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Defragmenting Africa

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Africa has integrated with the rest of the world -- mostly selling commodities like oil, minerals or cocoa -- faster than with itself.

Thai Authorities Find Smuggled Meth Disguised As Art

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

BANGKOK -- Thai authorities have arrested an Iranian man who allegedly tried to smuggle more than 50 million baht ($1.6 million) worth of crystal meth...

Yacht Carrying 1.1 Tons Of Cocaine Seized

AP | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

BERLIN -- German police say authorities have intercepted a yacht carrying 1.1 tons of cocaine worth some euro42 million ($60 million) from the Caribbe...

No Passport With Somewhere to Go -- Making Lemonade in Southern California

Crai S. Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

Seems everyone possesses a tragic passport story.

Travelers of the World Unite: Stop the Wars

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In short, we are opinion leaders, opinion makers, the vanguard of the modern wave of exploration.

Fishing Crafts of Malta's Bay Make for Eye Candy (SLIDESHOW)

Meg Pier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Meg Pier

My visit to Marsaxlokk reminded me that by daring to cast my net in new waters, and being willing to go where the tide takes me. I was moving closer to the life I was meant to live.

Confucius Says: It's All About the Guanxi! Business Etiquette in China

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When conducting business in China, there are many protocols to be followed. Jenny Li, author of Passport China, writes that success in international b...

PHOTOS: 5 Customs To Keep In Mind When Abroad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

It's said that when you're in Rome, you should do as the Romans do. But when you don't know what the Romans consider customary, it's easy to end up lo...

Fingerprint Sharing Led To Deportation Of 47,000

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A rapidly expanding illegal immigration enforcement program has led to the deportation of 47,000 people over 18 months when the Hom...

Customs Supervisor Accused Of Taking Bribes

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former Customs supervisor at Midway Airport has been indicted for allegedly taking about $52,000 in bribes to allow foreign employees of three area ...

Sci-Fi Author Peter Watts Avoids Jail Time With Heavy Fines

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

PORT HURON, Mich. — A Canadian science fiction writer who refused to comply during a U.S. customs inspection has avoided jail in Michigan. Fift...

Culinary Artisanry, American Meat, and the Myth of Safety

Elissa Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elissa Altman

I've always been an exceptionally honest person, so when I flew home yesterday from a week sampling the most astonishingly fresh, utterly delicious...

Feds Seize $1.2M Of Chinese Knockoff Electronics At O'Hare

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal agents at O'Hare Airport intercepted 25 cartons of counterfeit electronics coming in from China and bound for Florida. An estimated $1.2 milli...

Visa Fraud Ring: Students Expose Vulnerability In Nation's Foreigner Tracking System

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A ring accused of helping people from the Middle East obtain student visas by taking their proficiency exams and classes has...

Emilio Maya And Sister Analia Face Deportation After Helping Immigration And Customs Enforcement Agency

AP | HELEN O'NEILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — Only a few years ago the lives of Emilio and Analia Maya brimmed with possibility, their little cafe thrived, and their hard-...

Josh Crescenzi: Ex-Bush, Cheney Aide In $2 Million Stolen Fuel Probe

San Antonio Express-News | Guillermo Contreras | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A man who was a news liaison for former President George W. Bush and ex-Vice President Dick Cheney is at the center of a case involving $2 million in ...

TSA, Customs Agencies Still Lack Permanent Leaders Appointed By Obama

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two federal agencies charged with keeping potential terrorists off airplanes and out of the country have been without their top lea...

San Ysidro Border Shooting: U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing Closed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN DIEGO — Four people were injured in a gun battle Tuesday involving an attempt to smuggle illegal immigrants from Mexico at the busiest borde...

Digital Immortality and Death 2.0

Scott Lachut | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Lachut

Particularly in the case of social media, when taken together the multitude of eternal digital data forms a history of a person's life.

Feds Seize "Survivor" Artifacts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The federal tribe has spoken: A contaminated monkey skull, termite-infested statues and other African artifacts of the TV show "Sur...

Hands Off My Laptop, iPod, Cellphone, Pager, Beeper, Flash Drive, Pocket Litter, First Born (OK, Not My First Born)

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Rosenblatt

Customs and Border Protection just released its new policies for searching and seizing laptops at the border.

Keep Your Hands Off My Laptop

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Rosenblatt

As it stands, Customs can grab anyone at the border, seize their laptop, and demand passwords and encryption keys as a pre-condition to entering the country. And who knows when you'll get your computer back?