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U.S. plan to make Guatemala take asylum seekers called ludicrous by rights group

A U.S. plan to make asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador seek refuge in Guatemala instead of the United States would endanger, not protect, refugees, a prominent rights group said on...

U.S. plan to make Guatemala take asylum seekers called ludicrous by rights group

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Trump's plan to have Guatemala absorb asylum seekers could face court challenge in Central America Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week to discuss migration, while five former senior officials went to court to block an agreement Morales may sign declaring the Central American country a safe destination for asylum ...
2019-07-12 06:30

Guatemala says it has not pledged to accept U.S.-bound asylum seekers Guatemala has not yet committed to becoming a "safe third country" for U.S.-bound migrants seeking asylum, but is analyzing with the United States how to contain flows of people from Central America, the Interior Minister said on Tuesday....
2019-06-19 01:45

Guatemala to Discuss Absorbing Central American Asylum Seekers President Jimmy Morales plans to discuss a potential deal with U.S. officials that would require migrants from El Salvador and Honduras to seek asylum in Guatemala. Critics of the plan say the country can’t feasibly serve as a haven....
2019-07-12 11:15

US returns first group of asylum seekers to Nuevo Laredo The so-called Remain in Mexico program for U.S. asylum seekers has expanded to another Mexican border city with the arrival of a first group of migrants to Nuevo Laredo...
2019-07-09 22:45

Beto O'Rourke peddles false claim that Trump called asylum-seekers 'animals' Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a candidate for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, used a televised town hall event Tuesday night to spread the debunked claim that President Trump called asylum seekers “animals."...
2019-05-22 11:45

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detention centres are being “deliberately deprived of food in contravention of international laws and standar...
2019-05-21 19:15

White House rips judge for blocking Trump’s plan to detain asylum seekers The White House fired another broadside at the federal judiciary on Wednesday — targeting a judge in Seattle for supposedly being “at war with the rule of law” after she blocked President Trump’s plan to detain asylum seekers indefinitely while they ...
2019-07-03 20:15

Judge Blocks William Barr's Inhumane Plan to Deny Asylum Seekers Bail A federal judge has blocked a plan by the Trump administration that would have denied bail to asylum seekers who crossed into the U.S. illegally, according to Bloomberg. The ruling was made in response to a class-action lawsuit brought by asylum seek...
2019-07-03 08:45

Trump Officials Argued Over Asylum Deal With Guatemala. Now Both Countries Must Make It Work. State Department officials are irritated that the Department of Homeland Security is meddling in diplomacy and they question whether Guatemala is capable of accepting thousands of asylum seekers....
2019-08-03 01:15

Asylum seekers say U.S. officials returned them to Mexico but kept their IDs Virginia, an 18-year-old from Guatemala who is seeking asylum in the United States, had just one form of identification on her long journey north: her birth certificate....
2019-05-31 23:15

New U.S. rule orders asylum seekers apply elsewhere first The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it will change asylum rules to limit the number of Central American migrants reaching the American border, by officially disqualifying those who travel through Mexico to get there....
2019-07-15 20:15

Asylum seekers band together near border cities SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Mexico (AP) – Thousands of asylum seekers are waiting for months in Mexico before they can start seeking protections in the United States. In San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico, south of San Luis, Arizona, over 950 people are ...
2019-07-21 02:15

Sea-Watch eyes Mediterranean for abandoned asylum-seekers The Mediterranean route remains one of the deadliest migration routes in the world. German NGO Sea-Watch has operated reconnaissance flights as part of its mission to prevent deaths on the high seas....
2019-08-11 21:30

More asylum seekers sue Trump administration over prolonged U.S. detention A group of detained asylum seekers sued the U.S. government on Thursday claiming immigration officials in five southern states are systematically denying them parole....
2019-05-31 05:15

U.S. says to expand program sending asylum seekers to Mexico Mexico has agreed to take more migrants seeking asylum in the United States while they await adjudication of their cases, according to details of an agreement reached late on Friday that led President Donald Trump to call off threatened tariffs....
2019-06-08 04:30

Asylum seekers anxiously cross into U.S. as new policy kicks in As a new Trump administration policy aimed at making almost all migrants ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border spread fear this week, those at the front of the line in Mexican border cities found the gates to the United States were still ...
2019-07-18 04:30

UN moves 149 refugees, asylum seekers from Tripoli to Rome UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says 149 refugees and asylum seekers have been safely evacuated from the Libyan capital to Rome. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said the evacuees — nearly half of them children — were moved Thursday from a U...
2019-05-30 21:15

‘Do Not Travel Due to Crime and Kidnapping.’ Here’s Where the U.S. Is Sending Asylum Seekers Doctors Without Borders is arguing that the expansion of a Trump Administration program to leave asylum-seekers in Mexico while they await immigration court decisions will “put vulnerable people in danger.” The international humanitarian ...
2019-07-11 20:00

Australian minister in Sri Lanka to lay out stance on asylum seekers A senior Australian minister will meet Sri Lanka's leaders in Colombo later on Tuesday to discuss border control and security matters following reports that the Australian navy had intercepted and returned several boats carrying asylum seekers....
2019-06-04 07:00

US returns first asylum seekers to violent Nuevo Laredo A U.S. policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through clogged U.S. immigration courts has expanded to the violent city of Nuevo Laredo...
2019-07-10 04:45

Sen. Booker crosses border, meets asylum seekers Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker crossed back over the U.S. southern border on Wednesday, traveling to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to meet with migrants attempting to seek asylum in the United States. (July 4)    &...
2019-07-04 14:00

Two vacant TUSD schools considered as shelters for asylum seekers TUCSON —  TUSD board member Kristel Foster said the image of using what used to be the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center to house migrant families on a temporary basis sends the wrong message. “We don’t detain migrants in Tucson...
2019-07-13 08:15

Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanely Taiwan’s president says she will follow “humanitarian principles” in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democracy protests...
2019-07-20 09:15

U.S., Mexico set talks amid tension over new curbs on asylum-seekers The chief diplomats of Mexico and the United States plan to meet on Sunday for talks about a new U.S. rule restricting asylum applications from Central American migrants that would burden Mexico's already-overwhelmed refugee agency....
2019-07-16 21:15

Asylum-seekers could find shelter in county juvenile center PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. – Asylum-seeking migrants could soon be sheltered at the Pima County Juvenile Justice Complex, as the Benedictine Monastery prepares to shut its doors for upcoming construction. Earlier this month, the county received a lette...
2019-07-09 06:15

President Trump Wants Asylum Seekers to Stay in Mexico. Here’s How That Would Work Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States could soon spend months or even years in Mexico waiting for their cases to be heard, but they will not yet be required to seek asylum there first. President Donald Trump has pushed for a so-called...
2019-06-11 00:15

O’Rourke to visit Mexico, meet turned away US asylum-seekers WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is heading to Mexico to meet with immigrants seeking U.S. asylum but “turned away.” In his first international trip as a White House hopeful, the former congressman w...
2019-06-30 10:30

U.S. doubled number of asylum seekers sent to Mexico daily: official Luis Carlos Cano, a spokesman for Mexico's national immigration agency in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, said starting Thursday some 200 asylum seekers per day were being sent back, up from 100 previously....
2019-06-15 08:00

Norway Politician Forced Sex on Asylum Seekers, Court Finds Svein Ludvigsen, a former fisheries minister and regional governor, was sentenced to five years in prison for exploiting his power, forcing three young men from Asia and Africa to have sex with him....
2019-07-05 00:45

The U.S. begins returning asylum seekers to one of Mexico’s most dangerous states On Tuesday morning, the United States sent the first 12 migrants back to Tamaulipas under a program known as the Migration Protection Protocols. Mexican authorities dismissed them from the city’s immigration office without any transportation or assis...
2019-07-10 20:30

Number of asylum seekers sent back to Italy triples in five years EU countries sending growing numbers back to country of arrival in blocThe number of asylum seekers returned to Italy from elsewhere in Europe under a controversial EU regulation has almost tripled in five years, amid concern over their treatment in ...
2019-06-27 19:30

Trump rule restricting asylum seekers struck down by court A U.S. federal judge on Friday struck down one of President Donald Trump's initiatives to curtail asylum claims, ruling that the government could not reject migrants who had crossed the border illegally....
2019-08-03 06:45

U.S. ramps up returns of asylum seekers to Mexico, adding Cubans The United States is more than doubling the number of asylum seekers it returns to Mexico in one city and adding groups like Cubans as it rapidly expands a policy to make migrants wait out claims south of the border, Mexican and U.S. officials said....
2019-06-21 22:45

Mexico rejects idea to keep Central American asylum seekers Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Monday that his country would reject a proposed solution to the immigration and tariff stand-off with the U.S. that would involve it keeping Central American asylum seekers....
2019-06-04 03:30

Beto O’Rourke visits turned away asylum seekers in Mexico WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visited Mexico on Sunday and listened to tearful immigrants say they fled Central American violence and turmoil to seek asylum in the U.S., but were turned away at the border. In his ...
2019-07-01 00:30

U.S. pushes Mexico to take more asylum seekers, tighten controls: sources The United States is pushing Mexico to keep asylum seekers on its side of the border, clamp down on people smugglers and tighten controls on migrants in the south of the country, three Mexican sources said ahead of talks in Washington on Wednesday....
2019-06-05 22:15

The U.S. and Guatemala Reached an Asylum Deal: Here’s What It Means President Trump says the deal will take effect soon. But there are still major obstacles to clear — and uncertainty about its potential effectiveness....
2019-07-31 18:15

Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Contentious, Despite U.S. Assurances A deal requiring Guatemala to absorb Central American migrants is deeply unpopular in the country. On a visit, a top Trump administration official pushed the deal’s merits and gave some new details....
2019-08-02 00:30

Violent Mexican Border City Opens Its Doors To US Asylum Seekers Nuevo Laredo, a Mexican border city known for high rates of violence, received its first foreign migrants from the United States on Tuesday as part of a program begun in January, US and Mexican......
2019-07-10 11:15

Violent Mexican border city opens its doors to U.S. asylum seekers Nuevo Laredo, a Mexican border city known for high rates of violence, received its first foreign migrants from the United States on Tuesday as part of a program begun in January, U.S. and Mexican officials said....
2019-07-10 08:30

Guatemalan court halts 'safe third country' designation for asylum seekers Guatemala's Constitutional Court has blocked President Jimmy Morales from immediately declaring the poor Central American nation a safe third country for asylum-seekers, amid growing pushback to U.S. pressure that it absorb large numbers of migrants....
2019-07-15 21:15

LGBT asylum-seekers exempt from 'Remain in Mexico' policy and can stay in US Asylum-seekers who arrive at the southern border and claim to be LGBT are exempt from the U.S.-Mexico “Remain in Mexico” policy and will not be returned to Mexico to await decisions by U.S. immigration judges, several U.S. border officials told the W...
2019-07-16 06:45

Beto O'Rourke travels across Mexico border, meets with asylum seekers Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke made his first foreign trip as a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, traveling over the southwestern border to Mexico....
2019-07-01 02:15

Church, civic officials to discuss temporary housing for asylum seekers TUCSON – Catholic Community Services leaders and officials plan to discuss temporary housing for asylum seekers in Pima County Wednesday afternoon. The press conference is scheduled at 1:45 p.m., at the Diocese of Tucson Conference and Educational Ce...
2019-07-17 18:15

Trump slams Mexico, Democrats over spike in asylum seekers at border President Trump slammed Mexico and Democratic lawmakers on Friday for the growing number of asylum seekers overwhelming the US southern border — the morning after he slapped Mexico with a new tariff as punishment for failing to stanch the flow. “Mexi...
2019-05-31 18:15

U.S. churches, some immigration officers denounce sending asylum seekers to Mexico U.S. faith leaders on Thursday expressed outrage over a Trump administration policy that sends asylum seekers to some of Mexico's most violent cities, echoing U.S. asylum officers who said the program was contrary to America's "moral fabric."...
2019-06-27 20:45

