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Ex-Pakistan lawmaker from PM Imran Khan's party seeks asylum in India

Baldev Kumar, a former legislator from Pakistani PM Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party, tells DW that Pakistan is an "unsafe country" and that the government mistreats minorities there....

Ex-Pakistan lawmaker from PM Imran Khan's party seeks asylum in India

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Russian suspect in tainted oil scandal seeks asylum in Lithuania After huge amounts of Russian crude oil were found to be tainted, Russian authorities detained several suspects over the scandal. Roman Ruzhechko, the man charged with the alleged conspiracy, sought refuge in Lithuania....
2019-07-19, 21:52

Pregnant woman seeks deportation asylum in Chicago church CHICAGO (AP) — A pregnant woman is seeking asylum in a Chicago church after she says she received a deportation order and must leave the U.S. WBEZ radio reported Tuesday that Adilene Marquina has a high-risk pregnancy and is afraid to travel back to Mexico. She is staying at the Fait...
2019-05-22, 20:13

Military Feared Being "Sandwiched" Between India, Afghanistan: Imran Khan Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said his country's military "fears" a "two-front situation" with India and Afghanistan, adding that the leadership had called for "strategic depth" in......
2019-07-24, 11:13

Imran Khan Considering Total Closure Of Air Space To India: Pak Minister Prime Minister Imran Khan was considering a complete closure of airspace to India, a Pakistan minister tweeted on Tuesday, adding that closing Indian trade route to Afghanistan passing through the......
2019-08-28, 01:13

Kashmir: Imran Khan says Pakistan will 'teach India a lesson' Pakistan PM says army is preparing to respond to anticipated Indian aggression in regionPakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has threatened to “teach Delhi a lesson” and vowed to fight until the end against any Indian violations in disputed Kashmir.In some of his strongest words since Delhi revoke...
2019-08-15, 05:26

Amit Shah Seeks Report After BJP Lawmaker Hits Official With Cricket Bat BJP chief Amit Shah has sought a report from the Madhya Pradesh BJP on the assault on a municipal officialin Indore by the son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, an incident that was shared......
2019-06-28, 09:39

Alabama lawmaker seeks to censure Democrat for comments about abortion, Trump Jr. Alabama lawmakers abruptly adjourned Wednesday after a one member called for the censure of another over comments that included calling Donald Trump Jr. "retarded or crazy" during a debate earlier this month on the state’s controversial abortion ban....
2019-05-23, 23:26

House Speaker Pelosi in Central America as Trump seeks asylum deals U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a congressional delegation to Central America on Thursday as the Trump administration presses countries there to stop U.S.-bound asylum seekers before they reach the U.S. border....
2019-08-08, 22:39

India, Pak "Close" To Resolving Kashmir During Vajpayee Time: Imran Khan India and Pakistan were "pretty close" to resolving the Kashmir issue, in phases, during the regime of then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan......
2019-07-23, 20:39

Pakistan's Imran Khan likens India's actions in Kashmir to Nazism Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has likened India's revoking of Jammu and Kashmir state's autonomy to Nazi ideology, and warned the international community that inaction would be similar to appeasing Hitler....
2019-08-12, 07:13

"Support Pak, India In Improving Relations": Xi Jinping Tells Imran Khan Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday offered Beijing's support for Pakistan and India to improve their strained relations during his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Bishkek, China's state-run......
2019-06-14, 15:52

Trump Urges India-Pak Dialogue On Kashmir In Call With Imran Khan: Report United States President Donald Trump pushed for talks between New Delhi and Islamabad on the Kashmir issue during a phone conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, news agency......
2019-08-17, 05:26

OP Chautala's Party Lawmaker, Ex-Minister Join BJP In Haryana In yet another setback for the Indian National Lok Dal ahead of the Haryana Assembly polls, its assembly lawmaker from Haryana's Ratia joined the ruling BJP in Chandigarh on Thursday....
2019-08-02, 00:13

Can't Be Disqualified As Lawmaker, Never Quit From Party: Alpesh Thakor Maverick legislator Alpesh Thakor, who had quit the Congress in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections in April, has now turned around and claimed he had only resigned from all posts but not from the......
2019-06-29, 03:26

"BSP Gives Tickets For Money": Rajasthan Lawmaker From Mayawati's Party A Bahujan Samaj Party lawmaker in Rajasthan on Thursday made a shocking claim in the state legislature as he said that those who could pay money get party tickets to contest elections....
2019-08-02, 00:13

CBI Arrests Former Samajwadi Party Lawmaker Atiq Ahmed's Brother-In-Law Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an accused in connection with the ongoing investigation of a case related to the alleged kidnapping and assault of a businessman from Lucknow....
2019-07-19, 07:13

CBI Searches Ex-Samajwadi Party Lawmaker Ateeq Ahmed's Premises In UP The CBI today searched the premises of former Samajwadi Party lawmaker Ateeq Ahmed and others in Allahabad and Lucknow in a case related to the kidnapping and assault of a businessman, officials here......
2019-07-17, 15:39

Guns As Props As Suspended BJP Lawmaker Dances At House Party In Video A BJP lawmaker in Uttarakhand, who was suspended by his party last month, dances with abandon to a Hindi song as he holds guns in both his hands, in a video that has been widely shared on social......
2019-07-10, 13:00

Pro-army party in Thailand to cement deal to keep junta leader as PM: lawmaker A pro-army in Thailand will cement a deal on Monday to gain enough parliamentary seats to keep the current military junta leader in power as an elected prime minister, a lawmaker and executive board member of the party told Reuters....
2019-05-26, 17:39

Samajwadi Party Lawmaker Refuses To Chant Vande Mataram During Oath Samajwadi Party lawmaker Shafiqur Rahman Barq, while taking oath in the parliament, said as far as Vande Mataram is concerned, it is against Islam and we cannot follow it....
2019-06-18, 16:26

French farmers dump manure outside office of Macron party lawmaker French farmers protesting against a trade deal with Canada dumped manure overnight outside the office of a lawmaker from President Emmanuel Macron's LREM party, in the latest example of protesters vandalizing LREM offices to voice their discontent....
2019-08-02, 08:39

