Political refugees

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, a young child waits in line at a migrant reception center in Brussels. Belgian migration minister Theo Francken on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 said he wants no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
December 06, 2018 - 4:27 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Just days before scores of countries sign up to a landmark U.N. migration pact, a number of European Union nations have begun joining the list of those not willing to endorse the agreement. The 34-page U.N. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is to be formally...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, a young child waits in line at a migrant reception center in Brussels. Belgian migration minister Theo Francken on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 said he wants no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
December 06, 2018 - 7:23 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Just days before scores of countries sign up to a landmark United Nations migration pact, a number of European Union nations have begun joining the list of those not willing to endorse the agreement. The 34-page U.N. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is set to...
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December 05, 2018 - 9:09 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The Lego Foundation says it will donate $100 million to U.S. non-profit educational organization Sesame Workshop to fund projects aimed at helping young children affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh and the civil war in Syria. The Danish foundation said Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Samuel Oliver-Bruno glances back before preparing for interviews after a news conference at CityWell United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C. Federal authorities said Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, that Oliver-Bruno, a Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in the North Carolina church for nearly a year, has been deported. (Casey Toth/The Charlotte Observer via AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 10:46 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in a North Carolina church for nearly a year was deported Thursday, federal authorities said. Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, was removed from the U.S. and taken to Mexico at 8:45 p.m., said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan...
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In this Dec. 13, 2017, photo Samuel Oliver-Bruno glances back before preparing for interviews after the press conference held at CityWell United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C. Oliver-Rruno, who sought refuge from deportation at the church for 11 months was arrested Friday after arriving at an appointment with immigration officials. (Casey Toth/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 10:36 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in a North Carolina church for nearly a year was deported Thursday, federal authorities said. Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, was removed from the U.S. and taken to Mexico at 8:45 p.m., said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan...
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In this Dec. 13, 2017, photo Samuel Oliver-Bruno glances back before preparing for interviews after the press conference held at CityWell United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C. Oliver-Rruno, who sought refuge from deportation at the church for 11 months was arrested Friday after arriving at an appointment with immigration officials. (Casey Toth/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 10:01 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in a North Carolina church for nearly a year has been deported. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said that Samuel Oliver-Bruno was removed from the U.S. to Mexico at 8:45 p.m. Thursday...
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FILE - This Wednesday, April 4, 2018, file photo shows a U.S. position, installed near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. U.S. forces have set up an observation point in a Syrian town controlled by its Kurdish-led Syrian allies along the border with Turkey in northeastern Syria, scene of recent tension. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
November 29, 2018 - 1:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria's warring sides and the mediators meeting in Kazakhstan failed to agree on the formation of a committee meant to draft a new constitution which is key to ending the seven-year civil war, the U.N. special envoy to Syria said Thursday, calling it a "missed opportunity." Staffan de...
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November 29, 2018 - 1:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on migration in Europe (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Slovakia's foreign minister has resigned from his post over his disagreement with his country's negative stance on a United Nations pact seeking to promote an international approach to safe and orderly migration. Miroslav...
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November 29, 2018 - 12:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on migration in Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Spain says Libya has invited a Spanish fishing vessel stranded for days after it rescued 12 migrants in the Mediterranean to go to a Libyan port for supplies. But a Spanish government statement Thursday indicated that...
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FILE - This Wednesday, April 4, 2018, file photo shows a U.S. position, installed near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. U.S. forces have set up an observation point in a Syrian town controlled by its Kurdish-led Syrian allies along the border with Turkey in northeastern Syria, scene of recent tension. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
November 29, 2018 - 12:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria's warring sides and the mediators meeting in Kazakhstan failed to agree on the formation of a committee meant to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country, the U.N. special envoy to Syria said Thursday, calling it a "missed opportunity." Staffan de Mistura was in the...
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