Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Judge allows ‘third country’ asylum rule to take effect

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/24/19, 01:09 pm

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration can enforce new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while lawsuits play out in the courts. Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a request for a temporary restraining order, saying the immigrant advocate groups that sued did not show that the policy would irreparably harm their work.

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Iran seizes British oil tanker

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/20/19, 10:28 am

The United Kingdom and its allies are warning Iran to release a British oil tanker and its crew that were taken captive in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday. Iran said it orchestrated an armed takeover of the ship in retaliation for Britain’s impounding one of its tankers that was attempting to deliver oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions two weeks ago off Gibraltar.

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Iran denies Trump’s claim about drone

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/19/19, 10:15 am

UPDATE: The Iranian military said Friday that all its drones had returned safely to their bases the previous day, contradicting a claim by President Donald Trump that a U.S. warship destroyed an unmanned Iranian aircraft Thursday. “We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else,” tweeted Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi.

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