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Sophonie Bizimana, center, a permanent U.S. resident who is a refugee from Congo, poses for a photo, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at his home in Kirkland, Wash., along with six of his children as he displays a cell-phone photo of his wife, Ziporah Nyirahimbya, who is in Uganda and has been unable so far to join him in the U.S. For decades, America admitted more refugees annually than all other countries combined, but that reputation has eroded during Donald Trump's presidency as he cut the number of refugees allowed in by more than 80 percent. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Under Trump, US no longer leads world on refugee protections

Oct. 26, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

For decades, America led the world in humanitarian policies by creating a sanctuary for the oppressed, admitting more refugees annually than all other countries combined. That reputation eroded during Donald Trump's presidency as he cut the number of refugees allowed in by more than 80%, and Canada replaced the...

President Donald Trump reacts after hanging up a phone call with the leaders of Sudan and Israel, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, second from left, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, and others applaud in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump: Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognizing Israel

Oct. 23, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of U.S.-brokered deals in the run-up to Election Day. The announcement came after the North African nation agreed to put $335 million in an escrow...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands with Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, the head of the ruling sovereign council, in Khartoum, Sudan. President Donald Trump on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 said Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism if it follows through on its pledge to pay $335 million to American terror victims and families. (Sudanese Cabinet via AP, File)

Trump says Sudan to be removed from terrorism list

Oct. 19, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday said Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism if it follows through on its pledge to pay $335 million to American terror victims and their families, but some hurt in the attacks weren't happy with the deal. The move would open...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, attends a session on the first day of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany. Georgieva said that the global economy has started on a long climb to stronger growth with prospects looking a little better than four months ago. Georgieva said Tuesday, Oct. 6 that global economic activity suffered an unprecedented fall in the spring when 85% of the global economy was in lockdown for several weeks but currently the situation is “less dire” with many countries seeing better-than-expected rebounds in recent weeks (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

G-20 suspends poor nations' debt payments for 6 more months

Oct. 14, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Group of 20 nations, representing the world’s biggest economies, agreed Wednesday to extend the suspension of debt payments by an additional six months to support the most vulnerable countries in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The suspension of what the G-20 says...

In this undated photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, visits the typhoon-ravaged rural town of Komdok, North Korea, to inspect recovery works. Kim's inspection was his first public activity after weekend celebrations marking his ruling party’s founding anniversary. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

N. Korea's Kim visit typhoon-hit area, warns of 'defeatism'

Oct. 14, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a typhoon-ravaged rural town and lambasted government agencies for “defeatism,” state media reported Wednesday. In his first public activity after massive weekend celebrations marking the ruling party’s founding...

China urges Malaysia to 'fairly investigate' held fishermen

Oct. 12, 2020 5:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday called on Malaysia to “fairly investigate” the cases of Chinese fishermen held for allegedly operating illegally in Malaysian waters. China has sent personnel to visit detained crew members from six boats seized on Friday and provide them with personal...

A Lebanese army soldier passes in front of an anti-government protester holding a national flag and blocking a main highway that links Beirut with north Lebanon during a protest against rising prices and worsening economic and financial conditions, in Zalka, north of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Lebanon is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Lebanese president to hold consultations on new PM next week

Oct. 7, 2020 4:24 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's President Michel Aoun has called for binding consultations with members of parliament next week to name a new prime minister, his office said Wednesday. The announcement comes two weeks after the latest prime minister-designate resigned amid a political impasse over the formation of...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands with Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, the head of the ruling sovereign council, in Khartoum, Sudan.  Sudan’s transitional authorities are desperate to have sanctions lifted that are linked to its listing by the U.S. as a terror sponsor. That would be a key step toward ending its isolation and rebuilding its battered economy, which has plunged in recent months, threatening to destabilize the political transition.(Sudanese Cabinet via AP, File)

US push for Arab-Israel ties divides Sudanese leaders

Oct. 4, 2020 1:41 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s fragile interim government is sharply divided over normalizing relations with Israel, as it finds itself under intense pressure from the Trump administration to become the third Arab country to do so in short order — after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain....

East Biloxi loses iconic climate activist

Oct. 3, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Katrina destroyed Sharon Hanshaw’s home and the salon she had owned and operated for 21 years. Standing on Bayview Avenue in East Biloxi not long after the storm, Hanshaw gestured towards one of the many empty lots. “That’s where my salon was,”...

Supporters of the. military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) wave the party flags and cheer from their motorbikes during an election campaign for next month's  general election, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Ethnic identifiers in Myanmar election app criticized

Oct. 1, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Sweden-based organization that promotes democracy and assists in organizing elections said Thursday it is not responsible for a smartphone application's inclusion of a controversial term describing the ethnic background of at least two candidates in Myanmar’s upcoming...