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party hopes for first UK lawmaker in Peterborough vote Nigel Farage's Brexit Party could win its first seat in Westminster when the eastern English city of Peterborough goes to the polls on Thursday to elect a new member of parliament....
2019-06-06, 03:52

Trinamool Lawmaker, Ex-Party Parliamentarian Summoned In Chit Fund Case The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday summoned six persons including Trinamool Congress MP Satabdi Roy and former party MP Kunal Ghosh for questioning in connection with the Saradha chit fund......
2019-07-16, 04:39

Mayawati's Party Refutes Rajasthan Lawmaker's "Ticket-For-Money" Charge The BSP on Friday strongly refuted the charge levelled by Rajasthan party MLA Rajendra Guda claiming that the party offers election ticket to candidates depending on the money given to the party....
2019-08-03, 08:39

British Labour Party readmits lawmaker suspended over anti-Semitism comments Britain's Labour opposition risked further souring its relationship with the Jewish community after readmitting a lawmaker who was suspended for suggesting the party had been "too apologetic" about anti-Semitism....
2019-06-27, 18:39

UK Labour politicians slam party for re-admitting lawmaker in anti-Semitism dispute Senior politicians in Britain's Labour opposition expressed fury with their party on Thursday for readmitting a lawmaker who was suspended over comments he had made about anti-Semitism and demanded that leader Jeremy Corbyn intervene....
2019-06-27, 18:39

Human Organs Available In India Like "Peanuts": YSR Lawmaker A Rajya Sabha member of Parliament on Wednesday raised concerns over the availability of human organs in the market illegally and urged the government to penalize those involved in such rackets with......
2019-07-31, 23:52

Turkey ruling party seeks ejection of former PM: official Turkey's ruling AK Party wants to eject former prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu and three other lawmakers, a senior official said on Monday, amid talk of a possible new breakaway movement....
2019-09-03, 00:26

Ex-Maldives Vice President, Who Sought Asylum In India, Arrested Former Vice President of Maldives Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor, who had sought political asylum in India after arriving in Tamil Nadu on a cargo vessel, was arrested by Maldives police on Saturday after......
2019-08-03, 20:39

Kenyan Lawmaker Returns To India After 22 Years To Repay Rs 200 Debt A Member of Parliament (MP) from Kenya travelled all the way to Maharashtra's Aurangabad city just to repay a debt of Rs 200 he had taken from a grocer 22 years ago....
2019-07-12, 06:26

Northern Irish party surges in EU poll, seeks Brexit referendum Northern Ireland's cross-community Alliance Party was set to win its first ever European Parliament seat in a surge it said furthered the case for a re-run of Britain's Brexit referendum....
2019-05-27, 20:00

Greece’s Far-Right Party Golden Dawn Seeks Recount After ‘Scandalous’ Election Results (ATHENS, Greece) — Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party said Monday it is planning to challenge a general election result that saw it fail to get enough for support to be represented in Parliament, a big reversal for a party that had risen to third place at the height of the country̵...
2019-07-08, 22:13

California Teen Seeks Justice in Court After Being Beaten by Police While at a Family Birthday Party A California teen who ended up being pummeled by a police officer when cops raided a relative’s birthday party earlier this year is now suing, charging excessive force....
2019-08-24, 10:00

Amazon's pharmacy PillPack relies on patient data. But a third party seeks to cut off its access Amazon owns online pharmacy PillPack, but ReMy Health s working behind the scenes to prevent the company from accessing important patient data.       ...
2019-07-19, 21:01

Sri Lanka Seeks India's Help To Counter Terrorism: PM Wickremesinghe Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Monday that he sought India's help to train the country's security forces in counter-terrorism during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi....
2019-06-10, 22:39

Britain Seeks To Assuage India Over Commonwealth Shooting Row The British government is seeking to reach a compromise with India over the South Asian country's threat to boycott the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022....
2019-08-14, 08:00

Constrained by Iran sanctions, India seeks to boost the US oil economy As the United States continues to come down hard with sanctions on Iran – coupled with harsh penalties for those countries that continue to do business with the hardline regime – the world’s second-most populous country has found itself in the middle of an energy crossfire. But what started as a poi...
2019-07-16, 21:00

Court Seeks Centre's Reply On Plea For Population Control In India The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Centre on a Public Interest Litigation seeking implementation of measures to control the country's rising population on the grounds that it was......
2019-05-29, 12:39

US Panel Seeks Additional Steps To Enhance Defense Ties With India Reflecting the strong bi-partisan support in the US Congress to boost Indo-US defence ties, a powerful congressional committee has passed a legislative amendment seeking additional steps to implement......
2019-07-11, 10:26

India seeks bans for Deloitte, KPMG arm for alleged auditing lapses India is seeking to ban Deloitte Haskins Sells and KPMG affiliate BSR & Associates for five years, alleging lapses in their audits of a unit of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), which the government took control of last year....
2019-06-11, 15:13

Hyundai Motor India Seeks Clarity On Electrification Of Shared Mobility Partners Like Ola/Uber Hyundai Motor India is already gearing up with its electrification strategy, however, Government's plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola to convert 40% of their fleet of cars to electric......
2019-06-11, 14:52

Nirav Modi's Custody Extended, UK Court Seeks Info Of India's Prison Cell Fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi's custody had been extended till June 27 by a UK court. In the case's first pretrial hearing, the judge also directed Indian authorities to confirm within 14 days which......
2019-05-30, 21:13

In India’s Election, Ailing Congress Party Is Unlikely to Find Its Miracle After being crushed in 2014, the Congress party, India’s old powerhouse, appears to have made few gains this year. The road to recovery may be longer yet....
2019-05-21, 15:26

Rahul Gandhi Resigns as Leader of India’s Congress Party Mr. Gandhi, a scion of the political dynasty that governed India for decades, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party of “crushing the voice of the Indian people.”...
2019-07-03, 16:52

