Migrants

VATICAN CITY | Pope to politicians: Unacceptable to blame migrants for evil

VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis says political speeches that harangue migrants and the poor are “unacceptable.” Francis issued his annual peace message, which was dedicated this year to the need for politics to promote peace. In listing the virtues and vices of politics, Francis said nationalism was one threat to peace because it destroys trust in … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope to politicians: Unacceptable to blame migrants for evil

BELGRADE, Serbia | Man dies in cold spell in Serbia; schools close in Bosnia

BELGRADE, Serbia — A man reportedly has frozen to death in Serbia as a cold spell throughout the Balkans slowed down traffic and closed down schools in some areas. Serbian state TV says the body of a 50-year-old man was found in the snow Monday in a northern village after he apparently died overnight. In … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Man dies in cold spell in Serbia; schools close in Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Croatia denies police violently push migrants into Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina  — Croatian authorities on Sunday denied a report by an international watchdog group that alleged police were illegally and sometimes violently pushing migrants back into neighboring Bosnia. The Interior Ministry issued the denial in response to a video published by the Border Violence Monitoring group that showed armed Croatian police officers shouting orders … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Croatia denies police violently push migrants into Bosnia

ATHENS, Greece | Greece frees 4 migrant charity workers pending trial

ATHENS, Greece— Greek authorities have released from pre-trial detention four members of a charity working with migrants who had been arrested in August for allegedly helping migrant smuggling. Among the four was Syrian refugee Sara Mardini, who gained international attention when she and her sister — both competitive swimmers — reached the Greek island of … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece frees 4 migrant charity workers pending trial

TUPELO, Miss | The Latest: Trump defends US response to migrants in Tijuana

TUPELO, Miss — The Latest on President Donald Trump in Mississippi (all times local): 5:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is defending his administration’s response to Central American migrants who tried to illegally cross the border in Tijuana. The action on Sunday prompted a chaotic clash that included U.S. agents firing choking tear gas into the … Continue reading TUPELO, Miss | The Latest: Trump defends US response to migrants in Tijuana

TIJUANA, Mexico | US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence

TIJUANA, Mexico — Hundreds of migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after several tried to make it past fencing and wire separating the two countries. Earlier in the morning, a group of Central Americans staged a peaceful march to appeal for the U.S. to speed up the asylum … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence

TIJUANA, Mexico | The Latest: US agents shoot tear gas at migrants

TIJUANA, Mexico — The Latest on the migrant caravan pushing toward the U.S. border (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico have been enveloped with tear gas after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries. U.S. agents shot the gas, according to an Associated Press reporter … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | The Latest: US agents shoot tear gas at migrants