Turkish, US Diplomats Work to Ease Troubled Ties

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been critical of the U.S. and Western allies over several recent disputes. WVN – Diplomats from the United States and Turkey are working to ease tensions after disputes led the countries to place visa restrictions on each other. This past weekend, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made sharply critical […]

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Germany privatizes visa application services

WVN – German consulates are contracting out more and more visa application services, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed. Critics fear that the practice could increase the risk of data leaks — and the temptation to corruption. The German government is increasingly outsourcing its consular visa services to companies that have access to private information, the […]

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The real generation emigration? What it was like to leave Ireland 30 years ago

From left to right; Ken Tracey, Dr Eibhlin Donlon-Farry and Seamus Fagan WVN – Note: This story was originally published on Independent Ireland website. Saving for years to visit home, calling friends in Ireland for 85c a minute and keeping up to date with the Irish community abroad in weekly newspapers – speaks to […]

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