Rahul Gandhi Steps Down as Head of India's Congress Party Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi resigned as the head of the Congress Party, taking responsibility for its embarrassing loss to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nationalist party....
2019-07-03, 19:13

India's ruling party expels politician accused of rape BJP’s Kuldeep Singh Sengar sacked days after car crash left alleged victim critically injuredIndia’s ruling party has expelled an official accused of rape, days after a deadly car crash left his alleged victim in critical condition.Investigators are examining possible links between Kuldeep Singh Sen...
2019-08-01, 16:13

India's ruling party claims victory with wide lead in votes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signaled the end of an era for modern India's main political dynasty....
2019-05-23, 16:26

Modi declares victory in India elections as Congress Party concedes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was poised for a landslide victory in the country's general elections, early results showed on Thursday, defying expectations of even his own party to win a second term in office....
2019-05-23, 15:52

India's battered Congress party closes ranks after election setback The head of India's main opposition Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, offered to quit on Saturday after a crushing election defeat but senior party officials rejected his offer and called instead for a major internal shake-up....
2019-05-25, 19:13

| Modi's party confident after polls predict India election victory Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party said that exit polls from the country's marathon election showed an "overwhelming" vote in favour of a second term for the Hindu nationalist leader....
2019-05-21, 18:13

India's Re-Elected Ruling Party Sticks to Gradual Actions on Economy Despite a strong victory, India’s ruling party is planning gradual changes to the economy rather than forcing through the larger overhaul that many economists and executives say would put India on a high-growth trajectory....
2019-05-30, 17:39

Instant View: India PM Modi's party storms to thumping majority in election Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday swept to a huge election victory, giving his party a mandate to pursue policies that put Hindus first, are mainly business-friendly and take a hard line on national security....
2019-05-23, 11:39

India's Modi to name ruling party chief Shah as finance minister: media Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to name Amit Shah, the chief of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as the country's new finance minister after taking his oath of office for the second time on Thursday, according to several Indian media reports....
2019-05-30, 22:26

Early results show Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party leading India’s vote count NEW DELHI (AP) — Early results show Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party leading India’s vote count. The post Early results show Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party leading India’s vote count appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-05-23, 06:26

Brexit Party leader Farage open to electoral pact with Conservative Party Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has said he is open to an electoral pact with the Conservative Party if Boris Johnson is genuine about taking Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, the BBC reported....
2019-07-24, 11:13

Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party's "Talaq" Formalised: Yogi Adityanath Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday took a dig at the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance saying their "talaq" was formalised with the people giving no importance to......
2019-07-24, 18:52

Notice To Trinamool, Sharad Pawar's Party Over National Party Status The Nationalist Congress Party, the Trinamool Congress and the Communist Party of India face the prospect of losing their national party status following their performance in the Lok Sabha elections,......
2019-07-19, 07:13

UPDATE 2-Merkel's party wants higher taxes on domestic flights, party document shows Seeking to tackle climate change, Germany's conservatives want to increase taxes on domestic flights and reduce the cost of long-distance train tickets, a party document seen by Reuters on Friday showed....
2019-09-13, 15:13

Canadian Nationalist Party granted eligibility to become a registered party in the upcoming federal election The Canadian Anti-Hate Network has vowed to release the identities of those who supported the application of the party, which it says espouses hateful and racist ideologies....
2019-08-31, 01:13

Former Erdogan ally resigns from AK Party, hints at rival party Former Turkish deputy prime minister Ali Babacan said on Monday he was resigning from President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party over "deep differences" with the party's direction and said that Turkey needed a new vision....
2019-07-08, 16:26

"We Still Have 30,000-40,000" Terrorists, Admits Imran Khan Pakistan PM Imran Khan said on Tuesday that about "30,000 to 40,000" terrorists who had trained and fought in "some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir" were in his country, a startling admission that......
2019-07-24, 11:13

Imran Khan Advised Pak Captain To Bat First, He Did Just The Opposite In the hours preceding the much-anticipated World Cup match with India in Manchester today, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan advised cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to bat first if he wins the......
2019-06-16, 14:26

Imran Khan Not Received By Any Top US Official At Airport Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan may have been given a diplomatic snub when he arrived in Washington on his first US trip to reboot bilateral ties that have seen a slump in recent months....
2019-07-22, 16:13

A working-class party will be a mostly nonwhite party Donald Trump in 2016 elicited eye-rolls from K Street Republicans and chuckles from self-satisfied liberals when he promised to make the Republican Party a working-class party. Then Trump went ahead and won Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, largely by over-performing among union household...
2019-09-12, 02:13

Ahead Of Imran Khan's Visit, US Says Aid To Pak Will Remain Suspended Ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the United States, a Congressional report has said that the security assistance to Pakistan would remain suspended pending "decisive and......
2019-07-19, 06:00

Kulbhushan Jadhav Verdict: Imran Khan Says "Pak Shall Proceed As Per Law" Pakistan will proceed as per law on Kulbhushan Jadhav, Imran Khan tweeted today, a day after the International Court of Justice ruled that Pakistan must review the former officer's death sentence and......
2019-07-18, 06:39

Imran Khan Says Pak Intelligence Led US To Osama Bin Laden: Report Pakistan's main spy agency provided the US with a lead that helped them find and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday....
2019-07-23, 06:26

"Will Hafiz Saeed Be Let Off Again?" Imran Khan Dodges Question In US Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan dodged a question on 26/11 mastermind and UN-proscribed terrorist Hafiz Saeed during an event at the US Institute of Peace on Tuesday....
2019-07-24, 15:52

Never Bowed Down To Anyone: Imran Khan Denies "Begging Abroad" Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that he never bowed down to anyone, countering allegations by the country's opposition of "begging" abroad in the middle of a financial crunch....
2019-07-25, 09:00

"Will Go After Thieves Who Left Pakistan In Debt," Says Pak PM Imran Khan Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to go after the "thieves" who left the country badly in debt and set up a high-powered commission to probe huge debts incurred during the last 10 years, as......
2019-06-12, 14:26

"Won't Allow Air Conditioning, TV For Nawaz Sharif In Jail": Imran Khan Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on a visit to the United States, on Sunday addressed the Pakistani diaspora in Washington. During the address he said that former Pakistani prime minister......
2019-07-22, 07:26

