U.S. Asks Nations To Provide More Traveler Data Or Face Sanctions

The new requirements are the latest in a series of steps the Trump administration says it is taking to better protect the U.S. from terrorist attack.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will require all nations to provide extensive data to help it vet visa applicants and determine whether a traveler poses a terrorist threat, according to a cable obtained by Reuters.Countries that fail to comply with the new protocols or take steps to do so within 50 days could face travel sanctions.The cable, sent to all U.S. diplomatic posts on Wednesday, is a summary of a worldwide review of vetting procedures that was required under U.S. Pr...