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Lukashenko assails EU for refusing to hold talks on migrants

Nov. 22, 2021 13:40 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The authoritarian leader of Belarus on Monday sharply criticized the European Union for its refusal to hold talks on the influx of migrants on the country's border with Poland. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko urged Germany to accommodate about...

Doctor warns Iraqi Kurds: Illegal path to EU can be deadly

Nov. 22, 2021 11:57 AM EST

BIELSK PODLASKI, Poland (AP) — Dr. Arsalan Azzaddin was seeing migrants from Iraq and Syria being brought into a hospital in eastern Poland every day with hypothermia, pneumonia, broken bones and severe dehydration. So he asked a Kurdish TV channel to let him go on the news to warn people...

Poland: Belarus eyes using Afghan migrants as border pawns

Nov. 21, 2021 12:29 PM EST

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Poland’s leader on Sunday warned against more possible migrant pressures on the European Union’s border with Belarus, this time coming from Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki spoke in Vilnius, the capital of...

Poland: Migrant camps along Belarus border have emptied

Nov. 19, 2021 13:42 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities said Friday there are no more migrants camping along the Belarus side of the European Union’s eastern border, but attempts at illegally crossing into the bloc’s territory are continuing and becoming more aggressive. And...

Belarus brings some migrants in from cold at Polish border

Nov. 17, 2021 15:56 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of migrants who were camped in the cold on the Poland-Belarus border have been moved to a nearby warehouse in Belarusian territory, reports said Wednesday, with some still harboring hopes of entering the European Union. The move came a day...

Macron, Putin discuss deescalating Belarus border tensions

Nov. 15, 2021 16:31 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian leader Vladimir Putin talked on the phone Monday about the need for de-escalating the tensions around the growing migrant pressure on the European Union's borders with Belarus, Marcon's office said. In the...

Polish police find body of young Syrian near Belarus border

Nov. 13, 2021 15:51 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police said Saturday that the body of a young Syrian man was found in the woods near the border with Belarus, the latest victim in a political standoff at the European Union's eastern border. The regime in Minsk has for months been...

Border Patrol agent dies in 'line of duty' death

Nov. 12, 2021 16:37 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol officials say a supervisory agent from the agency's Tucson sector has died in what is being described as a “line of duty” death. U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said this week that Anibal “Tony” A. Perez died Nov. 5. The...

Poland's far right demands strong borders in Belarus crisis

Nov. 11, 2021 20:35 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands marched in Warsaw on Thursday to mark Poland’s Independence Day, led by far-right groups calling for strong borders, while its troops blocked hundreds of new attempts by migrants to enter the country illegally from neighboring Belarus in a tense standoff. ...

EU accuses Belarus of 'trafficking' migrants toward border

Nov. 10, 2021 17:53 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union officials on Wednesday accused Belarus of state-sponsored "trafficking” of human lives by luring desperate migrants to the Polish border — the edge of the EU — where many are now stuck in makeshift camps in freezing weather. As...