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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.

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.
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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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Map of the disputed sea border between North and South Korea.
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The people of Jonglei fall on new crisis
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The Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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Pedro Pardo, based in Mexico City, was nominated for this photo of migrants scaling the border fence between Mexico and the United States
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An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala on September 6, 2013.
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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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Deep in the mountains, a romote border crossing is little used.
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