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Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 05, 2021 12:24 PM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18,...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 05, 2021 12:23 PM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18,...

Pope chides Europe, comforts migrants on return to Lesbos

Dec. 05, 2021 11:49 AM EST

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis returned Sunday to the Greek island of Lesbos to offer comfort to migrants at a refugee camp and blast what he said was Europe's indifference and self-interest “that condemns to death those on the fringes.” “Please, let us stop...

Kaillie Humphries celebrates US citizenship with bobsled win

Dec. 04, 2021 11:00 AM EST

ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — For Kaillie Humphries, this was a win unlike any other. Capping an unforgettable week, Humphries won a women’s monobob race on Saturday, doing so less than 48 hours after she completed a 12,000-mile round trip from Germany to the United...

France's Republicans pick a woman as presidential candidate

Dec. 04, 2021 09:50 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Valérie Pécresse, the head of the Paris region and a former conservative minister, has been chosen to run in France's presidential race next year as The Republicans party candidate, a decision that could significantly shape April’s election. She...

210 migrants found packed into truck in central Mexico

Dec. 04, 2021 00:10 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration authorities say they discovered 210 migrants packed into a truck trailer in the central part of the country. The National Migration Institute said the truck failed to stop as directed at a checkpoint in Puebla state on Friday and...

Portugal’s interior minister quits after series of scandals

Dec. 03, 2021 14:04 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s interior minister resigned Friday after a series of gaffes and missteps that could have made him a political liability for his center-left Socialist Party ahead of elections for a new government on Jan. 30. Eduardo Cabrita, whose...

Mexico overhauls handling of migrants to release pressure

Dec. 03, 2021 12:37 PM EST

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Benjamín Villalta, a 39-year-old Nicaraguan, couldn’t believe that a Mexican immigration office would open in the middle of the night to give him and some 40 other migrants one-year humanitarian visas allowing them to move about Mexico and work. ...

Vatican takes in 12 migrants as pope denounces indifference

Dec. 03, 2021 11:52 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday denounced the “culture of indifference” that the West shows migrants as the Vatican confirmed that at least a dozen asylum-seekers would be transferred from Cyprus to Italy in a gesture of solidarity with European countries that have...

Council of Europe report slams Croatia on migrant treatment

Dec. 03, 2021 08:47 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Council of Europe’s committee on torture harshly criticized Croatia Friday over reports of “severe ill-treatment” of migrants crossing into the country and urged the country's authorities to take immediate action to stop the practice. ...