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Under U.S. asylum treaty pressure, Guatemala's president to visit Washington

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week following weeks of intense negotiations aimed at declaring the Central American country a safe destination for asylum seekers....

Under U.S. asylum treaty pressure, Guatemala's president to visit Washington

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Guatemala's president Morales to visit Washington amid asylum negotiations Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week, his spokesman said on Thursday, following weeks of intense negotiations aimed at declaring the Central American country a safe destination for asylum seekers....
19:52 2019-07-11

UN oceans treaty ‘essential’ to combat ‘unprecedented pressure’ on the world’s seas – UN chief The oceans are not only under “unprecedented pressure” due to climate change, but “half of all living coral has been lost in the past 150 years”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, addressing the latest gathering of nations which are party to the UN Convention on the L...
20:13 2019-06-17

Donald Trump visit: US President compares Brexit backstop issue with US-Mexico border during Ireland visit Donald Trump appeared to compare the backstop issue to the US-Mexico border as he expressed confidence that the Brexit logjam over the Irish border would work out "very well"....
21:00 2019-06-05

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....
19:52 2019-07-16

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 will visit Ciudad Juarez, across the Rio Grande fro...
05:39 2019-06-30

Hunt ramps up pressure on Johnson to explain police visit Tory leadership candidate says his rival ‘needs to show he can answer difficult questions’Jeremy Hunt has increased the pressure on Boris Johnson to explain why police were called to his home after a row with his partner by warning that the Conservative leadership frontrunner “needs to show he can a...
17:13 2019-06-23

Toronto Raptors urged by mayor to visit Ottawa over Washington: 'Forget the White House' The Toronto Raptors are set to have their NBA championship victory parade Monday but a decision has yet to be made about whether the team will end up visiting the White House....
22:39 2019-06-17

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, she arrived at the U.S. border, where she eventu...
20:52 2019-06-12

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 “safe third country” agreement in whi...
22:52 2019-06-10

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....
00:52 2019-07-12

Iranian president says talks possible only if Washington shows "respect" President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday suggested Iran may be willing to hold talks if the United States showed it respect, but said Tehran would not be pressured into negotiations, the semi-official Fars news agency reported....
02:39 2019-06-02

President Trump Says Tanks Will Be Part of July Fourth in Washington WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isn’t taking “no tanks” for an answer on the Fourth of July. He said Monday that a display of U.S. military tanks will be part of a special event he’s headlining July 4 in Washington — and an Associated Press photographer saw at...
11:26 2019-07-02

Washington Prepares for a July 4 Spectacle, Starring and Produced by President Trump The president has ordered the last-minute transformation of the traditional July 4 activities into what he calls “a celebration of America” and that critics call a celebration of Donald J. Trump....
03:39 2019-07-04

What did the UK get out of President Trump's visit? Adam Boulton and guests assess the political impact of Donald Trump's state visit to the UK this week, after the president enjoyed the lavish hospitality of the Queen against a backdrop of protests and acrimony....
19:26 2019-06-05

Washington Post gives '4 Pinocchios' to Planned Parenthood president for false abortion claim The president of Planned Parenthood has repeatedly spread a false claim about "thousands" of women who died due to a lack of safe abortion access before the Roe v. Wade decision, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. ...
21:00 2019-05-29

President Trump announces new 5% tariff on Mexican goods to pressure country to halt flow of migrants WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump announces new 5% tariff on Mexican goods to pressure country to halt flow of migrants. The post President Trump announces new 5% tariff on Mexican goods to pressure country to halt flow of migrants appeared first on LEX18.com....
02:00 2019-05-31

The Latest: Iran’s president welcomes Abe on historic visit DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Iran’s president has officially welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Hassan Rouhani greeted Abe on his historic visit on Wednesday afternoo...
16:52 2019-06-12

'Trump Baby' blimp to fly in London for U.S. president's visit The "Trump Baby" inflatable balloon that was the focus of protests when the U.S. president visited London last year will fly again this week when he returns for state visit including a lavish banquet hosted by the queen, activists said....
17:00 2019-06-02

Trump state visit: I don't know Michael Gove, says president Asked for his views on the Tory leadership hopefuls, the US president says he knows Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, but isn't familiar with Environment Secretary Michael Gove....
17:26 2019-06-04

President Donald Trump in Japan for state visit U.S President Donald Trump arrived for a four-day state visit to Japan, the first official visit of the Reiwa era.        ...
18:13 2019-05-26

Afghan president says he’ll visit Pakistan to improve ties Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he will visit Pakistan on June 27 to open a new chapter in his country’s uneasy relationship with its neighbor and mend ties that are often characterized by mistrust and tit-for-tat accusations...
09:26 2019-06-04

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea Xi Jinping is set to become the first Chinese president to travel to North Korea in 14 years. The visit comes as denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States appear to be at a standstill....
17:13 2019-06-17

'It's not about Trump': mixed emotions in Portsmouth over president's D-day visit Police gearing up for protests as fears grow visit will detract from veterans on 75th anniversaryOver the decades, the city of Portsmouth has hosted D-day anniversary events with dignity and sensitivity. Its citizens have fond memories of meeting veterans who embarked from the port in June 1944 and ...
15:13 2019-05-31

US President Donald Trump to visit Britain in stasis In London, US President Donald Trump will be met with wide-scale protests and a febrile political climate. Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May issued the invitation before her time in office was genuinely numbered....
21:00 2019-06-02

Taiwan president to visit U.S. this month, move likely to anger China Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will spend four nights in the United States this month while visiting Caribbean diplomatic allies, her government said on Monday, in a move likely to anger China, which considers the island a renegade province....
10:13 2019-07-01

State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week. State broadcaster CCTV said in its evening news program on Monday that Xi will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a visit Thursday and Friday. The trip would be the first by a ...
14:13 2019-06-17

Guatemalan President Scraps U.S. Visit to Discuss Immigration Proposal The Guatemalan government said it would await a decision by the country’s constitutional court, where two motions have been presented seeking an injunction preventing Jimmy Morales from signing a safe-third-country agreement with the U.S....
05:52 2019-07-15

The Guardian view on Trump’s state visit: the president is not welcome | Editorial Hobnobbing with the royals will boost the president’s ego. But this is not the greatest danger of rolling out the red carpet nowTwo and a half years after Theresa May rushed to become the first world leader to meet the newly inaugurated President Trump in Washington, she has chosen to make a state v...
22:52 2019-06-02

Trump's Japan visit: Shinzo Abe's calculated pampering of a president Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to indulge US President Donald Trump with lavish gestures of friendship in order to avoid concessions on trade issues. The strategy could work. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo....
04:39 2019-05-25

China's President Xi Jinping to Make First Visit to North Korea Xi Jinping will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss bilateral relations, as well as efforts to resolve tensions on the Korean Peninsula, in the first such state visit by a Chinese leader in more than a decade....
16:00 2019-06-17

The U.K. Prepares to Jeer and Cheer President Donald Trump During State Visit When U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump travel through central London to Buckingham Palace on Monday, they will be greeted by more than one hundred thousand protestors, activists say. Trump arrives in London on Monday for his first official state visit to the U.K. During the th...
02:00 2019-06-03

The U.K. Jeers and Cheers President Donald Trump As State Visit Begins U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived in London Monday for their first official state visit to the U.K, as protestors prepared to give the presidential party a rude welcome. On Monday, the Trump and his wife Melania had a private lunch with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Pa...
14:26 2019-06-03

See Every Photo From President Donald Trump's London Visit With the Royal Family President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are putting their best foot forward during their U.K. visit. From a meet-and-greet with Queen Elizabeth II to dining with the royal......
00:13 2019-06-05

Donald Trump UK visit itinerary: Schedule for day two of the US president's trip US President Donald Trump will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May for "substantial" talks on the second day of his three-day state visit to the UK....
01:26 2019-06-05

Trump is a 'global threat,' says Mayor of London, ahead of US President's visit Long-time Trump critic and London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called the US President "one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat," in an explosive newspaper article published just hours before Trump's first state visit to the UK....
08:26 2019-06-03

President Trump Backs Boris Johnson in U.K. Leadership Race Before State Visit Donald Trump weighed into Britain’s domestic political turmoil by backing the pro-Brexit Boris Johnson to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, in a breach of convention on the eve of the president’s state visit to the U.K. Trump insisted he wasn’t giving a full endorsement of any...
17:26 2019-06-01

London Mayor Compares Trump to European Dictators in Scathing Op-Ed About the President’s U.K. Visit Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, rebuked the United Kingdom’s efforts to welcome President Donald Trump for his three-day state visit to the European nation that begins Monday. In an 841-word opinion piece published by The Guardian on Saturday, Khan condemns Trump for starting an immigration p...
02:00 2019-06-03

10 Downing Street’s Larry the Cat Disrupts President Trump’s U.K. Visit by Sitting Under His Limo “Chief Mouser” Larry the Cat briefly stole the show during President Donald Trump’s visit to the U.K. Tuesday, after deciding to rest under the President’s limo. Larry, a famous cat who lives around 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Great Brit...
23:26 2019-06-04

President Trump Opened His State Visit to Japan by Needling the Japanese on Trade (TOKYO) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the country over its trade imbalance with the United States. “Maybe that’s why you like me so much,” he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying “there’...
16:13 2019-05-25

Kim Jong Un praises Trump for being first US president to visit North Korea, calls it ‘courageous and determined act’ PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un praises Trump for being first US president to visit North Korea, calls it ‘courageous and determined act’ The post Kim Jong Un praises Trump for being first US president to visit North Korea, calls it ‘courageous and determined act’ appeare...
14:13 2019-06-30

Chinese President Xi Jinping To Visit North Korea This Week, State Media Reports (BEIJING) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the visit on Thursday and Frida...
18:52 2019-06-17

Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea amid Hong Kong protests, tension with US Chinese President Xi Jinping will be traveling to North Korea for a state visit – the first in 14 years by a Chinese leader, state media said Monday....
15:13 2019-06-17

President Trump arrives in the United Kingdom for state visit, D-Day ceremony amid Brexit tensions LONDON (AP) — President Trump arrives in the United Kingdom for state visit, D-Day ceremony amid Brexit tensions. The post President Trump arrives in the United Kingdom for state visit, D-Day ceremony amid Brexit tensions appeared first on LEX18.com....
13:26 2019-06-03

