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Rainsy: EU trade move to bolster bid for Cambodian democracy

Nov. 12, 2019 3:54 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Cambodian exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Tuesday the European Union's consideration of lifting trade privileges for Phnom Penh will add momentum to efforts to restore democracy in the country despite a government crackdown. The EU is to publish a report Tuesday on a...

N Carolina senator has latched on to Trump. Will he hold on?

Nov. 9, 2019 11:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sen. Thom Tillis is following a simple formula for reelection in closely divided North Carolina: Stand with Donald Trump. It seems far less complicated than his winning approach in 2014. Back then, he pleased the Republican base when he advanced tax cuts and a gay marriage ban...

Canada case poses question: Is US immigration system safe?

Nov. 8, 2019 1:47 PM EST

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away, across a ditch that...

Turkish patrol kills Syrian protester amid shaky truce

Nov. 8, 2019 1:09 PM EST

IDIL, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian protester was killed after a Turkish military vehicle ran him over on Friday as it drove through an angry crowd protesting a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in northeastern Syria, Kurdish forces and a Syria war monitoring group said. The fatal incident reflects the increasingly...

2 escaped murder suspects arrested at US-Mexico border

Nov. 7, 2019 12:13 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if anyone helped two inmates who escaped from a California jail, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico before being captured trying to walk back into the United States. Jonathan Salazar, 20, and Santos Fonseca, 21, were arrested by U.S....

2 escaped murder suspects arrested at US-Mexico border

Nov. 6, 2019 6:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two murder suspects who escaped from a jail on California's central coast eluded an intense manhunt, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico but were arrested trying to walk back into the United States, authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Salazar, 20, and Santos...

Migrants live in fear at Mexico-US border as violence flares

Nov. 6, 2019 6:48 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Salvadoran woman seeking asylum in the United States spends her days holed up in her cousin's cramped slum house just across the border in Mexico — too scared to leave after receiving a savage beating from two men three weeks ago while she was strolling home from a convenience...

The Latest: 2 escaped inmates arrested at US-Mexico border

Nov. 6, 2019 2:22 PM EST

MARINA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the capture of two inmates who escaped a California jail (all times local): 11:20 a.m. An official says two murder suspects who escaped a California jail were captured Wednesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as they tried to enter the United States from...

Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain near Syrian border

Nov. 5, 2019 10:38 AM EST

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Tuesday for Russia and the United States to keep to their promises and ensure that Syrian Kurdish fighters pull out of a so-called safe zone along Syria's northern border with Turkey. In his weekly speech to ruling party legislators,...

Border Patrol agent kills man who opened fire during chase

Nov. 4, 2019 7:37 PM EST

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who tried to stop some people believed to have crossed the border illegally shot and killed one of them Monday after the man pulled a gun and opened fire, authorities said. Two agents approached a group four people about a mile from U.S.-Mexico...