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EU nations urge stronger borders to ease migration pressures

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Ministers from European Union nations under pressure from unauthorized border crossings asked Friday for more action to protect the bloc’s external borders as well as for rul...

Florida man charged after 4 found dead at Canada-US border

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — A Florida man was charged Thursday with human smuggling after the bodies of four people, including a baby and a teen, were found in Canada near the U.S. border in what author...

US Customs: Marijuana, ammunition seizures up in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — Seizures of marijuana and ammunition at Michigan's border with Canada have increased over the past year or so despite travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada due to the coronavi...

DeSantis: Freedom is good, COVID mandates, lockdowns are bad

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made it clear in his State of the State speech Tuesday that he likes teachers, first responders and freedom and he doesn't like Dr. Anthony Fauci, cr...

Polish FM advocates 'most severe' sanctions against Belarus

Poland's Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau has accused Belarus of trying "to destabilize" his country politically by what he described as a "constant assault" at the border by migr...

North Macedonia arrests smugglers suspected of torturing migrants

A group of two Pakistanis and two underage Afghans was detained in North Macedonia over crimes they allegedly committed against other migrants, local authorities said on Sunday. The four detainees ar...

2 migrants dead, 21 missing off Tunisia in shipwreck

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — At least two migrants died and 21 have disappeared after their boat capsized Sunday off the Tunisian coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Tunisian officials said. Seven others were re...

Ransomed and beaten: Migrants face abuse in Libyan detention

ONBOARD THE GEO BARENTS OFF LIBYA (AP) — Osman Touré was crying from the pain of repeated beatings and torture as he dialed his brother’s cellphone number. “I’m in prison in Libya,” ...

For many Haitian migrants, journey to Texas started online

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — For the final leg of his journey from Chile to the United States, Haitian migrant Fabricio Jean followed detailed instructions sent to him via WhatsApp from his brother in New Je...

Smuggling people from Afghanistan to Turkey

"Brother, people have been smuggled across borders ever since there have been borders. This business will continue as long as borders exist," explains Baver — a 32-year-old smuggler op...

On Lithuania's plea, Iraq to probe human smuggling to Europe

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's foreign minister said Thursday his government would investigate trafficking networks responsible for smuggling hundreds of Iraqis into Europe, specifically via Belarus to Lithuan...

EU pushes on with migrant policy outsourcing plans

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders pushed ahead Thursday with plans to outsource the bloc’s migration policy challenges by spending billions of euros to improve cooperation from countries that peo...

Police: 29 people recovered from semitruck in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — More than two dozen people were recovered from a big rig that was stopped near San Antonio, including one person who was taken to a hospital, a police official in Texas said. ...

3 killed, 27 hospitalized after boat capsizes off San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A packed boat being used in a suspected human smuggling operation capsized Sunday and broke apart in powerful surf along the rocky San Diego coast, killing three people and injuring m...

Smuggling operation suspected after 90 found in Texas home

HOUSTON (AP) — More than 90 people were found in a house in southwestern Houston that investigators suspect was part of a human smuggling operation, police said Friday. Authorities ...