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FILE - In this Thursday, April 6, 2017 file photo a Hungarian police officer patrols the enlarged transit zone set up for migrants at the Hungary's southern border with Serbia near Tompa, 169 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary. Hungary's government says it is shutting down the transit zones on its southern border with Serbia where asylum-seekers are being kept while their asylum requests are decided. (Sandor Ujvari/MTI via AP, file)

Hungary closing border transit zones for asylum-seekers

May. 21, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s government said Thursday that it is shutting down the transit zones on its southern border with Serbia where asylum-seekers have been held while their asylum requests are decided. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said that, as a result, some 280...

The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

May. 21, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan approves lifting state of emergency in three...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: UN chief warns pandenic threatens Africa

May. 20, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN Secretary-General warns virus pandemic threatens...

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a window display at Chanel on Rodeo Drive Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 19, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

A Trump administration policy of quickly expelling most migrants stopped along the border because of the COVID-19 pandemic was indefinitely extended Tuesday, with a top U.S. health official arguing that what had been a short-term order was still needed to protect the country from the coronavirus. The order issued...

President Donald Trump lets acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf move to the podium to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US extends heightened border enforcement during coronavirus

May. 19, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration policy of quickly expelling most migrants stopped along the border because of the COVID-19 pandemic was indefinitely extended Tuesday, with a top U.S. health official arguing that what had been a short-term order was still needed to protect the country from the...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2011 file photo, a marker in Richford, Vt., indicates the official border between the United States and Canada. Five Mexican citizens apprehended May 12, 2020, after illegally entering the U.S. in remote northern Maine were returned to Canada within hours under a rule put into place as part of the U.S. government response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Virus rules tighten illegal immigration on northern border

May. 16, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

Five Mexican citizens apprehended this week after illegally entering the United States in remote northern Maine were returned to Canada within hours under a rule put into place as part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A similar policy by the Canadian government allows the return to the...

FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Guatemalans deported from the U.S., wave from a bus after arriving at La Aurora airport in Guatemala City. U.S. border agencies quickly expelled about 600 child migrants in April after federal agencies began prohibiting asylum claims at the southern border, citing the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

Trump ramps up expulsions of migrant youth, citing virus

May. 13, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The young migrants and asylum seekers swim across the Rio Grande and clamber into the dense brush of Texas. Many are teens who left Central America on their own; others were sent along by parents from refugee camps in Mexico. They are as young as 10. Under U.S. law they would normally be...

A man wearing a face mask walks by a screen showing precautions against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S.Korea: Rules stay relaxed despite virus spike

May. 13, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea: No plans to backtrack on relaxed rules despite...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, March 8, 2020, a migrant looks out from a detention center in the village of Fylakio, Evros region, near the Greek-Turkish border.  Police in northern Greece say migrants staged a violent protest at the Fylakio holding site near the country’s border with Turkey, Tuesday May 12, 2020, causing extensive damage to living quarters and facilities.  (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, FILE)

Greece: 2 migrants on eastern island test positive for virus

May. 12, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek officials said Tuesday they have registered the first cases of the new coronavirus in two migrants on an eastern island after they arrived from Turkey last week and were placed in a special quarantine facility. They said the two asylum seekers have not developed symptoms...

Migrants wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, board an airplane bound for Britain at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, on Monday, May 11, 2020. Sixteen asylum-seeking minors and 34 migrants were relocated as part of a migrant reunification plan agreed between the two countries. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Asylum seekers fly from Greece to UK for relocation

May. 11, 2020 6:58 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of 16 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and 34 adults left Greece Monday morning on a flight to the United Kingdom, where they will be reunited with family members who are already there. The move is part of a program to relocate about 1,600 unaccompanied refugee children...