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Dane becomes first foreigner to win German mayor's seat

Berlin - Danish businessman Claus Ruhe Madsen became the first non-German to win the mayor's office in a major German city Sunday with his election victory in Rostock.

After conquering Broadway, 'Hamilton' eyes global tour

New York - After triumphing on Broadway, the lower 48 states and London's West End, "Hamilton" is eyeing its first non-English production as well as tours throughout Europe and Asia.

Mistrial declared in case of US aid worker who helped migrants

Los Angeles - An Arizona judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial in the high-profile case of a US aid worker who faced three felony charges for helping two hungry and dehydrated migrants from Central America.Judge Raner C.

Trump inadvertently reveals more of US-Mexico migrant deal

Washington - US President Donald Trump revealed Tuesday that Mexico agreed to take stronger legal action to halt Central American migrants if its initial efforts to stem the flow don't show results in 45 days.

Democrats slam Trump's use of trade threats against ally Mexico

Washington - Democrats on Sunday slammed Donald Trump's tactics of threatening punitive tariffs to extract concessions on immigration from Mexico, saying the US president was recklessly endangering ties to a major ally and trade partner.

US, Mexico hammer out last-minute deal to curb migration, avoid tariffs

Washington - The United States and Mexico reached an 11th-hour deal late Friday to crack down on migration from Central America, with President Donald Trump relenting on threats to slap potentially devastating tariffs on the neighboring country.

Mexico tariffs on track to take effect Monday: W.House

Washington - The United States intends to apply punitive tariffs on imports from Mexico on Monday despite progress in talks on stemming migration, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Friday.

Mexico scrambles to slow migrants as Trump tariffs loom

Washington - Mexico scrambled Thursday to slow the flow of Central American migrants to the United States as talks continued in Washington to head off President Donald Trump's threat of potentially catastrophic tariffs on Mexican goods.

Tension high as US-Mexico tariff talks go down to wire

Mexico - The US warned Mexico Thursday it needed to make more concessions on slowing migration to avoid President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs, as the Mexican leader announced he would visit the border to "defend our dignity.

Myanmar, Hungary see migration as 'greatest challenge'

Budapest - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban both view migration as "one of the greatest challenges" currently facing their countries and Europe and South East Asia in general, the government in Budapest said on ...

Trump reports progress, but not enough, in tariff talks with Mexico

Washington - President Donald Trump said some progress -- but not enough -- was made Wednesday in talks with Mexico on averting the tariffs he threatens to impose unless the southern neighbor stems the flow of undocumented migrants into the US.

Republican warning on Trump's Mexico tariffs: Don't do it

Washington - US Republicans including powerful allies of Donald Trump pushed back strongly Tuesday against the president's threat to slap tariffs on Mexican imports, warning the move did not have the backing of Congress.

Trump's Republicans warn him against Mexico tariffs

Washington - President Donald Trump faced fierce opposition Tuesday from his own Republican camp over his threat of tariffs to force Mexico to stem illegal immigration, with top allies warning Congress may not back him in his latest trade standoff.

Mexico girds for talks on 'counterproductive' Trump tariff threat

Washington - Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard warned Monday that President Donald Trump's planned punitive tariffs on Mexico would be "counterproductive" for cracking down on migrants, but the White House reiterated that Trump's threat is serious.

Two decades of immigration curbs make Danish far-right mainstream

Horsens - Keen to protect its prosperity and social cohesion, Denmark has spent two decades cracking down on immigration under pressure from the far-right.

French anti-migrant group to face trial over border 'patrols'

Gap - A French anti-migrant group and three of its members will stand trial next month over blockades set up in the Alps to stop migrants crossing over the border from Italy, prosecutors said Monday.

Op-Ed: Trump's Mexico tariff threat is 'playing with fire'

President Trump's penchant for using tariffs to get foreign governments to see things his way is turning into a "scorched earth policy." His insistence that Mexico must fix the immigration problem is going to turn around and bite him where it hurts.

