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What does LOW RISK mean these days?

What does LOW RISK mean these days?
"What does LOW RISK mean these days?" I’ve heard this exasperated phrase several times and from numerous clients over the last few months. Having worked around the globe, it is the classic response I’m used to hearing in the aftermath of terrorist ev...
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Analysis: 'Virtual kidnap' of Chilean journalist draws renewed attention to notorious extortion scheme

Analysis: 'Virtual kidnap' of Chilean journalist draws renewed attention to notorious extortion scheme
The statement by Chilean journalist Mónica González on Monday 8 August, that she was recently the victim of an abduction scheme in Mexico has again raised concerns over what has become a lucrative industry in the country. González, the Director of th...
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How carefully do we consider our personal travel safety?

How carefully do we consider our personal travel safety?
When it comes to pre-travel preparations, how high up our personal priority lists do the issues of safety and security really sit? An article published this week looks at some of the pre-travel habits of British holidaymakers. According to a recent s...
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Analysis: Landmark economic reforms pose significant challenges to stability in Egypt

Analysis: Landmark economic reforms pose significant challenges to stability in Egypt
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned on Monday 1 August that Egypt needs "tough measures" to fix the economy. Local media reported that the government will introduce subsidy cuts, the privatisation of state-owned companies and tax reforms including ...
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Analysis: Munich shooting conducted by lone gunman, not linked to Islamist terrorism

Analysis: Munich shooting conducted by lone gunman, not linked to Islamist terrorism
A gunman shot and killed nine people in Munich on Friday 22 July in an attack that authorities have said was not related to Islamist terrorism. 18-year-old Ali David Sonboly, of Iranian descent, opened fire at the Olympia shopping centre in the north...
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