- In Congress, Kerry unsure if Iran wishes to destroy US
- Officials: Iran may take own samples at alleged nuclear site
- Jonathan Pollard, jailed spy for Israel, to be paroled November 20
- China may use microwave weapon against maritime rivals
- China conducts South China Sea live drill ‘to improve at-sea combat ability’
- China’s crusade to remove crosses from churches ‘is for safety concerns’
- USAF Chief Engineer: Directed Energy for Missile Defense ‘At Tipping Point’
- UN Peacekeepers Need Rapid Response Force, More Equipment – Gen. Dempsey
- Boy Scouts of America ends ban on gay adult leaders
- North Korea threatens to ‘leave no Americans alive’ as Kim Jong-un boasts of nuclear arsenal, on Korean War armistice anniversary
Canadaian Immigrant biometric rules kick in
Jamaicans, Haitians and Colombians are the first to feel Canada’s tighter rules requiring applicants’ biometric data for issuing visitor, student and work permit visas.
As of Wednesday, visa applicants from those countries have had to provide fingerprints and pictures along with an $85 fee as Canada rolls out new biometrics requirements first announced last December.
Immigration Minister Chris Alexander says biometrics will help keep undesirable people out of Canada.
“It helps us ensure the security of visitor flows from those countries, and immigrant flows, at the level that we need to keep our country safe,” he said Thursday.