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Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 2: U.S. ‘Could Not Possibly Be Positioned More Poorly’ for Winter Says Fauci

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 2: U.S. ‘Could Not Possibly Be Positioned More Poorly’ for Winter Says Fauci

Thirty-one states set one-day coronavirus case records in October and experts fear that the worst is yet to come, while the number of cases in Europe crossed the ten million mark, a tally the United States is expected to reach this week as well.
Globally, cases are now at 46.8 million, with 1.2 million deaths.
Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said that the country “could not possibly …

The World’s Most Powerful Passports for 2020 Are …

How many countries can you visit without needing a visa with your passport? If yours is a red- or blue-colored passport book that has the words “Japan Passport” on the cover, you can visit more – a total of 191 out of 218 – than holders of any other passport in the world.
Indeed, a traveler with a Japanese passport can visit 165 more destinations than someone with what is today …

Hertz to Accept Debit Cards in Europe

Hertz to Accept Debit Cards in Europe

Hertz Europe announced that its Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty rental-car locations in Europe will now accept debit cards in addition to credit cards.
The list of countries where debit cards are now accepted includes Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Hertz said that the reason for the change was because many customers don’t have credit cards.
“A significant number of people do not have …

Apple Pay to Expand to 16 New Countries Including Croatia, Greece, Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia

Apple Pay to Expand to 16 New Countries Including Croatia, Greece, Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia

Apple Pay will expand to 16 countries in Europe in the coming months.
U.K.-based bank Monese said it will soon support the service in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
In addition, Apple Pay will make its debut in Hungary, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
Apple Pay made its start in 2015 in the United States. Today it is available in numerous countries including Austria, Canada, …

Apple Maps to Add Traffic Support for Bulgaria, Gibralta, Slovakia, and Slovenia

Apple Maps to Add Traffic Support for Bulgaria, Gibralta, Slovakia, and Slovenia

Apple has updated its Maps app, adding real-time traffic data from four European countries and territories.
Drivers in three countries in Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Slovenia, as well as in Gibraltar, a small British Overseas Territory on Spain’s south coast, will receive real-time data on traffic conditions along their planned route.
Real-time traffic information provides drivers with a visual indication of traffic along a planned route and the app uses it …

Austria, Slovakia, and the Netherlands Introduce Border Controls

Austria, Slovakia, and the Netherlands Introduce Border Controls

A day after Germany introduced temporary controls at its southern border with Austria, that country, along with the Netherlands and Slovakia introduced what they termed temporary border controls.
The action follows the struggle these countries are having with the influx of refugees coming to the Continent.  Hungary said that over 5,000 had crossed into the country from Serbia on Monday before noon, even though it is trying to seal off that …

Niki to Launch World’s Shortest International Flight

Niki to Launch World’s Shortest International Flight

Austrian low-cost carrier Niki announced plans to launch what will be the world’s shortest international flight, Vienna, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia.
Flights will depart Vienna International Airport, also known as Flughafen Wien-Schwechat, at 5:50 p.m. and arrive in Milana Rastislava Štefánika Airport at 6:15 p.m.   The duration of the flight will be 20 minutes.  Return flights will leave Bratislava at 10:25 a.m., arriving in Vienna at 10:50 a.m.
The first flight will …