Political refugees

Prime Minister of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj, left, shake hands with his Czech Republic's counterpart Andrej Babis, right, after their joint press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 30, 2019 - 8:01 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration in Europe (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The Czech Republic's prime minister has pledged his country's full support for Fayez Serraj, the prime minister of the U.N.-backed Libyan government in the capital, Tripoli. Andrej Babis said Wednesday the Czech Republic has...
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A coastguard boat approaches the German humanitarian group's rescue boat Sea Watch 3, to deliver food and blankets for the cold, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. The Italian coast guard is bringing socks, shoes, bread and fruit to 47 migrants who have been stranded at sea for nine days aboard a German ship. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
January 30, 2019 - 7:59 am
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday that 47 migrants kept at sea for over a week as Europe squabbled over their fate will disembark "in the coming hours" after a half-dozen countries came forward to take them in. Conte said Luxembourg had joined Germany, France, Portugal,...
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January 29, 2019 - 8:23 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says more than 30,000 Nigerians fled the border town of Rann over the weekend to seek safety in Cameroon as attacks by Boko Haram extremists continue. Spokesman Babar Baloch said Tuesday that thousands more have fled to neighboring Chad...
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January 28, 2019 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The author of a new tell-all book about the White House under President Donald Trump says one of Trump's top policy advisers spoke dismissively about refugees. Stephen Miller, who has pushed Trump to adopt stricter immigration policies, is quoted as saying, "I would be happy if...
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January 28, 2019 - 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The author of a new tell-all book about the White House under President Donald Trump says one of Trump's top policy advisers spoke dismissively about refugees. Stephen Miller, who has pushed Trump to adopt stricter immigration policies, is quoted as saying, "I would be happy if...
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January 28, 2019 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The author of a new tell-all book about the White House under President Donald Trump says one of Trump's top policy advisers spoke dismissively about refugees. Stephen Miller, who has pushed Trump to adopt strict policies against legal and illegal immigration, is quoted as saying...
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An Italian Coast Guard patroller flanks the Sea-Watch rescue ship off the Sicilian coast where it found shelter, about one nautical mile from Siracusa, from gale winds sweeping the Sicilian Channel, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The Sea-Watch is carrying 47 people saved from the sea. Italian Interior minister Salvini yesterday tweeted that the government is "ready to send food, medicine and whatever may be needed, but Italy's ports are and will remain closed". (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
January 26, 2019 - 1:20 pm
ROME (AP) — Three United Nations agencies appealed Saturday to Italy to allow 47 migrants off a private rescue ship after a week in cold weather and decried a "'boat-by-boat" approach that keeps vulnerable asylum-seekers at sea while European nations squabble. Sea-Watch 3, operated by a German aid...
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Yanghee Lee, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, holds a news conference after visiting Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo)
January 25, 2019 - 7:23 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A U.N. human rights envoy said that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees won't be able to return to Myanmar soon because of threats to their safety in the Buddhist-majority nation. Myanmar has been criticized by global rights groups and many nations for state-...
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January 25, 2019 - 8:44 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is banning street begging by Syrian nationals who have startled people by showing up in growing numbers in recent months in major cities around hotels and mosques. "We are now coordinating our security services to effectively ban Syrian citizens from begging...
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Pope Francis walks between Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and first lady Lorena Castillo de Varela after landing at Tocumen international airport in Panama City, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Pope Francis will be in Panama Jan. 23-27 for World Youth Day events. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 23, 2019 - 5:04 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The latest on the pope's visit to Panama (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Pope Francis has arrived in Panama where he is to offer encouragement to young people gathered for World Youth Day 2019. The pontiff's plane touched down Wednesday afternoon in the Panamanian capital. He was...
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