Pro-Balochistan Slogans Raised During Imran Khan's Address In US A group of Baloch activists raised anti-Pakistan slogans during Prime Minister Imran Khan's address at an indoor stadium in Washington, demanding freedom for the country's southwestern Balochistan......
2019-07-22, 07:26

No Pleasantries Exchanged Between PM Modi, Imran Khan At SCO: Report No meeting was held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan's Imran Khan during the informal dinner hosted by Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov for the leaders attending the Shanghai......
2019-06-14, 03:26

Imran Khan hopes to win over Donald Trump in first US visit Pakistani PM in Washington seeking concessions on military aid and sanctionsImran Khan will meet Donald Trump on his first visit to Washington as Pakistan’s prime minister, burdened by the task of trying to mend relations mired in mutual distrust and restoring financial support cut off by the US pre...
2019-07-21, 22:52

Pakistan prepared to 'fight to the end' over Kashmir, says PM Imran Khan Pakistan is prepared to "fight to the end" over Kashmir if necessary, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Wednesday during a speech from the Pakistani-controlled part of the disputed region....
2019-08-14, 23:52

"Don't Have No First-Use Nuke Policy": Pak Military Overrules Imran Khan Days after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said his country will not use nuclear weapons first, his country's military today stated that it does not follow the "no first use" policy on nuclear......
2019-09-04, 20:39

Pak PM Imran Khan Likely To Begin 5-Day US Visit On July 20: Report Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to visit the US on July 20 during which he would hold face-to-face talks with US President Donald Trump for the first time, according to a media report....
2019-06-29, 12:13

No Meeting Between PM Modi, Imran Khan At Regional SCO Summit In Bishkek No meeting is scheduled between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan's Imran Khan later this month on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Kyrgyzstan's capital......
2019-06-06, 13:52

Imran Khan On Why He Asked Donald Trump To Mediate On Kashmir Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday told an American news outlet that there will never be a resolution to the Kashmir issue bilaterally and asserted that the US and President Trump can play a......
2019-07-23, 15:39

Imran Khan A "Compulsive Liar" And Terrorists' Advocate: Pak Opposition Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is a "compulsive liar" and an advocate of terrorists, the country's opposition parties said on Wednesday, asserting that he tried his best to mislead the......
2019-07-25, 00:26

Pak Is China's "Vassal", Imran Khan Xi's "Jester": Ex-Pentagon Official An ex-Pentagon official, Michael Rubin, warned the United States against falling prey to Pakistan's latest bid to revive relations, stating that the South Asian country's Prime Minister Imran Khan did......
2019-07-23, 14:26

After Sikhs Converted To Islam At Gunpoint In Pak, Imran Khan's Promise In an attempt to reach out to the Sikh community after cases of forced conversion of Sikh girls in Pakistan, Imran Khan on Monday promised that his government would facilitate the visit of pilgrims to......
2019-09-03, 05:52

Create Atmosphere Of Trust, PM Modi Tells Imran Khan Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan that his country needs to create an "environment of trust, free of terror, violence and hostility" for the two neighbours to......
2019-06-20, 19:13

Pak PM Imran Khan Has Assets Worth Over 10 Crore, Also Owns 4 Goats Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has assets worth Rs 10.8 crore, operates three foreign currency accounts and owns four goats, the election commission said on Tuesday....
2019-07-02, 23:26

Pakistani PM Imran Khan draws ire over taxes, rising inflation Pakistan's prime minister is facing a backlash over his economic policies, with public discontent growing over increased taxes and rising inflation. On Saturday, a countrywide traders' strike paralyzed business....
2019-07-14, 13:00

Imran Khan Dials PM Modi, Congratulates Him On Election Victory Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to congratulate him on his landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections. The foreign ministry said PM Modi thanked Imran......
2019-05-26, 19:00

Pak PM Aide Posts Sachin Tendulkar Pic Instead Of Imran Khan On Twitter An aide of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today had Twitter laughing after he posted a photo on the micro-blogging site and captioned it as "PM Imran Khan 1969". The reason for the laughs was......
2019-06-22, 17:13

Pakistan: Imran Khan announces tax evasion amnesty scheme The prime minister is seeking to end Pakistan's rampant tax evasion as he secures a major IMF bailout. Only about 2 million tax returns are filed in Pakistan annually....
2019-06-10, 12:26

"More Failures Than Successes": Benazir Bhutto's Daughter On Imran Khan Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, daughter of late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and former President Asif Ali Zardari, has said that incumbent premier Imran Khan has had more failures and successes, a......
2019-09-03, 17:00

Imran Khan's Meet With Trump To Help "Reinvigorate Bilateral Ties": Pak Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's first meeting with US President Donald Trump on July 22 will help "renew and reinvigorate" the bilateral ties and he would highlight the importance of resolving......
2019-07-11, 23:26

PM Modi, Imran Khan Exchange Pleasantries At SCO Summit: Sources Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan's Imran Khan exchanged pleasantries on Day 2 of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO summit in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, sources said this......
2019-06-14, 18:26

Pak Army Chief Now Member Of Development Panel Led By Imran Khan In a move that would further expand the powerful Pakistani military's influence, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been made a member of the newly-formed National Development Council headed by......
2019-06-18, 23:13

Pak PM Imran Khan To Attend UN General Assembly Session For First Time Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will represent his country for the first time at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, a top aide of the premier said on......
2019-06-19, 20:00

BJP Compares Mamata Banerjee To Pak PM Imran Khan For Skipping Yoga Day The International Yoga Day on Friday saw the participation of lakhs across the country led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a staunch critic of PM Modi,......
2019-06-23, 00:52

Watch: Days After Saudi Gaffe, Imran Khan's Blunder At Bishkek Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has broken diplomatic protocol again - this time at the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO Summit held in Kyrgyzstan's capital......
2019-06-14, 09:00

Imran Khan Writes To PM Modi, Wants Talks To Resolve All Issues: Report Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a letter to his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Islamabad wants talks with New Delhi to resolve all reconcilable problems,......
2019-06-07, 20:13

