Dec 17, 2015

U.S. spending bill tightens visa waiver program for 38 countries

Citizens of 38 countries, including many in Europe, will face new restrictions on travel to the United States under changes to the “visa waiver” program tucked into a massive spending bill unveiled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday. U.S. officials have been eyeing the ...

U.S. tests biometric screening on Mexican border

Dec 11, 2015

U.S. tests biometric screening on Mexican border

Nearly half of the people living in the U.S. illegally are believed to have entered the country legally and stayed on expired visas. To combat the problem, the federal government on Thursday is launching one of its most ambitious efforts to track them. U.S. ...

Dec 11, 2015

Paging owners of abandoned jets: Malaysia wants them out

Attention owners of three jumbo jets parked at Malaysia’s main airport: If you do not remove your aircraft immediately, the airport will. Malaysia’s airport operator took the unusual step of posting photos in two major newspapers of the three Boeing 747-200s that have been ...

North Korea's tourism push comes with a security catch

Dec 3, 2015

North Korea's tourism push comes with a security catch

While North Korea is making a push to increase the number of tourists who visit each year — currently a few thousand from Western countries and more from China — it is stepping up its enforcement of strict but ambiguously implemented regulations about what ...