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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.

Trump says troops to remain at border 'as long as necessary'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his controversial deployment of thousands of troops to the US-Mexico border, confirming they would remain in place "as long as necessary.

Troop levels on US border 'pretty much peaked': Pentagon

Washington - Troop levels at the US-Mexico border have essentially reached their upper limit -- at least for now -- a top Pentagon official said Thursday.

Mattis visits troops on US border, says mission 'necessary'

Washington - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday that the military operation to harden the US-Mexico frontier was clearly necessary, as he visited troops deployed on the controversial mission.

Nearly 5,000 US soldiers posted near Mexico border

Washington - Around 4,800 US soldiers were deployed Monday to the border with Mexico, the Pentagon announced, saying it could not give a price tag for the operation Democrats decry as political maneuvering from President Donald Trump.

Bridges heal World War I wounds of Slovak-Hungarian city

- The bridges across the river Danube connecting Komarom in Hungary to Komarno in Slovakia are today the epitome of a borderless Europe -- but their appearance belies the tensions that stretch back a century, and which have only recently been calmed.

Trump's military deployment to the border

Washington - Thousands of active-duty US troops are immediately deploying to the US-Mexico frontier to tighten security and provide back up to overstretched border agents.

Trump's military deployment to the border

Washington - Thousands of active-duty US troops are immediately deploying to the US-Mexico frontier to tighten security and provide back up to overstretched border agents.

Brexit dims outlook for both sides of Spain-Gibraltar border

Gibraltar - It's morning rush hour at the border between Spain and Gibraltar and virtually all the traffic is flowing from the downtrodden Spanish city of La Linea de la Concepcion into the wealthy British territory.

UK traders 'out of time' to cope with no-deal Brexit: govt audit

London - UK businesses have run out of time to prepare for the consequences of Britain leaving the European Union in March without an exit deal, a government audit showed on Wednesday.

Locals fear being cast away on Brexit border 'island'

For people living in and around the Drummully Polyp, a squiggle on the map of the Irish frontier, life without an open border is unimaginable and a reminder of the bad old days of checkpoints.

Syria says trade crossing with Jordan to open next month

Damascus - Syria's transport ministry said Saturday its main border crossing with Jordan would reopen to trade next month for the first time in three years, but Amman said consultations were still ongoing.

Review: TIFF 2018: ‘Border’ is full of hope but shrouded in danger Special

‘Border’ is a fairy tale of sorts, in which the princess discovers another world in which she could be accepted but at a cost to those around her.

Austria simulates responses to migrants in border exercise

Spielfeld - Several hundred Austrian police officers and soldiers performed an exercise on the country's southern border with Slovenia on Tuesday to simulate different responses to any repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.

Belize sets date for vote on Guatemala border dispute

Guatemala City - Belize has set a date in April next year for a referendum on whether to send a long-running border dispute with neighboring Guatemala to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

EU's Barnier warns Brexit deal at risk over Irish border

London - European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain Sunday that "the time has now come to resolve the contradictions" over the Northern Irish border, ahead of a visit to the island.

Arizona deploys first 225 National Guard members to Mexico border

Los Angeles - Arizona deployed its first 225 National Guard members to the Mexican border on Monday after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the frontier region to combat drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

Texas, Arizona announce troop deployments to Mexico border

Washington - The US states of Texas and Arizona on Friday announced plans to send National Guard troops to the southern border with Mexico after President Donald Trump ordered a thousands-strong deployment to combat drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

Hopping the wall into Trump's US, in under 2 minutes

Juarez - President Donald Trump's orders to deploy thousands of National Guard troops to secure the US frontier with Mexico did not stop one determined migrant from hopping the border wall on Friday.

Trump to send thousands of troops to border as Mexico spat heats up

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would send thousands of National Guard troops to the southern border, amid a widening spat with his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.

Trump vows to send 2,000 to 4,000 troops to Mexican border

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants to send up to 4,000 troops to the border with Mexico, giving a first indication of the size of the surprise deployment.

Syria Kurds claim striking positions in Turkey

Beirut - A Kurdish-led alliance in northern Syria said late Saturday it had targeted military positions in Turkey, which is leading an offensive against a Kurdish-controlled enclave.

Venezuela says UN chief 'went too far' in Guyana border dispute

Caracas - Venezuela on Wednesday said that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "went too far" by referring a century-old border dispute with Guyana to the International Court of Justice.
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A Bangladeshi man waits at the immigration centre in Sallum  Egypt  near the border with Libya  as h...
A Bangladeshi man waits at the immigration centre in Sallum, Egypt, near the border with Libya, as his passport is checked by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Bangladeshi embassy officials. He is among the thousands stranded in this border town after fleeing the ongoing crisis in Libya.
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CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
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Niagara, US side-Canada borders
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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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Deep in the mountains  a romote border crossing is little used.
Deep in the mountains, a romote border crossing is little used.
Map of the disputed sea border between North and South Korea.
Map of the disputed sea border between North and South Korea.
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The people of Jonglei fall on new crisis
The people of Jonglei fall on new crisis
The US Secretary of the Navy  Dr. Donald C. Winter  visits South Korea s Hyundai ship works.
The US Secretary of the Navy, Dr. Donald C. Winter, visits South Korea's Hyundai ship works.
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The Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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Sign near the Mexico-U.S. border
Sign near the Mexico-U.S. border
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Village of Columbus  New Mexico as seen from Pancho Villa State Park.
Village of Columbus, New Mexico as seen from Pancho Villa State Park.
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A scene from 'Border'
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An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman  Guatemala on September 6  2013.
An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala on September 6, 2013.
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