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U.S. seeks to block Texas order curbing migrants’ entry

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Security stand guard at the headquarters of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Friday sued Texas and its governor, Greg Abbott, seeking to block an order aimed at deterring migrants......

(OFFICIAL) U.S. calls for halt to violence against Eritreans in Tigray

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July 27 (Reuters) – The United States is deeply concerned about reported attacks against Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday, calling for the intimidation and attacks to stop. “We are deeply concerned about credible reports of attacks by military forces affiliated with......

Guatemalan anti-graft crusader flees country in blow to anti-corruption efforts

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Juan Francisco Sandoval, who was removed by Guatemala’s Attorney General as head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity (FECI), arrives for a news conference in Guatemala City, Guatemala July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria/File Photo GUATEMALA CITY, July 24 (Reuters) – Guatemalan anti-graft fighter Juan Francisco Sandoval fled the country......

Biden authorizes $100 million in emergency funds for Afghan refugees

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U.S. President Joe Biden holds a meeting on infrastructure with labor and business leaders at the White House in Washington, U.S. July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday authorized up to $100 million from a special emergency fund to meet urgent......

Migrant boat carrying 45 people sinks south of Turkey – ministry

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ISTANBUL, July 23 (Reuters) – A migrant boat carrying 45 people has sunk to the south of Turkey, and Turkish naval ships and an aircraft are carrying out search and rescue operations, the defence ministry said on Friday. Ministry officials said those on board the vessel were migrants. The ministry......

U.S. moves to drop visa fraud charges against Chinese researcher

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Chinese staffers adjust U.S. and Chinese flags before the opening session of Sino-U.S. trade negotiations in Beijing, Feb. 14, 2019. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS July 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department moved on Thursday to drop all charges against a Chinese researcher arrested last year over visa fraud in......

Trump official misled Congress about census citizenship question – probe

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks during the third annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott/Pool WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – A watchdog agency found that former Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross misrepresented the reasons for wanting to add a citizenship......

Turkey detains 133 migrants near Iranian border in two days -officials

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ANKARA, July 18 (Reuters) – Turkish authorities have detained 133 undocumented migrants, most of them Afghans, near its southern border with Iran over the past two days, officials from the interior ministry said on Sunday, amid rising violence in Afghanistan. Authorities detained 73 Afghans on Saturday in the eastern province......

Mexico regrets U.S. judge’s decision on DACA – ministry

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A sign in support of DACA Dreamers lies at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court after the court declined to hear a Trump administration challenge to California’s sanctuary laws, in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo MEXICO CITY, July 16 (Reuters) – The Mexican government regrets......

U.S. judge rules DACA program illegal, suspends new applications

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NEW YORK, July 16 (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge in Texas on Friday blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation, but said the hundreds of thousands of people already enrolled would not be affected until further......

Lithuanian parliament votes to allow mass detention of asylum seekers

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New law also restricts migrants’ right to appeal Belarus accused of using migrants as weapon to pressure EU But Lithuanian response flouts humanitarian law -critics EU imposed sanctions on Belarus over repression of dissent VILNIUS, July 13 (Reuters) – Lithuania’s parliament on Tuesday approved the mass detention of migrants and......

U.S. “concerned” by flow of migrants from Belarus to Lithuania

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VILNIUS, July 11 (Reuters) – The United States is concerned about the flow of Middle Eastern and African migrants from Belarus into Lithuania, a U.S. diplomat said. Lithuania began building a 550-km (320-mile) razor wire barrier on its border with Belarus on Friday after accusing Belarusian authorities of flying in......

Lithuania toughens Belarus border with razor wire to bar migrants

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Lithuanian border guards detain migrants on Lithuania-Belarus border in Kalviai, Lithuania, July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Janis Laizans VILNIUS, July 9 (Reuters) – Lithuania began building a 550-km (320-mile) razor wire barrier on its border with Belarus on Friday after accusing Belarusian authorities of flying in migrants from abroad to send illegally......

Lithuania says Belarus is flying in migrants, plans border barrier

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KALVIAI, Lithuania, July 7 (Reuters) – Lithuania on Wednesday accused Belarus of flying in migrants from abroad to send to the European Union and said it would build a barrier on the border and deploy troops to prevent them crossing illegally into its territory. Belarus decided to allow migrants to......

Sweden’s Lofven re-elected PM but budget blockage may force him to quit anew

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Sweden’s interim Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks during a news conference with Speaker of the Swedish parliament Andreas Norlen in Stockholm, Sweden, July 5, 2021. Stefan Jerrevang/TT News Agency/via REUTERS STOCKHOLM, July 7 (Reuters) – Swedish Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven was re-elected as prime minister by parliament on Wednesday,......

Canada’s Hong Kong diaspora helps new arrivals with jobs, housing, psychotherapy

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OTTAWA, July 4 (Reuters) – Hong Kongers in Canada are banding together to help the latest wave of immigrants fleeing Beijing’s tightening grip on their city. Networks across the country, some descended from groups set up after China’s crackdown on Tiananmen Square protesters in 1989, are offering new arrivals everything......

Central American officials blacklisted by U.S. as part of corruption crackdown

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SAN SALVADOR, July 1 (Reuters) – Central American presidential aides, top judges and former presidents were put on a U.S. State Department list on Thursday that names individuals the U.S. government accuses of corruption, obstructing justice, or undermining democracy. The so-called Engel List was created under a law sponsored by......

Trump seeks spotlight at U.S.-Mexico border with attacks on Biden policies

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WESLACO, Texas, June 30 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump, in his latest effort to regain the national spotlight, traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday to accuse President Joe Biden of neglecting national security by dismantling border controls. Speaking in front of an unfinished section of border wall, Trump......

Swedish PM Lofven resigns, speaker to look for new leader

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Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven holds a news conference at Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden June 28, 2021. TT News Agency/Stina Stjernkvist via REUTERS Speaker to seek new PM with backing of parliament If efforts fail, snap elections will be called Centre-left govt fell after losing no-confidence vote STOCKHOLM, June 28......

Medical official: air strike kills at least 43 in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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ADDIS ABABA June 23 (Reuters) – An air strike killed at least 43 people in the town of Togoga in Ethiopia’s Tigray region on Tuesday, a medical official told Reuters, after residents said new fighting had flared in recent days north of the regional capital Mekelle. Ethiopian military spokesman Colonel......

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