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US, Canada, Mexico to keep borders shut until July 21

Ottawa - The United States has agreed to keep its borders with Mexico and Canada closed until July 21, officials said Tuesday, extending travel restrictions for a third time because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US borders with Canada, Mexico closed another month

Washington - The US government on Tuesday extended for another month restrictions on non-essential travel across the borders with Canada and Mexico to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Canada objects to US plan to post troops at border

Ottawa - Canada opposes a plan by the United States to send troops to its northern frontier to catch border jumpers who may be carrying COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Belgian borders shut to non-essential travel

Apo - Belgium became the latest European country to close its borders to contain the coronavirus Friday, shutting them to all but freight and travellers deemed to be on essential business.

US to close Canada border to 'non-essential' traffic: Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the closure of the US-Canada border to non-essential travelers as the coronavirus epidemic intensified in both countries -- but he said that trade would not be impacted.

Canada, US expected to close border to all but essential travelers: reports

Ottawa - Canada and the United States on Wednesday are expected to announce the closure of their common border to non-essential travelers, several Canadian media reported.

Review: Liz Anne Hill shines on country single and video for 'Border' Special

Rising country singer-songwriter Liz Anne Hill chatted with Digital Journal about her inspiration behind her single "Border."

Trump welcomes court decision on US-Mexico border wall

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday welcomed a court decision that allows $3.6 billion in military funds to be used to build his signature wall on the US-Mexico border."Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!

EU establishes standalone border force

Apo - The EU on Friday formally established its first standalone border force, boosting the Frontex service with a new permanent corps that will number 10,000 officers by 2027.

On the Irish border, Britain's new Brexit plan fails to lift mood

In Middletown, Northern Ireland, opinions on Brexit vary, but most people can agree on one thing: London's latest Brexit plans do nothing to quell fears of a return to a hard border.

Venezuela begins war games on Colombia border

La Fr - Venezuela's armed forces chiefs said Tuesday they had begun mobilizing 150,000 troops for military exercises on the Colombian border amid renewed tensions between Bogota and Caracas.

US Border Patrol boat fired on from Mexico

Washington - A US Border Patrol boat came under heavy gunfire from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande early Friday, but no injuries were reported, the Customs and Border Protection agency said.

Relief at US-Mexico border after tariff climbdown

San Diego - Businesses and workers at the US-Mexico border in California expressed relief Saturday over the scrapping of planned tariffs which had threatened to deal a devastating blow to a region built on cross-frontier trade.

US high court takes up case of Mexican shot by border patrol

Washington - The US Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to review for the second time a lawsuit over the case of a Mexican teen shot dead inside Mexico by a Border Patrol Agent firing from the US side of the frontier.

Mexico 'concerned' by delays at US border crossing points

Mexico - Mexico expressed fresh concern to the United States Friday about delays in the movement of goods and people across their border, after becoming Washington's biggest trade partner for the first time earlier this year.

Mexico ready to apologize to US over border incident: AMLO

Mexico - Mexico's president said Thursday he was willing to offer an apology to the United States, if necessary, to cool an escalating war of words over a border confrontation between US and Mexican troops.

On US-Mexico border, militia vow to patrol until 'wall is up'

Sunland Park - In the southeasternmost pocket of the US state of New Mexico, with El Paso, Texas, to the east and Mexico a stone's throw south, there is a small camp: a few tents and a weathered trailer.

Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia border

Ure - Venezuelan forces on Saturday fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a crowd demanding to cross a closed border bridge to Colombia, AFP journalists reported."We want to work!

California governor to withdraw National Guard from border

Los Angeles - In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the governor of California on Monday was set to sign an order to pull most of the National Guard troops deployed on the Mexico border.

Hard border in Ireland if no Brexit deal: EU spokesman

Apo - Ireland will see a new "hard border" spring up with the North if Britain fails to approve a Brexit withdrawal deal with the European Union, Brussels warned TuesdayEU commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said he had heard nothing new since British Pr...

In Texas, one family fights to keep Trump wall off property

Mission - In this yard in the Texas town of Mission, they played as children, learned how to fish, picked cotton and gathered watermelons. But because it's on the border with Mexico, the Cavazos family could lose their property -- to Donald Trump's border wall.

Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible paths

Washington - US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday and she again insisted that he end the government shutdown before border security talks can begin, but there were hints of possible movement.

Russia retains heightened military border presence: Ukraine leader

Kiev - Russia retains a heightened military presence on Ukraine's border, having pulled back "less than 10 percent" of its forces since tensions between the countries peaked in November, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday.

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

Apo - 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.

US agency asks Pentagon to extend Mexico border mission

Washington - The US Department of Homeland Security asked the Pentagon on Friday to extend its deployment of troops to the US-Mexico border into next year.

Long US-Mexican border defies attempts to close it off

Los Angeles - Central American migrants who ran into walls of security personnel, razor wire and tear gas at the US border in Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday chose possibly the hardest place to pass.

Texas shelter helps asylum seekers as Trump clamps down

Laredo - It's busy, as usual, at the Holding Institute migrant shelter in the southwestern Texan border city of Laredo. Young African kids tear around the courtyard as their exhausted parents look on.

US troops limited to batons on Mexico border

Washington - US troops stationed on the border with Mexico ahead of the expected arrival of a Central American migrant caravans can intervene to quell violence but will be armed only with batons, Defense Minister Jim Mattis said on Wednesday.

Busy US border town worries about impact of Trump's military fence

Laredo - Pete Saenz, the mayor of the southwestern Texan city of Laredo, looks at the military fencing that now hems his bustling border town and is uneasy with what he sees."It's a surprise to some of us, a shock frankly.

US Army unfurls miles of fencing along border with Mexico

Laredo - They started work in the cool of the morning and moved quickly, uncoiling reel after reel of vicious-looking fencing and tying it with barbed wire to green poles hammered into the ground.
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The Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
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