The European Commission promises extra funding to compensate Turkey for accommodating more than 3 million Syrian refugees, including those who initially planned to use Turkey as a staging post for onward travel but decided to stay back.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says Canberra is considering fast-tracking visas for white farmers so they can flee their "horrific circumstances". South Africa dismiss Dutton's out of hand comments.
German newspaper "Die Welt" reports the European Commission plans legislation that would use the threat of visa cuts to force countries outside the bloc to co-operate on repatriating failed asylum seekers.
The move comes ahead of a visit to the United States by Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.
US delegation arrives in Turkey for talks on repairing bilateral ties. "The US delegation does not have the authority to lift the visa suspension but they will communicate our views to Washington," Turkey's presidential spokesman says.
The United States and Turkey's suspension of visa services for each other has greater effects then just on diplomatic relations. Tourists, vacation agencies and local businesses that thrive off of embassy traffic are all experiencing its effects.
Turkey and the US have scaled back visa services. But their strained ties began after Turkey requested the FETO leader's extradition.
The new restrictions are aimed at Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone - four countries that have refused to take back citizens who've been deported - according to the US State Department cables.
Non-immigrant and visit visas for the US are supposed to be processed in Egypt, yet passports and applications submitted by travellers are unaccounted for after the move, grounding them in Yemen.
Turkey says the European Union has failed to deliver on the promise of financial aid, membership and visa-free travel for Turkish citizens as part of the migrant readmission agreement with the bloc.
The decision by the European Court of Justice goes against advice from its advocate general, who said last month that such visas had to be issued under EU law.
Kula Lumpur also announced it will cancel visa-free entry to Malaysia for DPRK nationals citing security concerns. The DPRK says Kim likely died of a heart attack and wants an independent investigation of the alleged murder weapon.
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