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Foreign travel: State Department warnings on Ukraine, Kenya and more

The U.S. State Department has issued several travel warnings in the last month, some a surprise, some less so. It also issued a Worldwide Caution on April 10, telling Americans to stay constantly alert because of terrorist threats. To read the full text, go to http://www.lat.ms/1mSrbaF. Warnings issued on specific countries include: Ukraine: The State Department issued a warning for Ukraine on March 21 but updated it April 16. It asks U.S. citizens to "defer all nonessential travel to" Ukraine, which gained its independence in 1991 from the then-Soviet Union. The State Department says that U.S. travelers should also avoid the "Crimean Peninsula and eastern regions of...