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U.S. gathers data on refugees

International | Homeland Security to collect information via UN, as U.S. refugee admissions drop
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/22/19, 12:59 pm

UNITED STATES: The Department of Homeland Security has begun collecting biometric information on every refugee referred for resettlement in the United States—and may hold onto it indefinitely—even though the Trump administration has floated plans to zero out refugee admissions in the coming fiscal year.

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U.S. ups financial pressure on Maduro

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/06/19, 10:36 am

Eight months have passed since Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president of Venezuela, but Nicolás Maduro will not step down from office. The Trump administration froze all of the Venezuelan government’s assets in the United States on Monday and banned Americans from doing business with Maduro or any of his top allies. The order cited Maduro’s “continued usurpation of power” and human rights abuses by security forces loyal to him.

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A week of remembrances begins

International | From Omaha Beach to Tiananmen Square, marking the anniversaries of remarkable historic events
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/03/19, 03:36 pm

BRITAIN: Pomp was the order of the day as U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in London Monday to begin a state visit coinciding with Thursday’s 75th anniversary of D-Day. Low-brow controversy quickly overtook the visit as Trump responded with insults to an op-ed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan questioning the visit. Trump’s U.K.

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