Trump moves to limit eligibility for Central American asylum-seekers ​WASHINGTON — The Trump ​a​dministration unveiled new asylum rules Monday that would drastically limit the eligibility of Central American migrants to seek relief at the US-Mexico border. In a major migrant crackdown, asylum seekers making the danger...
2019-07-15 19:30

Homeland Security chief says 90% of asylum seekers miss court dates The acting Homeland Security secretary said on Tuesday that 90 percent of asylum seekers are missing their court dates after being released into the US. Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan told the Senate Judiciary Committee that a new pilot program res...
2019-06-12 09:30

Doctors, lawyers say new border agency policy risks ‘criminalization’ of asylum seekers A new national policy on uniforms was adopted internally last year after the CBSA began moving what it deems "higher-risk immigration detainees'' from provincial jails, into one of the agency's three "immigration holding centres.''...
2019-07-15 05:00

U.S. sending more asylum seekers back to Mexico via Texas border crossing: official The U.S. government on Thursday began ramping up the pace of returns of asylum seekers to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court hearings by sending around 200 migrants back through the El Paso, Texas, port of entry, according to a Mexican official....
2019-06-15 00:30

ACLU files suit to block Trump rule to stop asylum-seekers The American Civil Liberties Union sued U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday, challenging a sweeping new rule that would bar almost all migrants from seeking asylum at the southern border of the United States....
2019-07-17 07:15

After Tariff Threat, Trump Says Guatemala Has Agreed to New Asylum Rules The administration has signed an agreement with Guatemala to require migrants who travel through that country to seek asylum there instead of in the United States....
2019-07-31 23:01

Trump threatens tariffs on Guatemala for not accepting asylum agreement President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Guatemala as punishment for the country not signing a Safe Third Agreement, which would require Guatemala to process asylum claims....
2019-07-23 20:15

Federal judge blocks Trump admin policy keeping asylum seekers locked up U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled Tuesday that people who are detained after entering the country illegally to seek protection are entitled to bond hearings....
2019-07-03 05:30

Some asylum-seekers should be halted at border, new USCIS acting director says in memo to staff: report President Trump’s recent appointee to head U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is apparently wasting little time in making changes at the agency....
2019-06-19 08:15

Asylum seekers in Sri Lanka fear for their safety, in wake of Easter Sunday terror attacks Since the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21, there have been concerns for the safety of refugees and asylum seekers living in the country: in the immediate aftermath, there were reports of refugees being targeted and forced from their homes b...
2019-06-01 00:00

U.S. envoy offers farm visas to boost asylum deal with Guatemala In a bid to strengthen an asylum deal forged between Guatemala's outgoing president and the United States, a U.S. official offered on Monday to triple the number of temporary farmworker visas available to Guatemalans....
2019-08-20 11:30

Trump threatens Guatemala after it backs away from ‘safe third country’ asylum deal The dispute pits the United States against an impoverished country the president aims to enlist in his effort to cut migration to the southwest border....
2019-07-24 13:15

Baltimore murder rate worse than Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, driving asylum surge The Baltimore murder rate is higher than the three Central American nations driving the border surge by migrants seeking to flee crime and murder back home....
2019-07-31 20:30

Mexico aims to avoid tariffs with potential deal limiting migrants going north, allowing U.S. to deport Central American asylum seekers The accord is not final, and President Trump might not accept it, but the deal would overhaul asylum rules and send thousands of Mexican national guard troops to the border with Guatemala....
2019-06-07 08:30

U.S. rights groups ask courts to freeze Trump asylum rule The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups that sued to block the Trump administration's latest initiative to bar almost all asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked courts to freeze the measure while their cases are heard....
2019-07-18 00:45

US and Mexico working on plan to stop migrants at Guatemala border: report US and Mexican officials are floating a plan to deploy thousands of Mexican troops on the Guatemalan border to choke off the flow of illegal immigrants — and persuade President Trump to back off imposing tariffs on Mexican imports. Mexico would send ...
2019-06-07 09:15

Civil rights groups file lawsuit challenging Trump asylum rule Three civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Trump administration's new asylum rule, which bars asylum claims from most noncitizens who travel through another country on their way to the United States....
2019-07-17 02:45

New border plan: Migrants get 15 days to prove asylum claim — or leave Frustrated with the nonstop surge of illegal immigrants pouring over the U.S.-Mexico border, a new and bipartisan solution has emerged to give migrant families 15 days to prove they deserve asylum or be sent home....
2019-07-18 17:30

U.S.-Mexico migrant deal includes regional asylum plan: document The U.S.-Mexico migration agreement reached last week includes a regional asylum plan and Mexico's commitment to examine and potentially change its laws, according to a copy held up to journalists by President Donald Trump on Tuesday....
2019-06-11 21:30

Rights group says Syria co-opting humanitarian efforts BEIRUT (AP) — A leading international rights group says in a new report that the Syrian government is co-opting humanitarian aid and reconstruction assistance and sometimes using it to “entrench repressive policies.” Human Rights Watch ca...
2019-06-28 11:45

Rights group demands Egyptian juvenile not be executed CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International is demanding that Egypt not execute a man arrested at age 17 ahead of an anticipated death sentence. The rights group released a statement Friday saying that international human rights law prohibits the use of the d...
2019-06-21 15:30

Palestinian Authority Bans Activities by Gay Rights Group The Palestinian group, Al Qaws, vowed to continue its work. A police spokesman said its activities violated the “ideals and values of Palestinian society.”...
2019-08-20 00:30

Rights group: Pakistan shouldn’t execute mentally ill man MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A rights group has urged the Pakistani government not to execute a prisoner with “clear symptoms of mental illness” scheduled to be hanged in two days. Sarah Belal, executive director of Justice Project Pakistan, w...
2019-06-16 11:30

U.S. ramps up Mexico asylum returns, Trump confirms 'safe third country' plan The United States has doubled the number of asylum seekers it sends back each day to Mexico from El Paso, Texas, a Mexican immigration official said on Friday, in the first sign of action following a deal struck to avert U.S. tariffs last week....
2019-06-15 00:30

New U.S. asylum policy does not make Mexico 'safe third country': minister Mexico Foreign Minister Marcel Ebrard said on Monday that a new U.S. measure to sharply limit asylum claims did not in effect make Mexico a "safe third country," adding that the Mexican Congress would have to approve any such classification first....
2019-07-15 21:15

Rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday....
2019-05-28 18:15

Rights group says Mexico puts activists on trial to win over Trump Mexico will try two veteran organizers of migrant caravans on Tuesday in a move that rights activists said was aimed at appeasing the Trump administration after an agreement last week that averted new U.S. tariffs on its southern neighbor....
2019-06-11 06:45

Rights group: Abuses in Egypt’s Sinai amount to war crimes CAIRO (AP) — A leading international rights group has accused Egypt’s security forces of committing widespread abuses against civilians in the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt has been battling Islamic militants for years. Human Rights Watch allege...
2019-05-28 10:30

23 Inmates Killed in Venezuelan Prison Uprising, Says Rights Group (CARACAS, Venezuela) — A showdown between armed inmates and guards in an overcrowded cellblock of a Venezuelan jail Friday left at least 23 prisoners dead, a prisoner rights groups said. The clash started when inmates, many armed, refused to le...
2019-05-24 23:15

European rights group rebukes Portugal over corruption fight LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Europe’s foremost human rights organization says Portugal’s efforts to fight corruption are “globally unsatisfactory.” A report published Friday by the Council of Europe, which counts 47 countries among...
2019-06-28 11:45

California gun rights group look to overturn state ban on assault weapons A gun-rights group in San Diego sued Thursday to block California from enforcing its assault weapons ban, citing an earlier court victory that overturned the state’s ban on high-capacity magazines.  ...
2019-08-17 12:45

Rights group cheers Bhutan’s move to legalize gay relations NEW DELHI (AP) — A global rights group has welcomed Bhutan’s move toward becoming the latest South Asian nation to decriminalize homosexuality. The tiny Himalayan kingdom’s lower house of Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to repea...
2019-06-09 14:30

Russia’s whale release plan called success despite criticism Russian officials say a plan to put nearly 100 illegally captured whales back in open water has been successful so far, but environmentalists claim it was poorly planned...
2019-07-05 02:30

| Rights group urges Sudan military to ensure safety during rallies An international rights group has demanded Sudan's military rulers guarantee the safety of protesters ahead of planned mass rallies and following a deadly military crackdown that has left more than 100 people dead since early June....
2019-06-29 06:45

Animal rights group says Greece covering up Santorini donkey 'abuse' Animal rights group PETA has accused Greek authorities of covering up what it called the "cruel" treatment of donkeys on the popular island of Santorini and blocking its efforts to highlight their plight....
2019-06-21 16:45

Fighting in northeastern Colombia puts 300,000 civilians in danger: rights group Fighting between three armed groups for control of territory and drug trafficking in northeastern Colombia has exposed some 300,000 civilians to potential rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday....
2019-08-09 00:00

Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group says Iran secretly executed two 17-year-old teenagers, said the rights group Amnesty International, which criticized the country for its "utter disdain for international law and the rights of children."...
2019-05-21 21:15

NRA responds to Gillibrand put-down by posting her 2008 letter praising gun-rights group One day after Kirsten Gillibrand slammed the National Rifle Association (NRA) as the "worst organization in this country," the NRA on Monday reposted an effusive letter it received from Gillibrand in 2008, in which the then-congresswoman praised "the...
2019-06-03 22:30

Rights group: India controls Kashmir, Jammu rebels with torture A rights group said Monday it wants the U.N. to look into how India responds to uprisings in the territory of Kashmir, saying forces there routinely use torture to subdue dissent....
2019-05-21 14:45

Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics A former Olympian who heads a human-rights watchdog is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues under construction        ...
2019-06-07 08:15

Rights group tries to block new Saudi ship from leaving France with arms A French rights group sought on Tuesday to block the loading of what it said were munitions onto a Saudi Arabian ship docked in southern France, as pressure mounts on Paris to stop military sales to the kingdom....
2019-05-28 20:15

Human rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai CAIRO – Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. Egypt’s ground and air forces last year launched a major operat...
2019-05-28 20:45

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalty that is meant to in...
2019-06-10 18:45

Saudi Arabia releases Qatari national detained for a year: rights group A Qatari national arrested in Yemen on suspicions of working with the Iran-aligned Houthis has been released after more than a year in detention in Saudi Arabia, Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) said....
2019-07-23 12:45

Thousands forced to flee as rights group warns of 'war' in Colombia border area Three groups are fighting over drug routes and coca plantations as 40,000 have fled their homes, says Human Rights WatchIllegal armed groups have forced about 40,000 people to flee their homes as they fight for control of drug trafficking routes in C...
2019-08-08 21:00

Rights group tries to block new Saudi ship from leaving France with arms cargo A French rights group sought on Tuesday to block the loading of what it said were munitions onto a Saudi Arabian ship docked in southern France, as pressure mounts on Paris to stop military sales to the kingdom....
2019-05-28 18:15

Hundreds of North Korean Public Execution Sites Have Been Identified, Rights Group Says (SEOUL, South Korea) — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the deat...
2019-06-11 06:45

Human rights group asks Nicki Minaj to cancel performance in Saudi Arabia The "Megatron" rapper is set to perform in the country next week despite calls to quit the gig over the government's alleged human rights violations....
2019-07-09 04:15

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Concert After Criticism From Human Rights Group (NEW YORK) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move for...
2019-07-09 20:30

Digital Rights Group Calls for a 'Complete' Federal Ban on Government Use of Facial Recognition Tech Against a backdrop of U.S. government agencies abusing unproven and potentially unjust facial recognition technology, a digital rights group on Tuesday called for a “complete” federal ban on the government’s use of this technology.Read more......
2019-07-09 20:30

Mexico human rights group concerned about National Guard detaining U.S.-bound migrants Mexico's newly created National Guard has detained U.S.-bound migrants and the government should make public the rules governing their power to curb immigration, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) said on Monday....
2019-07-09 00:15

