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In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raids

Apr. 24, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

IXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The train known as "The Beast" is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico A long freight train loaded with about 300 to 400...

Japan reporter sues government after passport is invalidated

Apr. 24, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese journalist known for covering war zones sued the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday after it invalidated his passport and demanded he surrender it, saying it deprived him of his right to travel and restricted press freedom. Kosuke Tsuneoka was stopped at Tokyo's Haneda airport in...

Argentines return to Europe to escape economic uncertainty

Apr. 23, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tomas Ruiz embraced his father one last time at the Buenos Aires airport before he boarded a plane in search of a new life in Ireland. His sister recently did the same when she moved to Spain. Like many other young Argentines, the siblings hold European passports by descent,...

Trump threatens crackdown on high visa overstay countries

Apr. 22, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering suspending or limiting entry to the U.S. for individuals from countries with high rates of short-term visa overstays — a proposal vaguely reminiscent of the controversial travel bans President Donald Trump pursued during his first year in...

AP source: Officials consider new penalty for visa overstays

Apr. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign. The administration could introduce...

The Latest: Officials discuss range of immigration changes

Apr. 15, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay their visas in the U.S. It's part of President Donald Trump's growing focus...

Trump targets legal, illegal immigration in latest push

Apr. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign. The administration could introduce...

US bars entry to Palestinian founder of Israel boycott group

Apr. 11, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A founder of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel was blocked from entering the United States in what he said was a "politically motivated" move. Omar Barghouti was traveling to the U.S. for a speaking tour but was not allowed to board his flight from Israel's Ben Gurion...

US revokes visa for International Court prosecutor Bensouda

Apr. 5, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday that her U.S. visa has been revoked, in what appears to a crackdown on the global tribunal by the Trump administration. In a statement confirming the revocation, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's office stressed that she...

Saudis open consulate in Iraq in sign of improving ties

Apr. 4, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Friday reopened a consulate in Baghdad for the first time in nearly 30 years and announced a $1 billion aid package for Iraq, a sign of improving ties between the two neighbors whose relations have been uneasy for years. The consulate, which will issue visas to Iraqis, was...