Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

14 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Expat dog lovers happy about change in Spanish law

Today, Spain’s civil laws are being changed to recognise the rights of dogs by declaring them as ‘beings’ rather than ‘objects’. British expat dog-lovers and their furry best friends will be celebrating the change in Spain’s civil laws which recognises dogs and other pets as ‘beings’ with rights of their own. The original classification for animals was as ‘objects’, able to be inherited or seized by bailiffs in cases of unpaid debts. According to both expat and Spanish dog-lovers, the move is long overdue and is...
14 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Expat fitness fanatics in Shanghai get roadside exercise capsules

Shanghai’s residential areas will soon provide locals and expats with small, ‘intelligent’ fitness capsules giving the opportunity to work out anywhere at anytime. Fitness fanatics may well see the innovative idea as a dream come true, as they won’t have to set aside time to travel to a gym, pay a monthly subscription or even change their working gear. The new ParkBox shipping container-sized mini-gyms are equipped with treadmills, dumb-bells and other fitness aids, can accommodate up to five at one time and are open 24.7....
13 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Dubai to build two hospitals for expats on basic insurance deal

In a welcome nod to the majority of Dubai’s expat community, the Asten DM Healthcare group is to build two new hospitals catering exclusively for those on the basic insurance package. Some 70 per cent of Dubai’s resident expat community are unable to afford the more expensive options under the mandatory health coverage available, leaving them in a difficult position when illness strikes. Asten’s initiative will deliver affordable healthcare in two brand new medical facilities, one in Muhaisnah and the other in Al...
13 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Brit holiday rental fraudster on the run in Spain

A female British expat is on the run in southern Spain after she was caught conning English tourists out of thousands of euros. The alleged holiday rentals scammer is now the subject of a manhunt centred on the Costa del Sol after victims of her online fraud complained to local police. Expat conwoman Paula-Louise Neale has been accused of placing fraudulent holiday rental adverts on social media over the past two years. Once potential victims were hooked into the scam, they were told to make their rental payments via Paypal, but once...
12 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Which US cities are the most expat-friendly

If you’re dreaming of the perfect job somewhere in America, researching for the most expat-friendly destination is a good start. As with every world country's major conurbations, USA cities may or may not be especially expat-friendly, but feeling welcome is an essential if you’re going to succeed in a challenging new job as well as settling into a new life. Usually, expat-friendliness is found in cities with multi-cultural populations and a wide range of diverse work opportunities, with five USA cities identified as being the...
12 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Luxembourg Home from Home is foodie heaven for homesick British expats

A pair of former City of London brokers in Luxembourg are cashing in on the expected influx of moneyed financiers by provided the best of Britain’s favourite comfort foods. John Hefferman and his business partner Mark Hollis saw a gap in the Luxembourg food market and filled it fast with a specialist store selling British favourites to homesick expat professionals relocating as a result of Brexit. The pair even named their shop ‘Home from Home’, and stocked it with traditional British favourites such as Yorkshire Tea, Marmite...
12 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Guide to your first expat Christmas in Germany

Expats living and working in Germany find themselves at the heart of traditional Christmas with glittering pine trees, endless fun things to do, and lots of delicious mulled wine. It could well be said that Germany invented the traditional Christmas enjoyed by the entire Western world. Christmas trees, now considered the icon of the festive season, were first introduced in the 16th century, only becoming popular in the UK after their introduction by Queen Victoria’s beloved Prince Albert. Although glitzy artificial trees are more...
8 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Expats and nationals in UEA condemn Trump move on Jerusalem

Government officials, Emiratis and expats living and working in the UAE are all in agreement that Trump’s Jerusalem declaration is totally unwarranted and poses a strong risk of damaging the entire Arab region’s fragile stability. Official notices of deep concern came from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (FNC) officials in addition to the minister himself, Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, who denounced the decision on social media. Those in power in the region are all agreed the move has sparked outrage across...
8 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Expat Christmases in Taiwan

The Christmas holiday is a good time to check out your chosen expat destination, as there’ll be lots going on and you’ll get a chance to blend in with the local expat community. Christmas is celebrated in some way in many Asian countries as it’s a time for being with family and gift-giving even in non-Christian lands. The Buddhist island of Taiwan is no exception, although it has to be said the weather is far warmer than in the UK, most of Europe and the northern USA. Christmas isn’t a national holiday here, but it’s a cause...
7 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Expat professionals demanding return to gold plated relocation packages

New research is revealing more and more expat professionals are unhappy with cuts to their relocation packages and are demanding a rerun of the ‘good old days’. In spite of the growing trend in many former favourite locations towards employing local talent, experienced expats are digging their heels in for extensive lifestyle and medical benefits as well as a stronger focus on mental health, well-being and flexible working hours. Over the past several years, Western expats heading for the Gulf States and Asia have found both...