Political refugees

Myanmar's State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to the media during a joint press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono after their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Naypyitaw, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Hein Htet/Pool Photo via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 3:00 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese's foreign minister on Friday urged Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to guarantee the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in troubled Rakhine state. While Foreign Minister Taro Kono is visiting Myanmar, the Japanese government...
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Myanmar's State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to the media during a joint press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono after their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Naypyitaw, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Hein Htet/Pool Photo via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 2:50 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese's foreign minister on Friday urged Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to guarantee the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in troubled Rakhine state. While Foreign Minister Taro Kono is visiting Myanmar, the Japanese government...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 10:21 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he "completely agrees" with President Donald Trump's critique of the U.N. agency aiding Palestinian refugees, saying that UNRWA only perpetuates the problem and should cease from operating in the region. Speaking at his...
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January 05, 2018 - 7:55 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda and Uganda are denying any deal with Israel to host thousands of African migrants told to leave that country in the next three months or face incarceration. Israel this week called on migrants from Sudan and Eritrea to leave "to their country or to a third country,"...
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January 03, 2018 - 11:55 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees urged a federal judge on Wednesday to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are more likely to have voted for President Donald Trump. But the...
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January 03, 2018 - 7:04 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees urged a federal judge on Wednesday to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are more likely to have voted for President Donald Trump. But the...
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January 03, 2018 - 7:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — A study funded by the German government has found that the recent influx of mostly young, male migrants has led to an increase in violent crime. The study by criminologist Christian Pfeiffer uses figures from the northern state of Lower Saxony to examine the impact of refugee arrivals...
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President Donald Trump signs new travel ban.
March 07, 2017 - 8:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments on President Donald Trump's new travel ban and the reaction from around the world (all times local): 4 p.m. Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project is urging acting President Yemi Osinbajo to tell U.S. President Donald Trump that Nigeria will...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2015 file photo migrants cross the Austrian - Slovenian border in Spielfeld, Austria. Austria was among the first countries in Europe to put out the welcome mat to migrants when the first waves of people fleeing war and poverty reached the continent. Now, its focus is showing them the door. Parliament is set to pass a law stripping denied asylum-seekers of pocket money, food and shelter, potentially leaving them on the street. (AP Photo/Christian Bruna, file)
March 07, 2017 - 8:54 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A boat carrying 24 Syrian migrants which landed in a remote area of Cyprus' northwestern tip had set sail from Mersin, Turkey, a Cyprus police spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Nicos Tsappis told the Associated Press...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo a Hungarian soldier patrols at the transit zone at Hungary's southern border with Serbia near Tompa, 169 km southeast of Budapest, Hungary. Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, an early supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, has ordered the reinforcement of fences on Hungary’s southern borders to keep out migrants, many of whom are Muslims. (Sandor Ujvari/MTI via AP, file)
March 07, 2017 - 6:42 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Migration is the "Trojan wooden horse" of terrorism and the current lull in the migrant flow is only temporary, Hungary's prime minister said Tuesday Prime Minister Viktor Orban, an early supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, has ordered the reinforcement of fences on...
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