Political refugees

March 17, 2017 - 12:41 pm
TRUMP-MERKEL Trump meets Merkel for talks on thorny issues WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is discussing a myriad of topics with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a key European leader he harshly criticized for opening the door to refugees from Syria. The two leaders posed for...
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Bodies of Somali migrants, killed in attack by a helicopter while traveling in a boat off the coast of Yemen, lie on the ground at Hodeida, Yemen, Friday, Mar. 17, 2017. A helicopter gunship attacked a boat packed with Somali migrants off the coast of Yemen overnight Thursday, killing at least 31 people, according to a U.N. agency, Yemeni officials and a survivor who witnessed the attack. (AP Photo/Abdel-Karim Muhammed)
March 17, 2017 - 12:37 pm
HODEIDA, Yemen (AP) — A military vessel and a helicopter gunship attacked a boat packed with Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen overnight Friday, killing at least 42 people, according to a U.N. agency, Yemeni officials and a survivor who witnessed the attack. Yemen's Shiite rebels accused the...
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March 17, 2017 - 11:58 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Yemen and the attack on a refugee boat off its Red Sea coast that killed more than 40 people (all times local): 5 p.m. A top official with the U.N.'s migration agency says 42 bodies have been recovered following a military attack on a boat carrying...
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March 17, 2017 - 9:43 am
HODEIDA, Yemen (AP) — A helicopter gunship attacked a boat packed with Somali migrants off the coast of Yemen overnight Thursday, killing at least 31 people, according to a U.N. agency, Yemeni officials and a survivor who witnessed the attack. Yemen's Shiite rebels accused the Saudi-led air...
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March 17, 2017 - 8:03 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A boat packed with Somali migrants came under attack overnight off Yemen's coast close to a strategic Red Sea strait that killed 31 people, a U.N. agency and a Yemeni medical official said Friday. According to the International Organization for Migration, the victims carried...
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March 17, 2017 - 7:59 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A boat packed with Somali migrants came under attack overnight off Yemen's coast close to a strategic Red Sea strait that killed 31 people, a U.N. agency and a Yemeni medical official said Friday. According to the International Organization for Migration, the victims carried...
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March 17, 2017 - 6:26 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A rebel-run news agency in Yemen says an airstrike in the Red Sea near a key strait has hit a boat carrying Somali refugees, killing and wounding dozens. The SABA agency, controlled by the Shiite Houthi rebels, says Friday's airstrikes took place off the coast of Hodeida...
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This December 2015 photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday, March 15, 2017, by Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii who questioned whether the administration was motivated by national security concerns. (George Lee/The Star-Advertiser via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 9:55 am
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was dealt another legal setback Thursday when a federal judge in Maryland rejected the prohibition against six predominantly Muslim countries. The ruling near the nation's capital was the latest blow to Trump's ban, with a federal...
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This December 2015 photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday, March 15, 2017, by Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii who questioned whether the administration was motivated by national security concerns. (George Lee/The Star-Advertiser via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 7:51 am
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — The Latest on federal court challenges to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban (all times local except where noted): 7:45 a.m. A federal judge in Greenbelt, Maryland, has blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries...
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Nadia Hanan Madalo, center right, hugs her mother, Alyshooa Kannah, left, at the airport after arriving from Iraq Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in San Diego. Madalo and her family, refugees forced to flee their town of Batnaya, Iraq, after the Islamic State invaded and destroyed it several years ago, arrived in San Diego to be reunited with Madalo's siblings and mother. As they flew to the U.S. on Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii put a hold on President Trump's newest ban - the latest development in a fight between the administration and the courts that has injected more uncertainty into the lives of refugees. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 16, 2017 - 5:42 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Just a week ago, Nadia Hanan Madalo and her family had received news that refugees like them have been waiting to hear: They had seats on a flight bound for the U.S. from Iraq, with an arrival just before the latest Trump administration travel ban was to take effect. But until they...
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