Asylum seekers

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday Oct. 26, 2017, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont makes a statement at the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain. According to the office of a Catalan member of the European Parliament, it is confirmed Monday Oct. 30, 2017, that ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has arrived in Brussels.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, FILE)
October 30, 2017 - 4:51 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain moved Monday to put Catalonia's secessionist leaders on trial for alleged crimes that carry maximum sentences of decades in prison, and some of the ousted government figures went to the Belgian capital, where an official said they might be able to request asylum. As...
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This undated photo provided by Yaquelin Barrueta via the New York Civil Liberties Union, shows Johan Barrios Ramos, a 41-year-old Cuban who was held in detention in the U.S. after arriving from Cuba where, he said, he was imprisoned for "anti-Cuba" activities that included his involvement with political opposition. (Yaquelin Barrueta/New York Civil Liberties Union via AP)
October 27, 2017 - 6:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hanad Abdi fled Somalia two summers ago after men killed his father and stole the family farm. His only hope for safety and freedom, he said, was to flee to America. But after smuggling himself to Ethiopia, then Brazil, then thousands of miles through South and Central America, he...
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October 02, 2017 - 12:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who federal prosecutors say committed war crimes in Liberia is scheduled to go on trial in Philadelphia on charges that he lied about his past to enter the U.S. Court records show that 51-year-old Mohammed Jabbateh will go on trial on Monday after being charged with lying...
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September 27, 2017 - 10:02 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Cameroon's military has forcibly deported at least 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers in the past two years in an effort to slow the spread of Islamic extremism, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The deportations defy a request by the U.N. Refugee Agency to protect refugees and...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, center left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center right, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, right, and Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno, left, attend a joint press conference after their meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain are meeting with African counterparts to find ways to curb illegal migration across the Mediterranean to European shores. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 28, 2017 - 2:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain have agreed on a new policy to grant asylum to vulnerable migrants who apply for protection while in Africa instead of their destination countries. In a joint statement...
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In this July 17, 2017, photo, the Afghanistan team, left, walks past two of the team members from Burundi, at right in black shirts, during the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge in Washington. Police tweeted missing person fliers Wednesday asking for help finding the teens, who had last been seen at the FIRST Global Challenge around the time of Tuesday's final matches. The missing team members include two 17-year-old girls and four males ranging in age from 16 to 18. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 20, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have received reports that two of the Burundi teenagers missing after an international robotics competition were seen crossing the border into Canada. A search for all the teens is ongoing, but police have no indication of foul play in their disappearance, Metropolitan...
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A child places flowers in a square in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left more than 20 people dead and many more injured, as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
May 24, 2017 - 1:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The British government says a national minute of silence will be observed on Thursday to remember those who died or were affected by Monday's bombing at a Manchester arena...
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May 09, 2017 - 7:12 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers are advancing a proposal to license family immigrant detention centers as child care providers. The state Senate voted 20-11 Tuesday to approve a bill that would allow Texas to license two family lockdowns, despite a past state court ruling that such facilities...
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May 04, 2017 - 12:16 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Thursday rejected Turkey's new extradition bid for the last two of its eight servicemen who fled to Greece seeking asylum after last year's abortive military coup in Turkey, in a case that has strained ties between the two uneasy NATO allies. The Turkish...
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Protecting their identity, former Turkish military officers who have been granted asylum in Norway, pose for a photograph in Stavanger, Norway, Monday, April 3, 2017. With bank accounts frozen and successful unblemished military careers as NATO officers have turned to refugee status and they are now considered suspects in July's failed coup in Turkey, so they face the possibility of never returning home. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
April 08, 2017 - 12:20 pm
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norway and Turkey — NATO's northern and southern frontiers in Europe — have been pillars of the Western military alliance for more than 60 years. But the diplomatic temperature between the two has fallen steadily since Turkey recalled dozens of military officers as suspects...
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