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Today in History: May 19, Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII, beheaded

May. 19, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 19, the 140th day of 2024. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of...

Poland invests $2.5 billion into fortifying border with Russia and Belarus

May. 18, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is investing about $2.5 billion to step up security and deterrence on its border with Russia and its ally Belarus, the prime minister said Saturday. Donald Tusk said work on the Shield-East project which includes building proper military fortifications...

A mayoral candidate and 5 other people killed in gunfire at a campaign rally in southern Mexico

May. 17, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mayoral candidate and five other people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a campaign rally in the violence-wracked southern Mexico state of Chiapas, officials said. State prosecutors said a young girl was among the six people killed in the gunfire late...

Mexican and Guatemalan presidents meet at border to discuss migration, security and development

May. 17, 2024 14:40 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Guatemala President Bernardo Arévalo were meeting Friday in this Mexican border city to tackle issues of shared interest, foremost among them immigration. Arévalo, who took office earlier this year, noted...

Philippines arrests Australian suspect, reportedly the father of a rugby star, for drugs trafficking

May. 17, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of Indonesia’s most-wanted drug suspects has been arrested in the Philippines after an international manhunt and efforts were underway to have the suspect extradited to Jakarta to face charges, Indonesian and Philippine officials said Friday. ...

8 EU members say conditions in Syria should be reassessed to allow voluntary refugee returns

May. 17, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The governments of eight European Union member states said Friday the situation in Syria should be re-evaluated to allow for the voluntary return of Syrian refugees back to their homeland. In a joint statement, officials from Austria, the Czech Republic,...

The latest hot spot for illegal border crossings is San Diego. But routes change quickly

May. 17, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — On many nights, hundreds of migrants squeeze through poles in a border wall or climb over on metal ladders. They gather in a buffer zone between two walls with views of the night lights of Tijuana, Mexico, waiting hours for Border Patrol agents while volunteers...

Rights group urges Thailand to stop forcing dissidents to return to countries they fled for safety

May. 17, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Human Rights Watch urged the Thai government to stop forcing political dissidents who fled to Thailand for safety to return to their home countries, where they may face torture, persecution or death. The international rights group analyzed 25 cases that took place...

New immigration court docket aims to speed up removals of newly arrived migrants

May. 16, 2024 23:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday that a new fast-track docket in immigration courts will cut the time it takes to decide asylum claims from years to months for some single adults. Migrants who settle in five cities — Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles...

Haiti's crisis rises to the forefront of elections in neighboring Dominican Republic

May. 16, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

VERON, Dominican Republic (AP) — As soaring violence and political turmoil grip neighboring Haiti, the Dominican Republic will hold elections Sunday that have been defined by calls for more crackdowns on migrants and finishing a border wall dividing the countries. Politics in the...