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Trump's Cuba policy hurts private sector, new figures say

Jan. 15, 2019 8:41 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — President Donald Trump's Cuba policy is driving millions of dollars from the island's private entrepreneurs to its state-run tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, according to new government figures. Trump announced in June 2017 that he was tightening limits on U.S. travel to...

Requests to bring in child brides OK'd; legal under US laws

Jan. 11, 2019 9:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. The approvals...

Trump says changes coming in US handling of high-tech visas

Jan. 11, 2019 3:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday promised changes in the way the U.S. handles temporary visas that allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. In a tweet, Trump said those who hold the temporary H1-B visas can "rest assured" because changes were...

Trump's pick for AG once questioned value of border wall

Dec. 31, 2018 7:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr, once questioned the value of a wall along the Mexican border similar to the one the president has advocated, describing the idea as "overkill." Barr was attorney general under President George H.W. Bush when he was asked in...

The Latest: Dad says he's angry travel ban kept family apart

Dec. 30, 2018 7:15 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a boy whose Yemeni mother fought the Trump administration travel ban (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A man whose Yemeni wife successfully fought the Trump administration's travel ban to reunite with their dying son in the United States says he's angry that the...

Boy whose Yemeni mom fought US travel ban to see him dies

Dec. 29, 2018 8:15 PM EST

LODI, Calif. (AP) — The father of a 2-year-old boy who was separated from his Yemeni mother until she successfully fought the Trump administration's travel ban to see him in the United States laid his body to rest Saturday, a day after the child was taken off life support at a hospital. Under a cloudless...

Pakistan adds ex-president to no-fly list over graft probe

Dec. 27, 2018 7:03 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has imposed a travel ban on former President Asif Ali Zardari and 171 other individuals while authorities complete an investigation into alleged money laundering. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced the ban on Thursday, after police and federal investigators said Zardari...

EU slaps sanctions on 7 Myanmar army, border officials

Dec. 21, 2018 8:35 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is slapping asset freezes and travel bans on seven more people accused of human rights violations against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. EU headquarters said Friday that the seven army and border police officials are being put on the bloc's sanctions list "for serious...

Yemeni mom overcomes travel ban to finally hold dying son

Dec. 20, 2018 2:30 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Yemeni mother cradled her 2-year-old son in her lap, pressing her face close to his and clasping his hand as a series of tubes kept his small body alive. Shaima Swileh touched the boy for the first time since winning a more than yearlong legal battle to overcome the Trump...

The Latest: Drones 'highly targeted' to disrupt UK airport

Dec. 20, 2018 2:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on London airport closure because of drones (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The chief executive of London's Gatwick Airport says the drone intrusion that shut the airport was "highly targeted" and designed to cause "maximum disruption" just before Christmas. Stewart Wingate said in a...