Political refugees

Ibod Hasn, center, talks to a friend who came to visit after Saturday's stabbing attack in Boise, Idaho, Sunday, July 1, 2018. A man who had been asked to leave an Idaho apartment complex because of bad behavior returned the next day and stabbed people, including several children, at a toddler's birthday party, police said. (Meiying Wu/Idaho Statesman via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 1:28 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Several families who had fled danger and violence overseas were enjoying a 3-year-old's birthday party in Boise, Idaho, when the unthinkable happened: A man ran up and began chasing and stabbing the children, turning his knife on the adults who tried to intervene. The attack...
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Fathi Mahamoud, 11, left, Esrom Habte, 12, center, and Thado Aip describe the Saturday night attack that left nine fellow residents of their Boise, Idaho, apartment complex with stabbing injuries, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Police have arrested a suspect in the case. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)
July 01, 2018 - 7:00 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man who had been asked to leave an Idaho apartment complex because of bad behavior returned the next day and stabbed nine people, including six children, at a toddler's birthday party, police said. Refugees from Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia were among the injured. Boise Police...
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RETRANSMISSION TO ADD AP STYLE SIGN-OFF BYLINE - Migrants aboard a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast wipes her eyes as she waits rescuers aboard the Open Arms aid boat, of Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO, Saturday, June 30, 2018. 60 migrants were rescued as Italy's right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini tweeted: "They can forget about arriving in an Italian port." (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
June 30, 2018 - 4:51 pm
ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — The full moon was the only light as a terrified 9-year-old boy from Central African Republic climbed into a rubber dinghy held together with duct tape, risking death in the dark waters off Libya along with his parents and 57 other trafficked...
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Migrants arrive at the port of Tarifa, southern Spain, after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar, Friday, June 29, 2018. European Union leaders declared victory Friday, claiming to have set aside major differences over how best to handle migrant arrivals as they commissioned new plans to screen people in North Africa for eligibility to enter Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
June 29, 2018 - 1:46 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders Friday drew up new plans to screen migrants in North Africa for eligibility to enter Europe, saying they set aside major differences over stemming the flow of people seeking sanctuary or better lives. But the show of unity did little to hide the fact that the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, June 29, 2018. European Union leaders were set to assess the state of stalled Brexit negotiations on Friday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May warned them that failure to strike a good divorce deal could endanger European security. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
June 29, 2018 - 8:42 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders declared victory Friday, claiming to have set aside major differences over how best to handle migrant arrivals as they commissioned new plans to screen people in North Africa for eligibility to enter Europe. But even as they met for a second day in Brussels,...
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June 29, 2018 - 6:59 am
CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard said Friday that about 100 migrants are missing at sea, feared dead after their boat capsized off the coast of this North African country. The Libyans managed to rescue 14 migrants from the group, the coast guard's spokesman, Ayoub Gassim, told The Associated Press...
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June 29, 2018 - 6:50 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the migrant crisis in Europe and Mideast (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Libya's coast guard says about 100 migrants are missing at sea, feared dead after their boat capsized off the coast of this North African country. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim told The Associated Press that...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they arrive for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, June 28, 2018. European Union leaders meet for a two-day summit to address the political crisis over migration and discuss how to proceed on the Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
June 28, 2018 - 12:39 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed Thursday to move forward with plans to screen migrants in northern Africa for asylum eligibility to dissuade many of them from setting out for the continent, part of a desperate attempt to shore up EU unity. Based on the success of an EU-Turkey deal that...
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Migrants wait to be disembarked from the ship operated by German aid group Mission Lifeline, carrying 234 migrants, as it docked at the Valletta port in Malta, after a journey of nearly a week while awaiting permission to make landfall, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Eight European nations agreed to accept the passengers who qualify as refugees. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
June 28, 2018 - 9:50 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Aid groups and opposition lawmakers say the German government lacks compassion and doesn't understand international law, after a migrant recue in the Mediterranean sparked criticism from officials...
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Migrants wait to be disembarked from the ship operated by German aid group Mission Lifeline, carrying 234 migrants, as it docked at the Valletta port in Malta, after a journey of nearly a week while awaiting permission to make landfall, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Eight European nations agreed to accept the passengers who qualify as refugees. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
June 28, 2018 - 8:57 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 3 p.m. A German humanitarian group that's been heavily criticized by European governments for rescuing migrants off the coast of Libya says it had no other choice. A representative of Mission Lifeline said...
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