PM Modi, In Letter To Imran Khan, Called For Early Opening Of Kartarpur Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a letter written in response to a congratulatory message by his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, has called for "early operationalisation of the Kartarpur corridor......
2019-06-20, 23:13

Imran Khan Asks Pakistanis To Declare Their Undisclosed Assets By June 30 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday warned of legal action against those who do not declare their undisclosed assets by June 30, as the cash-strapped government ramps up efforts to fix the......
2019-06-10, 19:26

Hope PM Modi Uses His Mandate To Resolve Issues: Pakistan's Imran Khan Pakistan's relationship with India is probably at its "lowest point", Prime Minister Imran Khan has said even as he expressed hope that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will use his "big mandate"......
2019-06-14, 03:26

"Imran Khan Hypes Kashmir, Personally Attacks PM Modi": Ex-US Envoy Tim Roemer, former US ambassador to India who was responsible for broadening and deepening the US-India partnership, has accused Pakistan PM Imran Khan of increasing the volatility of the region and......
2019-09-02, 11:13

Sikh Girl Allegedly Kidnapped In Pak, Her Family Asks Imran Khan For Help The family of a Sikh girl who was allegedly abducted and forcibly converted into Islam in Pakistan has sought help from country's Prime Minister Imran Khan. In a video shared by Shiromani Akali Dal......
2019-08-30, 06:52

Ishaq Dar: Pakistani PM Imran Khan 'responsible for current economic mess' Pakistan is currently facing one of the worst economic crises in its history. In an exclusive DW interview, former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar accuses the current government of waging "economic terrorism" in Pakistan....
2019-05-24, 15:00

Pakistan Says "No Change" In Nuke Policy Hours After Imran Khan's Speech There is no change in Pakistan's nuclear policy, their Foreign Office said, hours after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed that his country will never ever start a nuclear war with India, amid......
2019-09-03, 17:00

Imran Khan's Promise To Sikhs Amid Outrage Over Teen's Kidnapping In an attempt to reach out to the Sikh community after cases of forced conversion of Sikh girls in Pakistan, Imran Khan on Monday promised that his government would facilitate the visit of pilgrims to......
2019-09-03, 17:00

"Spoke To My Two Good Friends": Trump After Call With PM Modi, Imran Khan Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 30-minute telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump last night, the latter dialed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss "the need to......
2019-08-20, 18:13

Imran Khan Wishes To Stay At Pak Envoy's Home During US Visit: Report Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his wish to stay at the ambassador's residence during his visit to the US later this monthin a bid to cut costs as the country's economy is struggling....
2019-07-08, 10:26

Imran Khan Writes To PM Modi For Talks On Kashmir, Other Issues: Report Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he wants talks to resolve all reconcilable problems, including the Kashmir issue, a......
2019-06-07, 23:26

Imran Khan Trolled After He Quotes Rabindranath Tagore As Khalil Gibran Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday was trolled after he posted a quote by Rabindranath Tagore on his official Twitter account, but attributed it to Lebanese writer and poet Khalil Gibran....
2019-06-19, 20:00

Trump to Host Pakistan Leader Imran Khan at White House President Trump Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will discuss a range of issues, including counterterrorism, defense, energy and trade in their first White House meeting....
2019-07-10, 19:01

Imran Khan Acknowledges Pak-Based Terrorists Operate In Kashmir: Report Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today acknowledged that terrorists in Pakistan carried out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. He went on to claim that he now has the Pakistani army's support for......
2019-07-24, 11:13

Chinese Firms Pledge To Invest $5 Billion In Pak After Meeting Imran Khan Leading Chinese firms have told Prime Minister Imran Khan that they will invest USD 5 billion in cash-strapped Pakistan in various sectors over a period of three to five years....
2019-07-13, 20:52

Imran Khan To Meet Trump On July 22, Says Pakistan Foreign Office Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will meet US President Donald Trump on July 22 and their focus will be on improving the ties between the two countries, the country's Foreign Office said on......
2019-07-04, 15:26

Pak Military To Voluntarily Cut Defence Budget, Imran Khan Praises Move In an unprecedented voluntary move, Pakistan's military has decided to cut its defence budget for the next fiscal year amid an austerity drive launched by the government to help solve the......
2019-06-05, 13:26

Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif's Daughter Says PM Modi Doesn't Respect Imran Khan Taking a swipe at Imran Khan, jailed premier Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam said Tuesday that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not give respect to his Pakistani counterpart as he did not take......
2019-05-28, 21:00

40 Terror Groups Operated, Pak Governments Didn't Tell Truth : Imran Khan Successive governments in Pakistan did not tell the truth to the United States, in particular in the last 15 years, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday, adding that there were 40......
2019-07-24, 11:13

May Unleash Terror Such People Would Forget Al Qaeda: Imran Khan On Iran Cautioning the United States about any misadventure against Iran, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said any action on the lines of Iraq could be much worse and people would "forget......
2019-07-24, 11:13

Peaceful Neighbourhood Pakistan's Priority, Imran Khan Tells Trump Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has told US President Donald Trump that normal ties with India will be beneficial for both the countries, asserting that a "peaceful neighbourhood" was the priority......
2019-07-23, 14:26

Ain’t no party like a Big Little Lies disco party The midpoint of this midseason episode of Big Little Lies hits its apex right where it should: Amabella’s ’70s disco party. You gotta hand it to the solid citizens of Monterey. Even though a previous dress-up party ended in disaster, that’s not going to stop them from going all out a year or so lat...
2019-07-01, 11:52

"Kartarpur Your Madina, Nankana Sahib Is Makkah": Imran Khan Assures Sikhs Kartarpur is the "Madina" and Nankana Sahib is the "Makkah" of the Sikh community, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday, adding that his government will issue multiple and on-arrival......
2019-09-03, 13:39

Imran Khan To Stay At Envoy's Home, Avoid Expensive Hotels In US: Report Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his desire to stay at the country's ambassadors official residence in Washington instead of an expensive hotel during his three-day visit to the US......
2019-07-08, 10:26