PG&E to hold sole rights to bankruptcy exit plan - WSJ A judge overseeing PG&E Corp's bankruptcy case allowed the California utility to hold on to sole rights to its Chapter 11 exit plan, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday....
2019-08-17 12:15

PG&E to hold sole rights to bankruptcy exit plan: WSJ A judge overseeing PG&E Corp's bankruptcy case allowed the California utility to hold on to sole rights to its Chapter 11 exit plan, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday....
2019-08-17 01:45

Hungary drops courts plan opposed by EU, rights groups The plans for administrative courts have been at the center of the confrontation between the nationalist, ruling Fidesz party and the European Union. Critics said they would give too much power to the justice minister....
2019-05-30 18:45

Buttigieg makes case to black civil rights group amid poor polling, police shooting Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday made his pitch to Rev. Jesse Jackson’s civil rights group as he sought to fire up his poor support from the black community amid a controversy surrounding a police shooting back home....
2019-07-02 21:45

U.S. presidential hopeful Harris unveils plan to protect abortion rights Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris unveiled a new plan to protect abortion access on Tuesday, joining fellow White House hopefuls pushing back against Republican-backed state laws that restrict a woman's right to end a pregnancy....
2019-05-29 11:45

U.S. presidential hopeful Harris to unveil plan to protect abortion rights Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris will unveil a new plan to protect abortion rights on Tuesday, joining fellow White House hopefuls pushing back against Republican-backed state laws that restrict a woman's right to end a pregnancy....
2019-05-28 21:45

Democrat Cory Booker announces plan to protect abortion rights Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Wednesday announced a series of executive actions he would take to protect abortion rights if he is elected president, as new statewide restrictions have thrust the issue into the 2020 campaign....
2019-05-22 18:30

Democrat O'Rourke unveils voting rights plan to get 35 million more to the polls Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke issued an ambitious plan on Wednesday to revamp the U.S. voting system by cracking down on voter suppression and getting an additional 35 million people to the ballot box by the 2024 elections....
2019-06-05 18:15

Safaricom, Vodacom plan $13 million purchase of M-Pesa rights from Vodafone Kenya's Safaricom will start a joint venture with Vodacom to acquire the intellectual property rights to the popular M-Pesa mobile financial services platform from Britain's Vodafone, Safaricom's CEO said on Thursday....
2019-05-24 04:15

Abortion rights supporters plan hundreds of #StopTheBans rallies across nation Tuesday Hundreds of rallies were set across the nation as supporters vented frustrations at actions by several states aimed at restricting access to abortions.        ...
2019-05-21 18:45

Commentary: Convenience store group CEO says teen vaping would get worse under FDA plan The flawed assumption in the FDA's proposal is that young people primarily get e-cigarettes from convenience stores. Research shows it's just not true....
2019-07-08 14:30

Facebook’s group privacy settings actually make sense now Until today, Facebook has given you three options for creating a user group: Open, closed, or ‘secret.’ While the first is pretty obvious, the other two were occasional sources of confusion – an admin might set a group to ‘closed’ without realizing i...
2019-08-14 22:15

Branson's Virgin Group unveils plan to fund more female-founded start-ups Virgin StartUp — the Virgin Group's non-profit that offers funding and business support to British entrepreneurs — has pledged to fund companies started by men and women equally by 2020....
2019-08-12 10:30

CBOE and C2 Plan to List Options on Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today that the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2) plan to list options on Alibaba Group Holding Limited (ticker symbol: BABA) beginni...
2019-05-22 22:15

Democrat O'Rourke unveils new plan to protect abortion rights as he seeks to halt slide in polls Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled an ambitious plan to protect abortion rights on Tuesday through mobilizing every branch of the U.S government to defend a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy....
2019-05-22 09:15

Baltimore police commissioner pushes back after cop group rips his plan to overhaul department Baltimore’s police commissioner is pushing back after a group that represents local cops tore into his plan to overhaul the city’s police department....
2019-07-31 20:15

Retail trade group says plan to impose new tariffs will raise prices, hurt jobs The National Retail Federation, a top U.S. trade group, said President Donald Trump's threat to impose 10% tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of Chinese imports from Sept. 1, is a flawed strategy that will raise prices and hurt jobs....
2019-08-01 22:30

KSL Cleantech Announces JV With China's Huaihai Holding Group To Make EVs In India The new entity, an equal partnership joint venture, will be called Huaihai-KSL Auto, and aims to launch 10 models in the electric two-wheeler and three-wheeler segments....
2019-07-31 18:30

Khan fight “ludicrous,” says Dib cornerman Trainer Nettles Nasser tells Elliot Worsell he has an issue with the weight difference between former world champions Amir Khan and Billy Dib The post Khan fight “ludicrous,” says Dib cornerman appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-07-09 21:30

A 'straight pride' organizer in California accidentally called his organization a 'peaceful racist group' Don Grundmann accidentally called his group, which is trying to hold a 'straight pride' event in California, a "totally peaceful racist group."        ...
2019-08-09 16:30

Bold Plan for Detroit: Make Big Three Into Big Two A two-way combination between Fiat Chrysler, General Motors or Ford would offer domination of the lucrative pickups-and-SUV business, delivering more pricing power, lower costs and provide extra cash to fund moonshot ideas that could help auto makers...
2019-06-08 00:45

Abortion rights supporters make voices heard loud and clear at #StopTheBans rallies across the nation Hundreds of rallies took place across the nation as supporters vented frustrations at actions by several states aimed at restricting access to abortions.        ...
2019-05-21 21:45

Rich Energy CEO says company's own statement was "ludicrous" A new statement attributed to Rich Energy CEO William Storey has blasted the company's own communication in a fresh twist to the Haas Formula 1 team's title sponsor saga...
2019-07-12 00:15

Apple's Got a Fresh Plan to Make HomeKit Actually Useful When it comes to smart home platforms, Apple HomeKit’s been sort of like the ugly stepchild. Smart home devices were much slower to adopt it than Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and even though it works well, it required a bit more research to make...
2019-06-04 00:15

Ex-Minnesota cop who killed bride-to-be proposes ludicrous sentence The former Minnesota cop convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed Australian bride-to-be has proposed a bizarre sentence to “honor” her. Mohamed Noor, 33, filed a motion Wednesday asking a judge to lock him up for weeklong stints that ove...
2019-06-06 21:15

De Blasio calls Post ‘ludicrous’ for demanding his removal Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed it was “ludicrous” for The Post to demand he be removed or resign from office over his performance during the Manhattan blackout. “It makes absolutely no sense,” de Blasio told Errol Louis on NY1’s “Inside Cit...
2019-07-16 03:45

Chinese-Taiwanese group to make formal decision for Japan Display deal in June: Nikkei A Chinese-Taiwanese investor consortium has told Japan Display Inc that it would make a formal decision whether to invest in the Apple Inc supplier by June 14, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday....
2019-05-30 11:15

Chinese-Taiwanese group to make formal decision for Japan Display deal in June -Nikkei A Chinese-Taiwanese investor consortium has told Japan Display Inc that it would make a formal decision whether to invest in the Apple Inc supplier by June 14, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday....
2019-05-30 10:45

Drake's Toronto superfandom: annoying, ludicrous and completely understandable The rapper has spent the last six weeks making the Raptors’ playoff run about him rather than the team, but celebrity fans are part of the NBA’s heritageTo get the most obvious controversy out of the way first, the debate over whether Drake – Toronto...
2019-05-30 16:30

Daimler investors oppose plan to make Zetsche chairman, report says A German business newspaper said some Daimler investors are resisting the plan because they regard Dieter Zetsche as responsible for several ongoing problems at the automaker....
2019-07-18 13:30

Waze's New Toll Calculator Could Make It Easier to Plan Your Next Road Trip Right now, it’s peak road trip season. And while that means there’s a lot of things to consider when planning your next vacation like the price of gas, lodging, and food, Waze has a new feature that could help make budgeting for your next adventure s...
2019-07-15 21:15

New Jersey unveils energy plan to make state 100% clean by 2050 New Jersey released a draft energy plan on Monday that provides an initial blueprint for the total conversion of the state's energy profile to 100 percent clean energy by 2050:...
2019-06-10 23:45

FTC chairman says Facebook's plan to merge brands may make it harder to split: FT Facebook Inc's plan to integrate Instagram and WhatsApp more closely could hinder any attempts to break up the social media giant, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons told the Financial Times on Monday....
2019-08-20 06:30

FTC chairman says Facebook's plan to merge brands may make it harder to split -FT Facebook Inc's plan to integrate Instagram and WhatsApp more closely could hinder any attempts to break up the social media giant, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons told the Financial Times on Monday....
2019-08-20 02:00

HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s New Plan Would Make It Harder to Prove Housing Discrimination The Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is run by Ben Carson—aka the Clarence Thomas of the Trump administration—is finishing off Carson’s mission of completely destroying the department before he leaves his post in 2020....
2019-08-20 20:00

Cameroon Advance To World Cup Knockout Round With Ludicrous, Last-Minute Solo Goal Facing elimination from the Women’s World Cup and desperately searching for a late goal to push them through to the knockout rounds, Cameroon countered a late New Zealand throw-in with a burst forward toward the Football Ferns’ net in the 95th minute...
2019-06-21 01:45

Conrad Black: 2020 Dems are 'ludicrous troop of unqualified candidates'; Biden 'not up for the job' The 2020 Democratic field is a collection of nearly two-dozen unqualified presidential hopefuls -- led by former Vice President Joe Biden, who is not ready for the job, Conrad Black said Wednesday....
2019-07-11 09:45

Meet Morgan Beller, the 26-year-old woman behind Facebook's plan to make its own currency Facebook VP David Marcus is the face of the company's Libra digital currency, but the original driving force was a 26-year-old female corporate-development employee....
2019-07-20 19:45

MTA’s reorganization plan will make small dent in agency’s massive deficit: report The MTA wants to slim down — ever so slightly. A set of proposals to cut bureaucratic fat off the transit authority’s $18 billion operation would reduce the size of the massive 75,000-person agency by just 3 to 4 percent, or 1,900 to 2,70...
2019-07-18 10:15

The new rules of holiday eating: ditch TripAdvisor, embrace disaster, and make a plan for when you're 'hangry' Dining out while away can lead to meltdowns. From setting a budget to finding a place to eat, here’s how to make the most of your mealtimes away from homeEating out on holiday is considered a treat. And on one level, it is. You have enough cash to bl...
2019-07-17 18:45

How Amy Poehler used her sons to make an animated show about a teen boy: 'I had a focus group of two' Amy Poehler is voicing a teenager in her new animated show, "Duncanville," and her two young sons helped her get into character.        ...
2019-08-09 01:00

UN Human Rights chief urges Venezuela to halt grave rights violations The Venezuelan authorities should take immediate steps to halt widespread rights violations being perpetrated against the country’s people and work to resolve “this all-consuming crisis”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday....
2019-07-04 21:45

Group That Includes TPG Is on Shortlist of Bidders for Group of Asian Hospitals A consortium that includes American private-equity firm TPG Capital is one of three shortlisted bidders for a $2 billion collection of Asian hospitals owned by Columbia Pacific Management....
2019-07-05 09:15

ZipRecruiter Taps AI to Let Employers Pursue Job Seekers ZipRecruiter is the latest job-search company to roll out a new feature driven by artificial intelligence to address challenges facing employers and potential applicants....
2019-06-10 15:15

Job seekers in one country face the worst racial discrimination While racial discrimination in hiring plagues many developed countries, one nation may have particular trouble bidding it adieu. France has the highest level of hiring discrimination against non-white groups, according to a meta-analysis of data from...
2019-06-19 23:30

Thrill-seekers take zipline ride off Eiffel Tower Volunteers jumped off a platform hanging from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday for a thrilling ride down an 2,600 foot zipline.        ...
2019-05-29 00:15

Elizabeth Warren gains momentum in the 2020 race plan by plan The senator’s ‘I have a plan’ mantra has become a rallying cry as she edges her way to the top – but is it enough to get past the roadblocks of Biden and Sanders?Plan by plan, Elizabeth Warren is making inroads and gaining on her rivals in the 2020 D...
2019-06-09 10:00

