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The Latest: Trump defends administration immigration policy

Jun. 18, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 12:31 p.m. Defending his administration's harsh immigration policies, President Donald Trump says the U.S. won't be a "migrant camp" or "refugee holding facility." Says Trump: "Not on my watch." Unbowed by mounting...

US urges Russia to release political, religious prisoners

Jun. 18, 2018 10:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it's "deeply concerned" by a growing number of political and religious prisoners held by Russia. The State Department says the number exceeds 150 people. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the U.S. wants Russia to release them immediately and...

Macedonian government submits deal on new name to parliament

Jun. 18, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government on Monday set in motion the process of ratifying an initial agreement with southern neighbor Greece, under which it will change its name to "North Macedonia" and hopefully end a bitter 27-year dispute. Macedonian government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said a...

Vietnam arrests 8 people after economic zone law protests

Jun. 17, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors, state media reported Monday. The men from south central province of Binh Thuan were accused of...

Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

Jun. 17, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

PSARADES, Greece (AP) — The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia endorsed an agreement to resolve a long fight over the Macedonia name Sunday during a signing ceremony filled with history and symbolism. The Greek village of Psarades, located on the shores of Great Prespa Lake, was picked for the...

Rep. Kennedy joins immigration protest in Texas

Jun. 17, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy has participated in a march in Texas to protest the Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents as families arrive at the nation's southern border. The Massachusetts Democrat joined the protest Sunday to draw attention to a tent-like shelter to...

Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip

Jun. 17, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it carried out four airstrikes targeting Palestinians launching burning kites and balloons into southern Israel. No one was injured in the strikes, but it marked an escalation in Israel's response to a phenomenon that has wreaked havoc on fields and...

Kent State plans 50th commemoration of fatal May 4 shootings

Jun. 17, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University is planning a series of events starting next year to commemorate 50 years since Ohio National Guard members fatally shot four students there and wounded nine during protests of the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970. The school says its commemoration will start in the fall...

Missouri prison still on lockdown a month after riot

Jun. 17, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri prison remains on lockdown more than a month after a sit-down protest turned into a riot, and officials with the union that represents corrections officers worry that a severe staffing shortage could lead to more violence. Inmate activities have been restricted at Crossroads...

Demonstrators protest arrest of Armenian parliament member

Jun. 17, 2018 8:28 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of an Armenian lawmaker who was arrested on suspicion of illegally storing firearms and explosives are protesting outside the country's national security service in the capital of Yerevan. Clashes broke out between the demonstrators and riot police on Sunday...