• CONGRESS Nov 23, 2019

    Evo Morales' Backers Leaving Barricades After Bolivia Deal

    Supporters of ousted President Evo Morales began abandoning barricades set up on roads leading into Bolivia’s main cities after an agreement was reached late Friday to hold a new election and launch talks to end unrest that has claimed at least 32 lives. The Andean nation has been in upheaval since Morales proclaimed himself the outright winner of its Oct....

  • Europe Nov 20, 2019

    House Hitler Was Born in to Become Police Station, Austria Says

    Austrian authorities say the house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 will become a police precinct, ending years of uncertainty over the building that’s become a pilgrimage site for people who glorify the Nazi dictator. Interior Minister Wolfgang Peschorn said late Tuesday that the “the future use of the house by the police should send an unmistakable signal that...

  • Eric Hinton Nov 15, 2019

    American IS Suspect Repatriated From Turkish-Greek Border

    An American citizen suspected of being an Islamic State group member was deported to the U.S. on Friday after spending five days in no man’s land between Turkey and Greece, the Turkish interior minister said. Suleyman Soylu said the suspect — identified by local media as 39-year-old Muhammad Darwis B. — had been put on a plane to the U.S....

  • spokesman Nov 11, 2019

    Turkey Starts Returning ISIS Fighters, Deports US National

    A U.S. national who is a member of the Islamic State group has been deported home, a Turkish official said Monday, as Ankara began repatriating captured foreign IS fighters. Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency that a German and a Danish national would also be deported later on Monday while seven German nationals would be...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    Turkey Wants Syrian Forces to Leave Border Areas, Aide Says

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants Syrian government forces to move out of areas near the Turkish border so he can resettle up to 2 million refugees there, his spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday. The request will top Erdogan’s talks next week with Syria’s ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Arrangements along the Syrian-Turkish border were thrown into disarray...

  • PRESIDENT Oct 19, 2019

    Turkish-Backed Forces, Kurds Clash Despite Syria Cease-Fire

    Turkish-backed Syrian fighters clashed with Kurdish-led forces in several parts of northeastern Syria on Saturday, with some crossing the border from Turkey to attack a village, a war monitor said. Both sides blamed each other for fighting that has rattled the U.S.-brokered cease-fire. Nearly two days into the five-day halt in fighting, the two sides were still trading fire around...

  • PRESIDENT Oct 19, 2019

    Chile Declares a State of Emergency Amid Protests in Capital

    A chaotic atmosphere pervaded the Chilean capital Friday after student protests against an increase in bus and subway fare deviated into a series of riots and fires, in light of which President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency. Hundreds of thousands of Santiago residents returned with much difficulty to their homes after the metro operator suspended service becasue of...

  • Massachusetts Sep 29, 2019

    Pope Decries World's Indifference to Migrants and Refugees

    Pope Francis on Sunday decried “the culture of comfort” that leads to indifference in the face of a global migration and refugee crisis. The pope who has made caring for migrants a hallmark of his papacy spoke during a Mass for the World Day for Migrants and Refugees. “We cannot be indifferent to the tragedy of old and new forms...

  • spokesman Aug 27, 2019

    UN Says 40 Migrants Feared Drowned in Capsizing Off Libya

    A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from someone on the vessel “crying and shouting” that passengers had died already. At least 65 migrants, mostly from Sudan, were...

  • NBC Aug 18, 2019

    #MyPalestinianSitty Trends After Rep. Rashida Tlaib Refuses Israel's Offer to See Her Grandmother

    Palestinians shared sweet and sometimes harrowing stories of their grandmother’s lives on social media Saturday after Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib announced she wouldn’t be visiting her grandmother in the West Bank, NBC News reports. Tlaib announced Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the West Bank after Israel placed what she called “oppressive conditions” on her trip. Israeli...

  • United States Aug 16, 2019

    ‘Oppressive Conditions': Rep. Tlaib Cancels West Bank Visit After Israel Grants Permission

    Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel’s “oppressive” conditions aimed to humiliate her. Israel barred Tlaib and another Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar, from visiting Jerusalem and the West Bank over their support for the international boycott movement following an...

  • United States Aug 16, 2019

    Tlaib Won't Go to West Bank Despite Israeli Permit

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib says she will not go to the West Bank despite Israel granting her a permit based on humanitarian grounds because of “oppressive” conditions Israel placed on her visit.

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    Spanish Aid Boat Blocked by Italy Rescues 39 More Migrants

    A private rescue ship that has remained at sea with 121 migrants after being denied permission to enter ports in two European countries rescued 39 more people Saturday, a Spanish aid group said, further complicating conditions on and off board. The Open Arms made its latest rescue in international waters in the central Mediterranean Sea, where it has idled for...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    US Homeland Security Discusses Asylum Agreement in Guatemala

    The acting head of U.S. Homeland Security held discussions behind closed doors in Guatemala on Wednesday on an agreement that would force many asylum seekers to file claims in the Central American country instead of the United States. Details on Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan’s agenda and activities were scant, and there was no immediate access for journalists. But the Guatemalan...

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2019

    041818 Turtle Painted

    They are trapped in squalid detention centers on Libya’s front lines. They wash up on the banks of the Rio Grande. They sink without a trace — in the Mediterranean, in the Pacific or in waterways they can’t even name. A handful fall out of airplanes’ landing gear. As their choices narrow on land and at sea, migrants are often...

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2019

    From Libya to Texas, Tragedies Illustrate Plight of Migrants

    They are trapped in squalid detention centers on Libya’s front lines. They wash up on the banks of the Rio Grande. They sink without a trace — in the Mediterranean, in the Pacific or in waterways they can’t even name. A handful fall out of airplanes’ landing gear. As their choices narrow on land and at sea, migrants are often...

  • Associated Press Jul 1, 2019

    Drowned Father and Daughter Mourned at El Salvador Cemetery

    A man and his young daughter who drowned trying to cross into Texas were laid to their final rest Monday, a week after a heartbreaking image of their bodies floating in the Rio Grande circled the globe. About 200 relatives and friends followed a hearse bearing the bodies of Óscar Martínez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria inside La Bermeja municipal...

  • Reporter Jun 26, 2019

    Lebanese Town Bans Muslims From Buying, Renting Property

    Mohammed Awwad and his fiancee, both Muslims, recently found an affordable apartment for rent online in a town in Lebanon, southeast of Beirut. The 27-year-old journalist called the number and asked the owner when they could drop by to take a look. He was stunned by her response: Muslims are not allowed to settle in the town, she said. The...

  • Europe Apr 13, 2019

    Malta: 4 EU Nations Will Take in 64 Migrants From Aid Ship

    Ending another European standoff over immigration, Malta on Saturday announced a deal to distribute 64 migrants rescued at sea off Libya 10 days ago among four European Union nations. The migrants, who will be distributed among Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg, were transferred to Maltese army boats from the ship that saved them and were brought into Valletta’s port on...

  • Facebook Apr 1, 2019

    Comedian Leads Ukraine Presidential Vote, Runoff in 3 Weeks

    Early results in Ukraine’s presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience with a sizable lead over 38 rivals but far from a first-round victory, while the incumbent president and a former prime minister were close contenders to advance to the runoff. The strong showing of Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Sunday’s voting appeared to reflect Ukrainians’ desire for new blood...

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