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US border agents get help on custody work, return to field

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens, even hundreds, of asylum-seeking migrants often wait hours to surrender to U.S. Border Patrol agents, but the thousands of Haitians gathered at a bridge in the small Texas bor...

US ramps up plan to expel Haitian migrants gathered in Texas

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. plans to speed up its efforts to expel Haitian migrants on flights to their Caribbean homeland, officials said Saturday as agents poured into a Texas border city where t...

Latin American leaders divided on OAS at regional meeting

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to leave questions of human rights and democracy to the United Nations, as part of his continuing criticisms of the Organization ...

Greece opens new migrant camp on island to reduce crowding

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has opened a new migrant camp on the island of Samos that replaces an obsolete and once overcrowded facility. The new facility cost about 43 million euro...

After Afghanistan pullout, US seeks NATO basing, intel pacts

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Against the backdrop of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer is meeting in Greece with NATO counterparts this weekend, hoping to forge more basing...

Hungarian opposition mounts challenge to Orban with unified primaries

Hungary's opposition parties began a primary process on Saturday, with the hopes of choosing candidates that can unseat Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his party in next year's elections. The ...

Greece opens first refugee holding camp on Samos island

Greece on Saturday inaugurated its first 'closed' holding camp for migrants and refugees, on the island of Samos, close to Turkey. The camp is the first of five new facilities planned to impr...

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya

ON BOARD THE GEO BARENTS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — A U.N. migration agency official expressed concerns Friday over the disappearance of thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted an...

Assertive Mexico seeks leadership role in Latin America

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gathering of leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean this weekend in Mexico is the latest sign of that country flexing its diplomatic muscle as it looks to assert itself as t...

Europe's Med leaders pledge cooperation on climate, security

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean countries pledged late Friday to expand cooperation in the fight against climate change and to back common security and defense initiatives ...

Poland's, Lithuania's PMs discuss higher security, migration

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of Poland and Lithuania said Friday that tighter security at their borders with Belarus was the best way to ease pressure from migrant inflows there, as they ...

WHO director: Lebanon's brain drain threat to health sector

BEIRUT (AP) — The World Health Organization’s director general on Friday expressed deep concern about the impact of Lebanon’s economic meltdown and multiple crises on the wellbeing of the nation, and ...

Rising numbers of migrants risk lives crossing Darien Gap

ACANDI, Colombia (AP) — It was 5 a.m. and in dozens of small tents around 500 migrants began showing signs of life, rising, packing their bags and preparing to cross the Darien Gap, the thick jungle t...

EU Mediterranean countries talk climate change, Afghanistan

Southern EU states were discussing illegal immigration at a one-day summit in Athens on Friday, amid fears that the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will send another wave of refugees towards the EU sh...

Greece tightens its border with Turkey amid 'tough but fair migration policy'

The river Evros forms the land border between Greece and Turkey. The waters of this river and its tributaries have made the Evros region one of the most fertile in Greece. Here, on both sides of one o...