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Kosovo police clash with ethnic Serbs during smuggling raids

Oct. 13, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia resumed Wednesday after Kosovo police clashed with ethnic Serbs during an anti-smuggling operation. At least 11 people were injured. The episode prompted an angry response from Serbia which demanded from the...

Federal immigration agents to end practice of worksite raids

Oct. 12, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal immigration agents will end mass workplace arrests of immigrant employees suspected of living in the U.S. without legal permission, according to a memo issued Tuesday by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Instead, the focus will shift...

G20 demands humanitarian access to Afghans, EU pledges cash

Oct. 12, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The European Union pledged 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) in support for the Afghan people, and the Group of 20 countries vowed to accelerate aid Tuesday amid concerns that an already precarious humanitarian and financial situation will grow catastrophic over the winter. ...

Deputies: 32 migrants found in boat after traffic stop

Oct. 11, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — More than 30 Cuban migrants were found hiding in a go-fast boat during a traffic stop Monday morning in the Florida Keys, officials said. A Monroe County deputy pulled over a rental truck towing a trailer with a large vessel traveling slower than...

North Dakota National Guard contingent heads to border

Oct. 11, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of North Dakota National Guard troops are head to the southern border. The Bismarck Tribune reported Friday that 125 members of the Bismarck-based 957th Engineer Company have been deployed to the border for a year to...

Paint it black: Feds seize disguised gold at Florida airport

Oct. 09, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection found nearly six pounds (2,704 grams) of gold that was painted black being smuggled into a Florida airport on Wednesday. The undeclared gold was disguised as belt buckles, bracelets and keychains and is...

Poland summons Belarus diplomat over shots fired at border

Oct. 08, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Foreign Ministry summoned the top Belarusian diplomat in the country on Friday after Polish authorities alleged that Belarusian forces had fired shots —possibly blank ammunition — at Polish troops along their common border. The...

Nigerian forces free more than 180 hostages, say police

Oct. 08, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In one of the largest liberations of kidnap victims, at least 187 people including babies have been freed in the country's troubled north, police announced. Nigerian security forces rescued the hostages from a forest in Zamfara state where they had...

Border Patrol arrests 4 crossing into NW WA from Canada

Oct. 07, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents from the Blaine Sector arrested four people Monday who they say were trying to illegally cross from Canada into northwestern Washington. Blaine Sector Chief Patrol Agent David BeMiller said on...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 06, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 4 The Guardian on the Pandora papers — bringing tax havens to heel: Five years after the Panama papers exposed the vast scale of offshore banking and business...