In First Official Visit, Irish Prime Minister Declines to Meet With Trump on a Golf Course Owned by the President (SHANNON, Ireland) — For the backdrop to his first official visit to Ireland, President Donald Trump wanted to promote his golf course on the nation’s rocky west coast. The Irish government countered with the grand staging of an ancient castle. In the end, neither side got what they want...
02:26 2019-06-06

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013 BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013. The post Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013 appeared first on LEX18.com....
05:26 2019-06-20

Donald Trump's state visit to the UK: Meghan to miss out on welcoming US president as details of trip revealed Donald Trump will be welcomed by the Queen and the royal family during his state visit but new mother the Duchess of Sussex will be missing, Buckingham Palace has announced....
14:39 2019-05-25

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea. The post Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea appeared first on LEX18.com....
04:52 2019-06-20

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week. The post Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week appeared first on LEX18.com....
14:13 2019-06-17

Donald Trump UK visit: President tells Theresa May to 'stick around' for trade deal with US Donald Trump today told Theresa May to "stick around, let's do this deal" — while setting up private meetings with her likely successors as Prime Minister....
01:26 2019-06-05

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s brief visit to North Korean territory improves ties PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s brief visit to North Korean territory improves ties. The post North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s brief visit to North Korean territory improves ties appeared first on LEX18.co...
14:13 2019-06-30

President Trump’s Visit to Japan Was a Success — for Japan President Trump’s visit to Japan was a success for that country, but foreign policy experts say it was more of a wash for the United States. Facing upcoming parliamentary elections and an ongoing threat from North Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was able to showcase the strength of h...
03:26 2019-05-29

Donald Trump state visit: US president takes swipe at Sadiq Khan, 'the twin of NY Mayor Bill de Blasio except shorter' US President Donald Trump called London Mayor Sadiq Khan the "shorter" twin of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as he departed on Air Force One for his state visit to the UK....
08:26 2019-06-03

Donald Trump baby blimp organisers 'confident' it will fly again during US president's state visit The group behind a huge Donald Trump baby blimp is "confident" of being granted permission to fly it again during the US president's upcoming state visit....
23:52 2019-05-30

Donald Trump UK visit: US President 'to bring Ivanka, Donald Jr and Tiffany' when he comes to meet the Queen next month US president will bring his children and their spouses on UK state visit next month, according to reports William and Kate will meet young Trumps and their partners Camilla to hold tea for Mr Trump and his wife at Clarence House...
12:39 2019-05-23

Trump's UK visit: President says Britain's exit from EU would be 'very good' for the country President Trump is spending three days in Britain celebrating the 'special relationship' between Britain and the United States.        ...
16:13 2019-06-04

President Trump Responds to President Carter’s Attacks on His Legitimacy: ‘He Was a Terrible President’ WASHINGTON — Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter’s swipe at the legitimacy of his presidency, calling it nothing more than a “Democrat talking point,” while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old Carter. Speaking to reporters at a press conferen...
18:13 2019-06-29

U.S. Says Russia Is Likely Defying Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Russia has likely been carrying out low-yield nuclear tests to upgrade its nuclear arsenal, according to a new U.S. intelligence assessment, challenging Moscow’s claims that it is adhering to an international treaty....
17:00 2019-05-29

Swiss need more time to clinch EU treaty: foreign minister Switzerland's political system of painstaking consensus-building requires more time to strike a deal with the European Union on a new treaty, Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said, suggesting no quick resolution to a potentially damaging log-jam....
10:13 2019-06-19

Versailles marks 100 years since treaty ending World War I PARIS (AP) — The chateau of Versailles is commemorating 100 years since the treaty that formally ended World War I — and helped lay the seeds for World War II. The daylong event Friday is also celebrating French and American cooperation in the war, which marked the entry of the United States into th...
12:00 2019-06-28

Swiss government demands clarifications from the EU in treaty talks The Swiss government is demanding clarification from the European Union on several issues before it signs off on a draft treaty, it said on Friday, risking a backlash from Brussels over yet another delay to an accord the EU has sought for a decade....
18:13 2019-06-07

Russia moves closer to pulling out of arms treaty with US MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has moved closer to suspending its participation in a key nuclear arms treaty. The State Duma on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to support President Vladimir Putin’s decree to suspend Russia’s obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with the...
14:26 2019-06-18

Trump says 'unfair' defense treaty with Japan needs to be changed U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that a decades-old security treaty between their countries must be changed, reiterating his criticism of the pact as unfair....
12:26 2019-06-29

Swiss lawmakers seek more clarity on EU treaty terms The Swiss upper house of parliament asked the government on Wednesday to get more concessions from the European Union over a draft treaty, raising the stakes ahead of a mid-June deadline Brussels has set for a final deal....
18:39 2019-06-12

Swiss government baulks at signing EU treaty: sources Opposition from across the political spectrum will make it all but impossible for the Swiss government to sign a draft treaty with the European Union next month, sources close to the matter told Reuters....
19:39 2019-05-23

Russia 'probably' violating nuclear test ban treaty, top US official says Claim by Lt Gen Robert Ashley draws scepticism as nuclear test watchdog says monitoring system has detected nothing unusualThe head of the US defence intelligence agency has claimed that Russia has “probably” been violating the nuclear test ban treaty by carrying out low-yield tests in a remote Arct...
01:39 2019-05-30

Russia's Putin signs law suspending INF disarmament treaty Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation suspending a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, according to the law published on Wednesday on an official government website....
15:52 2019-07-03

No breakthrough with Russia on INF treaty dispute: NATO's Stoltenberg NATO and Russia did not make significant progress on saving the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) in talks at the alliance headquarters on Friday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said....
15:13 2019-07-05

Treaty of Versailles 100 years on: A fragile peace and a fraught legacy In November 1918, an armistice ended the fighting in World War I. But it took seven months until the official peace treaty was signed. Germany, meanwhile, always objected to its terms....
04:39 2019-06-28

#MeToo anti-harassment treaty adopted by UN labor agency The International Labor Organization (ILO) has adopted a new treaty against violence and harassment in the workplace. Sparked by the #MeToo movement, six countries still abstained from the plans, including Russia....
19:00 2019-06-21

Factbox: Who stands to lose if Swiss-EU treaty talks fail More than four years of negotiations have failed to yield a breakthrough on a new treaty between Switzerland and the European Union, by far its biggest trading partner....
14:00 2019-06-16

Russia shows no 'sign' it's willing to comply with INF nuclear treaty, NATO says There is little hope a key nuclear arms treaty can be saved, as Russia refuses to come back into compliance, says NATO's Jens Stoltenberg. He spoke after a NATO-Russia Council meeting on the INF arms control treaty....
17:00 2019-07-05

Donald Trump Says "Unfair" Defence Treaty With Japan Needs To Be Changed US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he had told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that a decades-old security treaty between their countries must be changed, reiterating his criticism of the......
20:52 2019-06-29

Vladimir Putin threatens to drop New START nuclear treaty The Russian president has warned that unless the US comes to the negotiating table, a key nuclear weapons treaty will collapse. If it does, it will the second such pact to fail under Trump's leadership....
15:52 2019-06-06

Front-runner in Brazil’s election wants to pull out of climate treaty The far-right winner of the first round of Brazil's presidential election wants to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and cut down the Amazon rainforest...
15:00 2019-05-21

UK's Hunt: we expect China to abide by the 1984 Hong Kong treaty Britain expects China to abide by a 1984 treaty which guarantees basic freedoms to the former British colony of Hong Kong for 50 years, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told Reuters on Tuesday....
16:13 2019-07-02

EU, South American countries agree on draft free trade treaty The European Union and the Mercosur bloc of South American countries have agreed on the draft text of a free-trade deal. Both sides have been negotiating the agreement for almost 20 years....
20:52 2019-06-28

| Putin says Russia prepared to drop START nuclear arms treaty President Vladimir Putin says Russia was prepared to drop a nuclear weapons treaty with the US and warned of "global catastrophe" if Washington keeps dismantling an international arms control regime....
09:26 2019-06-07

EU to clear up Swiss doubts on new treaty, seeks deal by June 18: letter The European Union's chief executive pledged on Tuesday to clear up Switzerland's concerns about a draft treaty to govern ties so that Bern can endorse it by June 18 and allow the Swiss stock exchange to maintain access to the bloc's markets....
18:26 2019-06-11

Putin signs bill withdrawing from nuclear arms treaty with the United States Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill Wednesday formalizing Russia’s withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with the United States....
00:52 2019-07-04

Gorsuch sides with Supreme Court liberals on Native American treaty case Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch joined liberal justices in a 5-4 decision that upheld hunting rights for Native Americans against Wyoming under a 19th-century treaty signed before it became a state....
19:01 2019-05-21

New North Korea constitution calls Kim head of state, seen as step to U.S. peace treaty Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the United States....
11:13 2019-07-12

Democrats fear Trump will pull US out of last major arms control treaty with Russia FAREWELL TO ARMS CONTROL: President Trump’s decision earlier this year to withdraw from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty earlier has Democrats concerned he will essentially do the same with the last major arms agreement with Moscow, by allowing the New Strategic Arms Reduction T...
17:26 2019-06-06

Russia probably conducting nuclear tests in violation of treaty, says defense intelligence chief Russia is likely conducting explosive nuclear tests in violation of an international arms treaty, the chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency warned Wednesday....
00:39 2019-05-30

Russia likely violating nuclear test ban treaty by conducting secret operations on island, officials say Russia is likely violating an international treaty banning nuclear tests by conducting secret operations on remote islands above the Arctic Circle, a U.S. intelligence assessment revealed Wednesday....
19:52 2019-05-29

Vladimir Putin submits bill to withdraw Russia from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Russian President Vladimir Putin moved Thursday to remove the country from a nuclear arms control treaty that has been active since the end of the Cold War....
00:39 2019-05-31

Neil Gorsuch was the deciding vote in a Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Crow Tribe’s 1868 treaty Neil Gorsuch was the deciding vote in a Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Crow Tribe’s 1868 treaty today, marking the second time he’s joined the Supreme Court’s liberals to uphold tribal law....
16:13 2019-05-21

Mark Levin: President Trump 'the most abused president in American history' "Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin unloaded on Democrats Wednesday night and called President Trump the "most abused president in American history."...
15:13 2019-05-23

French President Macron Gave President Trump a ‘Friendship Tree’ Last Year. It Is Now Dead French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed the “friendship tree” he presented as a gift to the White House last year has died, and that a replacement is on the way. President Donald Trump and Macron originally planted the European sessile oak together in April 2018 when Macron made h...
01:13 2019-06-13

