Political refugees

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Rohingya refugees wait in a queue to receive relief material at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement that might eventually lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country's security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
June 06, 2018 - 3:47 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that could eventually lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country's security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh. The memorandum of...
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June 05, 2018 - 10:59 am
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations human rights office called on the Trump administration Tuesday to "immediately halt" its accelerating policy of separating children from their parents after they cross the U.S. border with Mexico, insisting there's "nothing normal about detaining children." Ravina...
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Demonstrators protest against Italy's vice Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini during his visits to a so-called ‘’hot spot” in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo, where many of the rescue ships dock, disembarking migrants who need to be fingerprinted and otherwise identified as a first step in the process of seeking asylum, Sunday, June 3, 2018. (Andrea Scarfo'/ANSA via AP)
June 05, 2018 - 10:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Greek authorities say they have rescued 34 migrants, including seven children, who were trapped on an islet on the border river that separates Greece from Turkey. Police said the migrants, who said they were from Syria...
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Migrants wait to leave during a clearing out of a makeshift migrant camp along side of the canal Saint Martin, in central Paris, France, Monday, June 4, 2018. French police have evacuated around 500 migrants, mostly Afghans but some Africans from a makeshift tent encampment. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 04, 2018 - 8:15 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Hungarian civic groups are asking the government to drop a draft bill seeking to criminalize their work with asylum-seekers and refugees. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee and Amnesty International said Monday that the...
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A migrant is evacuated from a makeshift camp, in Paris, Wednesday, May 30, 2018.The mainly African migrants were being moved out of their tent camp along a canal used by joggers and cyclists on the city’s northeast edge, put in buses and taken to gymnasiums in the Paris region. Bulldozers then tore down the tent city along quay. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 30, 2018 - 8:09 am
PARIS (AP) — Police on Wednesday cleared out about 1,000 people from the largest makeshift migrant camp in the French capital, which became a focal point in France's immigration debate. The mainly African migrants were moved out of their tent camp along a canal used by joggers and cyclists on Paris...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, a child is helped cross from Serbia to Hungary through the barbed wire fence near Roszke, southern Hungary. The Hungarian government has submitted to parliament Constitutional amendments and a new draft law further tightening the country’s laws on refugees and asylum-seekers. The legislation submitted Tuesday, which complements draft bills presented earlier this year by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Cabinet, seeks to prevent Hungary “from becoming an immigrant country.” (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
May 29, 2018 - 3:10 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government proposed constitutional amendments and a new law Tuesday that are intended to prevent Hungary "from becoming an immigrant country" by further tightening its policies on accepting refugees and asylum-seekers. The law submitted to parliament would...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2015 file photo hungarian soldiers work on a fence that is being built at the border with Croatia, near the village of Beremend, Hungary. The Hungarian government has submitted to parliament Constitutional amendments and a new draft law further tightening the country’s laws on refugees and asylum-seekers. The legislation submitted Tuesday, which complements draft bills presented earlier this year by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Cabinet, seeks to prevent Hungary “from becoming an immigrant country.” (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, file)
May 29, 2018 - 12:58 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 7:55 p.m. German authorities say a rejected asylum-seeker from Iran suffered serious injuries after setting fire to himself at a town office near the southwestern city of Ulm. Police said the 35-year-old, whose name...
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May 24, 2018 - 5:45 pm
DENVER (AP) — A refugee from Uzbekistan conspired to support a terrorist group financially and planned to travel overseas to join them, U.S. prosecutors said Thursday, walking jurors through a trove of phone calls, emails and other online activity they said proves the man's desire to help the group...
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