Passports and visas

December 17, 2018 - 12:42 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister says the country feels betrayed by the European Union, which it is aspiring to join one day, because of the bloc's delays on enacting visa-free travel for its citizens. Ramush Haradinaj's comments came in a speech he made in Brussels on Monday at a meeting...
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Sirine Shebaya, an attorney for plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing the administration of denying nearly all visa applicants under President Donald Trump's travel ban, speaks to reporters after a hearing in San Francisco Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Judge James Donato heard arguments on the administration's request that he dismiss the lawsuit. The case was "not going away at this stage," he said at the close of the hearing. The plaintiffs say the administration is not honoring a waiver provision in the president's ban on travelers from five mostly Muslim countries - Iran, Lybia, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)
December 13, 2018 - 9:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of denying nearly all visa applicants from countries under President Donald Trump's travel ban will move forward, a U.S. judge said Thursday. Judge James Donato heard arguments on the administration's request that he dismiss the...
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December 13, 2018 - 7:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of denying nearly all visa applicants from countries under President Donald Trump's travel ban will move forward, a U.S. judge said Thursday. Judge James Donato heard arguments on the administration's request that he dismiss the...
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Japan's ruling parties and opposition parties' members scramble for a microphone as opposition parties try to stop Judicial Affairs Committee Chairman Shinichi Yokoyama, bottom center, from moving to hold a vote for a bill to revise an immigration control law, at upper house committee in Tokyo early Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Japan is preparing to officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens. (Toshiyuki Matsumoto/Kyodo News via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 11:58 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers early Saturday approved government-proposed legislation allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders. The contentious legislation passed only months after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
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In this Nov. 28, 2018, photo, lawyer Shoichi Ibusuki, center, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, on the problems in Japan's technical intern program, with Eng Pisey, right, Cambodian technical trainee and Huang Shihu, left, Chinese technical trainee in Tokyo. Ibusuki, lawyer specializing in labor cases and supporting victimized foreign students and interns, called the internship program as a disguise to use trainees as mere cheap labor and should be scrapped and replaced with the new program underway. Japan is set to approve legislation that would officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens. Lawmakers were due to vote Friday, Dec. 7, on a government proposal to allow hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 07, 2018 - 11:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers early Saturday approved government-proposed legislation allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders. The contentious legislation passed only months after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
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November 29, 2018 - 8:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on migration in Europe (all times local): 1 p.m. EU lawmakers say convenient travel without ID checks inside Europe's passport-free Schengen area could be a thing of the past if countries keep prolonging controls on European citizens. Slovenian lawmaker Tanja Fajon —...
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November 22, 2018 - 10:45 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media is reporting that the country has implemented a measure allowing officials to waive rules relating to stamping visas in foreigners' passports. The Thursday report by Seday-e Miras, a news website affiliated to the country's tourism department, said the decision is...
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November 17, 2018 - 5:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Britain's Home Office says that the company contracted to collect visa applications in Russia has "absolutely no involvement with the decision-making process." The company, TLSContact, is "simply an application point," according to a statement. Final decisions are made in the U.K. The...
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November 16, 2018 - 9:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Investigative group Bellingcat and Russian website The Insider are suggesting that Russian intelligence has infiltrated the computer infrastructure of a company that processes British visa applications. The investigation, published Friday, aims to show how two suspected Russian...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo, The Financial Times Asia news editor, Victor Mallet speaks during a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. The Asia editor of the Financial Times has been refused entry to Hong Kong, weeks after the semi-autonomous Chinese territory refused to renew his work visa. The newspaper reported that Mallet was turned away at the border on Thursday, Nov. 8, after being questioned for several hours.(Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 09, 2018 - 7:34 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Asia editor of the Financial Times has been refused entry to Hong Kong, weeks after he was denied a new work visa in what critics call an ominous sign of Beijing encroaching on the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's civil liberties. The newspaper reported that Victor Mallet...
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