President Trump Says He’ll Raise China Tariffs If President Xi Won’t Meet at G-20 President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China again if President Xi Jinping doesn’t meet with him at the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Japan. Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that he could impose tariffs of 25%, or “much higher than 25%” on $300 bill...
03:00 2019-06-11

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....
21:52 2019-06-11

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 killed as a result of an internal problem within the...
06:00 2019-06-18

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....
00:52 2019-07-16

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....
20:13 2019-05-31

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 billion border spending bill next week.Graham, the Sena...
19:26 2019-06-19

HK leader protests over German asylum for dissidents HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader has summoned the German consul to complain over Germany granting political asylum to a pair of Hong Kong political activists. Carrie Lam on Friday called the pair bail jumpers who were facing charges including rioting and assaulting police over a violent inc...
14:39 2019-05-24

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....
02:26 2019-07-08

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....
20:39 2019-07-16

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....
11:26 2019-07-16

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 for asylum there. Local immigration attorney Maurice...
08:52 2019-07-16

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, migrants coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador ...
02:52 2019-07-16

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....
17:52 2019-07-15

Flu outbreak among asylum seekers reaches San Diego SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sixteen asylum seekers who have exhibited flu-like symptoms after being flown to San Diego from South Texas are being quarantined. San Diego County authorities said Friday that the asylum seekers and their families are staying in motel rooms. Last week, U.S. immigration officials sa...
21:52 2019-05-24

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....
19:00 2019-06-13

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. The final product is lovely, but not the wearable co...
16:52 2019-07-15

‘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 group noted that the Remain in Mexico program now ...
22:26 2019-07-11

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 10)        ...
02:00 2019-07-11

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....
18:13 2019-07-06

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....
01:39 2019-06-19

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....
01:52 2019-05-31

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....
17:52 2019-07-06

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)        ...
14:26 2019-07-04

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....
18:52 2019-07-15

Feds apprehend over 1,000 asylum seekers at Texas border More than 1,000 migrants were taken into custody after illegally crossing the border near El Paso, Texas, early Wednesday, according to a new report. The group of 1,036 was the largest encountered by the Border Patrol, topping the previous record of 424 was set last month, NBC News reported Thursday...
01:00 2019-05-31

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....
04:39 2019-06-08

New U.S. Asylum Rule Strands Thousands at Southern Border An estimated 18,700 asylum seekers waiting in line along the U.S.-Mexican border for interviews have been stranded by the new rule requiring them first to apply for refugee status from the country they first passed through....
17:13 2019-07-16

U.S. 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 a U.S.-Mexico joint declaration released on Friday....
03:39 2019-06-08

The Latest: Judge to rule on hearings for asylum seekers SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a legal challenge to a new Trump administration policy denying bond hearings for asylum seekers (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A U.S. judge in Seattle says she expects to rule quickly on whether to block a new Trump administration policy that keeps asylum seekers locked u...
20:52 2019-06-28

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....
08:52 2019-07-03

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....
05:13 2019-06-11

Mexico has yet to expand asylum-seeker program agreed to with U.S. Mexico has yet to expand the number of border crossings where U.S.-bound asylum seekers must be returned to Mexican territory to await processing, despite a deal announced on Friday calling for an immediate expansion, three officials told Reuters....
02:26 2019-06-10

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....
11:13 2019-06-11

Trump administration sets 'new bar' for immigrants seeking asylum Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States from Mexico must now also first seek protection from a so-called third party country, the Trump administration said on Monday....
16:39 2019-07-15

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 is moving to end asylum protections for most Centr...
17:13 2019-07-15

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....
23:13 2019-07-15

Trump administration announces major crackdown on asylum seekers The Trump administration on Monday announced a sweeping new policy tightening restrictions for asylum seekers, in a move that could drastically reduce the number of Central American migrants eligible to enter the United States in this way....
17:00 2019-07-15

Two vacant TUSD schools considered 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 looking for asylum,” Foster said. “Th...
17:13 2019-07-15

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 United States....
20:39 2019-07-15

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....
12:39 2019-05-23

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 Italy and Germany.Under the terms of the Dublin re...
18:39 2019-06-27

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....
23:26 2019-07-15

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......
04:00 2019-05-30

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 States....
05:39 2019-07-16

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....
21:52 2019-07-16

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....
23:26 2019-06-03

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....
05:52 2019-06-15

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....
23:01 2019-06-05

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 letter from the Tucson Bishop Edward Weisenburger, requ...
04:00 2019-07-09

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....
20:39 2019-06-03

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....
09:52 2019-06-04

Trump wants Mexico to grant migrants asylum as he threatens tariffs The Trump administration wants Mexico to agree to take almost every asylum seeker that crosses into Mexico. So far, Mexican negotiators have said no.        ...
14:13 2019-06-07

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....
20:39 2019-06-08

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-Mexico border, in violation of both US and internation...
08:52 2019-07-16

Trump's request to have Guatemala accept asylum seekers postponed A proposal to turn Guatemala into a "safe third country" for Central American asylum seekers has been delayed until a Guatemalan court rules on the matter....
16:39 2019-07-15

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 Department said the bus left Juarez, just over the bo...
21:52 2019-07-02

Mexico begins busing home migrants seeking asylum in U.S. Dozens of Central American migrants forced to wait in Mexico while their U.S. asylum claims are being processed were returned to their home countries by the Mexican government, authorities said....
11:26 2019-07-03

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 looking for asylum,” Foster said. “Th...
07:52 2019-07-13

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....
22:26 2019-06-10

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....
00:26 2019-07-05

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....
18:52 2019-05-22

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."...
04:26 2019-05-22

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....
04:52 2019-07-12

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 first international trip as a White House hopeful,...
04:00 2019-07-01

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 assistance, where they face threats of kidnapping....
16:26 2019-07-10

Two more border cities added to U.S.-Mexico asylum program: sources U.S.-bound asylum seekers will be sent back to at least two additional Mexican border cities later this week to wait for their claims to be processed, officials said, with one of the cities in a region that is among Mexico's most chaotic and violent....
02:13 2019-06-24

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....
21:01 2019-05-21

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....
04:00 2019-07-03

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....
03:00 2019-06-22

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....
21:39 2019-05-22

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. “Mexico has taken advantage of the United States for de...
18:26 2019-05-31

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 resulted in thousands of families ditching their sche...
07:52 2019-06-12

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 immigration....
19:13 2019-06-03

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 Washington Examiner....
20:39 2019-07-16

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....
21:52 2019-06-11

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        ...
08:39 2019-06-04

Mexico says no unlimited asylum, Trump confirms 'safe third country' plan Mexico has not accepted that the United States send it an unlimited number of asylum seekers, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said, ahead of meetings with U.S. officials on Friday to determine the expansion of a controversial program....
17:26 2019-06-14

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....
16:39 2019-07-03

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 neglect and human rights violations.Johana Medina...
04:52 2019-06-04

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 immigration....
04:13 2019-06-04

Mexico draws red line on asylum before talks on Trump's tariff threat 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 immigration....
02:39 2019-06-04

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....
19:39 2019-06-27

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......
16:26 2019-07-10

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...
02:52 2019-06-10

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....
04:39 2019-07-01

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....
08:52 2019-07-10

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....
19:00 2019-07-15

Failed asylum seekers wait in rural Danish departure center When Ali Adnan, 27, fled his home in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in 2015 and arrived in Denmark, a local Danish family took him in and helped him gain his footing in a country he knew very little about....
10:26 2019-05-30

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....
19:26 2019-07-15

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."...
02:26 2019-06-28

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 contacted the FBI and U.S. Capitol Police — which provides...
01:52 2019-07-10

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. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register,...
17:26 2019-07-15

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.        ...
10:52 2019-06-05

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....
03:39 2019-06-10

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....
10:26 2019-06-29

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....
03:00 2019-07-04

WRAPUP 1-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 immigration....
21:00 2019-06-03

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/possible runaways were interspersed along images of the ...
19:00 2019-05-24

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....
18:26 2019-07-03

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....
18:52 2019-06-27

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....
00:39 2019-05-23

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....
22:26 2019-06-03

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 Friday as U.S. negotiators met Guatemalan officials....
00:52 2019-06-15

Trump administration defends pushing migrant asylum seekers back into Mexico Justice Department lawyers urged a federal appeals court to allow continuation of the Migrant Protection Protocols program, a critical aspect of Trump’s immigration policy....
21:26 2019-07-11

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....
23:00 2019-06-14

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....
00:52 2019-06-11

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.''...
21:39 2019-07-14

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 own countries. “Asylum laws are what they are. It’s...
22:39 2019-07-11

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....
23:00 2019-06-14

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....
17:00 2019-05-25

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....
06:00 2019-05-22

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 await court dates. “The decision only incentivizes...
17:52 2019-07-03

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."...
09:52 2019-05-22

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....
09:52 2019-06-19

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....
03:39 2019-07-03

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 seekers....
06:13 2019-07-03

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.        ...
18:00 2019-06-07

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 their roles in a protest that turned into a viole...
12:26 2019-05-22

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 by angry mobs threatening reprisals for the Easter ...
23:39 2019-05-31

Not just players under pressure to get it right at U.S. Open John Bodenhamer will be under almost as much pressure as the players to get things right at this week's U.S. Open on his debut as the man responsible for setting up the Pebble Beach course....
12:52 2019-06-10

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 seekers....
03:39 2019-07-12

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 standards”....
15:52 2019-05-21

Washington to Big Tech: You're on notice A rare thing is happening in the US capital. Progressives, conservatives and the Trump administration are probing the internet giants. Two companies are particularly in the crosshairs of lawmakers and regulators....
06:26 2019-06-06

In photos: This week in Washington President Donald Trump signs three executive orders to address affordable housing, transparency in healthcare costs and to issue sanctions on Iranian officials the week of June 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C....
18:52 2019-06-27

PPG Says It Won't Break Up, Despite Pressure From Activist Investor PPG Industries won’t split its units making building paints and industrial coatings, choosing to forge ahead as a unified company after facing pressure from an activist investor to maximize value in its disparate operations....
16:39 2019-05-21

Credit Agricole CEO says no pressure, no need to grow via M&A Credit Agricole's Chief Executive Philippe Brassac said his bank will focus on organic growth in the coming three years as it has no pressure or need to expand through acquisitions....
11:39 2019-06-06

