Best Way To Keep Snorers Quiet

The best remedy to stop your partner snoring and keeping you awake is a pineapple, say scientists. But the solution is not to ram the...

Millions Face Losing WhatsApp Messaging In Big Switch Off

Millions of users of the social media network WhatsApp face a crunch time within a few days as the app will go offline for...

What You Need To Know About The Deadly Coronavirus

The outbreak of  deadly coronavirus in China has led to the death of nine people and left hundreds more infected. The virus is centred on...

New App Will Stop Forgotten Signups Taking Your Money

How many times have you signed up for a trial subscription service and forgotten to cancel the payment? Everyone is guilty, but now a new...