Jun 18, 2015

U.S. travel visa system fails globally

The U.S. State Department does not expect to resolve a technical problem affecting travel visas before next week, a spokesman said on Wednesday. “Our Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to experiences problems with the visa system. This is a global issue and we’re working ...

Jun 18, 2015

Venezuela golf course sparks diplomatic row

A dispute has been teed off between Switzerland’s ambassador to Venezuela and a neighboring elite golf club after a banner appeared at the diplomat’s residence warning that golf balls injuring or killing anyone inside would violate the Vienna Convention. The large placard, on the ...

Jun 17, 2015

Report says U.N. needs reform to tackle today's challenges

The United Nations and other international institutions are in urgent need of reform if they are to tackle global challenges ranging from massive violence in fragile states to runaway climate change and global economic shocks, a high-level commission said in a report that was ...