Cheap cell phone plan from Tello: save 50% off any plan for a month If you're looking for a cheap cell phone plan that doesn't involve complicated contracts, then you've come to the right place. Tello, a low-cost cell phone carrier, is offering 50% off all plans for the first month of service. This lim...
2019-05-21 19:45

Four things to know about Guatemala’s new president-elect Alejandro Giammattei, a right-wing former prison director, has already said he'll try to modify the unpopular U.S.-Guatemala immigration deal in his country's favor....
2019-08-12 23:15

U.S. Restores Some Aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those...
2019-06-18 03:45

‘My Plan B Is Maybe My Plan A’: Trump Threatens New Tariffs on China President Trump played down the importance of securing a trade deal with Beijing as he prepared to meet with President Xi Jinping of China this weekend....
2019-06-27 18:45

Guatemala Elects Alejandro Giammattei as President Alejandro Giammattei, a center-right businessman and former prisons director making his fourth bid for the presidency, was elected as Guatemala’s president in a runoff election where corruption and a migration crisis were the two top issues....
2019-08-12 07:30

Trump Says Guatemala Is Set to Help Stem Migrant Flow President Trump said in a par of tweets that Guatemala was getting ready to sign an agreement that would make it a final refuge for asylum seekers, and that the U.S. will increase its efforts to deport illegal immigrants....
2019-06-18 07:15

Worries on graft, violence after Giammattei win in Guatemala After Alejandro Giammattei won election as Guatemala’s next president there is little celebration amid questions about how he may tackle the corruption, violence, and lack of opportunity that has driven tens of thousands to flee the country....
2019-08-12 23:15

Guatemala court blocks immigration pact with U.S. A top Central American court has blocked a controversial immigration agreement with the United States that seeks to mandate migrants from other nations like Honduras and El Salvador to first stay in Guatemala....
2019-07-16 07:45

Mexico to deploy 6,000 troops to border with Guatemala The Mexican government will deploy 6,000 troops to its southern border with Guatemala on Monday — members of a billion-dollar force originally set up to combat drug-trafficking cartels — as part of a series of “unprecedented steps” meant to stem the ...
2019-06-09 14:30

Guatemala, U.S. Discuss Controversial Migrant Deal Under safe-third-country treaty, the violence-racked Central American nation would require asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador to make their claims there....
2019-06-20 10:15

Guatemala seen as ill-prepared to absorb US-bound refugees A potential agreement with Washington to turn Guatemala into a “safe third country” for asylum seekers has the Guatemalan opposition up in arms and experts scratching their heads...
2019-07-13 01:15

Aldo Dávila set to be Guatemala’s 1st openly gay congressman Aldo Iván Dávila Morales is poised to take up a seat in Guatemala’s congress in January, making history as the first openly gay man elected to the country’s legislature....
2019-06-21 05:30

Guatemala says it has not pledged to be safe third country for migrants Guatemala has not committed to becoming a "safe third country," or a buffer zone for asylum seekers, but is analyzing with the United States how to contain migrant flows from Central America, interior minister Enrique Degenhart said on Tuesday....
2019-06-18 23:15

President-elect says Guatemala can’t do migrant deal with US Guatemala President-elect Alejandro Giammattei says his country will not be able to hold up its side of an immigration agreement with the United States by serving as a “safe third country.”...
2019-08-14 04:45

Guatemala: Alejandro Giammattei wins presidential vote Alejandro Giammattei has won victory in Guatemala's presidential runoff, the electoral commission says. He has pledged to fight crime with the death penalty and limit reproductive freedoms and equality for LGBTQ+ people....
2019-08-12 09:30

Guatemala ex-first lady faces battle for presidency after first round win Former first lady Sandra Torres won a clear victory in the first round of Guatemala's presidential election, results showed on Monday, but the center-left candidate faces a tough test to see off her nearest conservative rival in a direct runoff in Au...
2019-06-18 00:45

Guatemala election crimes prosecutor on leave due to threats Guatemala’s top prosecutor for electoral crimes has taken temporary leave from his post due to unspecified threats, just days before the country holds national elections...
2019-06-13 01:15

Guatemala’s President-Elect Says the Country Can’t do a Migrant Deal with the U.S. GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan immigration agreement signed with the Trump administration won’t work because the Central American nation does not have the resources, the country’s new president-elect says. Alejandro Giammattei, ...
2019-08-14 10:15

Guatemala to review vote amid complaints of inconsistencies Guatemala’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal says it will conduct a review of Sunday’s elections amid complaints of possible inconsistencies in the results...
2019-06-21 01:30

Guatemala election: corruption creeps in again four years after uprising Backlash against anti-corruption efforts will have real consequences as Guatemala heads to the polls on SundayAs day broke over Guatemala’s national palace on 3 September 2015, Gabriel Wer celebrated what promised to be a new dawn for Guatemala.The p...
2019-06-13 15:45

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei Wins Guatemala Elections (GUATEMALA CITY) — Conservative Alejandro Giammattei has blazed a long, strange path to Guatemala’s presidency, which he won on his fourth try. The 63-year-old spent several months in prison in 2008, when he was director of the country...
2019-08-12 10:30

Ex-first lady heads to runoff in Guatemala presidential race A former first lady has emerged as the winner of the first round of Guatemala’s presidential election, but she will have to compete in an Aug. 11 runoff ballot to determine the next leader of the Central American nation...
2019-06-17 17:00

U.S. Promises Security Aid, but No Funds, to Guatemala to Curb Migration In Guatemala, the homeland security secretary offset requests for restoring funding cuts by offering hands-on assistance from United States agents and investigators....
2019-06-01 18:30

Sunnyside wrestling great talks about Pan Am Games in Guatemala GUATEMALA – Former Sunnyside wrestling great Roman Bravo-Young, who ended his high school career with four state championships and no losses, has just won another gold medal. Bravo-Young talks about his experience at the Jr. Pan-Am games with T...
2019-06-10 09:30

Government warnings can’t turn back migrants from Guatemala SAN CRISTOBAL DE TOTONICAPAN, Guatemala — Dressed in a bright orange shirt, Francisco Gomez yells and uses his arms to vigorously direct the myriad souped-up buses at the crossroads known as Cuatro Caminos, or Four Roads. This is the busy roadway one...
2019-06-02 00:30

Guatemala, Belize take territorial dispute to World Court The International Court of Justice said on Wednesday it had been notified by Guatemala and Belize that they wish it to help them resolve a border dispute....
2019-06-12 14:30

El Mirador, ‘The Look Out’ Of Guatemala Boasts Probably the Largest Pyramid in the World The Mayan civilization is one of the most mysterious and fascinating in history. There is much we still don’t know, but they are much-admired for their fully developed writing system ...
2019-08-01 00:45

After Guatemala, U.S. seeks migration deals with Honduras, El Salvador The U.S. homeland security chief said in Guatemala on Thursday that the United States is pursuing "similar agreements" with Honduras and El Salvador on migration in its drive to turn the region into a buffer zone for U.S.-bound migrants....
2019-08-02 01:15

Official: Guatemala hasn't agreed to be safe third country A Cabinet official says Guatemala has not agreed to become a so-called "safe third country" for migrants seeking asylum as suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump, but it is taking steps to tackle migrant smuggling....
2019-06-18 23:45

Guatemala blames opponents after Trump tariff threat Guatemala's Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel on Tuesday blamed unnamed "national actors" for damaging relations with the United States and said they would be responsible if U.S. President Donald Trump puts tariffs on the poor Central American nation....
2019-07-23 19:30

Guatemala votes for new president, runoff likely to decide outcome Guatemalans on Sunday voted for a new president, who will face the daunting challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has ravaged the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, stoking tensions with President Donald Trump....
2019-06-17 05:00

Scores from Mexico, Guatemala detained in Mississippi raids The governments of Guatemala and Mexico said on Thursday that between them, almost 300 of their citizens had been detained in the southern U.S. state of Mississippi as part of sweeping U.S. immigration operations....
2019-08-09 06:30

Former first lady Torres takes lead in Guatemala election Center-left candidate Sandra Torres took an early lead in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday but was well short of an outright majority and will likely face a major test from a conservative challenger in a run-off....
2019-06-17 09:30

Guatemala volcano kills 75 as ash buries entire villages The Fuego volcano in Guatemala has exploded and spewed out molten rock and ash, killing at least 75 people in the country's most violent eruption for over a century...
2019-05-21 18:45

Guatemala votes for new president as gang violence soars Ending gang violence has become a priority for citizens in Guatemala, a country with one of the highest homicide rates in the world. One top candidate, a former attorney general, has fled to the US, citing death threats....
2019-06-16 16:30

Guatemala's ambassador to Mexico injured in traffic accident Guatemala's ambassador to Mexico, Nelson Olivero, was injured in a traffic accident in Mexico City, along with several others from the embassy, the Guatemalan foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday....
2019-05-26 11:45

Official: Guatemala hasn’t agreed to be safe third country GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Cabinet official says Guatemala has not agreed to become a so-called “safe third country” for migrants seeking asylum as suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump, but it is taking steps to tackle migrant smuggling....
2019-06-18 23:45

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to bust ghosts/crack jokes for Amazon's Truth Seekers It’s been a long time since Simon Pegg and Nick Frost teamed up for a proper genre parody, and while they’re not quite working with Edgar Wright on another Cornetto movie, they are going to be making a show about ghosts for Amazon Prime. This comes f...
2019-08-06 06:45

Drug cartels' ties to politics in spotlight as Guatemala votes The mayor of Nueva Concepcion, a town on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, stands accused by prosecutors of drug trafficking and money laundering for Mexican cartels that use the coastal route to transport cocaine to the United States....
2019-06-14 09:30

Trump says he's considering options after Guatemala halts 'safe third country' designation U.S. President Donald Trump said he is now considering a "ban," tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala decided to not move forward with a safe third country agreement that would have required the Central American country to take in more asylum s...
2019-07-23 19:30

Guatemala’s Presidential Election May Be a Blow to Anti-Corruption Effort The race will head to a runoff in August as a former first lady and a former prisons director vie for the presidency. Neither candidate has made fighting corruption a priority....
2019-06-18 03:45

Impunity through bribery: Helen Mack Chang on corruption in Guatemala A culture of impunity and organized crime have made life dangerous for many in Guatemala. As citizens went to the polls, DW sat down with Helen Mack Chang to discuss the situation for activists in the country....
2019-06-17 13:30

Guatemala elects new president to inherit Trump migration bind Guatemalans on Sunday elect a new president who will face a major challenge after the country agreed with Washington to act as a buffer against illegal immigration under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump....
2019-08-11 08:30

Guatemala election headed for runoff, former first lady Torres leads Guatemala's presidential election appeared to be headed for a runoff as partial results on Monday gave center-left candidate Sandra Torres an early lead but far short of the majority needed to avoid a second round against a conservative rival....
2019-06-17 09:30

Campaign chaos sows disillusion ahead of Guatemala vote The road to Sunday’s presidential election in Guatemala has been a flurry of court rulings and shenanigans, illegal party-switching and allegations of malfeasance that torpedoed some candidacies...
2019-06-14 22:45

Guatemala election: former first lady Sandra Torres heads for runoff Centre-left candidate falls far short of outright majorityTorres to face rightwing candidate in August second roundGuatemala’s presidential election was headed for a runoff as results on Monday gave the center-left candidate Sandra Torres a clear lea...
2019-06-17 17:30

Upward Lightning On Guatemala Mountain Captured In Striking Video An amateur photographer has captured a striking video of upward lightning shooting from the top of a mountain. Alyssa Barrundia, a missionary living in Guatemala, filmed the incredible phenomenon at......
2019-08-06 18:15

FROM THE FIELD: Murals help heal wounds of bloody conflict in Guatemala “The villagers knew that the military kidnapped [indigenous] people and brought them here and tortured them. While alive, they were forced to dig their own graves. Some would be buried in the ground, here, still half alive.” The chilling words of Ros...
2019-06-08 20:30

