ENG -The United States of America (commonly referred to as the United States, the U.S., the USA, or America) is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to its east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories, or insular areas, scattered around the Caribbean and Pacific.
At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km²) and with ...
Premium lagers are taking the UK by storm, as fans flock to their flavor and originality.
The fastest-growing beer trend in the United Kingdom? American craft brews.
That's according to the Guardian, which found research data showing that sales of premium lagers imported from the U.S. have soared by 150% over the last year.
By Kim Peterson
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The temperature was about 70 on Nov. 19, the sky was "totally blue," and the laughter from a martini bar drifted into the St. Petersburg, Fla., park where Marshall, 39, sat contemplating his first day of homelessness."I was thinking, 'That was me at one point,'" he says of the revelers. "Now I'm thinking, 'Where am I going to sleep tonight? Where do I eat? Where do I shower?'"The unemployed Detroit autoworker moved to Florida last year, hoping he'd have better luck finding a job.He didn't, and he spent three months sleeping on sidewalks before landing in a tent city in Pinellas County, north ...
Actor Chuck Norris has his eyes on the presidency, but not the White House. Norris wrote that he would be interested in becoming the president of Texas, if the state were ever to secede from the Union.“I may run for president of Texas,” Norris wrote Monday in a column posted at WorldNetDaily. “That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state.”The actor claimed “thousands of cell groups will be united around ...
EU Understands Effective Visa Policy EU Understands Effective Visa Policy
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the European Union's announced relaxation of tourist visa rules.
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the European Union's announced relaxation of tourist visa rules:
"The EU's visa policy changes signal an understanding of two critical points: one, that visa rules can become more inclusive with absolutely no compromise on security; and two, drawing more international visitors is one of the easiest and most potent ways to boost the economy of any region. Brussels is to be congratulated for these visionary measures that are going to pay immediate and tangible dividends for the Eurozone.
"If U.S. political leaders are under the impression that it doesn't matter what th
U.S. Travel Praises Retiring Assistant Secretary of State Janice Jacobs U.S. Travel Praises Retiring Assistant Secretary of State Janice Jacobs
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the following statement on departing Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Janice Jacobs.
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the following statement upon the retirement of Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Janice Jacobs:
“As head of America’s Consular Affairs operations around the world, Ambassador Jacobs was instrumental in facilitating increased travel to the United States. Whether by reducing visa wait times by improving visa processing efficiency at U.S. consulates, negotiating the inclusion of more countries into the Visa Waiver Program, or enhancing the security of our travel process, she understood the importance of