Europe

Trump Administration Adds Restrictions for Visa-Waiver Countries

Photo Countries that participate in the American visa-waiver program will be asked to share more background information about visitors to the United States, homeland security officials said on Friday. Credit Mario Cruz/European Pressphoto Agency WASHINGTON — Dozens of countries, mostly in Europe, must meet additional security requirements for their citizens …

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US Jets Intercepted Russian Warplanes in Syria, Pentagon Says

WASHINGTON —  Two U.S. warplanes intercepted two Russian jets over a part of Syria they were not supposed to be operating in, the Pentagon said Thursday. At one point during Wednesday’s incident, the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighters deployed radar and infrared countermeasures to try to persuade the Russian Su-25s …

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Europe’s Central Bank, Lagging Behind Counterparts, Faces Eventful 2018

But investors and analysts have already begun speculating about whether the central bank will, at some point, rule out an extension of the debt purchases past September. That would set the stage for the bank to start raising rates for the first time in a decade. Statements recently by members …

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Britain’s May Defeated in Parliament Over Brexit Blueprint

LONDON —  Prime Minister Theresa May’s government was defeated Wednesday, when lawmakers forced through changes to its Brexit blueprint that ministers said could endanger Britain’s departure from the European Union. In a blow to May, already weakened after losing her Conservative Party’s majority in a June election, the 650-seat parliament …

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