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7 killed in Texas highway crash; 1 in critical condition

Jan. 24, 2023 18:26 PM EST

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — A young passenger of an SUV involved in a head-on collision on a Texas highway that left seven others dead remained in critical condition Tuesday. The crash between the SUV and a pickup truck that veered into an oncoming lane happened Sunday evening on a...

Facing 'tipping point,' UNRWA chief seeks Gulf state support

Jan. 24, 2023 14:14 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees called Tuesday on rich Gulf countries to chip in more to help educate, house and provide health care for them. He suggested some of those countries don't put their money where their mouths are when they voice support for the...

NYC to use cruise ship terminal as asylum-seeker shelter

Jan. 21, 2023 18:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is temporarily turning a cruise ship terminal into a shelter and services hub for asylum-seekers, Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday, announcing the latest in a series of facilities the city has set up — and sometimes shut down — as it strains to handle an ongoing...

Blinken: 2 years into Biden term, US 'in a better place'

Jan. 20, 2023 17:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that two years into President Joe Biden’s administration, the United States is “in a better place in the world” and better positioned to address global issues including climate change, COVID-19 and dangerous...

US citizens get chance to play role in resettling refugees

Jan. 19, 2023 15:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government program launched Thursday is giving American citizens the chance to play a role in resettling the thousands of refugees who arrive every year in the United States. During the first year of the Welcome Corps, the State Department aims to line up 10,000...

EU border chief pledges transparency, no illegal pushbacks

Jan. 19, 2023 07:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The new executive director of European Union border agency Frontex pledged Thursday to ensure that illegal pushbacks of migrants trying to reach Europe wouldn't take place under his watch. Hans Leijtens was appointed as a replacement for Fabrice Leggeri, who...

Saved from death at sea, Syrian refugees face deportation

Jan. 18, 2023 01:06 AM EST

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — On New Year’s Eve, a small boat carrying more than 230 would-be migrants, most of them Syrians, broke down and began to sink after setting sail from the northern coast of Lebanon. Since the collapse of Lebanon's economy in 2019, an increasing number of...

NYC mayor visits Texas border, blasts feds' migrant response

Jan. 16, 2023 15:19 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — During a visit to the Texas border city of El Paso, New York Mayor Eric Adams offered up a blistering criticism of the federal government's response to the influx of immigrants into U.S. cities, saying, “We need clear coordination.” He said Sunday that...

Crowd attacks Syrian rebel figure over reconciliation push

Jan. 13, 2023 15:27 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Angry protesters in Syria’s rebel-held enclave rallied Friday against reconciliation attempts between Turkey and Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and scuffled with a local Syrian opposition figure involved in those attempts. The crowd of several dozen...

Greek court rejects charges against aid workers

Jan. 13, 2023 10:10 AM EST

MYTILENE, Greece (AP) — A court on the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday rejected charges against a group of aid workers and volunteers who participated in migrant rescue operations, ruling on procedural grounds to return the case to the prosecution for refiling. The case, in which...