The guidance was sent in a March 17 cable to all U.S. diplomatic missions.
The order, sent to all American embassies, would make it tougher for millions of visitors to enter the United States, marking the first sign of the president’s “extreme vetting.”
Reuters reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (who totally loves his job) issued a series of instructions earlier this month to U.S. embassies, one of which ordered officials to "develop a list of criteria” for "populations...Show More Summary
The State Department has ordered American embassies and consulates around the world to draw up criteria for "population sets" needing extra scrutiny before receiving visas to travel to the United States, according to a recent diplomatic cable. Continue reading ? The post State Department orders embassies to ramp up visa screening appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The State Department has ordered American embassies and consulates around the world to draw up criteria for certain "population sets" that should get extra scrutiny before getting U.S. travel visas. … Click to Continue »
U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for extensive visa screening According to a Reuters exclusive, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify “populations warranting increased scrutiny” as well as toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups. Show More Summary
Nearly two years after it was stolen from a Paris home, a violin worth 300,000 euros, found in Serbia, will soon be back with its owner after it was handed over to French authorities in Belgrade, France's embassy said Thursday. The precious instrument disappeared from a house in Paris in the northern 19th arrondissement in a burglary on June 8, 2015. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.
BEIJING — When 11 embassies signed onto a joint letter criticizing China over “credible claims” that lawyers and human rights activists have been tortured while in detention, there were two notable absences. One was the 28-nation European Union, although some E.U. members joined the letter. The other was the United States. There have been several joint […]
Canada’s diplomats in the United States have been ordered to no longer set up cutout replicas of Mr. Trudeau at promotional events.
It's not just US-Russian relations that have devolved to the level of spontaneous diplomat expulsion. According to Reuters, New Zealand has expelled an attache at the U.S. Embassy after Washington refused to waive his right to diplomatic...Show More Summary
Albertine Books, the bookshop of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York City, is offering a $10,000 prize aimed at “introducing American readers to the best French-language novels that have been translated into English.”...Show More Summary
An American diplomat has been kicked out of New Zealand, taking a black eye and a broken nose with him and leaving a lot of questions behind. New Zealand asked to US to remove the man, an embassy staff member, after the embassy refused to waive diplomatic immunity when he...
AUCKLAND (Reuters) - New Zealand has expelled an attache at the U.S. Embassy after Washington declined to waive his right to diplomatic immunity after an "incident" which gave him a broken nose and a black eye, media and authorities said.
A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story If you happened to go to a British embassy reception in Havana in the early 2000s, you would likely have met Stephen Purvis. Show More Summary
Prince William and Kate Middleton are in Paris. In their two-day visit, they have already attended a dinner at the British Embassy and met with French President Francois Hollande in the Elysee Palace. However, William’s “dirty dancing”...Show More Summary
New Zealand authorities say they're unable to investigate an incident involving a U.S. Embassy staffer based in Wellington after the U.S. government elected to shield him by invoking diplomatic immunity. … Click to Continue »
Just as most UK expats had managed to forget the zany side of their home country, the UAE British Embassy's social media pages are using a cartoon superheroine to advise that keeping passports in freezers is not the best idea. The www,gov.uk/overseas webpage is a must-visit for expats bemoaning the good old days when Britishers were known... Expats Blog -
Prince William and Kate’s visit to Paris this week will serve as the UK’s last resort to maintain good relations with the Paris embassy ahead of Brexit. At the request of the British Foreign Office, the royal couple’s visit will be a...Show More Summary