Latest Political refugees News

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Trump order sows confusion on the border

Jun. 22, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

President Donald Trump's administration on Friday worked on a plan to reunite separated families, and detained parents struggled to get in touch with their children, some of whom were being held hundreds of miles away. Trump himself took a hard line on the crisis, accusing the Democrats of telling "phony stories...

Corbyn: Labour government would quickly recognize Palestine

Jun. 22, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday that a government under his leadership would recognize a Palestinian state "very early on" and push hard for a political solution to the Syrian civil war. Corbyn spoke during his first international trip outside Europe...

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be easy

Jun. 22, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy's populist interior minister lost no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from the Mediterranean nation. Standing next to two bus drivers who were allegedly assaulted by four...

German chancellor says migration meeting a 'first exchange'

Jun. 22, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said an upcoming meeting of European leaders in Brussels would be a "first exchange" toward finding solutions and agreements to problems connected with migration. Speaking at a press conference in the Lebanese capital, she characterized Sunday's...

UN dismayed by reports of 220 migrants drowning off Libya

Jun. 22, 2018 4:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says survivors have reported that some 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in recent days and is expressing shock at the mass drownings. A statement by UNHCR released on Thursday said the migrants drowned in separate incidents earlier this week. The agency has...

Uzbek refugee found guilty of supporting terror group

Jun. 21, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jurors on Thursday found a refugee from Uzbekistan guilty of conspiring to support a terrorist group with $300 he received from a friend and by making plans to join the organization himself. Thursday's verdict in a federal courtroom in Denver came more than six years after Jamshid Muhtorov's...

Pope: Countries should take in as many refugees as they can

Jun. 21, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis urged nations Thursday to take in as many refugees as they can integrate into their societies, but also to invest in places like Africa so migrants won't turn to human traffickers to reach countries that can offer a better life. Speaking to reporters on his...

The Latest: 4 Eastern Europe nations to skip migrant meeting

Jun. 21, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Leaders from four countries in Eastern Europe will not be attending a weekend emergency meeting about migration in Brussels. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday that all four members of the Visegrad...

Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan

Jun. 21, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month. She arrived later in the Lebanese capital Beirut, another major Middle Eastern refugee host...

Netflix options story of soccer team that welcomed refugees

Jun. 21, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The story of a group of Somali refugees who joined a largely white high school soccer team in Maine and helped lead it to the state championship could soon be on Netflix. The Portland Press Herald reports that Netflix has optioned the book "One Goal," which tells the story of the...