Political refugees

Hundreds of Honduran migrants stand at the shore of the Suchiate river on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Mexico's foreign ministry says government officials at its southern border with Guatemala have started assisting the early arrivals from a caravan of some 3,000 Honduran migrants that has drawn sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo)
October 19, 2018 - 10:32 am
TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Members of a 3,000-strong U.S.-bound migrant caravan massed in a Guatemalan border town and prepared to begin crossing the muddy Suchiate River to Mexico Friday, in spite of U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation. The first members of the group began...
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In this Oct. 17, 2018, photo, South Korea's Jeju Immigration Service director general Kim Do-kyoon comments on the status of the Yemeni asylum seekers at the Jeju Immigration Service in Jeju, South Korea. South Korean progressives are criticizing Seoul's government for rejecting refugee status to nearly 400 asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival in the southern resort island of Jeju earlier this year triggered an anti-immigration uproar. (Baek Na-young/Yonhap via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 9:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean progressives accused the government of caving to xenophobic sentiment by rejecting a plea for refugee status by hundreds of asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival on a resort island earlier this year triggered outrage. Justice Party spokesman Choi...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center right, speaks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, center, and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, center left, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (Piroschka van de Wouw, Pool Photo via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 4:39 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are set Thursday to push ahead with plans to boost cooperation with North African countries and beef up the bloc's borders in an effort to stop migrants entering Europe. A draft statement prepared for their summit emphasizes the need to step up cooperation...
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An Israeli soldier opens the border gates as an UN vehicle enters Syria in Quneitra crossing in the Israeli controlled Golan, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights reopened for U.N. observers who had left the area four years ago because of the fighting there. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
October 15, 2018 - 7:01 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Syria's foreign minister says it's "impossible" for his government to give up on the "vital" oil-rich eastern Syria, controlled by U.S-backed Kurdish-led forces. Walid al-Moallem says the eastern banks of the Euphrates...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a Turkey-Africa business forum in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
October 12, 2018 - 11:10 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria-related developments (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says the agency is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if conflict breaks out in Syria's flashpoint Idlib region. WFP Executive Director David...
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In this Sept. 29, 2018 photo, Hadi Mohammed sits with his 9 year old son Mohammed Ghaleb, as he displays a photo of his son as a baby in Baghdad, in their Lincoln, Neb. apartment. Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn’t been enough to allow his wife to join them. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
October 08, 2018 - 5:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn't been enough to allow his wife to join them. Mohammed, who worked as a security guard for the U.S. military in...
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Cambodia, is greeted by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at U.N. Headquarters. (Kim Haughton/The United Nations via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 7:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Cambodia's longtime prime minister has taken aim at unilateralism and "protectionist policy," saying they cause problems in the attempts to cultivate healthy economies and relations. Hun Sen's...
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Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 28, 2018 - 3:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Iraq's top diplomat has thanked the international community and the United Nations for its help in fighting the Islamic State over the past four years. Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari expressed...
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Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister of Greece, addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 28, 2018 - 1:50 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Greece is using its address to world leaders to chastise some European neighbors for turning their backs on migrants who continue to pour into Europe by land and by sea. Prime Minister Alexis...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, President Emmanuel Macron of France addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. Macron is expected to be a key voice joining secretary-general Guterres in speaking out against the current trend of rising populism in the world and supporting multilateralism as key to promoting peace. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 24, 2018 - 2:03 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8 p.m. France's government spokesman says that the country is seeking a solution with other EU members after humanitarian groups operating a rescue ship with 58 migrants aboard want to be allowed to disembark in the French...
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