Latest Border security News

Croatia to join Europe’s ID-check-free area, others to wait

Dec. 08, 2022 15:46 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries agreed Thursday to allow Croatia to fully open its borders and participate in Europe’s ID-check-free travel zone, but Bulgaria and Romania were told that they must wait longer to be allowed in. This triggered an angry response from...

German coup plot fueled by conspiracy claims, COVID measures

Dec. 08, 2022 14:41 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An alleged plot to topple the German government, led by a self-styled prince, a retired paratrooper and a Berlin judge, had its roots in a murky mixture of post-war grudges, antisemitic conspiracy theories and anger over recent pandemic restrictions, experts say. ...

Protests in Sudan demand army leave power, reject deal

Dec. 08, 2022 13:10 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Sudan's capital Thursday, demanding the ouster of its military rulers and rejecting a deal for the gradual transfer of power to civilian leaders. Sudan has been in turmoil since an uprising overthrew its longtime...

2 killed in protest over Iraqi activist's prison sentence

Dec. 07, 2022 16:09 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least two protesters were killed Wednesday in southern Iraq after security forces opened fire on a crowd demonstrating against a harsh prison sentence handed down against a young Iraqi activist over a Twitter post, local officials said. Hundreds of protesters took...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 05, 2022 07:18 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. December 3, 2022. Editorial: Abbott’s big flip-flop on fentanyl could save lives Decriminalizing the potentially life-saving strips is needed but why did it take so long? For too long, many believed that fentanyl wasn’t a Texas...

Seoul arrests ex-top security official over border killing

Dec. 03, 2022 00:54 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's former national security director was arrested Saturday over a suspected cover-up surrounding North Korea’s killing of a South Korean fisheries official near the rivals’ sea boundary in 2020. Suh Hoon’s arrest early Saturday came as...

Ex-Border agent indicted in sex assault of an Arizona teen

Dec. 01, 2022 15:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been indicted in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage girl in Arizona earlier this year, according to federal authorities. Department of Justice officials said a superseding indictment...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 28, 2022 14:08 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. November 20, 2022. Editorial: GOP misread the Latino vote in South Texas But there is a way the right can win a greater share of Hispanic votes The Texas GOP expected big wins with Latino voters in the midterm elections. Instead,...

Iran bolsters border security to prevent 'infiltration'

Nov. 25, 2022 06:12 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has sent additional units of special forces to fortify its northern border with Iraq and clamp down on what it says is infiltration by Kurdish opposition groups, Iranian state media reported on Friday. Gen. Mohammad Pakpour, chief of ground forces of the...

Central European PMs stress shared ties amid friction on war

Nov. 24, 2022 12:09 PM EST

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — The leaders of four Central European countries meeting in a regional summit in Slovakia Thursday emphasized the issues that tie them together and downplayed divisive ones. The prime ministers of the Visegrad Four countries — Poland, the Czech Republic,...