Political refugees

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the occasion of the Migrant and Refugee World Day, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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September 29, 2019 - 6:54 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried "the culture of comfort" that leads to indifference in the face of a global migration and refugee crisis. The pope who has made caring for migrants a hallmark of his papacy spoke during a Mass for the World Day for Migrants and Refugees. "We cannot...
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In this Sept. 26, 2019 photo, a man of Cambodian descent, who has lived in the United States since childhood and is now facing possible deportation, poses in Lowell, Mass. Asian American groups are objecting to the Trump administration’s efforts to step up deportations of Cambodians, as dozens of refugees with criminal convictions are being ordered to report to federal officials next week for removal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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September 28, 2019 - 9:34 am
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Asian American groups are objecting to the Trump administration's efforts to step up deportations of Cambodians, as dozens of refugees with criminal convictions are being ordered to report to federal officials next week for removal. At least 20 people in California have been...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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September 27, 2019 - 9:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Russia's foreign minister is calling the dispute over the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president "overblown," and is strongly denying House...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017 file photo, Refugees and community activists gather in front of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration wants to cap the number of refugees admitted into the United States to the lowest number since the resettlement program was created in 1980. A State Department proposal released Thursday would put a cap on the number of refugees at 18,000 for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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September 26, 2019 - 6:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration wants to cap the number of refugees admitted into the United States to the lowest number since the resettlement program was created in 1980. A State Department proposal released Thursday would put a cap on the number of refugees at 18,000 for the fiscal year...
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September 26, 2019 - 11:06 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The first evacuation flight of African refugees and asylum-seekers from wretched Libyan detention centers was expected to arrive in Rwanda on Thursday in an unusual new effort to divert and care for people who failed to reach Europe. The East African nation's agreement to take...
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In this July 18, 2019, photo, North Korean refugee Jang Myung-jin speaks during an interview at his house in Seoul, South Korea. The 32-year-old Jang is among a handful of young North Korean refugees in South Korea who have launched YouTube channels that offer a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of people in North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive and repressive countries. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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September 25, 2019 - 10:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea, a handful of young North Korean refugees have launched YouTube channels in recent years to offer a rare glimpse into life in the North. They talk about things like what food North Koreans eat and what profanity they use. Their programs contrast with...
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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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September 25, 2019 - 9:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa is appealing for patience for his efforts to pull his country out of an economic collapse, and called on the U.S. and Europe to lift...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Lebanese children look from the rooftop of their home at a Syrian camp in the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal. When dozens of heads of state convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, the lingering conflict in Syria is taking a back seat as tensions in the Persian Gulf and global trade wars take center stage. In its ninth year, many Syrians fear their country’s unresolved war has become a footnote in a long list of world crises. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
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September 25, 2019 - 8:33 am
BEIRUT (AP) — As dozens of heads of state convene for the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York this week, the lingering conflict in Syria is taking a back seat while tensions in the Persian Gulf and global trade wars take center stage. Now in its ninth year, many Syrians fear the unresolved war...
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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan signs an agreement with El Salvador Foreign Affairs Minister Alexandra Hill during news conference at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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September 20, 2019 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States on Friday signed an agreement that paves the way for the U.S. to send many asylum-seekers to one of the world's most violent countries, El Salvador. But both countries must first take necessary legal actions and implement major border security and asylum procedures...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 file photo, migrants walk at the Moria refugee detention center on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos. Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 say they are no longer able to house migrants arriving from nearby Turkey after a reception camp there had exceeded its capacity by 400%. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)
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September 20, 2019 - 4:26 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A perpetually overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos can't accommodate any more newly arrived asylum-seekers after the number of people already housed exceeded the camp's intended capacity by 400%, authorities said Friday. Migrants who made it to Lesbos were...
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