Imran Khan Orders Roll Back Of Roti, Naan Prices Across Pakistan The cash-strapped government of Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to roll back the prices of naan and roti across Pakistan, media reports said on Wednesday, amid the public discontent against......
2019-07-31, 21:39

Mike Pompeo Discusses Pak's Role In Afghan Peace Process With Imran Khan US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, during which he emphasised on the significant role of Pakistan in the Afghan peace process and......
2019-07-24, 11:13

Kulbushan Jadhav's Friends Appeal To Imran Khan After World Court Verdict Retired navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav's friends have appealed to Pakistan Prime Imran Khan to release him, after the International Court of Justice or ICJ today asked the country to review his death......
2019-07-18, 00:26

Trump Offers to Mediate Kashmir Conflict, as Pakistan's Imran Khan Visits President Trump offered to help mediate the long-running Kashmir conflict between Pakistan and India as he met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, while also touting U.S. military capabilities in Afghanistan....
2019-07-22, 19:52

Imran Khan's US visit — Afghan peace to dominate talks with Donald Trump Afghanistan peace is likely to be the key topic during talks between Pakistani PM Khan and Trump. But analysts warn that Washington must not turn a blind eye to a crackdown on media and political plurality in Pakistan....
2019-07-19, 16:13

Imran Khan's Pak Government Tables Budget Amid Monetary Fund Bailout Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's government vowed to collect more taxes and make cuts in spending in a closely watched budget presented to parliament Tuesday, weeks after reaching a deal with the......
2019-06-11, 20:39

After Centre's Kashmir Move, Imran Khan Talks Tough To Home Audience Pakistan today warned that the centre's move to end special status for Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate it into two union territories will have "serious repercussions"....
2019-08-06, 21:00

Former Snap exec Imran Khan takes aim at Amazon as retail site Verishop goes live Imran Khan's retail website, Verishop, is going live on Tuesday. It sells a mix of designer apparel, home goods and beauty products from brands including Levi's and Boll & Branch....
2019-06-18, 11:52

Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter Account Hacked, Profile Photo Shows Imran Khan Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account was hacked today, with the hackers completely changing the veteran actor's biodata; including his profile photo, cover photo and Twitter bio....
2019-06-10, 22:39

Pakistan's Imran Khan visits Kashmir, vows to stand by 'victims of Indian oppression' Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged to stand by "Kashmiri brothers" as India moves to downgrade their special status. Khan travelled to the Pakistani-controlled parts of Kashmir for Pakistan's independence day....
2019-08-14, 10:52

Donald Trump hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan to talk Afghanistan, human rights Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan makes his first trip to Washington, D.C., Monday and will meet with President Donald Trump, hoping to restore financial ties with the United States....
2019-07-22, 18:52

Sikh Body Invites Imran Khan For Guru Nanak Birth Anniversary Celebration For Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary celebration, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Governor VP Singh Badnore have also been invited to attend the nagar kirtan in Pakistan....
2019-07-12, 13:39

President Donald Trump hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan, says he has plan to end Afghan conflict During a White House meeting Monday with Pakistani leader Imran Khan, President Donald Trump said he's motivated to end the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan and has a plan to win it "in a very short period of time."...
2019-07-22, 23:13

Afghan President Ghani Meets Pakistan's Imran Khan, Discuss Peace Efforts Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday discussed peace efforts in the war-torn country and agreed to open a new chapter of friendship and cooperation......
2019-06-28, 06:26

Redmi Note 8 Series Coming to India in '8 Weeks': Xiaomi India Chief India head Manu Kumar Jain has confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro will launch in India soon, after certifications and testing process is done....
2019-08-29, 18:13

India Dispatch: In India’s City of Temples, Narendra Modi Is Both Hero and Villain The Indian prime minister’s mix of Hindu nationalism and economic development helped him win re-election on Thursday. In his constituency, though, the mix cuts both ways....
2019-05-23, 20:52

Honda Two-Wheeler India Sales Cross 11 Million Mark In Western India Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) announced that the company has added 11 milion customers in Western India. The manufacturer crossed the milestone with sales from the states of Maharashtra,......
2019-07-22, 23:52

No meeting planned between India, Pakistan PMs at regional summit: India foreign ministry There is no bilateral meeting planned between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan at a regional summit next week, India's foreign ministry spokesman Rajeev Kumar said on Thursday....
2019-06-06, 14:00

MG Motor India Ties Up With Fortum To Install EV Charging Stations In India The MG eZS will be made at the company's factory in Halol, Gujarat and will be available with a host of connected features. The company has said that its electric vehicles will get over-the-air (OTA)......
2019-07-02, 13:52

India vs South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah, India Bowler To Watch Out For Jasprit Bumrah has progressed in leaps and bounds as he has become one of the best death bowlers in international cricket and will be critical to India's chances in World Cup 2019....
2019-06-04, 10:52

Piaggio India Launches Vespa Urban Club 125 In India, Priced At Rs. 73,733 Piaggio India has announced the launch of its new 125 cc scooter range, the Vespa Urban Club. Priced at Rs. 73,733, the new Urban Club 125 is currently the of the most affordable Vespa scooter......
2019-06-05, 17:13

Renault India To Double Sales In India By 2021; Triber Key Contributor The new Renault Triber is a direct rival to the Datsun GO+ and also the upcoming compact seven-seater from Maruti Suzuki. It gets a completely different design language from its rivals that help make......
2019-06-22, 17:00

Four feared dead in mishap in Coal India mine in east India Four workers are feared dead and nine have been injured in a landslide at a Coal India Ltd mine in the eastern state of Odisha, a company spokesman said on Wednesday....
2019-07-24, 09:00

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli, India Batsman To Watch Out For Carded as the greatest batsman in contemporary cricket, Virat Kohli has to bear the additional burden of ensuring that India do well in World Cup 2019. As far as Indian fans are concerned, nothing......
2019-06-04, 10:52

Asylum: What is it and how hard is it to get? Immigration experts say successfully achieving asylum in the U.S. is incredibly difficult, especially for those coming here from Central America.        ...
2019-07-15, 22:39