Guatemala Immigration Pact Set to Spur Single Migrants to U.S. Border The new U.S. and Guatemala agreement would likely change migration dynamics, lessening the flow of asylum-seeking families but raising the number of single migrants who try to enter the U.S. undetected....
2019-08-01 03:15

Thelma Cabrera: indigenous, female and shaking up Guatemala's election The campesino leader is running for president in a country whose indigenous majority is chronically overlooked – and she has a chance of making the runoffAn indigenous campesino woman who pledges to root out racism is hoping to cause a historic upse...
2019-06-15 15:00

Guatemala's new president could give Trump a huge headache on immigration Guatemala has a new president-elect -- and Donald Trump should probably pay attention. Alejandro Giammattei has been outspoken in his opposition to a migration deal that his predecessor signed with the United States last month....
2019-08-12 21:45

Guatemala votes for new president amid tensions over violence, migration Guatemalans on Sunday began voting for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, fueling tensions with President Donald Trump....
2019-06-16 20:30

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, fueling tensions with President Donald Trump....
2019-06-16 13:45

Mexico sees 'better conditions' to tackle migration with next Guatemala leader Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he hoped scope for cooperation with Guatemala on containing migrant flows from Central America to the United States would improve after the election of the country's next leader....
2019-06-03 20:30

Guatemala busts alleged $10 million people-smuggling ring Guatemalan officials say they have broken up a people-smuggling ring that purportedly moved 800 migrants a year through the country and took in some $10 million doing so...
2019-05-29 18:15

Guatemala elects right-wing president amid dismal turnout Alejandro Giammattei will inherit a nation plagued by political scandal. Guatemala is the leading country of origin of migrants and asylum seekers apprehended at the U.S. southern border....
2019-08-12 11:00

Guatemala says it’s working with the U.S. to tighten borders, break up migrant caravans Guatemalan Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart told The Post that officials are working with attorneys from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to revise its border-control agreement with its Central American neighbors....
2019-06-06 10:15

Guatemala ex-first lady Torres short of majority in first-round vote Guatemala's presidential election was headed for a runoff as results on Monday gave center-left candidate Sandra Torres a clear lead but far short of the outright majority needed to avoid a second round against a conservative rival....
2019-06-17 17:30

Claims of corruption, drug trafficking and political divorce. Welcome to Guatemala's elections Few politicians have a backstory like Sandra Torres, winner of the first round in Guatemala's presidential elections earlier this month, but the former first lady is no ordinary candidate....
2019-06-28 01:45

Guatemala postpones Trump summit, says will not sign 'safe third country' deal Guatemala said on Sunday it would postpone President Jimmy Morales' visit to Washington to discuss Guatemala's potential designation as a 'safe third country' for asylum seekers, stressing it had no plans to sign such an agreement....
2019-07-15 03:45

| A damning photo holds a Swiss-Russian mine accountable in Guatemala A group of fishermen from an indigenous community in Guatemala demanded to know more about the environmental impact of a ferronickel mine established on their ancestral land. One of them was killed, and a local reporter was criminalised for covering ...
2019-06-20 08:45

'Guatemala has not been good': Trump threatens tariffs, fees on migrant cash U.S. President Donald Trump said he is considering a "ban," tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala decided not to ink a safe third country agreement that would have required the poor Central American country to take in more asylum seekers....
2019-07-23 21:45

Mexican troop deployment may halt Guatemala’s thriving raft industry TECÚN UMAN, GUATEMALA — Clutching a folder holding his ID documents, Steven Martinez stood uncertainly in no man’s land — the middle of the Rodolfo Robles bridge connecting Guatemala to Mexico — in this frontier outpost named for a Mayan warrior. Mar...
2019-06-09 14:30

In Guatemala, Pelosi says migrant treatment 'shameful', worries about Trump deal House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized U.S. treatment of migrants during a visit to Guatemala, and raised doubts about whether the Central American country could cope with a migration deal agreed with the Trump administration....
2019-08-09 06:30

Guatemala rounds up dozens of immigrants to send back to their home countries Guatemala authorities rounded up 96 people as part of an operation to identify unqualified migrants trying to go to the United States and return them to their countries of origin....
2019-07-04 14:15

Guatemala elects hardline president who opposes Trump immigration deal Ex-prisons chief Alejandro Giammattei says he will seek to modify controversial pact with US A conservative law and order hardliner promising to reinstate the death penalty and deploy soldiers on to the streets has been elected the new president of G...
2019-08-12 12:30

Guatemala’s Anti-Corruption Fight Inspired Latin America. It May Be Shut Down. A panel of United Nations-backed investigators charged around 700 people. Other countries wanted their own anti-graft groups, but a coming election may spell its end....
2019-05-21 21:45

Guatemala Sends More Migrants to the U.S. Border Than Any Other Country. Will Sunday’s Elections Change That? In theory, the winner of Guatemala’s Aug. 11 elections will have the power to tackle the serious problems that make the Central American country the primary source of the thousands of migrants showing up at the U.S. southern border each week. ...
2019-08-10 09:00

Guatemala court upholds request to suspend work at huge nickel mine Campaigners say full consultation was not carried out before 2014 reopening of European-owned Fenix siteGuatemala’s constitutional court has upheld a request from indigenous campaigners to suspend operations at one of the largest nickel mines in Cent...
2019-07-19 20:15

Guatemala election winner sets sights on changing Trump migrant deal Guatemalan conservative Alejandro Giammattei secured a crushing victory in a presidential election on Sunday, and promised to seek better terms for his country from an unpopular migration deal agreed with Washington under duress last month....
2019-08-12 14:30

Exclusive: Guatemala election winner hopes to change Trump migrant deal The winner of Guatemala's presidential election, Alejandro Giammattei, said on Sunday he hoped he could make changes to a controversial migration deal the Central American country signed with the Trump administration last month....
2019-08-12 14:30

Guatemala's center-left candidate Torres takes early lead in election Early results from Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday showed center-left candidate Sandra Torres leading the race from her nearest conservative rival Alejandro Giammattei by more than seven percentage points....
2019-06-17 09:30

Guatemala Candidates Target Economic Roots of Migration, Abandon Graft Agency Guatemala’s presidential election looks set to deliver a leader focused on tackling the economic roots of migration, but the top candidates don’t plan to keep a U.N.-backed agency targeting the corruption that facilitated violence driving Guatemalans...
2019-06-15 04:45

Homeland chief cuts deal to stop historic flow of illegal immigrants from Guatemala Guatemala, which has lost over 1% of its population to the United States via illegal immigration since just September, has signed a deal with President Trump’s Homeland Security chief to stop the surge....
2019-05-29 02:30

Businesswoman and Former First Lady Sandra Torres Is Ahead in Guatemala’s Election, Early Results Show GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Early results in Guatemala’s presidential election point to a businesswoman in the lead in a nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States.Three hours afte...
2019-06-17 09:45

That Offer to Make You Debt-Free? It Can Make You Worse Off Debt-settlement firms powered by the credit-reporting industry seek out struggling consumers to sell them plans that can leave them with high fees, damaged credit and a tax bill....
2019-08-10 11:15

Asylum: What is it and how hard is it to get? Immigration experts say successfully achieving asylum in the U.S. is incredibly difficult, especially for those coming here from Central America.        ...
2019-07-15 21:45

Make-A-Wish granted my brother $15,000. Why did it make me angry? Courtney Lund O’Neill’s brother was granted a material wish but her family’s spiritual wish for his healing went unansweredWhen my little brother was granted a wish from Make-A-Wish earlier this year, I wasn’t happy like my mom was, who doled out the...
2019-05-31 13:30

US announces stricter asylum regulations The new regulation forbids refugees from claiming asylum in the US if they have traveled through a third country. Officials called it an "interim rule" until Congress passes stricter laws....
2019-07-16 04:30

Trump says he's considering giving Venezuelans asylum U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was looking into the possibility of granting asylum or temporary protected status to Venezuelans fleeing political turmoil in their country....
2019-06-12 01:45

Cartel members seeking asylum TUCSON – Cartel members and some of their families crossed into Douglas and Naco, Arizona this past week asking for asylum. They stated their reason for asylum, “credible threat.” This comes after officials said 12 cartel members had been shot and ki...
2019-06-18 09:30

Why I'm fleeing Honduras to seek asylum in the US When a fellow protester against a dam that was polluting our water was killed, I left with my young son on a migrant caravanI am seeking asylum in the US because of a hydroelectric dam. I fled Honduras fearing for my life after being teargassed and a...
2019-07-31 18:30

Federal judge blocks Trump's asylum ban A federal judge in California blocked the Trump administration's new rule that prohibits the vast majority of Central American migrants from asylum in the United States....
2019-07-25 08:45

I Wish I Could Wear This Wee Arkham Asylum Batman Cowl When I heard that DC Collectibles was making a replica of the distinctive cowl the Dark Knight wore during Rocksteady’s Arkham Asylum video game, I imagined skulking about my house as a masked vigilante, striking fear into children and cats alike. Th...
2019-07-15 21:45

Kushner tries to strike bipartisan asylum deal Jared Kushner is working with Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham to try and broker a bipartisan deal on asylum laws, which could be the next step in Congress’ piecemeal approach to immigration reform after passage of a $4.5 billi...
2019-06-19 18:45

Trump administration announces new asylum rules The Trump administration said Monday it will change asylum rules, essentially making Central American migrants traveling through Mexico ineligible to seek protection in the United States....
2019-07-15 17:15

Trump Targets Asylum Protections For Immigrants The Trump administration says it will soon end asylum protections for most Central American migrants. It’s the government’s latest attempt to restrict the influx of migrant families coming to the United States. Under the new rule, migrant...
2019-07-16 03:45

UN refugee agency ‘deeply concerned’ about US asylum The concerned comments from UNHCR came after the Trump administration said it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the US-Mexico border....
2019-07-16 19:45

Trump Moves to Destroy Asylum System as We Know It The Trump administration moved today to drastically change the country’s asylum rules, effectively ending the possibility for many Central American migrants or refugees to apply for asylum and fundamentally breaking the system as we know it....
2019-07-16 05:45

Upsurge of Asylum Requests Tests Mexico As Mexico pledges to step up its efforts to stop migrants from crossing into the U.S., it faces an upsurge in asylum requests at its own southern border....
2019-06-14 00:15

Trump administration announces asylum restrictions TUCSON –The Trump administration announced a new rule that would make it a lot more difficult for migrants to seek asylum in the United States. The rule would end protection for those who came to the US through Mexico but did not first apply fo...
2019-07-16 05:45

Judge blocks new Trump asylum rule A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Wednesday stopped the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that would bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border....
2019-07-25 02:15

Mexico says no to safe third-country asylum discussion with U.S. Mexico will not agree to further discussion of safe third country status for asylum seekers, the foreign minister said, adding it was not clear what the Trump administration's stance was on the issue despite a deadline reached on Monday....
2019-07-22 19:00

The Power of a Unified ‘No!’: U.S. Asylum Restrictions Hit a Bump Institutions that are not normally partisan or political have begun to declare that the Trump administration’s border policies violate their core values....
2019-07-08 12:00

Opponents sue as Trump’s new asylum rules go into effect The policy went into effect Tuesday but drew two swift lawsuits from immigrant advocacy groups in federal courts, one in San Francisco and one in Washington, D.C....
2019-07-17 05:15

71M migrants forcibly displaced in 2018, and many still searching for asylum: UN As their choices narrow on land and at sea, migrants are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the countries they flee....
2019-07-06 16:30

German media report increase in EU asylum applications The number of applications for asylum in the EU is back up. About 206,500 applications were submitted during the first four months of 2019, compared with 179,000 in 2019, according to the European Asylum Support Office....
2019-06-11 04:45

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans FILE – In this July 4, 2019 file photo, a group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration ...
2019-07-15 21:15

New U.S. Asylum Rule Strands Thousands at Southern Border An estimated 18,700 asylum seekers waiting along the U.S.-Mexican border for interviews have been stranded by the new rule requiring them to apply for refugee status from the country they first passed through....
2019-07-17 02:15

