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Iranian-Americans nurture new generations after revolution

Feb. 12, 2019 10:36 AM EST

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Minoo Sharifan came to the United States from Iran in the 1970s for graduate school, and like many others, wound up settling in America, starting a career and raising her family while a revolution upended her homeland and fractured relations with the U.S. The two countries remain...

Experts call for emergency declaration on Congo's Ebola

Feb. 4, 2019 12:06 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An international group of public health experts on Monday called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency. The group of experts wrote in the Lancet that such a call would...

Ghana denies noncooperation with US over deportations

Feb. 2, 2019 9:09 AM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's foreign ministry is denying United States allegations of noncooperation in taking back thousands of its deported nationals, which has led to visa restrictions. A statement late Friday by the West African nation notes the restrictions "with concern and disappointment." The U.S....

US imposes visa restrictions on Ghana over deportees

Feb. 1, 2019 2:19 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States says it has imposed visa restrictions on Ghana, saying the West African nation is not cooperating in taking back its deported nationals. A Department of Homeland Security statement says Ghana "has denied or unreasonably delayed accepting their nationals ordered removed...

Amnesty urges travel sites to ban Israel settlement listings

Jan. 30, 2019 2:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International on Wednesday urged online travel sites to ban listings from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The London-based rights group's report, titled "Destination: Occupation," said rental sites Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are driving tourism to...

Pakistan to ease restrictions on visas to promote tourism

Jan. 25, 2019 7:37 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has announced plans to ease visa restrictions for tourists from 90 countries, including the U.S. and Europe, in a bid to revive its tourism sector, decimated by years of negligence and problems with militants. Cabinet minister Fahmida Mirza announces the plans on Friday in...

EU calls for tougher checks on golden visa applicants

Jan. 23, 2019 8:35 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday warned countries running lucrative schemes granting passports and visas to rich foreigners to toughen checks on applicants amid concern they could be flouting security, money laundering and tax laws. EU countries have welcomed in more than 6,000 new citizens...

EU slaps sanctions on Syrians, Russians over attacks

Jan. 21, 2019 8:25 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on four Russians blamed for a nerve agent attack in Britain as well as a Syrian research center and its staff as the 28-nation bloc stepped up its action against the use of chemical weapons. EU foreign ministers slapped travel bans and asset...

The Latest: EU slaps sanctions on more Syrian businessmen

Jan. 21, 2019 7:39 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The European Union is adding 11 businessmen and five companies to its list of Syrians under sanctions for backing President Bashar Assad's government. EU foreign ministers imposed travel bans and asset freezes on them, saying...

Trump plans to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border

Jan. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week. Democrats are now proposing hundreds of millions of dollars for new immigration...