US immigration 'national emergency': what are the facts?

Washington - US President Donald Trump announced punitive trade tariffs on Mexico, hoping to pressure the country to stop the rising flow of migrants from Central America into the Untied States.

Trump doubles down on Mexico tariff threat, markets rattled

Washington - President Donald Trump escalated his abrupt tariff threats against Mexico on Friday, triggering alarm about the likely economic fallout, spooking global markets and raising the prospect of US trade wars on multiple fronts.

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.

Migrants dropped at US bus stations as Border Patrol shelters overflow

San Bernardino - The three white vans bearing the Border Patrol logo slowly make their way into a back alley next to the Greyhound bus station in the city of San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles.

US judge deals blow to Trump's border wall plans

Washington - A US federal judge dealt a blow Friday to President Donald Trump's signature wall project, issuing a temporary injunction against using Defense Department funds to pay for barriers on the border with Mexico.

Lesbos keen to woo back tourists after migration crisis

In the summer of 2015, thousands of tourists were lounging on beaches on the island of Lesbos, one of Greece's top alternative travel destinations.

Australia election triggers refugee suicide attempts

Sydney - At least four refugees in Australia's offshore Pacific camps have attempted suicide since the conservative government's shock re-election Saturday, according to refugees, advocates and police.

Fifth Guatemalan child dies in US immigration custody

Los Angeles - A 16-year-old boy died Monday at a Border Patrol station in Texas, becoming the fifth child from Guatemala to die since December after being apprehended by US border patrol agents.

Trump proposes immigration overhaul to favor skilled, English-speakers

Washington - President Donald Trump called Thursday for radical immigration reform to favor skilled, English-speaking workers over the poorly educated and shut the door on "frivolous" asylum claimants.

Pentagon assigns another $1.5 bn for border wall

Washington - The Pentagon said Friday it was diverting another $1.5 billion for new barriers to stop illegal immigrants on the US-Mexico border, following the authorization of $1 billion in March.

US-Mexico border detentions top 100,000 for second month in a row

Washington - The number of migrants detained entering the United States from Mexico without documents in April topped 100,000 for the second month in a row, US border officials said Wednesday.

Curfew in Sri Lanka city as religious tensions rise

Colombo - Sri Lanka clamped curfews at a city outside the capital Sunday to contain religious tensions as the authorities prepared to reopen schools after Easter bombings that killed 257 people.

Pentagon to send 320 more troops to US-Mexico border

Washington - The US Defense Department announced Monday it would deploy around 320 additional troops to the southern border with Mexico to support immigration officials.
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Grade 3 s and 4 s of the Russian immersion program at Twin Rivers Elementary School  Castlegar  B.C....
Grade 3's and 4's of the Russian immersion program at Twin Rivers Elementary School, Castlegar, B.C. singing Russian songs to commemorate the Oath of Allegiance Day for 55 new Canadians, Wed Oct 27, 2010
Former Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Actio...
Former Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America
A protestor hides his identity behind his sign outside a courtroom in downtown phoenix.
A protestor hides his identity behind his sign outside a courtroom in downtown phoenix.
Pro-immigration protest in Berlin  Germany. 2015
Pro-immigration protest in Berlin, Germany. 2015
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Trump s order on immigration changes the meaning on Lady Libeerty s plaque:   Give me your tired  yo...
Trump's order on immigration changes the meaning on Lady Libeerty's plaque: ""Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore."
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
immigration officer talking about being Canadian  looking from rear of  new  Canadians
immigration officer talking about being Canadian, looking from rear of "new" Canadians
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Chart shows the incarceration rates of U.S. born  Mexican and Guatemalan/Salvadoran born men without...
Chart shows the incarceration rates of U.S. born, Mexican and Guatemalan/Salvadoran born men without a high school diploma, 2000 & 2010
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students putting chairs away after the ceremony, with walls in the background displaying the flags painted by the students each flag representing a country from which one of the new Canadians came.

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