The intrusive visa policies under the Trump administration are not only a violation of people's privacy but can backfire against the US in its quest to attract the world's best talent.
Even though demand for European destinations increased by six percent in 2018, the UK saw its inbound tourism taking a dive with a 5.3 percent decrease compared to 2017.
The desperate people who have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea paid huge sums of money to reach Europe, while they could have afford air journeys to escape conflict and persecution — only if they were allowed to.
Former Real Madrid soccer stars Kaka of Brazil and Portuguese playmaker Luis Figo were recently denied visas to the country for a promotional visit, Pakistan's information minister said, highlighting the nation's laborious visa process.
Turkish government aims to incentivise investors by reducing the investment threshold for high net worth individuals seeking citizenship.
Russian billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich arrived in Israel on Monday after receiving citizenship of the Jewish state.
The European Commission promises extra funding to compensate Turkey for accommodating more than 3 million Syrian refugees, including those who initially planned to use Turkey as a staging post for onward travel but decided to stay back.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says Canberra is considering fast-tracking visas for white farmers so they can flee their "horrific circumstances". South Africa dismiss Dutton's out of hand comments.
German newspaper "Die Welt" reports the European Commission plans legislation that would use the threat of visa cuts to force countries outside the bloc to co-operate on repatriating failed asylum seekers.
The move comes ahead of a visit to the United States by Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.
US delegation arrives in Turkey for talks on repairing bilateral ties. "The US delegation does not have the authority to lift the visa suspension but they will communicate our views to Washington," Turkey's presidential spokesman says.
The United States and Turkey's suspension of visa services for each other has greater effects then just on diplomatic relations. Tourists, vacation agencies and local businesses that thrive off of embassy traffic are all experiencing its effects.
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