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep up pressure As Hong Kong reels under the largest protests in its history over an extradition bill, experts say the protest movement is evolving into a permanent campaign seeking to preserve the city's civil liberties....
16:26 2019-07-10

Fed likely to resist pressure to cut U.S. rates this week The U.S. Federal Reserve, facing fresh demands by President Donald Trump to cut interest rates, is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at a policy meeting this week but possibly lay the groundwork for a rate cut later this year....
09:39 2019-06-17

Hong Kong Protesters Keep Up the Pressure Thousands of protesters disrupted pockets across Hong Kong Friday, blocking roads and occupying government buildings, as activists’ focus broadened to include authorities’ response to last week’s mass demonstrations....
16:39 2019-06-21

Vettel not feeling pressure despite 15 races without a win Despite 15 Formula One races without a win, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel claims he is not burdened by his lack of form heading into this weekend's French Grand Prix       ...
19:52 2019-06-20

In Moscow, Riyadh and Washington, this is the age of the shameless lie As David Miliband argues in his Fulbright lecture, world leaders have found they can lie with impunity. We must not be complicit in their mendacityTruth or consequences, a parlour game in which players are penalised for dishonesty or wrongdoing, is mostly fun – but it also reflects a broad moral con...
15:26 2019-06-22

Rolling Thunder 2019 might be last for Washington Thousands of motorcyclists gathered in Washington, D.C., this weekend amid confusion over whether this would be the final ride for Rolling Thunder.        ...
21:13 2019-05-27

(3) Washington Gets Key Hits in Game One Win over (14) Kentucky Katie Reed makes the throw in Super Regionals at Washington – Photo by UK Athletics SEATTLE – The No. 3 Washington Huskies won a low-scoring affair 3-0 in game one of the 2019 Seattle Super Regional thanks to timely hitting and execution in clutch situations. UW leads the series 1-0 and will n...
06:52 2019-05-25

How Washington Learned to Love the Deficit Political support for taming federal debt has melted away, and the U.S. is testing just how much it can borrow as few see evidence of dire economic consequences today....
17:52 2019-06-13

And Now, A Washington Wizards Update: Hell If you lost track of the Washington Wizards amid all Sunday’s wild NBA free-agency news, that’s fine, and reasonable. It speaks well of you, all things considered. A solid double-fistful of the league’s big stars switched teams over the weekend, and none of them came to or left the Wizards—but the W...
21:52 2019-07-01

Washington becomes first state ever to allow human composting Gov. Jay Inslee, the Democrat from Washington, signed a bill into law on Tuesday that allows the composting of human bodies as an alternative to burials and cremations....
05:52 2019-05-22

Archbishop Gregory installed in Washington, DC The Rev. Wilton D. Gregory was installed Tuesday as the seventh archbishop of Washington following a pair of high-profile sexual abuse cases that ensnared his two predecessors. (May 21)        ...
01:52 2019-05-22

Four climbers rescued from Mt. Rainier, Washington A helicopter crew has rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier after they had been stranded on the peak in Wash. for several days.        ...
18:00 2019-06-07

Letters From Washington: Your Employees Could Be Undocumented The Social Security Administration has mailed “no-match letters” to more than 570,000 employers since March, sending shock waves through industries that rely on undocumented workers....
19:39 2019-05-21

Algerian protesters keep up pressure on country's rulers Tens of thousands Algerians gathered on Friday in the capital to demand the removal of the ruling elite, keeping up pressure for more rapid change after the end of the 20-year rule of Abdelaziz Bouteflika....
20:26 2019-07-05

| Auger-Aliassime crumbles under Wimbledon pressure Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime, tipped by some as a potential Wimbledon champion, described his third round exit on Friday as "embarrassing"....
09:00 2019-07-06

U.K. Lawmakers Pressure Prime Minister to Specify When She Will Quit British lawmakers are dialing up pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to specify as soon as Friday when she will quit, as her Conservative Party faces its likely worst-ever result in a European Parliament election....
20:01 2019-05-23

Pressure for everyone as US Open returns to Pebble Beach US OPEN '19: US Open at Pebble a chance at history for Koepka, Mickelson, a chance for USGA to get it right        ...
22:52 2019-06-06

South Sudan's independent media under pressure Eight years after independence, South Sudan still struggles to address media challenges. Independent journalists continue to fear for their freedom. Many choose to abandon either the country or their profession....
13:01 2019-07-09

Mexico Cracks Down on Migrants, After Pressure From Trump to Act Although President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico had opened his arms to migrants, his officials have recently ramped up detentions and deportations, following pressure from President Trump....
05:00 2019-06-04

Turkey chafes at U.S. pressure over Russian defenses Turkey said on Tuesday a U.S. House of Representatives' resolution condemning Ankara's purchase of Russian defense systems and urging potential sanctions was unacceptably threatening....
12:00 2019-06-11

Merkel's conservatives hit new low, piling pressure on coalition Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives slumped to a record low and fell further behind the resurgent opposition Greens in a survey published on Saturday, reflecting growing disillusionment with the ruling coalition....
16:13 2019-06-08

China says U.S. can't use pressure to force trade deal The United States cannot use pressure to force a trade deal on China, a senior Chinese official and trade negotiator said on Sunday, refusing to be drawn on whether the leaders of the two countries would meet at the G20 summit to bash out an agreement....
15:00 2019-06-02

Fed, Facing Pressure on Rate Cut, to Decide on Next Move Fed officials will wrap up their two-day meeting Wednesday after discussing whether they will need to lower the benchmark interest rate, if not now, then in summer....
20:00 2019-06-19

US sanctions Maduro’s son as it raises pressure on Venezuela BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Trump administration is sanctioning the son of Nicolas Maduro as it seeks to increase pressure on family members of top officials backing the socialist leader and suspected of corruption. Friday’s action by the U.S. Treasury Department freezes any U.S. assets belong...
18:39 2019-06-28

| Facebook use eroding in US as social media under pressure Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers say....
01:26 2019-05-29

Yamaha's Vinales: A lot of pressure went out after Assen MotoGP win Maverick Vinales admitted that "a lot of pressure went out" after he crossed the finish line first in MotoGP's Dutch TT and scored Yamaha's first win of 2019...
15:52 2019-07-01

Johnson under pressure over dodging girlfriend 'row' questions Boris Johnson is facing pressure to answer questions about police being called to the flat he shares with partner Carrie Symonds, following reports he had a heated row with her....
05:52 2019-06-23

Russia says don't use tanker attacks to pressure Iran: RIA Russia on Thursday warned against rushing to attribute blame for a suspected attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and said the incident should not be used to stoke tensions with Tehran, Russia's RIA news agency reported....
16:39 2019-06-13

Jon Stewart keeping up pressure on Mitch McConnell NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert’s late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims’ fund for first responders to the 9/11 attacks. Stewart mocked McConnell on Colbert’s R...
18:26 2019-06-18

Chris Evert: Tennis stars under more pressure Former world No. 1 Chris Evert tells CNN that today's tennis stars are under more pressure, due to money and the media, to perform compared with her day....
18:00 2019-05-21

Washington AG opens inquiry into NRA's financial affairs The National Rifle Association is coming under the scrutiny of Washington, D.C.'s attorney general, after the gun rights group and its charitable foundations were subpoenaed on Friday in an investigation probing allegations of financial misconduct....
02:00 2019-07-13

Iran's Rouhani rejects talks with Washington Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations "if and when they are ever ready"....
17:39 2019-05-21

Several Injured In Washington DC Pride Parade After Gun Scare Several people were injured at a gay pride parade in Washington on Saturday when some in the crowd ran to escape what they thought was gunfire, and a man was later arrested when police found a firearm......
12:52 2019-06-09

Washington is the best state in America, says U.S. News rankings Washington, home to tech giants such as Amazon and Microsoft, was named the top state in U.S. News & World Report's Best States rankings.        ...
15:13 2019-05-21

Gonzaga and Washington extend series through 2023-24 SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga and Washington have agreed to extend their basketball series through the 2023-24 season. The current four-year series was scheduled to end this season with a matchup at Washington. The extension will feature games at Gonzaga in 2020-21 and 2022-23, and matchups in Seatt...
00:39 2019-06-11

Washington becomes first state to allow composting of human bodies Washington became the first state to legalize human composting on Tuesday as Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill allowing the “natural organic” method of burying human remains in the dirt. The composting process mixes a human body with wood chips and straw, ultimately turning the deceased pers...
11:52 2019-05-22

Lyft expands bike rentals to Washington DC Lyft has expanded beyond traditional rideshare and into other areas like car rentals and transport to and from events. Now, it is updating its app to provide bike-sharing services in the Washington, DC area through Capital Bikeshare, joining New York......
13:52 2019-06-28

In Photos: Washington, D.C., commemorates 75th anniversary of D-Day For those who couldn't make the trip across the pond to France, ceremonial events honoring the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy took place in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2019. A funeral service also was held for D-Day veteran Carl Mann at Arlington National Cemetery....
23:13 2019-06-06

Nationals vs. Reds: Take Patrick Corbin and Washington The Washington Nationals finally have their key position players healthy which makes their one big woe a bullpen that is dead last in the MLB in ERA. The best way to mitigate that is by not going to it and with Patrick Corbin on the mound, it is always a possibility. Corbin is coming off......
01:00 2019-06-01

In photos: The week of July 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Four Democratic congresswomen respond to racist comments about them from President Donald Trump; presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway defies a subpoena to appear before the House Oversight committee; and Trump signs an order on American manufacturing requirements, the week of July 15, 2019, in Wash...
20:52 2019-07-16

Trump says there will be tanks at July 4 celebration in Washington U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday military tanks would be stationed in Washington as part of the annual Fourth of July celebration commemorating the nation's independence....
00:13 2019-07-02

Trump Says Tanks Will Be on Display in Washington for July 4 The tanks will join a spectacle of the nation’s firepower, including a flyover by Air Force One. Critics say Mr. Trump is hijacking a nonpartisan celebration....
00:26 2019-07-02

Several injured in Washington, D.C., pride parade from gun scare Several people were injured at a gay pride parade in Washington on Saturday when some in the crowd ran to escape what they thought was gunfire, and a man was later arrested when police found a firearm near him, officials said....
05:52 2019-06-09

Washington Becomes First US State To Legalize Human Composting Washington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations....
04:00 2019-05-22

