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Vaccine passport protests in Europe draw thousands of people

Jan. 22, 2022 12:24 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in European capitals Saturday to protest vaccine passports and other requirements governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrations took place in Athens, Helsinki, London, Paris and Stockholm. ...

US unveils changes to attract foreign science, tech students

Jan. 21, 2022 14:41 PM EST

The Biden administration on Friday announced policy changes to attract international students specializing in science, technology, engineering and math — part of the broader effort to make the U.S. economy more competitive. The State Department will let eligible visiting students...

Venezuelan girl drowns in Rio Grande amid migration to US

Jan. 21, 2022 13:52 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just days before Mexico began requiring visas for Venezuelan visitors in an attempt to slow their migration to the U.S. border, Mayerlin Mayor left her native Maracaibo with her 7-year-old daughter Victoria. The 36-year-old school teacher living with her parents...

Djokovic ruling fits with Australia's tough immigration line

Jan. 14, 2022 15:14 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The treatment of tennis star Novak Djokovic by Australian immigration officials might seem harsh to people watching from afar. But Australia has long taken a severe stance on immigration, including warehousing refugees in offshore detention camps and...

105 Mexican immigration agents linked to corruption

Jan. 13, 2022 19:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s immigration agency said Thursday that 105 of its agents have been reported to the internal affairs office for allegedly corrupt behavior. The National Immigration Institute did not describe the purported wrongdoing, but said it was combatting...

Some Palestinians get legal status after years in Gaza limbo

Jan. 10, 2022 01:17 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Khader al-Najjar has been unable to leave the Gaza Strip since he returned to the Palestinian territory 25 years ago, not even to seek medical treatment for a spinal ailment or to bid farewell to his mother, who died in Jordan last year. The reason:...

Some say politics at play in Djokovic detention in Australia

Jan. 07, 2022 10:49 AM EST

On the tennis court, Novak Djokovic’s timing is perfect. But when the No. 1 player boarded a plane for Australia to play the first Grand Slam of the year with a COVID-19 vaccine exemption, his timing hardly could have been worse. While he was in the air, the game apparently shifted...

Mexico requires visas for Venezuelans in migrant crackdown

Jan. 06, 2022 23:58 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Thursday it will begin requiring travel visas for Venezuelans starting Jan. 21, after a surge in the number of migrants trying to reach the U.S. border. In publishing the new rules, the Interior Department said the decision was based on a tenfold...

US hits 8 Cuban officials with travel bans

Jan. 06, 2022 18:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has slapped a travel ban on eight Cuban officials it says have been complicit in the repression of opposition protesters and other dissidents. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced visa restrictions on Thursday in a statement that...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 27, 2021 10:11 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. Dec. 26, 2021. Editorial: Will Texas school superintendents quit in droves in 2022? Public school superintendents feel pressure from many sides. It comes from politicians, parents, teachers and sometimes even students. As stewards of...