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Ukrainian surrogate babies bound for U.S., Europe stranded by virus lockdown

By Ilya Zhegulev and Sergiy Karazy

KIEV (Reuters) – Lying in rows of cots in a small hotel on the outskirts of Kiev, 51 babies born to surrogate mothers are stranded in Ukraine as the coronavirus lockdown is preventing parents from the United States, Europe and elsewhere from collecting them.

Ukraine imposed a ban on foreigners entering in March, and most parents have only seen their newborns through pictures and video calls with the clinic.

Rafa Aires from Spain managed to get in before the lockdown. He was united with his daughter Marta but cannot leave as Kiev has suspended

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How to earn Expedia points and figure out when they’ll expire

Use your Expedia awards points to help pay for flights, car rentals, hotels and future vacation packages.
Use your Expedia awards points to help pay for flights, car rentals, hotels and future vacation packages.

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  • Expedia points don’t expire as long you’ve made a qualifying purchase or redemption at least once every 18 months.

  • Expedia account holders can earn points for eligible bookings, so long as they purchase their travel while logged into their account.

  • Expedia members must also complete the trip they purchased to earn the travel points.

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Expedia’s rewards program helps those on a budget or who frequently bounce between travel brands save more on their future

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