Washington DC prepares for July Fourth Celebration Washington, D.C is preparing for the annual July 4th celebrations to be held on the National Mall. President Trump plans to deliver a speech. A U.S. official tells AP military vehicles to be used in the event are stored at a railyard. (July 2)        ...
12:00 2019-07-02

P.J. Washington Selected 12th Overall by Charlotte Hornets Lexington (LEX 18) – Former Kentucky Forward P.J. Washington was selected 12th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Washington made the very wise decision to return to Kentucky for a second season. He went from being a possible second round draft pick in 2018 to a lo...
04:39 2019-06-21

Hornets draft Kentucky forward PJ Washington at No. 12 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets selected forward PJ Washington from Kentucky with the 12th overall pick on Thursday night after becoming enthralled with his development during his sophomore year of college. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Washington averaged 15.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per gam...
04:39 2019-06-21

‘The Big Bang Theory’ makes history in Washington, DC ‘The Big Bang Theory” ended its run three weeks ago, but will live on in perpetuity — not only in repeats but as part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. “BBT” producer Warner Bros. Television has donated a slew of show-related artifacts from the long-running ...
21:26 2019-06-06

National Memorial Day parade held in Washington The weather was great for the crowds that came out for the National Memorial Day parade held in Washington.        ...
04:39 2019-05-28

Secrets you didn't know about 8 famous landmarks in Washington, DC Dan Thornberg / EyeEm via Getty Images Washington, DC, is home to some of the country's most famous buildings. Though the buildings receive thousands of visitors each year, some have little-known features inside and out. Moon rocks, secret crypts, and underground tunnels are the best-kept secrets i...
23:39 2019-06-09

| Washington first US state to legalise human composting Washington became the first US state to legalise human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations....
23:39 2019-05-22

Nasty political drama reaches third act in Washington The financial markets are nervous about lots of things right now — trade wars, the condition of the economy, what the Federal Reserve is thinking. And the biggest of all should be the sour relations between the two political parties in Washington. I’ve said that the political crisis in Washington wo...
17:26 2019-06-11

Washington, Montana, Vermont top list for most UFO sightings Compiling data from the National UFO Reporting Center and the US Census, Satellite Internet issued a report looking at how many sightings there were per 100,000 people, as well as the overall rankings of where people are most likely to spot a UFO....
20:52 2019-07-04

Trump v. U.S. Chamber shows just how much Washington is changing Of all President Trump’s feuds, his ongoing scuffle with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may be the most helpful to his political brand as a Republican disrupter taking on the old Washington establishment....
21:13 2019-06-11

In photos: July Fourth 2019 in Washington, D.C. Military equipment and protests fill Washington, D.C., as the U.S. capital prepares for Independence Day. President Donald Trump plans a "Salute to America" event at the Lincoln Memorial, with a speech from him, two fireworks displays and several military flyovers on July Fourth....
04:52 2019-07-04

EXPLAINER-Why Google has a target on its back in Washington The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to ensure fair competition, two sources familiar with the matter said....
22:26 2019-06-02

Hiker rescued from Mt. Washington may have to foot the bill CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials say an 80-year-old hiker who was rescued trying to reach the summit of Mount Washington could end up footing the bill for the emergency services. Maj. David Walsh of the state’s Fish and Game Department said Tuesday that authorities may even file cr...
22:13 2019-06-18

In photos: Highlights from the week of May 20, 2019, in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump gave an impromptu press conference after abandoning a meeting with House Democrats on infrastructure. Abortion rights advocates protested the recent restrictions placed on the procedure in state houses across the country. Former White House counsel Don McGhan ignored a subpoen...
20:39 2019-05-22

New Saudi ambassadors take up posts in Washington and London Saudi Arabia's new ambassadors to the United States and the United Kingdom have taken up their posts after several months' vacancy amid tensions with Western allies over the Yemen war and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
14:00 2019-07-04

Big Tech Summoned to Washington for Antitrust Hearing Representatives of Google, Amazon.com, Facebook and Apple will testify next week at a hearing on “online platforms and market power,” a House subcommittee said....
02:00 2019-07-10

Jon Stewart Goes to Washington to Shame the Hell Out of Congress Comedian and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart made a rare public appearance on Tuesday, lashing out at lawmakers for dropping the ball on funding the program dedicated to taking care of victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks....
22:13 2019-06-11

Salvini proclaims Italy to be Washington's best EU ally Italy is the United States' most reliable ally in Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday, keen to present himself as a strong, trustworthy statesman during a flying visit to Washington....
07:00 2019-06-18

Washington state legalizes human composting The US state of Washington became the first to legalize human composting as an eco-friendly alternative to burial and cremation. The Catholic Church denounced the process as undignified....
16:52 2019-05-22

Alvelo strikes out 16; Washington tops Oklahoma St 1-0 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Taran Alvelo struck out 16 in a complete-game shutout, and Washington defeated Oklahoma State 1-0 in a Women’s College World Series elimination game on Saturday night. Washington (52-8) advanced to play UCLA on Sunday in the semifinals. The Huskies will need to win twice t...
05:52 2019-06-02

Dennis Rodman’s son will play for Washington State PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The son of former NBA star Dennis Rodman has committed to play at Washington State. DJ Rodman, a 6-foot-6 forward from San Juan Capistrano, California, is the latest player to join new coach Kyle Smith’s team. Rodman played two seasons at JSerra Catholic High School, wher...
23:52 2019-05-24

Explainer: Why Google has a target on its back in Washington The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to ensure fair competition, two sources familiar with the matter said....
16:52 2019-06-02

Trump's Independence Day parade in Washington DC – in pictures Donald Trump is overseeing Fourth of July celebrations with a speech about patriotism and a show of military might that critics say is politicising an important holiday and wasting taxpayers’ money. The president has dismissed concerns about the event, which will take place in front of the Lincoln M...
02:13 2019-07-05

Sudan protesters want civil disobedience to pressure army Pro-democracy protest leaders are calling on Sudanese to take part in acts of civil disobedience in a bid to pressure the military after the deadly break-up of their main sit-in...
20:39 2019-06-08

Ash Carter: Iran 'feeling the pressure' of Trump sanctions Iran's government is feeling the pressure of sanctions, though relations are still tense between Washington and Tehran, according to former Defense Secretary Ash Carter....
07:00 2019-06-15

China denies hit and run as pressure builds on Duterte to speak up China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a tougher line....
13:00 2019-06-15

The Latest: Rouhani: US economic pressure won’t defeat Iran DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the United States will not defeat Iran with economic pressu...
18:26 2019-05-21

Mexico holds off Trump's fire but seen vulnerable to new pressure Mexico avoided the most extreme immigration concession sought by U.S. President Donald Trump in the deal reached to fend off threatened tariffs, but it is left even weaker than before in the face of potential new pressure from Trump as he formally kicks off his re-election campaign this month....
18:00 2019-06-09

Acosta to Step Down Amid Pressure Over Epstein Prosecution Alexander Acosta said he was resigning as labor secretary, amid criticism of a nonprosecution deal he struck with financier Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago as a federal prosecutor....
22:52 2019-07-12

| Sudan braces for strike as protesters pile on pressure Sudan is bracing for a two-day nationwide strike called by protesters to pile pressure on the military to hand power to a civilian administration as talks remain deadlocked....
17:26 2019-05-28

Facebook Use Eroding in US as Social Media Under Pressure: eMarketer Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers said Tuesday....
17:13 2019-05-28

Boris Johnson under pressure to explain police incident Boris Johnson, the front-runner in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, was facing mounting calls Sunday to fully explain an incident in which police attended an alleged altercation at the London home he shares with his girlfriend....
22:00 2019-06-23

High blood pressure: Could gut bacteria play a role? Over recent years, researchers have investigated the potential role of gut bacteria in hypertension. Although evidence is mounting, questions remain....
14:00 2019-07-14

Democrats divided as pressure to impeach builds: ‘What are you waiting for?’ Dozens of Democrats have called for Trump impeachment proceedings in wake of Mueller’s report – but Pelosi has remained steadfast in opposing an inquiryIn the House of Representatives the apparently frustrated Democratic congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, had one question for the leadership of h...
15:52 2019-06-30

| Under US pressure, Afghan army starts closing checkpoints Only a tangle of razor wire marks the entrance of a remote Afghan army checkpoint that may soon be shuttered as the government closes vulnerable outposts after years of losses to Taliban fighters and desertions....
12:13 2019-06-18

How the Pressure to Deliver Galvanized the Big Little Lies Cast for Season 2 When viewers finally return to Monterey for Big Little Lies season two, things will be different. "My character goes through a lot of growth this year," series star and executive......
22:13 2019-06-07

Could targeting this heart hormone help control blood pressure? The heart releases a hormone that has a key role in blood pressure. Now, a study of rats shows that its function depends on a sugar molecule attachment....
21:52 2019-07-08

Yes, It's True! This Healthy Tea May Help Manage Your Blood Pressure Levels Flaxseeds could do wonders for your blood pressure levels. You can have them ground or include them in your smoothies or oatmeal. You can even use the seeds to brew yourself some hot tea....
19:00 2019-06-27

| At UN, Hong Kong activist calls for more pressure on China Hong Kong activist Denise Ho urged the international community to increase pressure on China, in a speech to the UN rights council interrupted twice by a diplomat from Beijing....
15:13 2019-07-09

Brexit: Corbyn under pressure to clarify backing for second vote Facing a Boris Johnson premiership, Labour shadow cabinet to debate its stanceJeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to debate Brexit on Monday, as the prospect of a Boris Johnson premiership accelerates Labour’s drift towards supporting a second referendum.Corbyn is coming under renewed pressure to ...
20:39 2019-06-14

Johnson under pressure to take part in Tory leadership debates Boris Johnson is under growing pressure to take part in televised debates for the Conservative leadership - months after he described them as "essential"....
11:26 2019-06-14

Pompeo raises pressure over Huawei before May meets Trump Next PM could overturn decision to let Chinese firm supply non-core 5G kitMike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has ramped up the pressure over the use of Huawei technology in 5G networks hours before Donald Trump was expected to demand that the UK rethinks its plan to do business with the Chinese...
23:52 2019-06-03

The Latest: Analyst says pressure rising on Hong Kong’s Lam HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong extradition bill and protests (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A noted Hong Kong political analyst says the pressure on the territory’s chief executive to step down or back away from plans to push through an unpopular extradition bill is growing. Willy ...
10:52 2019-06-14

