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Erdogan says turkey remains committed to full EU membership

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives a statement after a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, April 5, 2021. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/PPO/Handout via REUTERS ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey remains committed to full membership in the European Union, for which it is a candidate country despite......

German far-right AfD bids to win back voters with anti-lockdown campaign

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) cast itself as the anti-lockdown party at a weekend conference in a bid to win back support before for a September election. Almost 600 members of the party, which entered the national parliament for the first time after the 2017 election,......

Honduras targets U.S. aid for reconstruction after hurricanes

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden’s special envoy for the Northern Triangle Ricardo Zuniga walks during a news conference, in San Salvador, El Salvador April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas/File Photo TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Honduras said on Friday it wants to use U.S. aid aimed at reducing migratory pressures in Central......

White House border coordinator Jacobson leaving at month’s end -White House

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FILE PHOTO: White House Coordinator for the Southern Border Ambassador Roberta Jacobson takes a question from a journalist during a daily press briefing hosted by Press Secretary Jen Psaki at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) -White House border coordinator Roberta Jacobson is......

U.N. seeks $10 billion for Syrians as humanitarian needs soar

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United Nations will urge international donors to pledge up to $10 billion on Tuesday to help Syrians fleeing a decade of civil war in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that the need for humanitarian support has never been so great. In the fifth annual......

Thailand preparing for possible refugee exodus from Myanmar: PM

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FILE PHOTO: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at Government House, in Bangkok, Thailand November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa/Pool/File Photo BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday his government is preparing for a potential flood of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar. “We don’t want to have an exodus......

Four Syrians found frozen to death in eastern Lebanon

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Four Syrians, two women and two children, were found dead on Friday in eastern Lebanon after having gone missing, the governor of Lebanon’s Baalbek and Hermel region tweeted. The four were found, frozen to death, after a search operation by the Lebanese civil defence, army and security......

Mexico tells Latin American countries its airport immigration facilities are safe

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FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico assured other Latin American countries on Monday that immigration facilities at Mexico City’s international airport were safe and hygienic, as it prepares a wider......

More than 300 migrants found crammed inside trailer trucks in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican authorities said on Friday they found three trailer trucks jam-packed with Central American migrants near the border with Guatemala, in the latest sign that many would-be immigrants are ignoring calls by the U.S. government to stay home. Mexican migration agents along with National Guard police......

More than 300 migrants found crammed inside trailer trucks in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican authorities said on Friday they found three trailer trucks jam-packed with Central American migrants near the border with Guatemala, in the latest sign that many would-be immigrants are ignoring calls by the U.S. government to stay home. Mexican migration agents along with National Guard police......

Mexico rolls out steps to tighten southern border with Guatemala

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has launched new measures to deter illegal crossings at its southern border with Guatemala, including posting militarized police and using drones to monitor entry points, the national migration institute (INM) said on Friday. The announcement comes after Reuters reported that Mexico was planning to beef......

Thailand braces as refugees from Myanmar coup flee to border regions

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By Panu Wongcha-um, Poppy McPherson MAE SOT, Thai-Myanmar border (Reuters) – Hundreds of people have fled Myanmar’s towns and cities since last month’s military coup and are sheltering in areas controlled by ethnic militias on the Thai border, an official from one of the groups said on Thursday, as Thailand......

U.N. makes first visit to remote Bangladesh island since Rohingya moved

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DHAKA (Reuters) – A United Nations delegation will on Wednesday start a three-day visit to a remote Bay of Bengal island where Bangladesh has moved more than 13,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees since December despite criticism from rights groups. FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees sit on wooden benches of a navy vessel......

Republican message on Biden border ‘crisis’ draws fire from Democrats

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress stepped up attacks on President Joe Biden on Monday over a surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, but were criticized in turn by Democrats for their own immigration record and opposing the coronavirus relief program. Kevin McCarthy, the House of Representatives......

Biden grants temporary protected status to Venezuelans in U.S. who fled country’s turmoil

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration is granting temporary protected status to Venezuelan migrants living in the United States and is also working to coordinate international pressure against President Nicolas Maduro to hold free and fair elections, senior U.S. officials said on Monday. The decision, which could aid an estimated......

South Korea finds no link found between deaths and coronavirus vaccine

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By Hyonhee Shin, Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Monday it had found no link between the coronavirus vaccine and several recent deaths, as it ordered nearly 100,000 foreign workers to be tested after clusters emerged in dormitories. FILE PHOTO: A medical worker (L) receives the first......

Pope Francis meets father of drowned Syrian boy

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday met the father of Alan Kurdi, the boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach six years ago became an image of the suffering of Syrians trying to escape war. The pontiff, winding up a historic trip to Iraq, met Abdullah Kurdi......

Biden has asked team to travel to Mexico border and report on influx of children

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden has asked senior officials to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border and brief him on the government response to the influx of unaccompanied minors and steps to ensure their safety and care, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. Biden’s administration is facing criticism from......

California crash victims suspected of being smuggled across U.S.-Mexico border

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The 13 people killed in a Southern California highway crash were part of a group of nearly four dozen migrants suspected of slipping through a hole cut by human smugglers through a steel fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, federal officials said on Wednesday. Besides the dead......

One in five Chinese Australians report attacks or threats amid pandemic, rising tensions

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – One in five Chinese Australians say they have been physically threatened or attacked in the past year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and tensions in Australia’s relationship with China, a survey by the Lowy Institute think tank reported. FILE PHOTO: The Sydney Harbour Bridge is seen through......

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