Political refugees

CORRECTION: CORRECTS NAME OF KING TO ABDULLAH II -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, June 21, 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday visited Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. (AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh)
June 21, 2018 - 10:12 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month. Merkel visited the kingdom amid an escalating domestic row over migration. Standing...
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Josseline Garcia, 20, and Jennifer Garcia, 24, sisters from Guatemala seeking asylum, cross a bridge to a port of entry in to the United States from Matamoros, Mexico, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Brownsville, Texas. Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 21, 2018 - 9:16 am
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they...
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Josseline Garcia, 20, and Jennifer Garcia, 24, sisters from Guatemala seeking asylum, cross a bridge to a port of entry in to the United States from Matamoros, Mexico, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Brownsville, Texas. Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 21, 2018 - 8:48 am
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by Jordan's King Abdullah at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan Thursday, June 21, 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday visited Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. (AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh)
June 21, 2018 - 6:58 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month. Merkel visited the kingdom amid an escalating domestic row over migration. Standing...
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June 21, 2018 - 3:42 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday visited Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. In a town hall meeting with students at the German Jordanian University, she largely stayed...
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President Donald Trump, center, listens to Vice President Mike Pence, right, address members of the media before signing an executive order to end family separations at the border, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Looking on is Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 21, 2018 - 2:56 am
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they...
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June 21, 2018 - 2:54 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun a visit to Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. Bavaria's Christian Social Union party is locked in a dispute with Merkel over its demand...
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A Syrian refugee girl plays at a playground in the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers (53 miles) north of Athens, during the World Refugee Day, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. World Refugee Day, launched by the UN Refugee Agency, and held every year on June 20th, aims to honors the courage of people who are forced to flee their homeland. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 20, 2018 - 9:24 pm
PARIS (AP) — Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday. The journeys that brought them to Rome and the sleepless nights wondering if they would be allowed to stay was being repeated in...
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Activists lay on the ground to mark World Refugee Day during a protest in Madrid, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
June 20, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 7 p.m. European governments are reportedly planning tougher checks at train and bus stations as part of efforts to stop asylum-seekers from traveling freely across the continent's open borders. German media...
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Activists lay on the ground to mark World Refugee Day during a protest in Madrid, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
June 20, 2018 - 10:24 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Trump administration says that "new actors" must step up to help in the global response to refugees. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will "will continue to be a world leader...
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