Top Russian internet firm reportedly under pressure on data MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s leading internet company says it’s committed to data privacy as it responds to reports that the national intelligence agency is pressuring it into handing over encryption keys. Yandex, which runs Russia’s most popular search engine and email service, among ot...
16:13 2019-06-04

Activists to ramp up pressure on companies over climate during AGM season Companies face hostile shareholders as Westpac acknowledges a ‘variance’ with Business Council of AustraliaActivist groups are stepping up their efforts to lobby Australia’s biggest companies on climate policy as the corporate sector prepares for the annual general meeting season.Some of Australia’s...
02:13 2019-06-14

Ocasio-Cortez says pressure to impeach Trump is ‘justifiable’ Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the freshman superstar — turned up the heat on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to push ahead with an impeachment probe of President Trump. Her remarks came just days after ABC News published portions of an interview with Trump, where he said he would accept i...
17:26 2019-06-16

British Open: Why Tommy Fleetwood isn’t feeling any pressure PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Based on his performance in the biggest events the past few years, Englishman Tommy Fleetwood has been a player many have expected to break through and win a major championship. But he’s yet to break through. Fleetwood finished runner-up at the 2018 U.S. Open and was fou...
09:52 2019-07-16

Fed leaves interest rates alone, resisting Trump's pressure for a cut The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, resisting pressure from President Trump to reduce them as his trade disputes threaten to slow U.S. economic growth....
20:13 2019-06-19

Won't bow to international pressure on climate change: Prakash Javadekar Holding developed world responsible for much of the effects of climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Friday asserted India will not bow down to any international pressure on the issue......
20:00 2019-06-27

Pressure over Brexit vote may force Theresa May to step down British Prime Minister Theresa May may step down as soon as Friday amid a mutiny among her cabinet members and her inability to get Parliament to sign off on a deal to exit the European Union, according to a report. House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom resigned on Wednesday over May’s Brexit...
15:13 2019-05-23

High blood pressure symptoms: Drinking this tea could lower bp HIGH blood pressure symptoms include headaches and blurred vision. Changing what you drink is one way to lower bp naturally – here's what cuppa to enjoy....
21:26 2019-05-21

'We’re at an inflection point': More Dems pressure Pelosi on impeachment Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want to impeach President Donald Trump, but a growing number of her members are trying to drag her there. Despite repeated pronouncements from the California Democrat that she doesn’t want to try to remove Trump from office — including taking a hard line in a series of ...
08:26 2019-05-22

Blast Away Grime With a Discounted Pressure Washer Purchase You might not think you need a pressure washer, but after spending 10 minutes on r/pressurewashingporn, you’ll have your credit card out. Amazon’s marked down a powerful Sun Joe washer down to $159, way below its usual ~$270, and the best price ever....
22:39 2019-05-27

Can blood pressure drugs help reduce dementia risk? A large study analyzing the medical data of thousands of people suggests that dementia incidence is lower among those who take blood pressure medication....
18:39 2019-06-05

Europe Set to Delay Iran Dispute Decision, Despite U.S. Pressure European powers are likely to put off for weeks a decision on triggering a dispute procedure in the nuclear deal with Iran, which might worsen tensions with the U.S. over how to deal with Tehran....
22:39 2019-07-12

Migrants brave the 'Beast' as Mexico cracks down under US pressure Central Americans are jumping a notorious freight train as Trump demands that Mexico do more to stop themIn the wind-swept wilds of southern Mexico, a Beast is stirring.Migrants heading north are once again taking their chances on the freight train known as La Bestia – so named for the way it maims...
20:13 2019-06-05

Vettel and Leclerc under pressure to give Ferrari needed win Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc are under pressure to deliver Ferrari a much-needed win at the Monaco Grand Prix        ...
20:52 2019-05-22

High Blood Pressure Diet: Here's Why You Should Eat Melons To Keep Your BP in Check Including potassium in your diet may help negate the ill-effects of sodium and watermelons, muskmelon and honeydew melons are profuse with potassium....
21:26 2019-05-31

Jordan buckling under pressure of growing refugee crisis Jordan’s dangerous geopolitical position, surrounded by civil wars and taking in overwhelming amounts of foreigners, could seriously threaten the survival of one of the only stable regimes left in the Middle East....
20:52 2019-07-12

U.S. Producer Prices Up Slightly in May, Showing Little Inflation Pressure The producer-price index, a measure of the prices businesses receive for their goods and services, advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in May from a month earlier, the Labor Department said....
15:00 2019-06-11

Theresa May under pressure to resign after Brexit compromise shot down British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure Wednesday to scrap a planned vote on her Brexit blueprint - and to resign - after her attempt at compromise got the thumbs-down from both her own Conservative Party and opposition lawmakers....
17:39 2019-05-22

Vulnerable Democrats split as impeachment pressure mounts Freshman Democrats who delivered the House majority are starting to split under impeachment pressure as a number of those in competitive districts are now warming to the idea of launching proceedings against President Donald Trump.As the administration continues to stonewall requests for documents —...
08:26 2019-05-22

"Was Under No Pressure": Education Panel Chief On "Hindi-Imposition" Row Eminent scientist and academician Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan today denied that his team had come under any kind of pressure while drafting the new education policy, specifically over a three-language......
20:52 2019-06-05

Common blood pressure drug may harm gut health Researchers using genetic analysis to estimate the effect of antihypertensive drugs on the risk of various diseases found negative effects on gut health....
14:00 2019-07-12

S-T-R-E-S-S: National Spelling Bee takes step to ease pressure A line of youngsters fidgets on stage, waiting for a turn to spell a multisyllabic tongue-twister of a word and hoping to advance to the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. One by one,......
12:52 2019-05-28

Pelosi preaches caution on impeachment as pressure builds Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to hold the line — no impeachment. At least not yet. It’s a familiar message for Pelosi, who will deliver it once again at a closed-door meeting of House Democrats on Wednesday morning. But the gathering, which is members-only with no aides allowed, comes at a critica...
13:26 2019-05-22

Raptors and Warriors face same obstacle in Game 5: Pressure SportsPulse: Trysta Krick explains why both the Warriors and the Raptors head into Game 5 of the NBA Finals with a ton of pressure on them.       ...
08:39 2019-06-10

Airbus urges airlines to pressure Boeing over subsidy row Airbus has written to airline leaders to appeal for their backing in a trade dispute with rival Boeing, warning of higher aircraft prices and passenger fares if the United States and European Union descend into a tariff war....
03:52 2019-06-02

Vietnam ramps up pressure on Google's YouTube advertisers Vietnam has asked companies not to advertise on videos hosted by Google's YouTube that contain "anti-state propaganda," state media said on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up pressure on global tech giants....
08:39 2019-06-12

AMD's New GPUs and CPUs Keep the Pressure on the Intel and Nvidia Competition E3 hasn’t been just for games for a while. While the video games are certainly the focus, companies like AMD are reminding us that what we play on is sometimes crucial to what we play. Today the company announced a whole line of CPUs and GPUs intended to make gaming better, and the thing they all ha...
04:39 2019-06-11

Iran Seeks to Build International Alliance Against U.S. Pressure Iran is trying to mobilize an alliance of Russia, China and others to help counter a U.S. campaign that has included economic sanctions and thousands of additional troops committed to the Mideast....
19:26 2019-06-18

Bolsonaro supporters march to pressure Brazil's Congress Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro marched on Sunday in support of his agenda and against lawmakers whom they see standing in his way, adding to tensions between the far-right leader and Congress....
04:13 2019-05-27

In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home ARSAL, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese authorities have undertaken their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home, taking action to ensure they can’t put down roots in Lebanon. A rising star in the government is leading the campaign and has latched onto resentment among a nation...
12:52 2019-06-20

Mueller Delivered a Message. Washington Couldn’t Agree on What It Was. As he stepped down from his role as special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III refused to exonerate President Trump but also avoided being declarative enough to change many minds....
03:39 2019-05-30

Exit stage far right: behind the pro-Trump play hitting Washington DC In what’s been called ‘Hamilton for the MAGA crowd’, Dean Cain heads up a dramatic retelling of the controversial anti-Trump FBI texts aimed at a rightwing audienceIt was not your typical Broadway or West End crowd.On Thursday night, audience members passed through airport-style metal detectors into...
20:39 2019-06-14

Washington tops Minnesota 5-3 in WCWS elimination game OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gabbie Plain struck out 10 and Washington beat Minnesota 5-3 on Saturday in a Women’s College World Series elimination game. The game was delayed three hours in the sixth inning because of lightning and rain. Plain, a first-team NFCA All-American, was dominant until the se...
01:26 2019-06-02

In photos: Highlights from the week of June 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The House Transportation Subcommittee heard testimony on the Boeing 737 Max safety; former adviser to President Donald Trump Hope Hicks testified in a closed-door interview before the House Judiciary Committee; and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, voted for the 7,000th consecutive time in her career the...
22:52 2019-06-19

Debating Tonight: Michael Bennet on Corruption in Washington Mr. Bennet, a senator from Colorado, has called for a lifetime ban on members of Congress becoming lobbyists, and other measures meant to reboot American democracy....
23:52 2019-06-27

Apple may not be able to escape political peril in Washington anymore The smartphone giant has largely managed to stay above the fray as rivals like Facebook and Google took a political beating in recent years. But the drumbeat of pressure from regulators and Congress shows Apple is no longer immune to “techlash.”...
15:13 2019-06-04

Hiker rescued from Mount Washington may be on hook for bill An 80-year-old hiker rescued last week from New Hampshire's Mount Washington in frigid temperatures may be on the hook for emergency services, officials said Tuesday....
04:26 2019-06-19

Trump’s July 4 plan has Washington scrambling to catch up WASHINGTON (AP) — Independence Day is just over three weeks away, and nobody in Washington seems to know exactly what the July 4 celebrations in the nation’s capital will look like. President Donald Trump has stated he wants to reshape the annual event into a “Salute to America” th...
09:26 2019-06-12

Washington state landowners are asked to take dead whales Without any more space to store the gray whale carcasses washing ashore in Washington state, a federal agency is asking if landowners can lend their properties as a final resting place for the marine mammals while they decompose....
05:00 2019-06-16

Washington, D.C. may become next city to allow residents to issue each other parking tickets A small army of Washington, D.C. residents may soon be teaming up with police to bust owners of illegally parked vehicles if the city moves forward with a bill aimed at getting “more eyes on the street.”...
04:39 2019-06-22

