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South Sudan's warring leaders set to meet face to face

Jun. 20, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring leaders were set to meet face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar arrived in the capital of neighboring Ethiopia, which...

The Latest: Pope criticizes separating families at border

Jun. 20, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Pope Francis is criticizing the Trump administration's immigration policy, telling a news reporter earlier this week that he agrees with U.S. Catholic bishops that separating children from their parents at a border is...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Crying children fill 'tender age' shelters

Jun. 20, 2018 8:54 AM EDT

Reports about the separation of families under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy continue to have an impact. While federal officials say they are trying to work out how to reunite immigrant children and parents who have been detained in separate facilities, a news show host has been...

APNewsBreak: Youngest migrants held in 'tender age' shelters

Jun. 20, 2018 8:29 AM EDT

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters...

Global stocks rise, unfazed by US-China tensions

Jun. 20, 2018 7:41 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Stock markets rose Wednesday as investors rallied around signs that the global economy was on track despite heated exchanges between the world's two largest economies over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was up 0.1 percent to 12,692 and France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,400....

House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

Jun. 20, 2018 6:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it's uncertain if...

US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

Jun. 20, 2018 6:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley said Tuesday the U.S. had given the...

California to defend immigration laws against Trump

Jun. 20, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After repeatedly suing the Trump administration over U.S. immigration policies, California will find itself in an unusual position Wednesday: defending protections for people in the country illegally against a court challenge by the federal government. U.S. Judge John Mendez in...

Trump stands firm on immigration policy, sees it as a winner

Jun. 20, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies. "You have to stand for something," Trump declared Tuesday, as he defended...

The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

Jun. 20, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 12:01 a.m. The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice of separating children from their migrating families at the southern border. The AMA's...