After recent extremist attacks, the United States is to tighten security procedures for its visa waiver program for visitors from friendly countries, the White House said Monday. US federal agents will also work with the authorities in countries whose citizens are eligible for visa-free travel to help them collect biometric data.
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday its MPs could vote according to their consciences on air strikes against militants in Syria, a move that may give Prime Minister David Cameron the parliamentary majority he needs. Cameron believes it is time to join other Western powers in bombing Islamic State, saying Britain could not subcontract its security to other countries after the militant group claimed responsibility for killing 130 people in Paris this month. By allowing the so-called 'free vote' - breaking with a tradition for party leaders to instruct MPs on how to vote on major decisions, Corbyn has moved to quell a rebellion in Labour, which had threatened to engulf his two-month leadership.