Political refugees

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Australian Governor General Peter Cosgrove toast during a lunch reception for Australian and U.S. military servicemen and women at Admiralty House in Sydney, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Jason Reed/Pool Photo via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 2:08 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister brushed off any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces on Saturday to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program. Pence and Prime Minister...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves as he gets into his car after arriving in Sydney, Friday, April 21, 2017. Pence will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday as part of his 10-day, four country trip to Asia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
April 22, 2017 - 12:00 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister brushed off any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces on Saturday to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program. Pence and Prime Minister...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speedh during his visit at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Pence praised Indonesia's democracy and moderate form of Islam on Thursday alongside the president of the world's most populous Muslim nation, reinforcing his message with a visit to the region's largest mosque. (Mast Irham/Pool Photo via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 10:54 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia and Australia (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the United States will honor a refugee resettlement deal with Australia that President Donald Trump once dubbed "dumb." Pence told reporters on...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves as he gets into his car after arriving in Sydney, Friday, April 21, 2017. Pence will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday as part of his 10-day, four country trip to Asia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
April 21, 2017 - 9:32 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure Australia on Saturday that the U.S. remains committed to the countries' longtime alliance, as he tried to patch up relations that were left frayed when President Donald Trump got into a spat with Australia's leader over a refugee...
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April 18, 2017 - 5:10 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The United Nations mission in Congo says unarmed South Sudanese refugees have taken 13 staffers hostage at a U.N. camp in eastern Congo, demanding they be moved to another country. Daniel Ruiz, the head of the North Kivu U.N. bureau, said Tuesday the former fighters at the...
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In this photo taken on Friday April 14, 2017, U.S Senators Chris Coons, left, and Bob Corker, second left, listen to an aid worker as South Sudanese refugees wait for a food distribution at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. In a political climate dominated by President Donald Trump's slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food aid more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war. After visiting the world's largest refugee settlement in northern Uganda, Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware told The Associated Press that the U.S. "can deliver more food aid at less cost" through foreign food aid reform. (AP/Photo/Justin Lynch)
April 15, 2017 - 9:12 am
BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war. Following a visit to the world's...
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Senator Bob Corker, center, speaks to recent refugees from South Sudan at a registration center in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, Friday, April 14 2017. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, strongly defended U.S. foreign assistance on Friday while visiting the world's fastest growing refugee crisis in northern Uganda, just across the border from war-torn South Sudan. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)
April 15, 2017 - 9:04 am
BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war. Following a visit to the world's...
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Ismael, a Kurd migrant, carries a guitar he salvaged from the burned remains of a migrant camp in the Dunkirk suburb of Grande-Synthe, northern France, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Several hundred migrants have disappeared after they were evacuated from a camp in northern France that was ravaged by a shocking fire that left 10 injured, according to authorities and aid workers trying to ensure alternative shelter and calm tensions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 11, 2017 - 8:40 am
GRANDE-SYNTHE, France (AP) — Authorities and aid workers are searching for several hundred migrants who disappeared after a fire ravaged their camp in northern France, a shocking blaze that exposed anew the challenges and tensions around Europe's migrants just 12 days before France's presidential...
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A man lights a candle at a fence near the department store, Ahlens, Saturday, April 8, 2017, following Friday's suspected terror attack in central Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish prosecutor Hans Ihrman said a person has been formally identified as a suspect "of terrorist offences by murder" after a hijacked truck was driven into a crowd of pedestrians and crashed into a department store on Friday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 08, 2017 - 7:37 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — One brutal attack by a man who drove a stolen truck into shoppers in Stockholm has brought Sweden's open-door immigration policies under increased scrutiny — and raised the question if Swedish society, considered democratic and egalitarian, has failed to integrate its newcomers...
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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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