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U.S. Waives Travel Visas for Seven More Countries

- Citizens of 34 foreign countries may now visit the United States for three months without a visa; while the travel and hospitality industries are thrilled, one U.S. senator calls the waiver program a national Achilles' heel.

U.S. Embassy in London May Move to the Suburbs

- The U.S. Embassy in London may move from its current, storied location for a more secure location in a suburb near the River Thames.

WMD Proliferation

- Anti-proliferation efforts are starting to focus on the financial networks that enable rogue states and terrorist groups to acquire weapons of mass destruction. Get the original report from the Financial Action Task Force.

Resource War

- Surging oil prices have not led to peace and stability in Nigeria; it has made the conflict worse, according to a paper from the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Royal Dutch Shell Offshore Oil Facility Attacked

- Nigerian militants say the incident shows no oil installation is safe from their attacks.

Poor Pandemic Advice for European Companies

- A British expert says EU governments need to improve the quality of the information given to corporations preparing for a flu pandemic.

Slave Trade Still With Us

- U.S. government report says trafficking in people is a widespread, profitable and low-risk crime.

Governments Share Data

- The United States and Germany will share access to databases with personal data, including fingerprints and DNA information, of people suspected of terrorist activity.

Locked in Combat

- Record oil revenues are making Nigeria's conflicts harder to solve.

Dengue Fever Infects 55,000 in Rio

- The mosquito-borne virus has killed 67 in Rio de Janeiro state, as the public and some government officials blame authorities for a flat-footed response.

Russia's Dangerous Hangover

- Dmitry Medvedev will face some unpleasant political, military, and foreign policy choices when he takes over as president in May. (online exclusive)

Safer Imports from China?

- A new agreement looks to bolster the safety of Chinese exports to the United States.

U.K. May Axe National Fingerprint Registry

- A leaked Home Office document obtained by The Observer cites cost concerns for the government's loss of enthusiasm.
 




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