Washington man on trial in 1987 killing of Canadian couple A man charged in the 1987 murders of a young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state this week, but the case won't challenge the new investigative technique authorities used to link him to the crime....
21:52 2019-06-12

Washington region’s cybersecurity sector continues to heat up FireEye and TruShield Security Solutions are capitalizing on a massive national shortage of cybersecurity professionals and a growing demand for cyberdefense services across nearly every industry....
04:13 2019-06-03

4 gunmen on run, one dead, after Washington-area gun store break-in Four gunmen were on the run in a suburban Washington, D.C., neighborhood Thursday after they smashing into gun shop with their car, stealing weapons.        ...
19:26 2019-06-13

Man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing runner in Washington WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a runner near her apartment in the nation’s capital. Anthony Crawford pleaded guilty Friday to a first-degree murder charge in connection with the September 2018 death of 35-year-old Wendy Ka...
23:13 2019-06-21

#DontMuteDC goes national again as the BET Awards turns into a tribute to Washington Host Regina Hall, a D.C. native, filled the show with references to her hometown, including legendary go-go performers and a lesson about gentrification....
20:00 2019-06-27

In photos: Highlights from the week of June 3, 2019 in Washington, D.C. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at an event marking the the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Capitol Hill; actress Busy Philipps testifies at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reproductive rights; and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks on the Virginia Beach mass shooting, the w...
17:52 2019-06-05

NY taxpayers send most money to Washington but receive least funding New York taxpayers are being milked by the feds more than those in any other state. The Empire State residents send more money to Washington and receive less in federal programs, according to a new report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government. The numbers were also certified by a state offici...
08:52 2019-06-09

In photos: Highlights from the week of June 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Comedian Jon Stewart and first responders from the 9/11 terrorist attacks testified during a hearing on reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The Indianapolis 500 champions visited the White House. Watergate figure John Dean testified before the House Judiciary Committee the wee...
20:26 2019-06-11

First look: Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington stoke ‘Little Fires’ Cue the fire emojis: Reese Witherspoon isn’t satisfied just telling “Big Little Lies.” The star and executive producer of HBO’s hit series dropped the first look Tuesday of her next project: Hulu’s “Little Fires Everwhere.” The eight-episode limited series i...
09:39 2019-06-12

Washington is latest state to sue over Trump health rule Washington is the latest state to sue President Donald Trump's administration in hopes of blocking a new rule that lets health care professionals refuse to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs....
07:26 2019-05-29

Washington Post Dives to New Stupid Low to Attack Bernie It’s the first day of July, so summer is here and rent is due. You probably have to pay your student loans and credit cards, too. Feeling a bit light in the ol’ wallet? Well, don’t fear. Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler has an interesting way of looking at wealth and debt, which is that it...
21:13 2019-07-01

Washington prosecutor subpoenas NRA in probe into nonprofit status The attorney general for the District of Columbia issued subpoenas on Friday to the National Rifle Association and its charitable foundation seeking financial records in an investigation into their nonprofit status, the Washington Post reported....
19:39 2019-07-12

Tanks Already in Washington for Trump’s Fourth of July Event The presence of tanks in the capital suggests that the president has succeeded in turning the city’s Independence Day festivities into a salute to the U.S. military....
03:13 2019-07-03

Johnson declines to back UK envoy to Washington over Trump row Boris Johnson, the leading contender to become Britain's prime minister, declined to say whether he would keep the country's ambassador to Washington in his job after the envoy was criticized publicly by U.S. President Donald Trump....
03:39 2019-07-10

UA softball gearing up for #3 Washington at College World Series TUCSON – The 6th ranked Arizona Wildcat softball team have to play Pac-12 nemesis #3 Washington in the opener of the College World Series this Thursday at 9 a.m. Tucson time. Here’s an in-depth story with Wildcat players from Tuesday’s sportscast: ...
07:13 2019-05-29

Toronto tripleheader includes Tennessee-Washington matchup TORONTO (AP) — Toronto will host a college basketball tripleheader featuring three teams that reached the NCAA Tournament this past season. The inaugural James Naismith Classic Nov. 16 has Tennessee facing Washington, Buffalo meeting Harvard and Rutgers matching up with St. Bonaventure. The event wi...
22:52 2019-05-28

Marriott accused of deceptive 'drip pricing' by Washington, D.C. The Attorney General for the District of Columbia announced Tuesday that he is suing the hotel chain Marriott International over alleged price deception....
22:52 2019-07-09

Oh Good, Trump is Getting His Tanks and Fighter Jets in Washington D.C. After All President Donald Trump has long pined for tanks and fighter jets as part of a major holiday celebration, and this 4th of July the President is finally, at long last getting his wish. The United States is preparing for its most militaristic 4th of July in years, as Trump turns the annual non-politica...
02:13 2019-07-03

Washington Has Doubts About Facebook's Libra Payments Network Cryptocurrency backers found a silver lining in President Trump’s Thursday attacks on bitcoin: The attention from him—and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell the same day—shows the industry’s growing importance....
16:39 2019-07-12

San Francisco to paint over controversial George Washington mural San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over a historical George Washington mural once seen as educational but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people....
03:26 2019-07-05

Exclusive: Guaido says Washington should help Venezuela keep U.S. refiner Citgo The United States should help Venezuela keep control over U.S. refiner Citgo by preventing its seizure by creditors seeking to collect on unpaid Venezuelan debts, opposition leader Juan Guaido said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday....
00:39 2019-05-23

Washington man convicted in 1987 killings of Canadian couple EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has been found guilty in the 1987 killings of a young Canadian couple. Seattle TV station KOMO reports that jurors deliberated for more than two days before reaching their verdict Friday against William Earl Talbott II in the trial that hinged on 32-year-...
22:39 2019-06-28

Amazon's Deal Spree Is Threatened by Washington Scrutiny Amazon.com has been on a buying binge in recent years, but the U.S. government’s increased scrutiny of large tech companies threatens to slow that pace....
13:52 2019-07-03

Washington will rack up points and wins behind stud transfer QB Jacob Eason, once targeted to be Georgia’s quarterback of the future, is turning back the clock. A five-star local recruit, Eason has come home to star for Washington. He transferred after two years at Georgia, where he lost the starting job to Jake Fromm. The 6-foot-6 Eason’s right arm is a rifle a...
21:26 2019-07-09

Why a Rail Tunnel Under the Hudson River Is Stuck in Washington It’s widely regarded as among the most vital infrastructure projects in the U.S., but it’s been canceled once and now is stuck in limbo. President Donald Trump’s administration ranks the tunnel near the bottom of 37 rated projects vying for federal mass-transit grants and loans. Proponents of the Ga...
17:01 2019-05-28

Eco-friendly ending: Washington state is first to allow human composting Legislation would let facilities offer ‘natural organic reduction’ which turns a body into about two wheelbarrows’ worth of soilAshes to ashes, guts to dirt.Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or crematin...
04:26 2019-05-22

UK ambassador to Washington quits after leaked memo spat After the leak of diplomatic cables that were heavily critical of US President Donald Trump, Britain’s envoy in Washington, Kim Darroch, has resigned. Trump had said his White House would no longer work with him....
16:26 2019-07-10

Brazil's Bolsonaro offers his son the post of ambassador in Washington Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had invited his son Eduardo to become ambassador to the United States, underscoring his family's influential role in the country's diplomacy and domestic politics....
03:39 2019-07-12

In photos: Highlights from the week of July 8, 2019, in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump meets with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in the Oval Office of the White House and delivers a speech on environmental policies the week of July 8, 2019, in Washington, D.C....
21:52 2019-07-09

'It's like they tore out a piece of my heart:' Asylum seeker tells House panel that her 1-year-old daughter died from shoddy medical care while in ICE custody AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel Wednesday that she watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while they were detained in a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility last year. "It's like the...
08:39 2019-07-11

Mexico aims to avoid tariffs with potential deal limiting migrants going north, allowing U.S. to deport Central American asylum seekers Accord is not finalized, and President Trump might not accept it, but deal would overhaul asylum rules and send thousands of Mexican troops to border with Guatemala....
21:13 2019-06-06

Online pharmacy flags possible new impurity in blood pressure drug Online pharmacy Valisure reported that it found a new cancer-causing impurity in some versions of widely prescribed blood pressure medicine valsartan, but U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that the amount in the drugs was well below levels deemed to be potentially harmful....
00:00 2019-06-19

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: Iran won't bow to U.S. pressure Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday Tehran won't back down or give in to the United States, warning it will only work with countries that speak in reverence and respect....
14:52 2019-07-01

New blood pressure guidelines may raise gestational hypertension rates After researchers used the adapted guidelines to see how many pregnant women had high blood pressure, they found more than 25 percent suffered from gestational hypertension....
07:39 2019-07-06

Rory McIlroy faces new level of pressure at British Open What’s old is very new this week as it relates to the 148th British Open. For the first time in 68 years, the Open Championship will be played outside of Great Britain — at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. The Open, too, is now the final of the four major championships to be played this......
10:52 2019-07-14

The knockout stages of a World Cup are a whole different kind of pressure | Hope Solo Everything goes up a few more notches in the knockout rounds, where a potential quarter-final between France and the US could be one of the most epic matches in the history of women’s footballAs a player, I loved the pressure of the big time moments that occur during the World Cup’s knockout rounds....
20:52 2019-06-22

Experts hold climate talks in Bonn as pressure to act grows BERLIN (AP) — Experts are meeting in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing pressure for governments to act faster against global warming. Diplomats meeting in the western city of Bonn starting Monday will focus on resolving issues that couldn’t be agreed upon at last Dec...
14:13 2019-06-17

Watched plots … Hilary Mantel and the writers under pressure from fans With the Wolf Hall novelist set to finish her trilogy in 2020, Philip Pullman, Anne Rice and others discuss how expectations can affect the creative processPhilip Pullman waited 17 years before allowing readers back into the world of Lyra Belacqua, Joseph Heller took 33 to return to Catch-22, and Ge...
04:26 2019-05-25

Huawei slashes revenue forecast amid continued US pressure Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei said that the Chinese tech company will report revenues of around $100 billion in 2019 and 2020, which would be flat growth versus 2018....
12:00 2019-06-17

Mexico Reinforces Checks Amid U.S. Pressure Over Migrant Flow COMITAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities increased immigration enforcement along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants.The National Mi...
10:00 2019-06-17

High-profile injuries in NBA Finals put pressure on training staffs Injuries are front and center in the NBA Finals, and each team's training staffs are under pressure to make sure players are healthy enough to play.       ...
02:52 2019-06-10

