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US to fingerprint most foreign visitors

The US will require fingerprints from virtually all foreign visitors from September, in a massive expansion of a programme designed to keep terrorists out of the US. The US Homeland Security Department announced on Friday it would end the exemption from the US-Visit scheme for the 27 visa-waiver countries, which include western Europe and Japan. The FT reported last month that US officials had told their European counterparts they were considering such an expansion, which could raise new tensions between the US and Europe over travel and data privacy issues.Full Story

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