Trump says he's considering giving Venezuelans asylum U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was looking into the possibility of granting asylum or temporary protected status to Venezuelans fleeing political turmoil in their country....
2019-06-11, 20:13

Cartel members seeking asylum TUCSON – Cartel members and some of their families crossed into Douglas and Naco, Arizona this past week asking for asylum. They stated their reason for asylum, “credible threat.” This comes after officials said 12 cartel members had been shot and killed as a result of an internal problem within the...
2019-06-18, 22:26

Why I'm fleeing Honduras to seek asylum in the US When a fellow protester against a dam that was polluting our water was killed, I left with my young son on a migrant caravanI am seeking asylum in the US because of a hydroelectric dam. I fled Honduras fearing for my life after being teargassed and arrested by police when our community resisted a da...
2019-07-31, 17:52

US announces stricter asylum regulations The new regulation forbids refugees from claiming asylum in the US if they have traveled through a third country. Officials called it an 'interim rule' until Congress passes stricter laws....
2019-07-16, 02:52

Second GOP lawmaker blocks $19B disaster aid bill Within days of the first, a second GOP lawmaker has blocked a $19 billion aid bill for victims of California wildfires, Midwest floods and coastal hurricanes....
2019-05-29, 04:39

Lebanon lawmaker in violent standoff with ex-son-in-law A leaked police report says a Lebanese lawmaker from the Hezbollah group and a dozen gunmen attempted to storm a police station following a family dispute involving a high-speed car chase...
2019-07-14, 20:00

At 25, BJD Lawmaker Is Youngest Member Of Parliament In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha. Chandrani Murmu represents tribal-dominated Keonjhar....
2019-05-26, 08:13

U.S. lawmaker wants EPA's use of biofuel waivers investigated Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth on Wednesday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General to investigate why the agency vastly expanded its use of waivers to exempt small refineries from the nation's biofuel law....
2019-05-23, 00:52

The Latest: Lawmaker: NYC needs more limits on helicopters NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a Manhattan helicopter crash (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A New York congresswoman is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to ban “non-essential” helicopter flights over Manhattan following a crash in the city. Rep. Carolyn Maloney vowed Monday to ...
2019-06-11, 04:26

Disgraced former Virginia lawmaker gets new opponent RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia lawmaker who used to spend his days at the General Assembly and his nights in jail after being accused of having sex with his teenage secretary is facing an independent challenger after recently winning a Democratic primary contest. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ...
2019-06-19, 13:13

Asylum seekers band together near border cities SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Mexico (AP) – Thousands of asylum seekers are waiting for months in Mexico before they can start seeking protections in the United States. In San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico, south of San Luis, Arizona, over 950 people are on a waitlist to claim asylum. They’ve bande...
2019-07-21, 01:39

New U.S. rule orders asylum seekers apply elsewhere first The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it will change asylum rules to limit the number of Central American migrants reaching the American border, by officially disqualifying those who travel through Mexico to get there....
2019-07-15, 18:39

Flu outbreak among asylum seekers reaches San Diego SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sixteen asylum seekers who have exhibited flu-like symptoms after being flown to San Diego from South Texas are being quarantined. San Diego County authorities said Friday that the asylum seekers and their families are staying in motel rooms. Last week, U.S. immigration officials sa...
2019-05-24, 22:39

UN refugee agency ‘deeply concerned’ about US asylum The concerned comments from UNHCR came after the Trump administration said it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the US-Mexico border....
2019-07-17, 02:26

Snowden says he hopes France will grant him asylum Former U.S spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes France will grant him asylum, according to a France Inter radio interview to be broadcast on Monday....
2019-09-15, 01:00

Trump Moves to Destroy Asylum System as We Know It The Trump administration moved today to drastically change the country’s asylum rules, effectively ending the possibility for many Central American migrants or refugees to apply for asylum and fundamentally breaking the system as we know it....
2019-07-15, 19:26

I Wish I Could Wear This Wee Arkham Asylum Batman Cowl When I heard that DC Collectibles was making a replica of the distinctive cowl the Dark Knight wore during Rocksteady’s Arkham Asylum video game, I imagined skulking about my house as a masked vigilante, striking fear into children and cats alike. The final product is lovely, but not the wearable co...
2019-07-15, 20:01

Edward Snowden still eying asylum in Germany American whistleblower Edward Snowden has once again expressed interest in seeking political asylum in Germany. He has warned that if he turns up dead, it will not be the result of suicide....
2019-09-14, 08:26

Trump Targets Asylum Protections For Immigrants The Trump administration says it will soon end asylum protections for most Central American migrants. It’s the government’s latest attempt to restrict the influx of migrant families coming to the United States. Under the new rule, migrants coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador ...
2019-07-16, 04:13

Trump administration announces asylum restrictions TUCSON –The Trump administration announced a new rule that would make it a lot more difficult for migrants to seek asylum in the United States. The rule would end protection for those who came to the US through Mexico but did not first apply for asylum there. Local immigration attorney Maurice...
2019-07-16, 05:01

Opponents sue as Trump’s new asylum rules go into effect The policy went into effect Tuesday but drew two swift lawsuits from immigrant advocacy groups in federal courts, one in San Francisco and one in Washington, D.C....
2019-07-17, 07:26

Kushner tries to strike bipartisan asylum deal Jared Kushner is working with Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham to try and broker a bipartisan deal on asylum laws, which could be the next step in Congress’ piecemeal approach to immigration reform after passage of a $4.5 billion border spending bill next week.Graham, the Sena...
2019-06-19, 18:00

The Power of a Unified ‘No!’: U.S. Asylum Restrictions Hit a Bump Institutions that are not normally partisan or political have begun to declare that the Trump administration’s border policies violate their core values....
2019-07-08, 02:13

Upsurge of Asylum Requests Tests Mexico As Mexico pledges to step up its efforts to stop migrants from crossing into the U.S., it faces an upsurge in asylum requests at its own southern border....
2019-06-13, 18:39

