UN says shipwreck off Libya left 15 migrants dead

CAIRO (AP) — At least 15 migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their boat capsized off the coast of Libya, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, the latest shipwrec...

China accuses Canada of condoning alleged anti-China remarks

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday that it has complained to Canada for allegedly condoning anti-China comments that appeared in Canadian media following controversial remarks made by the Chinese ambass...

1 dead, 9 injured as migrant car crashes in northern Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A car involved in suspected migrant trafficking has crashed in northern Greece leaving the driver dead and all nine passengers injured, police said Friday. ...

Officials: Nigerian migrant burned alive in Libya's Tripoli

CAIRO (AP) — A migrant worker was burned to death in the Libyan capital, U.N. and government officials said Wednesday, the latest in abuses that migrants and refuges face in the conflict-stricken coun...

Salamander and turtle smuggler avoids prison time

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty to smuggling salamanders and turtles in and out of the U.S. in violation of federal law and international agreements has avoided prison t...

8 migrants drown, 12 missing while trying to reach Djibouti

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says at least eight migrants have drowned and 12 are missing after smugglers forced them off a boat near the Horn of Africa nation of D...

Migrant caravan faces roadblocks in Guatemala

About 1,000 Honduran migrants headed for the United States became increasingly desperate Friday in the face of a police and army roadblock in northern Guatemala that was preventing them from continuin...

Despair in Lebanon pushing some to flee to Europe in boats

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Mohammed Sufian did not dream of much: a job, food on the table, the chance to buy his 2½-year-old son the little things a toddler wants. So when he heard tha...

South Africa ends ban on cigarettes, but smuggling may stay

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cigarette smuggling boomed in South Africa during its nearly five-month ban on legal sales as part of anti-COVID-19 measures, and even though legal sales are once again permitted, ...

Greece: Man, child missing from migrant boat sinking

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard said that a search and rescue operation was continuing Thursday, two days after the partial sinking of a yacht that had been carrying nearly 100 migrants in ...

UN: 45 migrants killed when boat capsizes off coast of Libya

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya and at least 45 people drowned or were missing and presumed dead, the U.N. said Wednesday. ...

UK faces new surge in migrant arrivals

When at last he arrived in Calais, a port town on France's north coast, Gulwali Passarlay felt a surge of hope long suppressed: safety and the promise of a new life was at hand. But his optimism s...

China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties over the arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Hu...

China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug charges

China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court announced Xu Weihong&rs...

China sentences another Canadian to death on drug charges

A Chinese court in the country's southern Guandong province sentenced a Canadian national to death on drugs charges on Friday. Ye Jianhui was found guilty of trafficking and manufacturing drugs a...