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For Trump it's MAGA, but Hungary's Orbán is going MEGA at the European Union's helm for six months

Jun. 18, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary’s populist government announced on Tuesday that its upcoming presidency of the European Union will be held under the motto “Make Europe Great Again,” but played down any parallels with Donald Trump’s MAGA movement in the United States. “This is a...

President Joe Biden faces first lawsuit over new asylum crackdown at the border

Jun. 13, 2024 05:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over President Joe Biden’s recent directive that effectively halts asylum claims at the southern border, saying it differs little from a similar move by the Trump administration that was...

Retired Army Capt. Sam Brown overcomes crowded GOP Senate primary field, setting up key Nevada race

Jun. 12, 2024 02:44 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican Sam Brown overcame a crowded field of primary opponents to win Nevada’s GOP U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, setting up a fierce general election battle against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. ...

Some nationalities escape Biden's sweeping asylum ban because deportation flights are scarce

Jun. 09, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol arrested Gerardo Henao 14 hours after President Joe Biden suspended asylum processing at the U.S. border with Mexico this week. But instead of being summarily deported, he was dropped off by agents the next day at a San Diego bus stop, where he caught a train to...

Migrants are rattled and unsure as deportations begin under new rule halting asylum

Jun. 06, 2024 17:13 PM EDT

DULZURA, Calif. (AP) — Abigail Castillo was about to cross the U.S. border illegally when she heard President Joe Biden was halting asylum. She continued anyway, walking hours through the mountains east of San Diego with her toddler son, hoping it wasn't too late. “I heard that...

Will Biden's new border measures be enough to change voters' minds?

Jun. 05, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tried to address a major liability for his reelection campaign by taking executive action to significantly restrict asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. But it's unclear whether the Democratic president's efforts will be enough to change the minds...

Music Review: Willie Nelson takes it back to Texas, with notes of Mexico, on 'The Border'

May. 31, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

Willie Nelson has never in his long life not wanted to be making music. After 2023 saw him celebrate his 90th birthday with an epic two-night concert celebration at the Hollywood Bowl, get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and release two studio albums along with the...

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security

May. 28, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British opposition leader Keir Starmer made his first major speech of the U.K. election campaign Monday, telling undecided voters that they can trust his Labour Party to safeguard the country’s economy, borders and security. Starmer is the favorite to win the July 4...

Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

May. 23, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans again blocked a bill meant to clamp down on the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought Thursday to underscore GOP resistance to the proposal. The legislation,...

Australia's deputy prime minister pledges support to Solomon Islands during visit to Honiara

May. 21, 2024 03:12 AM EDT

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — Australia's deputy prime minister pledged support to the Solomon Islands during a visit to the archipelago nation on Tuesday, as Canberra intensifies efforts to counter China's growing influence in the South Pacific. Richard Marles’ trip to the...