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Europe accused of 'double standard' on Ukrainian refugees

May. 17, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The quick acceptance of Ukrainians fleeing Russia's aggression puts a spotlight on Europe's “double standard” for migrants, standing against its nonwelcome for people fleeing violence in Africa, the Mideast and elsewhere, the head of the world's largest humanitarian...

Migrant border entries rise in April, boosted by Ukrainians

May. 16, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities said Monday that they stopped migrants more than 234,000 times in April, one of the highest marks in decades as the Biden administration prepares to lift pandemic-era restrictions on claiming asylum. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials...

Yellen meets war refugees in Poland, pushes food crisis plan

May. 16, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday met with Ukrainian refugees and urged the need to confront Russian brutality as she visited Poland ahead of a meeting of finance ministers for the Group of Seven leading economies. Yellen applauded Poland for...

Hope, horror, as Ukrainian war refugees exceed 6 million

May. 13, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Expectant mother Galina Kubiak says she misses her home in Ukraine but has fallen in love with Romania, the neighboring country where she fled with her two small children to escape the war. “Sometimes we go to the store, and they find out we’re...

Libya's west-based government denounces rights report

May. 13, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — One of Libya’s rival governments has said that a report by an international human rights group accusing it of abuses contains false accusations. Earlier this month, the London-based watchdog Amnesty International issued the report, which documents abuses against migrants by a...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 12, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine —Ukrainian officials say their forces took out another Russian ship in the Black Sea. Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, said late Thursday the Vsevolod Bobrov logistics ship was struck as it was trying to deliver an anti-aircraft system to...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 10, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House emphatically approved a fresh $40 billion Ukraine aid package Tuesday as lawmakers beefed up President Joe Biden’s initial request, signaling a magnified, bipartisan commitment to thwart Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bloody three-month-old invasion. ...

Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

May. 10, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Tuesday pledged $6.7 billion to help Syrians and neighboring countries hosting refugees but fell well short of a U.N. target for assistance to millions of people from conflict-torn Syria who rely on aid to survive. European Union Neighborhood...

Afghans still adjusting to US: New life, new struggles

May. 10, 2022 05:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taliban forces had taken the Afghan capital. Crowds of panicked people thronged the airport. And a young man who had worked as a subcontractor for the U.S. military faced a terrible choice. Hasibullah Hasrat, after having navigated the chaotic streets and Taliban...

Jill Biden was president's eyes, ears on trip to Ukraine

May. 09, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The first telephone call Jill Biden made from her black SUV after an unannounced meeting with her Ukrainian counterpart inside the embattled country was to her husband, President Joe Biden. Biden and Olena Zelenska, who had not been seen in public since...