Bidding war erupts over creepy asylum abandoned for 46 years Crazy but true: There’s a bidding war to buy an abandoned asylum in upstate New York that is decrepit and potentially haunted. Saratoga County Homestead, a former tuberculosis hospital full of asbestos that hasn’t been touched since 1973,...
2019-08-16 23:00

EU sees sharp rise in asylum applications from Venezuela The number of applications for asylum in the EU is back up. While Syrians and Afghans formerly topped the list, the EU has seen a surge in the number of refugees from Latin America — particularly Venezuela....
2019-06-11 10:30

US court blocks asylum curbs at Mexico border A judge has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a law to bar the vast majority of asylum applications at the US-Mexican border. It's the latest legal defeat for a White House seeking to stem migration....
2019-07-25 04:30

Trump administration scores win over challenge to asylum restriction A federal judge ruled on Wednesday to leave in place a Trump administration rule that would place restrictions on individuals seeking asylum in the United States if they passed through a third country on their way to the border between the U.S. and M...
2019-07-24 20:00

| Judge blocks Trump asylum restriction: reports A judge has blocked a move by US President Donald Trump's administration to stop migrants from claiming asylum unless they had entered the country at an official border crossing, news outlets have reported....
2019-08-03 17:30

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria says Trump was right about asylum system, ‘pains me to say’ Fareed Zakaria, the CNN anchor, on Sunday said it “pains” him to admit it, but President Trump was correct that the U.S. finds itself in a crisis with asylum system and the number of new arrivals....
2019-07-03 10:15

Judge blocks asylum ban on migrants who enter illegally A federal judge in Washington, D.C, on Friday blocked the Trump administration's new rule banning people who enter the country illegally from seeking asylum, saying it violates U.S. law....
2019-08-03 03:15

Federal judge rules Trump’s asylum ban illegal A federal judge has ruled president trump’s asylum ban is illegal. The ban aimed to temporarily bar migrants who illegally cross into the U.S. through the southern border from seeking asylum outside official ports of entry. District Judge Rando...
2019-08-03 09:01

Asylum requests overwhelm US immigration system: A look at the numbers A recent explosion in asylum requests from immigrants facing deportation has overwhelmed U.S. courts and denial of the requests does little to keep illegal immigrants out, according to federal statistics....
2019-07-16 00:15

Judge won’t block US asylum restrictions at southern border FILE – In this July 17, 2019, file photo, a United States Customs and Border Protection Officer checks the documents of migrants before being taken to apply for asylum in the United States, on International Bridge 1 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. On ...
2019-07-24 23:15

Another Asylum-Seeker Dies in Border Patrol Custody A 52-year-old Nicaraguan man died Friday at an Arizona hospital while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody, becoming the 12th person to die in the custody of immigration authorities since September, CNN reported....
2019-07-06 22:01

What could have been: Ben Affleck's Batman would have explored "insanity," Arkham Asylum Ben Affleck’s standalone Batman movie has now been well-and-truly relegated to the “What might have been?” bins of history, derailed by what was, by all accounts, one man’s truly epic indifference to ever having to be the fucking Batman again. Still,...
2019-08-01 01:45

No expansion yet of U.S.-Mexico asylum program after Trump deal U.S.-bound asylum seekers are not yet being sent back to additional Mexican border towns to await processing after a deal on Friday called for the program to be immediately extended to the whole border, three Mexican officials said....
2019-06-10 06:15

Asylum seeker testifies about daughter’s death A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel that she came to the United States seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while in immigration custody. (July ...
2019-07-11 06:00

Trump’s Deadline for an Asylum Deal With Mexico Is Monday. Here’s What We Know Donald Trump stood on the South Lawn of the White House on June 11, waving a folded piece of paper in front of the cameras that he said was an agreement with Mexico to address the migrant crisis at the border. “That’s the agreement that e...
2019-07-20 22:30

Cuban Migrants Are Thwarted in Mexico by New Asylum Rules A surge of Cuban asylum seekers, long accustomed to preferential treatment under U.S. migration policies, are being stopped by U.S. government efforts to contain a tide of Central Americans migrating north....
2019-08-02 16:45

Family Who Helped Edward Snowden Asks Canada For Asylum A lawyer for a family who sheltered fugitive former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden asked Canada on Wednesday to take them in as refugees, saying they were being persecuted in......
2019-05-30 03:45

Mexico begins busing home migrants seeking asylum in U.S. The Mexican government on Tuesday began busing dozens of Central American migrants to their native countries, after they'd been forced to wait in Mexico while their U.S. asylum claims are being processed....
2019-07-03 16:30

Russian suspect in tainted oil scandal seeks asylum in Lithuania After huge amounts of Russian crude oil were found to be tainted, Russian authorities detained several suspects over the scandal. Roman Ruzhechko, the man charged with the alleged conspiracy, sought refuge in Lithuania....
2019-07-19 23:15

Mexico sends 70 migrants seeking asylum in US back home A Mexican official said Tuesday about 70 Central American migrants who’d been returned to Ciudad Juarez from the US to await the outcome of their asylum claims were being bused back to their home countries. The official with the Foreign Relations Dep...
2019-07-02 21:15

Judge blocks Trump's latest sweeping asylum rule A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that aimed to bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border....
2019-07-25 06:15

Russian tainted oil suspect seeking political asylum in Lithuania Roman Ruzhechko, a suspect in a Russian probe into a major oil pipeline contamination earlier this year, has asked for political asylum in Lithuania, a Vilnius district court spokesman told Reuters on Friday....
2019-07-19 11:45

Mexico buses home migrants who gave up on U.S. asylum claims Dozens of Central American migrants who were forced to wait in Mexico for their asylum claims to be processed in the United Stated opted on Tuesday to return to their home countries with the Mexican government's help, the foreign ministry said....
2019-07-03 01:01

Taiwan open to granting Hong Kong protesters asylum Taiwan's government has said it would provide assistance to Hong Kong protesters on humanitarian grounds. The pledge risks straining the already tense relationship between Taipei and Beijing....
2019-07-19 13:15

Mexico's Border Pact Bought Time on U.S. Asylum Demand Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the border agreement it struck to avert U.S. tariffs bought Mexico time to show that it can reduce the flood of Central America migrants arriving at the U.S. border....
2019-06-10 20:45

Australia minister in Sri Lanka stresses 'tough' asylum policy A senior minister restated Australia's tough border policy on a visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday amid reports that the Australian navy had intercepted and returned several boats carrying asylum seekers from the Indian Ocean island....
2019-06-04 09:30

Facing new asylum curb, nerves for those waiting at U.S.-Mexico border Number 12,026 - better known as Marcial Artigas, 33, from Holguin, Cuba - waited nervously at a migration office at the U.S.-Mexico border as a Mexican official called out numbers from a long list of hopefuls waiting to cross to the United States....
2019-07-15 23:30

Trump administration moves to stop more immigrants from seeking U.S. asylum The Trump administration on Monday moved to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the country's southern border, requiring them to first pursue their claims in a third country they traveled through before seeking safe haven in the Uni...
2019-07-15 21:15

Hong Kong Activist Granted Asylum by Germany: 'I Had No Choice' Germany has granted asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, a sign of waning international confidence in the city’s political freedoms and justice system....
2019-05-22 10:45

Dutch minister resigns over asylum-seeker crime report The Dutch migration minister has quit after coming under fire over how crimes involving asylum-seekers were reported. Mark Harbers' ministry placed offenses such as sexual assault and murder under the term "other."...
2019-05-22 07:45

Ex-Maldives Vice President, Who Sought Asylum In India, Arrested Former Vice President of Maldives Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor, who had sought political asylum in India after arriving in Tamil Nadu on a cargo vessel, was arrested by Maldives police on Saturday after......
2019-08-03 20:45

Trump’s ‘blatantly illegal’ immigration rules end asylum protections The ACLU has vowed to sue the administration over the ‘unlawful’ new rules, which raise the asylum eligibility barThe Trump administration has announced new immigration rules ending asylum protections for almost all migrants who arrive at the US-Mexi...
2019-07-16 06:45

President Trump Wants to Dramatically Limit People Seeking Asylum in the U.S. When Gabriela left her home in El Salvador in 2011, she did not know anything about U.S. immigration law. She just knew that she needed to escape from domestic violence and find a new life elsewhere. After spending weeks crossing Guatemala and Mexico...
2019-06-13 00:15

Dutch minister quits over asylum seeker crime statistics A Dutch junior justice minister has quit after his department came under fire for appearing to minimize statistics about criminality among asylum seekers....
2019-05-21 20:15

Guatemalan and U.S. leaders to discuss migration, asylum deal seen close Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week to discuss migration, among other topics, following weeks of intense negotiations aimed at declaring the Central American country a safe destination for asylum seekers....
2019-07-11 22:00

Trump administration erects another barrier to immigrants seeking U.S. asylum The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United...
2019-07-16 03:30

ACLU sues to block Trump's new sweeping asylum restrictions Four civil rights organizations sued the Trump administration Tuesday to block a new rule that would make most asylum seekers inadmissible from entering the United States through its southern border....
2019-07-17 15:00

Mexico is busing asylum-seeking migrants to southern border MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it is busing migrants who have applied for asylum in the United States to southern Mexico. About 30,000 migrants have been sent back to northern Mexican border cities to await U.S. asylum hearings under ...
2019-08-17 12:45

Italy grants asylum to Eritrean man mistaken for years for trafficker Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe was put in deportation centre after acquittal but is now freeItalian authorities have granted refugee status to an Eritrean man who was the victim of one of the country’s most embarrassing cases of mistaken identity.Last mo...
2019-08-03 07:15

Transgender asylum seeker Johana Leon dies after ICE release A transgender asylum seeker who was held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement died four days after she was released from custody, U.S. authorities said on Monday....
2019-06-04 02:45

Pompeo to visit Mexico on eve of safe third-country asylum deadline Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Mexico City at the weekend to discuss migration and trade, on the eve of a deadline set in a migration deal that removed threatened tariffs....
2019-07-16 21:30

Hong Kong activists get asylum in Germany; denounce extradition law Germany has granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges at home, they said on Wednesday, apparently the first time Germany has acknowledged such status for democracy campaigners from the Chinese-ruled city....
2019-05-23 13:00

Germany grants asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Two pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong have sought and secured refugee status in Germany. The decision shows concern that Beijing is limiting rights in semi-autonomous Hong Kong....
2019-05-22 22:45

German authorities rejected almost all 2019 church asylum cases The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) turned down most of the church asylum cases in the first four months of 2019, according to media reports. Humanitarian groups have criticized the rejections as harsh....
2019-06-08 20:30

It Should Always Be Called 'Jizz' An old and possibly racist saying states that in some cultures, there are over 50 words for “snow.” American English has at least as many words for ejaculate, most of which are gross. It seems like now is the time to set the record straight. There sh...
2019-06-02 03:45

This Ball Was Called In Then Out Then In John Isner had his second match point over Jordan Thompson, at 6-5 in the third-set tiebreak of their Rogers Cup match, when a Thompson forehand landed somewhere near the left sideline, well out of Isner’s reach. There was no call from the linespeopl...
2019-08-07 19:00

Hungary backs Trump on asylum crackdown as it touts its own border success Hungary is backing President Trump in his crackdown on migrants claiming asylum at the southern borders -- as the government touts its own success in drastically reducing the influx of migrants into the country....
2019-07-20 21:45

Transgender asylum seeker from El Salvador held by ICE dies at El Paso hospital The death of a transgender woman from El Salvador at an El Paso hospital reignites concerns about the treatment of transgender migrants held by ICE        ...
2019-06-04 07:30

Mexico draws red line on asylum in talks to stop Trump tariffs Mexico on Monday made clear it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immig...
2019-06-03 20:30

| Mueller vs Trump | US asylum: WATCH the top world news videos for today EXPLAINER: Report does not exonerate Trump, says Mueller | Federal judge considers US asylum restrictions; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
2019-07-25 10:30

