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Embassies ordered to scrutinize certain 'population sets'

1 hour agoNews : NY Daily News

The guidance was sent in a March 17 cable to all U.S. diplomatic missions.

Trump Administration Orders Tougher Screening of Visa Applicants

2 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.”

Tillerson orders U.S. embassies to toughen up screening process, check your tweets

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

State Department orders embassies to ramp up visa screening

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.

State Department tells embassies to ramp up visa screening

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

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

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

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

Exclusive: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

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.

Eleven countries signed a letter slamming China for torturing lawyers. The U.S. did not.

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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 […]

Barred From Canadian Embassy Parties: Cardboard Trudeau

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Canada’s diplomats in the United States have been ordered to no longer set up cutout replicas of Mr. Trudeau at promotional events.

New Zealand Expels US Spy With Broken Nose And Black Eye, After "Incident"

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

New Prize for French Literature

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

NZ Kicks Out US Diplomat After Unexplained Incident

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...

New Zealand expels U.S. diplomat with black eye after 'incident': media

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.

'From now on you have no name': life in a Cuban jail

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 In Paris: ‘Dirty Dancing’ Storm In Swiss Ski Trip Follow

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 says US invokes immunity for embassy staffer

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 »

Superheroine Consular Carol urges Brit expats to take better care of their passports

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: An Embarrassing Last Resort

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

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