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Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration

Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States ...

Mexico wants US backing for Central America development plan to stem migration

Mexico wants US backing for Central America development plan to stem migration

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he had ordered his foreign minister to seek a pact with the United States, Canada and other nations in support of a development plan ...

Malta troops arrested for 'cold-blooded' migrant murder

Malta troops arrested for 'cold-blooded' migrant murder

Maltese police have arrested two soldiers for the ‘cold-blooded’ murder of an Ivorian migrant, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Saturday.

Trump seeks $4.5bn to help with surge in migration at southern border

Trump seeks $4.5bn to help with surge in migration at southern border

The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress for $4.5 billion in immediate emergency funding to help address a surge in migration at the US southern border, saying the situation has overwhelmed government resources.

Australian PM promises migration cut, refugee freeze if re-elected

Australian PM promises migration cut, refugee freeze if re-elected

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, trailing in opinion polls ahead of a May 18 election, on Sunday campaigned on the hot-button issue of immigration, promising to cut annual migrant numbers ...

Italy in shock after school bus hijack inferno

Italy in shock after school bus hijack inferno

Italy was in shock Thursday after the dramatic rescue of 51 children taken hostage by their school bus driver who torched the vehicle in protest at Mediterranean migrant deaths.

UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

EU drops plan for 10,000 border guards by 2020: officials

EU drops plan for 10,000 border guards by 2020: officials

The European Union's flagship plan for a 10,000-strong bloc-wide border and coastguard force in two years exceeds ‘what is feasible,’ the EU's Austrian presidency said Thursday.

Czechs join EU states rejecting UN migration pact

Czechs join EU states rejecting UN migration pact

The Czech Republic on Wednesday joined the growing ranks of European Union countries to reject a United Nations pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide.

Migrants clash with police at Bosnian-Croatian border

Migrants clash with police at Bosnian-Croatian border

At least three migrants were hurt Wednesday in a second day of skirmishes with police at Bosnia's border with EU member state Croatia, according to an AFP journalist, with several officers also reporting minor injuries.

Pompeo warns of 'crisis' over migration as Hondurans storm border

Pompeo warns of 'crisis' over migration as Hondurans storm border

The United States and Mexico are about to reach a crisis point over illegal migration, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday as a caravan of Honduran migrants broke through the Guatemalan border ...

Nineteen migrants killed in traffic accident in Turkey

Nineteen migrants killed in traffic accident in Turkey

Nineteen people, including children, died on Sunday when a vehicle carrying migrants reportedly heading for EU member Greece plunged off the highway into a waterway in western Turkey, state media said.