Political refugees

Somalian refugee Mohamoud Saed sits for a portrait in Clarkston, Ga., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Saed, who was a doctor in Somalia before he fled the nation's civil war, anxiously awaits the arrival of his wife and eight children while struggling with kidney issues that he hopes could be solved with a transplant from one of his family members. The Saeds completed the lengthy refugee application process but never made the trip to the U.S. Their travel documents expired during legal wrangling over President Donald Trump's executive orders to limit the refugee program and ban travel from several countries, including Somalia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 10, 2017 - 1:39 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Somali refugee Mohamoud Saed was elated when he learned that his wife and eight children had completed the lengthy refugee application process that would allow them to join him in the U.S., reuniting the family for the first time in seven years. But the Saeds never made the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaks to soldiers from the German army in Weissenfels, Germany. Federal prosecutor's spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said that 27-year-old Maximilian T. was arrested in the southwestern city of Kehl on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 on charges of preparing an act of violence. (Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP, file)
May 09, 2017 - 11:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities arrested a second soldier Tuesday on allegations he was part of a far-right plot to assassinate prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees in a case that has raised concerns about extremism within the country's military. Maximilian T., 27, was...
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May 09, 2017 - 6:58 am
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. agencies say up to 245 migrants and refugees are missing and feared dead following two recent shipwrecks of smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean Sea. UNHCR says one of its partner agencies, the International Medical Corps, reported a shipwreck on Sunday off the Libyan coast in...
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An afghan migrant walk trough a evacuated makeshift in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Paris police have evacuated a makeshift camp of more than 1,000 migrants living in squalid conditions in a northern neighborhood of the French capital. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 09, 2017 - 6:54 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Paris police have evacuated several makeshift camps with 1,609 migrants living in squalid conditions in a northern neighborhood of the French capital. Paris police said about 350 officers took part in the operation...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party raise his hands during an election campaign in Goyang, South Korea. Moon, chief of staff for a late liberal president, is forecast to win May 9 presidential election in South Korea. An election victory would be another drama in a life that includes acute post-war poverty, imprisonment for fighting against a dictator and work as a human rights lawyer. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
May 06, 2017 - 4:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former anti-government student leader, Moon Jae-in stands poised to succeed ousted leader Park Geun-hye, the daughter of the slain South Korean dictator who jailed him in the 1970s. Moon, the current front-runner in Tuesday's election, has led a life that seems custom-...
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In this picture taken on Thursday, April 27, 2017, Alaa, 19, who was shot in March 2013 in her jaw and other several injuries on her body during clashes between Syrian government forces and the rebels in the al-Waer neighborhood in the Syrian province of Homs, wipes tears as she tells her injury story, at her home in Bebnine town, north Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
May 05, 2017 - 2:55 am
BIBNINE, Lebanon (AP) — Alaa plays the horrifying video she kept on her phone that shows her moments after she was riddled with bullets, her jaw shredded, hand punctured, and chest bleeding. "Did you not see the video?" the Syrian teenager asks visitors, in defiance of its cruelty, to show how far...
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In this Monday, April 3, 2017 photo, Alfred Wani , 80, a South Sudanese refugee from Morobo, waits to be checked by doctors after arriving at the Imvepi Camp in Northern Uganda. Wani and 27 relatives crossed into Uganda to escape South Sudan's civil war. The surge of more than half a million South Sudanese refugees into Uganda since July has created Africa's largest refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
April 27, 2017 - 6:53 pm
IMVEPI, Uganda (AP) — Eighty-year-old Alfred Wani walks across the wooden bridge over the Kaya River, the border between South Sudan and Uganda, clinging to his Bibles and family photo album, with his wife, three goats and 27 relatives in tow. Missing are a few sons (off fighting) and his cattle (...
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State's attorney Nadja Niesen talks to media people in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, April 27, 2017, after police have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee on suspicion he was planning an attack, apparently motivated by anti-foreigner sentiment, in a case that German prosecutors said Thursday was "more than strange." (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 27, 2017 - 7:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee on suspicion he was planning an attack, apparently motivated by anti-foreigner sentiment, in a case that prosecutors said Thursday was "more than strange." The 28-year-old lieutenant, whose name wasn't released,...
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April 27, 2017 - 6:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee on suspicion he was planning an attack, apparently motivated by anti-foreigner sentiment, in a case that German prosecutors said Thursday was "more than strange." The 28-year-old lieutenant, whose name wasn't...
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April 27, 2017 - 5:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee, on suspicion he was planning an attack that would be blamed on foreigners. The dpa news agency reported Thursday that Frankfurt prosecutors confirmed the arrest of the 28-year-old on charges of...
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