‘Severe’ new US asylum restrictions will put vulnerable families at risk, UN refugee agency says Deeply concerned about the new rule barring from asylum the majority of people crossing the southern land border of the United States, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has warned that the ‘severe’ measure will endanger vulnerable people in need of inter...
2019-07-17 01:15

At US-Mexico border, migrants from Africa, Haiti wait to seek asylum Hundreds of Africans have amassed at the U.S.-Mexican border at Nuevo Laredo without Spanish-language skills or much money to survive.        ...
2019-06-05 05:15

Trump scores mild victory in mission to toughen asylum laws A federal appeals court Friday blocked Team Trump from enacting tough asylum restrictions on Central Americans who show up at the border in California and Arizona — but gave the White House the OK to impose them in Texas and New Mexico. The ruling fr...
2019-08-17 01:45

Few migrants seeking U.S. asylum successfully claim fear of waiting in Mexico About 1% of the migrants sent to wait in Mexico pending the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims have successfully claimed that they would face danger if they had to stay in Mexico, a top U.S. immigration official said on Friday....
2019-06-29 09:45

Freshman Rep. Veronica Escobar reports death threats over asylum story Freshman Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas says her office has received death threats against her, her family and staffers following a news report that her aides were improperly aiding asylum seekers in Mexico.Escobar said her office contacte...
2019-07-10 05:00

Mexico draws asylum red line ahead of talks about Trump's tariffs Mexico on Monday said it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigration...
2019-06-03 21:30

Asylum deal at the fore as Guatemalan president visits White House Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week to discuss migration, and sources said he may sign an agreement declaring the Central American country a safe destination for asylum seekers....
2019-07-11 23:45

Mexico draws red line on asylum as Trump tariff risk rises Mexico said on Monday it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with the Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigra...
2019-06-04 04:30

Rwandan man gets 8 years in jail for lying in asylum bid about role in 1994 genocide A Rwandan man was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison Monday after he was convicted of deceiving immigration officials about his involvement in his nation's 1994 genocide....
2019-07-04 02:00

Trump's new asylum border rule clears initial legal hurdle The Trump administration on Wednesday turned back an initial legal challenge to a new rule that bars almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the U.S.-Mexican border when a federal judge in Washington rejected a request to block it....
2019-07-24 18:45

Central American migrants say deal doesn't dash asylum hopes At the small migrant Juventud 2000 shelter near the border, a Honduran expressed disappointment Sunday over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressively to curtail migration from Central America....
2019-06-10 03:00

Photo of drowned migrants triggers fight over Trump asylum clampdown A harrowing photo of a Salvadoran migrant and his young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border became the focus on Wednesday of a U.S. political debate over President Donald Trump's asylum policies....
2019-06-27 19:45

U.S. Can Block Migrants Seeking Asylum, but Only in Some States, Appeals Court Rules The ruling is a partial victory for the Trump administration because it allows a stricter set of rules to go into effect, but only in New Mexico and Texas....
2019-08-17 02:45

Trump Administration Moves to End Asylum Protections for Most Central American Migrants WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Accordin...
2019-07-15 17:15

Court order allows Trump asylum rules to take effect at parts of border Ruling limits ability to reject asylum for migrants who pass through a third country to California and ArizonaA federal appeals court’s ruling Friday will allow the Trump administration to begin rejecting asylum at some parts of the US-Mexico border ...
2019-08-17 00:45

Senate meeting erupts as Graham clashes with Dems over asylum bill: 'You're not going to take my job!' The Senate Judiciary Committee erupted with infighting Thursday as a top Republican lawmaker pushed legislation aimed at crafting new rules for asylum-seekers from Central American countries....
2019-08-01 20:00

Trans woman seeking asylum dies after pleading for medical help in US custody Death of Johana Medina Leon, hospitalized following chest pains, echoes case of Honduran woman a year agoA transgender migrant has died after becoming sick while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) custody, sparking renewed claims of medical...
2019-06-04 04:15

Mexico draws red line on asylum before talks on Trump's tariff threat Mexico on Monday said it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigration...
2019-06-04 00:00

Central American migrants say deal doesn’t dash asylum hopes At a small migrant shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border, a Honduran is disappointed over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressively curtail migration from Central America...
2019-06-10 04:15

Trump threatens retribution after Guatemalan court blocks asylum deal U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened retribution against Guatemala over immigration after the country's high court blocked its government from signing an asylum deal with the United States....
2019-07-24 11:15

As Peru tightens its border, desperate Venezuelans cling to asylum lifeline Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into Peru despite a crackdown on migrants without passports or visas meant to stem the flood of immigration from their crisis-stricken nation, as many lacking those documents filed asylum requests instead....
2019-06-16 18:45

Most Migrants at Border With Mexico Would Be Denied Asylum Protections Under New Trump Rule The rule, which goes into effect on Tuesday, denies protections to migrants who failed to apply for asylum in the first country they passed through on their way to the United States’ southwest border....
2019-07-15 23:15

White House blasts federal judge in asylum case as ‘at war with the rule of law’ An injunction issued by a Seattle-based judge blocked an administration plan that would detain thousands of migrants indefinitely while waiting for their asylum cases to be heard....
2019-07-03 18:30

Trump: Everyone's Called 'Racist' Now, So I'm Definitely Not While half of the 2020 Democratic presidential field was busy dancing on former Rep. John Delaney’s mangled political corpse during Tuesday night’s primary debate, President Donald Trump was opining about racism in an interview with C-SPAN, insisting...
2019-07-31 20:45

Have You Called A Plumber To Your Home Lately? Hello! Today we meet Andre 3000, finally get our canvas bags, look at some bad wigs and play 20 questions with Jonathan Frakes. It’s Morning Checkpoint!...
2019-06-15 19:15

Here's Why Chandrayaan-2 Launch May Have Been Called Off Non-building of sufficient pressure in the helium tanks in the rocket could be the reason for calling off the moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 one hour before the rocket's take off....
2019-07-16 10:45

How to turn your retirement plan into an early-retirement plan Interested in financial independence at a much earlier age? That is the goal of those in the increasingly popular FIRE movement.       ...
2019-08-10 15:00

25 years later, Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train” is still raising awareness for missing children Soul Asylum’s breakthrough 1993 hit “Runway Train” won the Grammy for Best Rock Song and peaked at number five at the Billboard Hot 100. Fueling the song’s popularity was its Tony Kaye-directed video, in which photos of actual missing children/possib...
2019-05-25 02:15

Batman: Arkham Asylum is 10 – Rocksteady founders on the genre-defining superhero game Released in August of 2009, Batman: Arkham Asylum redefined what a superhero game could be. 10 years on, the title is still viewed as the benchmark for the superhero genre in video games, with a legacy quite unlike any other. “We were a s...
2019-08-02 17:45

Appeals court sides with Trump administration on asylum rule, limits injunction A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration on Friday in the legal battle over its efforts to limit asylum claims from Central America – blocking, for now, a nationwide injunction that blocked the implementation of the rule....
2019-08-17 05:45

Asylum officers union: Trump migration policy goes against nation's 'moral fabric' A union representing U.S. asylum officers has asked a federal court to end the Trump administration's policy of forcing migrants to wait in Mexico while the United States decides their asylum cases....
2019-06-27 22:45

House Speaker Pelosi in Central America as Trump seeks asylum deals U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a congressional delegation to Central America on Thursday as the Trump administration presses countries there to stop U.S.-bound asylum seekers before they reach the U.S. border....
2019-08-09 00:00

U.S. appeals court deals partial setback to Trump rule to curtail asylum A U.S. appeals court on Friday dealt a setback to the Trump administration attempt to bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border, but stopped short of applying its decision nationwide....
2019-08-17 00:15

China lashes out at Taiwan for offering asylum to Hong Kong democracy protesters Taiwan lacks a formal legal mechanism for assessing and granting asylum requests, although it has granted residency to several vocal opponents of the Chinese government....
2019-08-19 13:30

Mexico begins busing migrants to southern border as they await asylum trials Mexico is sending some of the 30,000 Central American migrants vying for asylum in the United States on 750-mile bus rides — all the way back to southern Mexico, officials said. The “Remain in Mexico” program pushed by the Trump administration has fo...
2019-08-17 19:45

Civil Liberties Groups Asks Judge To Block Trump Asylum Rule (WASHINGTON) — Civil liberties groups on Wednesday asked for a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump administration’s effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. The American Civil Liberties Union and others filed...
2019-07-17 17:45

Mexico eyes Brazil for U.S. asylum deal as Trump revives tariff threat Mexico and the United States may explore additional steps next month to restrict illegal immigration from Central America, with the threat of tariffs hanging over Mexico if it does not do enough to satisfy U.S. demands, officials said on Monday....
2019-06-11 06:45

WRAPUP 3-Mexico draws red line on asylum before talks on Trump's tariff threat Mexico on Monday said it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigration...
2019-06-03 23:45

Poll: Most Americans desire more asylum judges, safe conditions at southern border A majority of Americans believe its important to increase the number of judges handling asylum cases at the border and provide safe and sanitary conditions for asylum seekers, according to a Pew Research study released M...
2019-08-13 04:45

Justice Dept. Moves to Block Asylum Claims Based on Family Ties The attorney general’s decision overturned an immigration appeals board ruling in 2018 that a Mexican migrant whose father was targeted by a drug cartel was eligible for asylum....
2019-07-31 18:15

In Mexico, Trump's latest asylum policy stirs anger, fear and confusion Tens of thousands of migrants who have been waiting for months in Mexican border cities are struggling to understand what the U.S. new asylum policy means for them even though they've followed the rules....
2019-07-19 00:00

U.S. border patrol faces probe; White House bashes asylum ruling The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into reports that border patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and threats against lawmakers on a private Facebook group....
2019-07-03 18:30

Mexico's refugee agency turns to U.N. amid asylum surge, funding cuts Buckling under surging asylum applications and the lowest budget in years, Mexico's tiny refugee agency has turned to the United Nations for help opening three new offices across the country starting next month, its director said on Tuesday....
2019-05-23 01:00

Canada boosts provincial legal aid for asylum claims amid funding disagreement Canada will allocate a one-time investment of C$26.8 million ($20.2 million) to provincial legal aid for asylum claims to compensate for services "jeopardized" by provincial cuts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday....
2019-08-13 00:45

WRAPUP 2-Mexico draws asylum red line ahead of talks about Trump's tariffs Mexico on Monday said it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigration...
2019-06-03 22:00

Pelosi defends laws allowing migrants to seek asylum from home country Calling America “part of a global society,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended laws that allow illegal immigrants to seek asylum in the US — but added that she could back a change in policy that would have more migrants make the request from their o...
2019-07-11 21:45

Federal judge strikes down Trump asylum ban on migrants who illegally cross border President Trump’s push to limit the number of asylum seekers flooding across the border suffered another defeat in the courts on Friday, when a federal judge ruled that the government cannot stop migrants from claiming asylum in the U.S., even if the...
2019-08-03 23:00

Why is it called a ‘ticker-tape parade’? As the Women’s World Cup champions bask in the glory — and mess — of a ticker-tape parade Wednesday, many people not born in the Eisenhower administration are scratching their heads and wondering: What the hell is a ticker tape? Ticker tape, invented...
2019-07-10 22:00

The Kingsman prequel is now called The King's Man It’s probably not much of a coincidence that the new title for the upcoming Kingsman prequel was announced today, just a few days after Father’s Day: The King’s Man is the kind of title only a dad joke could love. Matthew Vaughn’s prequel, which is s...
2019-06-19 20:15

What do you mean? P Bieber called Justin on card Indians pitcher Shane Bieber engaged in a humorous back-and-forth with Topps after tweeting an image of his baseball card, which refers to him as pop star Justin Bieber....
2019-08-04 23:30

Here's what Huawei's Android replacement may actually be called The fact Huawei has its own Android replacement in the works is certainly no secret. In fact, rumor has it the operating system could be ready for launch as early as this fall. And thanks to recent trademark filings, we now know what it could be call...
2019-05-27 19:30