US To Pressure Iran Over Nuclear Deal Breach At UN Watchdog Meeting The United States will use an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's board on Wednesday to raise pressure on Iran over breaches of its nuclear deal, but diplomats expect no concrete action......
16:26 2019-07-10

Blocked EU fails on climate pledge, despite increasing public pressure Paralyzed by internal divisions and unable to agree on the bloc's direction, EU leaders have failed to agree on tougher climate targets. But can they afford to ignore the growing climate protest movement?...
13:13 2019-06-21

Calvert-Lewin relishes England Under-21 pressure in must-win Romania clash • Striker set to replace Solanke for Friday’s second group game• England must bounce back from opening defeat by FranceDominic Calvert-Lewin has said he welcomes the pressure of reviving England’s European Under-21 championship campaign but admits there can be no hangover from the damaging opening d...
15:13 2019-06-21

Pressure on Hong Kong rises over China extradition bill The center of Hong Kong remained tense as opposition to the draft extradition bill allowing people to be sent to China continued. International concerns have also been expressed....
15:26 2019-06-13

Key Democrats up the pressure on Pelosi for impeachment but she stands by go-slow approach House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing pressure from within her own leadership ranks to take a more aggressive strategy toward impeachment even as Pelosi made clear that she is pursuing a deliberate approach....
00:00 2019-05-22

Brushing your teeth may stall Alzheimer’s, lower blood pressure Clean teeth and fresh breath isn’t just about having good manners. A series of recent studies have linked oral health to a number of illnesses, thanks to roving mouth bacteria wreaking havoc on other parts of the body. Researchers in Norway have DNA evidence that “bacteria causing gingiv...
23:26 2019-06-04

European Auto Makers Are Under Pressure to Sell More Electric Cars As a tougher new carbon-emissions target looms, European Union car makers have few options other than to sell more fully-electric and hybrid cars, despite low market demand....
02:13 2019-06-22

Wolff: Wrong to pressure officials over Vettel penalty in Canadian GP Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes it is wrong to put pressure on Formula 1's officials for the controversial decision to penalise Sebastian Vettel in the Canadian Grand Prix...
16:00 2019-06-10

Activists Ramp Up Pressure on Congress to Start Impeachment Hearings Liberal activists are ramping up pressure on Congress to start impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, despite continued reservations from Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Progressive groups such as Credo, Stand Up America and Move on are calling for House Democrats to take action at the same time that...
23:39 2019-06-05

Guatemalan migrants vow to keep trying to reach US border after Mexico ramps up pressure President Trump’s effort to reduce illegal immigration is showing results far south of the border, with Mexico and Guatemala stepping up efforts to deter and detain the surge of migrants from Central America....
04:52 2019-06-18

EU fights to keep nuclear deal alive amid US, Iran pressure A year after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement, the pact is at severe risk of collapse and the European Union is caught in the middle, struggling to keep supply lines open to the Islamic Republic's wilting economy under the threat of U.S. sanctions....
21:13 2019-06-18

USGA feels pressure heading into US Open at Pebble Beach The story surrounding the last four US Opens has been as much about rules gaffes, dead grass and a lack of rain or wind as it has been the shots by the golfers in the field        ...
23:52 2019-06-12

Iran breaks nuclear deal and puts pressure on EU over sanctions Further breaches could follow as Tehran seeks help in boosting trade with EuropeIran has broken the terms of the nuclear deal for the first time since it was signed in 2015 in a move that will put pressure on Europe to do more to help mitigate the effect of crippling US sanctions.The breaching of th...
15:13 2019-07-01

China cuts taxes on circuit industry in face of US pressure BEIJING (AP) — China is cutting taxes on its fledgling software and integrated circuit industries to spur development in the face of U.S. export controls that threaten to handicap Chinese tech companies. The Finance Ministry’s announcement Wednesday comes amid tension over Washington’s d...
11:52 2019-05-22

Hong Kong lawmaker: China may boost pressure after violence A pro-democracy lawmaker who tried to stop Hong Kong protesters from breaking into the legislature says China will likely use the vandalism as a reason to increase pressure on the Chinese territory...
05:26 2019-07-04

Greece, Cyprus pressure EU to act over Turkey gas drilling as Ankara digs in Cyprus and Greece heaped pressure on the EU on Tuesday to take action against Turkey over gas drilling in disputed waters, as Ankara said it would step up exploration in a move that could further strain ties with Western allies....
18:13 2019-06-18

Nuns are leading the charge to pressure Amazon on facial recognition At the annual shareholders’ meeting, investors will vote on a proposal to ban the company from selling the technology to government agencies, unless the board grants an exception....
18:39 2019-05-22

Monaco GP: Hamilton Resists Heavy Pressure To Secure Emotional Win Lewis Hamilton resisted intense race-long pressure on Sunday to secure a narrow, dramatic and emotional victory for Mercedes at the Monaco Grand Prix....
19:26 2019-05-26

Chinese Cash Is Suddenly Toxic in Silicon Valley, Following U.S. Pressure As some U.S. startups reject their money, Chinese venture-capital firms in the U.S. are dialing back investments, structuring deals to avoid regulators or shutting down local offices. Some complain the U.S. government is going too far....
20:13 2019-06-11

German EU election results ramp up pressure on Merkel's coalition Germany's major parties have slumped again in the European elections, with the Social Democrats particularly hard-hit. The result could potentially accelerate Chancellor Angela Merkel's departure....
04:00 2019-05-27

Mexico steps up revisions amid US pressure over migrant flow COMITAN, Mexico — Mexican authorities stepped up revisions along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants. The National Migration Institute said ...
03:39 2019-06-17

Brexit crisis: Minister quits, piling pressure on Britain's May Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Wednesday, piling pressure on the British leader after a new Brexit gambit backfired and fueled calls for her to quit....
00:39 2019-05-23

Mueller news conference puts new impeachment pressure on Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., walked a fine line on Wednesday as she tried to assure her Democratic colleagues that lawmakers in the House will continue looking into impeaching President Trump, while cautioning them not to act rashly....
22:39 2019-05-29

Opinon: Digitalization exerting massive pressure on media diversity The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is financially supporting DW's Global Media Forum. State Premier Armin Laschet explains how politics can contribute to media diversity and freedom of expression....
00:13 2019-05-24

USA emerge as World Cup favorites as hosts France crack under pressure The US are two wins away from repeating as World Cup champions after a night where head coach Jill Ellis pushed all the right buttonsMegan Rapinoe hoped that it would be “a total shitshow circus” and Friday’s quarter-final between the US and France delivered. It was the biggest match of this Women’s...
17:39 2019-06-29

Pompeo says US willing to talk with Iran with ‘no preconditions’ but will continue pressure campaign BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — Pompeo says US willing to talk with Iran with ‘no preconditions’ but will continue pressure campaign. The post Pompeo says US willing to talk with Iran with ‘no preconditions’ but will continue pressure campaign appeared first on LEX18.com....
18:39 2019-06-02

Bury financial crisis deepens amid pressure over £4.2m loan • Loan is from former owner Stewart Day’s property company• Club face winding-up petition and owner says debt is £8mBury football club, already in the grip of a financial crisis, are facing further pressure for the repayment of £4.2m in loans from their former owner’s property company, which has col...
13:00 2019-05-29

Virat Kohli says England are struggling to handle tournament pressure • England’s game at Edgbaston on Sunday is crucial for hosts• India captain says emotion ‘can put too much pressure on’Virat Kohli has diagnosed tournament pressure as the reason for England’s predicament, with the India captain having previously expected Eoin Morgan’s side to dominate their home Wo...
14:26 2019-06-29

In Algeria, conservatives weigh in against pressure for Western-style democracy While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to rock the boat....
09:52 2019-06-17

As pressure for Afghan peace grows, drug threat remains Mohammad Ahmadi, a young opium farmer in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar has the kind of confidence that underlines how meagre the results have been of years of effort and billions of dollars spent fighting narcotics....
04:00 2019-06-07

Slowing Growth Raises Pressure on China's Stimulus Efforts A strategy by Chinese policy makers to stimulate the economy with tax and fee cuts hasn’t stopped growth from slowing, stoking expectations that Beijing will roll out more incentives such as easier credit conditions to get businesses and consumers spending....
19:00 2019-07-15

Pete Alonso right at home in Subway Series pressure cooker Pete Alonso’s indoctrination into the Subway Series wouldn’t have been complete without a jog around the bases Tuesday. Add Yankee Stadium to the list of launch sites for the Mets rookie, who homered in the first inning in Game 2 of the split doubleheader. “I’m really looking forward to the ones at ...
13:26 2019-06-12

India's Modi Feels More U.S. Pressure to Open Nation's Markets The removal of New Delhi from a privileged-trading program will force the prime minister to walk a careful line as he balances a fresh mandate for his nationalist policies against New Delhi’s efforts to build closer ties with the U.S....
21:13 2019-06-02

Aly Wagner talks US pressure, soccer career, World Cup pick Former Team USA World Cup and Olympics soccer star and current Fox analyst Aly Wagner kicks around some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby as the women’s World Cup gets cranking. Q: Is there pressure on the U.S. women’s team? A: It’s there, for sure. But something that remains true with this group ...
03:52 2019-06-09

Pressure grows on May to quit as support for 'new' Brexit deal slips away Senior cabinet members call on PM to pull planned vote on withdrawal agreement billAll today’s Brexit news - live updatesTheresa May’s position appears increasingly precarious as she faces calls from senior members of the cabinet to pull a planned vote on her “new” Brexit deal.Sajid Javid, David Mun...
21:13 2019-05-22

Pressure for new confidence vote if PM May does not set exit date: 1922 treasurer If Prime Minister Theresa May does not set a resignation date on Friday there will be overwhelming pressure to change the Conservative Party's rules over when her leadership can be challenged, the treasury of the party's influential 1922 Committee was quoted as saying....
13:26 2019-05-23

Environmental group putting pressure on New Brunswick to ban herbicide spraying Although the spraying of glyphosate has been reduced in some areas, "Stop Spraying New Brunswick," says all parties need to do more to have it outlawed completely....
01:39 2019-07-16

South Korea's first quarter GDP shrinks, adding pressure for rate cut South Korea's economy shrank more than initially estimated in the first quarter while core inflation slowed to a near 20-year low in May, data showed on Tuesday, adding to the case for the central bank to cut interest rates....
03:13 2019-06-04