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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Visa Deal in Sight

BRUSSELS -- A deal on easing visa barriers for Russians traveling to the European Union could be reached by October, the EU External Relations Commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, said Wednesday.

The EU wants Russia to take back illegal migrants in return for an easing of stringent visa rules, a demand Moscow says will be costly and may violate migrants' rights.