Political refugees

Young exile Tibetan Buddhist monks read a picture storybook at the Namgyal Monastery School in Dharmsala, India, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The Dalai Lama and his followers have been living in exile in the Himalayan town of Dharamsala in northern India since they fled Tibet after a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule. Wednesday marks World Refugee Day. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
June 20, 2018 - 9:22 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 3:20 p.m. More than 100 Rohingya Muslims in the Kutupalong refugee camp outside of Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, have marched to highlight their suffering, demanding that international organizations hold the Myanmar...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons called on President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants. The appeal comes as the president faces mushrooming outrage...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, a Rohingya man carries two children to shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, after they arrived on a boat from Myanmar. The U.N. refugee agency says nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a new record for the fifth straight year. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday, June 19, 2018 that continued crises in places like South Sudan and Congo, as well as the exodus of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar starting last year, raised the overall figure of forced displacements in 2017 to 68.5 million. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
June 19, 2018 - 8:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said the continued crises in places like South Sudan and...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, walks past White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, right, after speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 18, 2018 - 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times EDT): 8 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he is introducing emergency legislation intended to keep migrant families together. Cruz has released a statement saying: "All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are...
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This photo released on Sunday, June 17, 2018, by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee", shows migrants disembarking the SOS Mediterranee's Aquarius ship and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, after its arrival at the eastern port of Valencia, Spain. Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a week long ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe's battle over immigration. (Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 4:44 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the immigration debate in Europe (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Experts within the Council of Europe are asking Hungarian lawmakers to delay passage of a bill that would penalize people who assist refugees with up to a year in prison. Venice Commission chief Gianni...
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Migrants are checked by emergency workers after arriving o the Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo at the eastern port of Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Jun. 17, 2018. The first Italian government ship accompanying the migrant aid vessel Aquarius with 630 people aboard on Sunday docked at the Spanish port ending a weeklong perilous crossing of the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
June 17, 2018 - 8:52 am
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Italy's right-wing interior minister says he hopes Spain accepts "66,629" more migrants. Speaking at a political rally, Matteo Salvini thanked Spain on Sunday for welcoming 629 migrants who were...
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A migrant woman and baby wait for a health check up after disembarking from Italian Coast Guard vessell "Diciotti" which docked at the Sicilian port of Catania, southern Italy, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The vessel docked in Catania with 932 migrants aboard in a sign that Italy under the populist 5-Star Movement and anti-migrant League is still accepting some migrants, but is forcing other countries to share the burden. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
June 13, 2018 - 12:16 pm
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 6:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for a showdown with her conservative allies in a dispute over whether to turn back some refugees at the border. Horst Seehofer, who heads the Bavaria-only...
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This undated photo released on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee" and posted on its Twitter account, shows a Maltese maritime officer, right, distributing packs of mineral water to a crew member of the Aquarius ship, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's new "Italians first" government claimed victory Monday when the Spanish prime minister offered safe harbor to a private rescue ship after Italy and Malta refused to allow it permission to disembark its 629 migrant passengers in their ports. (Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
June 12, 2018 - 1:27 pm
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass immigration (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A senior official in Valencia says the Spanish port city expects three ships carrying 629 migrants rescued at sea to arrive by the end of the week. Monica Oltra, the Valencia regional government'...
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In this photo taken on Friday, June 1, 2018 the rescue vessel Aquarius ship approaches the Pozzallo harbor, Southern Italy. Spain stepped up Monday, June 11, 2018 and offered to take in a rescue ship carrying more than 600 migrants after Italy and Malta refused. Italy and Malta quickly thanked Spain's new Socialist prime minister for the offer to receive aid group SOS Mediterranee's ship at the port of Valencia. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
June 11, 2018 - 7:12 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's new "Italians first" government claimed victory Monday when the Spanish prime minister offered safe harbor to a private rescue ship after Italy and Malta refused to allow it permission to disembark its 629 migrant passengers in their ports. The Aquarius, a rescue vessel operated...
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CORRECTS NAME OF BOAT This undated photo released by by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee" on Monday June 11, 2018 and posted on it's Twitter account, shows migrants about to board SOS Mediterranee's Aquarius ship and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy and Malta dug in for a second day and refused to let the rescue ship Aquarius with 629 people aboard dock in their ports, leaving the migrants at sea as a diplomatic standoff escalated under Italy's new anti-immigrant government. (Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 1:26 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement says the government's refusal to let a migrant ship dock — and Spain's offer to take it instead — marks a turning point in Europe's long migrant crisis. Deputy Premier Luigi...
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