Political refugees

Syrian refugee Mahmoud Mansour, 43, is shown in this photo, taken Monday, March 6, 2017, in Amman, with his daughters Ruba, 9, and Sahar, 3. Mansour, who has been undergoing vetting for resettlement to the U.S. for the past year, says he was devastated by President Donald Trump's travel ban and remains confused about how the revised version could affect his hopes for future in the U.S. (AP Photo/Karin Laub)
March 06, 2017 - 2:59 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — It's been an emotional roller coaster for Mahmoud Mansour and his family, Syrian refugees tapped for possible resettlement to the United States, since President Donald Trump issued his first travel ban six weeks ago. The original ban, which barred Syrian refugees from the U.S...
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President Donald Trump salutes as he stands on the tarmac after disembarking Air Force One as he arrives Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is returning from Mar-a-Largo, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 06, 2017 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's new travel ban order (all times local): 12:55 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan is backing the updated version of President Donald Trump's contentious travel ban, which bars new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and shuts down...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, a young boy looks at police officers after he and other migrants were pulled out of a train by German Federal Police at the train station of the southern German border town Passau, German newspaper 'Welt am Sonntag' reports that the government planned to close the border with Austria and turn back asylum-seekers in September 2015, but nixed the plan at the last minute., the paper reported Sunday March 5, 2017. The interior ministry said in a statement it could “neither confirm nor deny” the report. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
March 05, 2017 - 10:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany planned to close its border with Austria and turn back asylum-seekers in September 2015, a move that could have dramatically changed the course of the European refugee crisis that was at its peak at the time, according to a German newspaper. The Welt am Sonntag reported Sunday...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, a young boy looks at police officers after he and other migrants were pulled out of a train by German Federal Police at the train station of the southern German border town Passau, German newspaper 'Welt am Sonntag' reports that the government planned to close the border with Austria and turn back asylum-seekers in September 2015, but nixed the plan at the last minute., the paper reported Sunday March 5, 2017. The interior ministry said in a statement it could “neither confirm nor deny” the report. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
March 05, 2017 - 8:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper reports that the government planned to close the border with Austria and turn back asylum-seekers in September 2015, at the height of the European refugee crisis. Welt am Sonntag reports Chancellor Angela Merkel and her ministers agreed Sept. 12 to send thousands of...
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A defendant covers his face at the beginning of his trial on gang-raping a German tourist in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Eight Iraqi nationals have been given jail sentences of between nine and 13 years. (AP Photo/Philipp Jenne)
March 02, 2017 - 1:06 pm
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court found eight Iraqi nationals guilty on Thursday of gang-raping a German tourist on New Year's Eve more than a year ago and sentenced them to prison terms of between nine and 13 years. Charges against a ninth suspect were dismissed, said a court statement. The victim...
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In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, people carry posters during a rally against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, in New York's Times Square. Trump’s travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the White House has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold. The first order was met by legal challenges, confusion at airports worldwide and mass protests, but the White House has forecast smoother sailing the second time around. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
March 01, 2017 - 6:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the White House has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold. The first order was met by legal challenges, confusion at airports...
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March 01, 2017 - 5:54 am
PALORINYA, Uganda (AP) — More than 100,000 people have fled a single county in South Sudan in just three months as civil war continues amid warnings of genocide. The surge of more than half a million South Sudan refugees into Uganda since July has created Africa's largest refugee crisis. U.N...
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