Border Security

An elderly Chinese man looks at map of Chinese showing its different ethnic groups and the slogan "Ethnic Unity" in Beijing, China Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. A Chinese official on Monday denied Beijing has imposed coercive birth control measures among Muslim minority women, following an outcry over a tweet by the Chinese Embassy in Washington claiming that government polices had freed women of the Uighur ethnic group from being "baby-making machines." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 13, 2021 - 8:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from the Uighur region of China in its most sweeping action yet to pressure the Communist Party over its campaign against ethnic minorities. Officials said Customs and Border Protection will...
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks at a news conference in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Turkey on Monday, Jan. 11 invited Greece to resume talks designed to reduce tensions between the neighbors, following this summer's dispute over maritime borders and energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Cavusoglu also extended an invitation to Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, for a meeting to discuss their troubled relations.(Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
January 11, 2021 - 1:10 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Greece will resume talks aimed at reducing tensions between the neighbors on Jan. 25, Turkish and Greek officials announced Monday, following this summer’s dispute over maritime borders and energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean. The announcement came hours...
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People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus offer prayers for New Year at the Kanda Myojin Shrine on the first business day of the year, in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Kanda Myojin is known as the shrine of commerce and industry. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 03, 2021 - 9:46 pm
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday vaccine approval was being speeded up and border controls beefed up to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and he promised to consider declaring a state of emergency. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and the governors of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa...
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December 30, 2020 - 12:58 pm
The U.S. said it will ban all shipments of palm oil from one of the world’s biggest producers after finding indicators of forced labor and other abuses on plantations that feed into the supply chains of some of America’s most famous food and cosmetic companies. The order against Malaysian-owned...
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A boy wears masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as he looks at a holiday display on a mild day Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in a park in Lenexa, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
December 26, 2020 - 8:00 pm
TOKYO — Japan’s government will temporarily ban entry of all nonresident foreign nationals as a precaution against a new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant that has spread across Britain. The entry ban will start Monday and last through Jan. 31 for the time being, the Foreign...
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A medical worker wearing protective gear takes samples from a woman during a COVID-19 testing at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea on Dec. 12, 2020. South Korea had seemed to be winning the fight against the coronavirus: Quickly ramping up its testing, contact-tracing and quarantine efforts paid off when it weathered an early outbreak without the economic pain of a lockdown. But a deadly resurgence has reached new heights during Christmas week, prompting soul-searching on how the nation sleepwalked into a crisis. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 25, 2020 - 7:36 pm
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported another new 1,132 cases of the new coronavirus as its resurgence worsened over Christmas week, putting greater pressure on the government to enforce stricter physical distancing controls. The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention...
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Medical workers wearing protective gears prepare to take sample at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. South Korea has added more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases in a resurgence that is erasing hard-won epidemiological gains and eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to handle the outbreak. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 23, 2020 - 2:17 am
South Korea has added another new 1,092 infections of the coronavirus in a resurgence that is erasing hard-won epidemiological gains and eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to handle the outbreak. The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Wednesday...
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Zeng Yixin, vice minister of China's National Health Commission, speaks during a press conference about the rollout of China's COVID-19 vaccination program at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. China says it will soon begin coronavirus inoculations for workers in the health care, transport and border control sectors. Zeng said on Saturday the government was prioritizing those most at risk of catching the virus, without giving specifics. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
December 18, 2020 - 11:05 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China will soon begin coronavirus inoculations for workers in health care, transport and border control, a senior official said Saturday. Vice Minister of the National Health Commission Zeng Yixin gave few specifics but said the government was prioritizing those most at risk of...
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A pathway cleared by explosives to make way for border wall construction separates Mexico, right, and the USA, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Guadalupe Canyon, Ariz. Construction of the border wall, mostly in government owned wildlife refuges and Indigenous territory, has led to environmental damage and the scarring of unique desert and mountain landscapes that conservationists fear could be irreversible. (AP Photo/Matt York)
December 18, 2020 - 11:59 am
GUADALUPE CANYON, Ariz. (AP) — Work crews ignite dynamite blasts in the remote and rugged southeast corner of Arizona, forever reshaping the landscape as they pulverize mountaintops in a rush to build more of President Donald Trump’s border wall before his term ends next month. Each blast in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 file photo, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. A senior legal adviser said Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 that the European Union's top court should reject Hungary's attempts to overturn a European Parliament action aimed at holding the country to account for what lawmakers consider to be a breach of the bloc's values. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP, File)
December 17, 2020 - 7:04 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that Hungary has failed to respect EU law by denying people entering the country without authorization the right to apply for asylum and unlawfully detaining them in “transit zones” on its border with Serbia. The European Court of...
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