Several Threats Called In To Lexington Businesses LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Multiple threats caused a heavy police response on the north side of Lexington afternoon. According to police, the threats were called in to about four businesses but officers have not found any information suggesting ...
2019-06-20 22:45

iPhone 11 line-up may feature 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max - but probably won't be called that We’re expecting Apple to launch three new iPhone handsets this September, but what they’ll be called remains uncertain. However, a new leak puts forward some possible names, with the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max all me...
2019-08-14 17:15

Sigma's New 'Asylum' Skin Raises Concerns About Overwatch's Handling Of Mental-Illness Tropes Overwatch’s newest hero, Sigma, was introduced to the world on a gurney. Though the video was purposefully non-linear, Sigma had suffered a mental breakdown after attempting to harness the power of a black hole. He hollered half-coherently while bein...
2019-08-03 14:30

Mexico's tiny refugee agency turns to U.N. amid asylum surge, funding cuts Buckling under surging asylum applications and the lowest budget in years, Mexico's tiny refugee agency has turned to the United Nations for help opening three new offices across the country starting next month, its director said on Tuesday....
2019-05-22 05:30

Senate Dems accuse Lindsey Graham of underhanded tactics during ugly fight over asylum Sen. Lindsey Graham earlier this year vowed that “immigration Lindsey” would make an appearance in the chamber — a reference to his bipartisan work on reforming the nation’s immigration laws. But on Thursday, Senate Democrats cried foul on Graham’s p...
2019-08-01 21:45

Two Hong Kong Activists Were Granted Asylum in Germany, Calling the City’s Freedoms Into Question Two years after their quiet departure from Hong Kong, two political activists from the semiautonomous region of China have come forward to say that they are under refugee protection in Germany. Ray Wong, 25, and Alan Li, 27, faced rioting charges for...
2019-05-22 07:45

Countdown to Trump's Mexico tariff deadline: Talks focus on asylum for migrants The Trump administration wants Mexico to agree to take almost every asylum seeker that crosses into Mexico. So far, Mexican negotiators have said no.        ...
2019-06-07 14:15

China calls on Germany to correct 'mistakes' over asylum for Hong Kong independence activists China has made "solemn representations" to Germany after it granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges in the Chinese-ruled city, demanding it correct its "mistakes", state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday....
2019-05-25 20:15

Harris calls Biden ‘Senator’ after he called her ‘kid’ After Joe Biden referred to Kamala Harris as “kid” on Wednesday, it probably didn’t seem like an accident to some when Harris referred to the former vice president as “Senator” at least twice during Wednesday’s debate in Detroit....
2019-08-01 10:45

MIT Scientist's Biotech Research Is Called Into Question MIT researcher Dr. Ram Sasisekharan and his team are defending their computer-assisted research against an accusation that they misled the scientific community about the discovery of drugs for the flu and Zika viruses....
2019-05-27 18:30

Harley-Davidson Streetfighter Could Be Called 'Bareknuckle' It's been over a year since Harley-Davidson said they will be expanding their motorcycle portfolio with naked roadsters and an adventure motorcycle and now the company has filed a patent in USA for......
2019-06-28 12:15

Moons that escape their planets are now called ‘ploonets’ Late last year, astronomers decided that moons which orbit other moons should get their own special name. The label “moon-moon” was offered — and promptly ridiculed because of how silly it sounds — but the name appears to have...
2019-07-12 02:00

Instagrammer Called Out By Own Sister For Fake Hiking Pic There have been numerous instances of Instagram influencers being called out for posting fake or edited pictures - none of them as hilarious as this one, where an Instagrammer was called out by her......
2019-08-12 20:45

Tim Dowling: ‘My first podcast idea is called Mum’s on Drugs’ ‘I really don’t think you’ve thought this through,’ the middle one saysOn Sunday evening, my wife and I arrive home from a weekend away. The middle one immediately tries to collect the £10 he’s been promised for walking the dog twice, but my wife req...
2019-07-13 07:30

Woman says she called 911 twice — and cops didn’t pick up A Chicago woman called 911 twice when her ex-husband showed up at her home — and no one picked up. Denise Conroy said she made the calls Thursday, expecting to hear “Chicago emergency” on the other end of the line — but instead the phone just kept ri...
2019-08-08 22:00

US 'approved strikes on Iran,' then suddenly called them off President Trump had reportedly approved air strikes in retaliation for Tehran's downing of a US drone. A decision to stand down was allegedly made after Trump met with Congressional leaders....
2019-06-21 16:15

Weirdly Ford V Ferrari Is Called Le Mans '66 In The UK If you’re a racing fan in the United Kingdom you’ve probably figured this out already. But Ford V Ferrari, the upcoming new Matt Damon/Christian Bale film that recaps the time Ford whooped Ferrari’s ass at Le Mans FOR AMERICA, won’t have that title o...
2019-06-09 01:15

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Threatens Man Who Called Him ‘Fredo’ The confrontation was shared on a conservative YouTube channel. President Trump criticized the CNN host on Twitter, writing: “I thought Chris was Fredo also.”...
2019-08-14 01:15

Chris Cuomo Threatens Man Who Called Him ‘Fredo’ The confrontation was shared on a conservative YouTube channel. President Trump criticized the CNN host on Twitter, writing: “I thought Chris was Fredo also.”...
2019-08-13 19:15

FDA warns against drinking so called, “Miracle” products TUCSON – The Food and Drug Administration is urging people not to drink a solution often promoted online as a remedy for autism, HIV, cancer and other conditions. The products, Miracle and Master Mineral Solution, MMS and Chlorine Dioxide Proto...
2019-08-14 03:15

An Uber riddle, a cat caper and a character called Tim It’s all happening on book club nightTwo days before book club, my wife comes to find me in my shed.“I’m going over the road to look at the kittens,” she says. Continue reading......
2019-06-22 09:15

Natural Gas Is Now Called 'Freedom Gas,' According to the Department of Energy Jingoistic nationalism and promoting fossil fuels go hand in hand for the Trump administration. But the Department of Energy took that connection to a new level on Tuesday with a press release touting natural gas as “freedom gas” full of—I feel stupi...
2019-05-29 22:30

| Trump says he called off Iran strikes at last minute President Donald Trump said Friday the United States was "cocked and loaded" to strike Iran but pulled back at the last minute because it would not have been a "proportionate" response to Tehran shooting down an American drone....
2019-06-22 00:15

Suggesting you might be gay or bisexual could help your career — but get ready to be called out over it "First come the gays, then the girls, then the industry," claimed Sex and the City's Samantha Jones in all her cynical PR wisdom. It's no secret that the pink pound can be a useful market to tap, and I'm all for appealing to a gay audience. There is ...
2019-08-16 22:30

The Next Call of Duty Is Called Modern Warfare (Yep, Really) The first Modern Warfare was called Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, so it’s only natural that the fourth Modern Warfare is called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Confused yet? That’s video games for you....
2019-05-25 08:15

Zoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Safe? Despite mounting evidence that elephants find captivity torturous, some American zoos still acquire them from Africa — aided by a tall tale about why they needed to leave home....
2019-07-09 11:45

Egypt frees ex-diplomat who called for referendum An Egyptian rights lawyer says a former diplomat who called for a referendum on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government has been released from jail....
2019-05-25 20:30

‘I called out Palestinian suffering – and was met by antisemitic abuse’ Labour MP Rosena Allin-Khan was trying to improve lives for sick children, but she unleashed a torrent of trollingEven after a decade’s experience as a doctor in conflict and disaster zones, Rosena Allin-Khan was appalled at the sight of sick and dyi...
2019-08-03 19:15

Editor who called for revival of KKK retires from Alabama newspaper BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The longtime owner and editor of a small Alabama newspaper that called for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan has sold the publication and retired, months after igniting a firestorm with the editorial, the new owner said. Goodloe Sutton...
2019-07-12 18:30

Woodstock 50 music festival called off due to 'unforeseen setbacks' The troubled Woodstock 50 anniversary music festival planned for August was officially canceled on Wednesday, with organizers blaming a series of "unforeseen setbacks."...
2019-07-31 22:30

Mets’ stud pitching prospect won’t be called up as a reliever If Anthony Kay receives a promotion to the Mets this season, it likely will be in his natural role as a starting pitcher. A day after the organization’s top pitching prospect was promoted to Triple-A Syracuse, assistant general manager Allard Baird o...
2019-06-12 08:30

Trump called Epstein a ‘terrific guy’ before denying relationship with him “It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side,” Trump said about Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier charged with sex trafficking, in a 2002 article in New York Magazine....
2019-07-09 03:00

Teacher ’asked to perform oral sex on boy, 14, and called him scaredy-cat when he said no' A TEACHER allegedly asked a 14-year-old boy if she could perform oral sex on him after driving into an empty car park then called him a “scaredy-cat” after he told her no....
2019-06-01 08:15

Ukraine's Zelenskiy says called Putin after four soldiers killed Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he had a phone conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Wednesday morning following the deaths of four Ukrainian soldiers in shelling in the eastern Donbass region....
2019-08-07 11:00

Trump’s tweets against liberal congresswomen called racist WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is shrugging off sharp criticism for tweets branded as racist in which he says four outspoken liberal congresswomen of color should go back to their “broken and crime infested” countries. All are U...
2019-07-15 21:15

Neighbour who called police over Boris Johnson row goes public Tom Penn, 29, says he wants to put the record straight in wake of furore over loud altercation The neighbour who contacted the police over a late-night altercation between Tory leadership favourite, Boris Johnson, and his partner, Carrie Symonds, has...
2019-06-22 21:45

Police called to disturbance at UK PM candidate Johnson's home British police were called on Friday to investigate concerns for the welfare of a woman after a neighbor of Boris Johnson, the favorite to be the next Prime Minister, heard a loud altercation....
2019-06-22 02:30

SpaceX is about to launch a dummy astronaut called Ripley to the ISS SpaceX plans an uncrewed test flight of the Dragon spacecraft on 2 March, which will carry cargo and an astronaut dummy to the International Space Station...
2019-05-21 16:30

El Paso Suspect's Mom Called Police Worried About Gun Before Shooting According to the lawyers of the family of the suspected El Paso shooter, his mother called the police in their town of Allen, TX, weeks before the shooting out of concern that her son owned an “‘AK’ type firearm,” CNN reported Wednesday....
2019-08-08 16:30

McConnell Called Hypocrite After Saying G.O.P. Would Confirm Justice in 2020 The Senate majority leader acknowledged that Republicans would treat a judge nominated by a Republican president differently from one nominated by a Democratic president....
2019-05-29 13:00

Charlie Brooker gets taste of dystopia after being called 'Alexa' by son Black Mirror creator’s wife says Amazon’s virtual assistant was subsequently switched offFormer Blue Peter presenter and wife of Black Mirror’s creator, Konnie Huq, has said her family had to switch off their Amazon virtual assistant after their son ...
2019-08-05 04:45

The search for two Americans who went missing on a Barbados Jet Ski ride has been called off The search for two Americans who went missing last week after renting a Jet Ski in Barbados was called off by the country's coast guard on Sunday, Roy Morris, press secretary to Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, told CNN....
2019-07-02 11:30

Trump admin ‘not big fans’ of UK ambassador who called WH ‘inept’ President Trump said “we are not big fans” of the ​British ambassador to the US who called his administration “inept.” ​“We’ve had our little ins and outs with a couple of countries and I’d say that the UK and the ambassador h...
2019-07-08 01:45

A white father called police on a black man. Both men speak out A black man who was accused of trespassing at a San Francisco apartment building by a white father and shot video of their tense encounter is responding to the father's explanation and apology....
2019-07-11 02:00

Archer and Leach called up as England drop Moeen "All-rounder Moeen Ali has been left out of England\u0027s squad for the second Ashes test against Australia next week after a disappointing display during a crushing defeat in the opener."...
2019-08-09 22:30

US called off retaliatory strike against Iran in last minute: source The United States made a last-minute decision to call off retaliatory strikes against Iran in response to the downing Thursday of a Navy drone that Washington said was over international airspace, a source told Fox News early Friday....
2019-06-21 12:30