The U.S. and Guatemala Reached an Asylum Deal: Here’s What It Means President Trump says the deal will take effect soon. But there are still major obstacles to clear — and uncertainty about its potential effectiveness....
2019-07-31, 17:39

Federal judge blocks Trump's asylum ban A federal judge in California blocked the Trump administration's new rule that prohibits the vast majority of Central American migrants from asylum in the United States....
2019-07-25, 08:13

Judge blocks new Trump asylum rule A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Wednesday stopped the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that would bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border....
2019-07-25, 07:13

Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Contentious, Despite U.S. Assurances A deal requiring Guatemala to absorb Central American migrants is deeply unpopular in the country. On a visit, a top Trump administration official pushed the deal’s merits and gave some new details....
2019-08-01, 23:52

Asylum seekers say U.S. officials returned them to Mexico but kept their IDs Virginia, an 18-year-old from Guatemala who is seeking asylum in the United States, had just one form of identification on her long journey north: her birth certificate....
2019-05-31, 23:13

Allegations Confirmed Against BJD Lawmaker Who Made Engineer Do Sit-Ups An administrative inquiry has confirmed allegations against a newly elected Biju Janata Dal lawmaker that he "manhandled" and "insulted" a junior Public Works Department engineer, a senior official......
2019-06-10, 18:52

Witness says Georgia lawmaker was the one who told man, 'Go back' The Georgia Democratic lawmaker who went viral with her claim that she was told to "go back where you came from" at a grocery store was actually the person who made the statement, a report said, citing a witnesses....
2019-07-24, 09:13

Why This Kerala Lawmaker Says He Doesn't Want Bouquets At Events TN Prathapan, newly elected Congress lawmaker from Kerala's Thrissur, is winning praise on social media for asking people to give him books instead of bouquets, shawls and mementoes at all the events......
2019-06-23, 15:52

Another GOP lawmaker blocks massive disaster aid package Another House Republican on Tuesday thwarted attempts to pass a bipartisan disaster aid package, further delaying $19 billion in emergency relief and frustrating lawmakers whose states were hit by devastating hurricanes, wildfires and flooding.Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), who objected to the bill's p...
2019-05-28, 22:13

Youngest-ever EU lawmaker takes up the climate challenge Twenty-one-year-old Kira Peter-Hansen from Denmark is the youngest MEP ever to sit in the European Parliament. She tells DW that tackling climate change and cutting down on red tape will be her top priorities....
2019-07-14, 11:26

Former Republican lawmaker leaning toward Trump challenge Joe Walsh, a conservative former U.S. congressman turned talk show host, said on Thursday he was leaning toward a Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump, calling him a liar and a bully who is unfit for office....
2019-08-22, 23:13

Lawmaker says Iran doesn't want direct or proxy war with US A prominent reformist lawmaker in Iran has reportedly said the Islamic Republic "under no circumstance" will enter a war with the U.S., either directly or through proxy forces....
2019-05-22, 12:39

US lawmaker: east Med cooperation to counter Russia NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A senior U.S. lawmaker says the U.S. wants to work with Cyprus and ally Israel to buttress peace in the eastern Mediterranean and to head off Russian influence over the region’s energy reserves. Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says the U.S. ...
2019-05-27, 17:26

Texas Lawmaker to Beto O’Rourke: ‘My AR Is Ready for You’ A Republican lawmaker in Texas is in the spotlight after tweeting a threatening message to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke following Thursday night’s Democratic debate. “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis,” Texas state representative Briscoe Cain wrote, usi...
2019-09-13, 20:52

Smriti Irani Asks Lawmaker To "Please Be Decent". What He Had Said A BJP lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh was asked by Union Minister Smriti Irani to be careful in his choice of words while voicing his concerns regarding a law on sexual crimes against children during a......
2019-07-24, 18:52

Georgia lawmaker says white man told her ‘go back where you came from’ A black Georgia lawmaker says a white man cursed her out at a supermarket and told her to “go back where you came from.” Democratic State Rep. Erica Thomas said in a tear-filled Facebook Live video that she was in the express lane at a Publix in Mableton Friday with her daughter, when a ...
2019-07-22, 02:39

Any interference in Russia probe is something public has 'right to know about': GOP lawmaker The American people "have every right to know" if political interference took place at the Justice Department regarding the Russia investigation, Greg Steube said....
2019-05-25, 02:26

Om Birla - From Kota Lawmaker To Lok Sabha Speaker The BJP's surprise pick - Om Birla - is all set to become next Lok Sabha Speaker after his candidature on Tuesday was backed by all NDA allies as also by the YSR Congress Party, the Biju Janata Dal......
2019-06-18, 23:52

NMacedonia: Parliament strips former PM of lawmaker status North Macedonia's parliament has formally stripped former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski of his lawmaker status, after he fled the country last year to avoid serving a two-year jail sentence in a corruption scandal....
2019-06-11, 20:26

Utah man pleads not guilty to threatening US lawmaker SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man charged with threatening to kill a member of Congress during a series of phone calls to the U.S. Capitol has pleaded not guilty. Scott Brian Haven entered his plea to one count of interstate transmission of threats to injure Thursday in Salt Lake City. Attorney Mark ...
2019-06-14, 01:00

Black US lawmaker says white man told her to 'go back where you came from’ State representative Erica Thomas says she was verbally attacked in supermarket while shopping with her nine-year-old daughterA pregnant African American lawmaker in Georgia said she was verbally attacked in a supermarket Friday by a middle-aged white man who used profanity, called her vulgar names ...
2019-07-20, 04:39

UK Conservative lawmaker charged with sexual assault Prosecutors in Britain have confirmed they are charging Conservative lawmaker Charlie Elphicke with sexual assault against two women. The loss of a Tory lawmaker could pose a headache for the UK's next prime minister....
2019-07-22, 17:39

No Top Court Reprieve For BSP Lawmaker Accused Of Rape The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant protection from arrest to newly elected BSP MP from Ghosi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, Atul Rai, accused of raping a college student from......
2019-05-27, 10:26

Counter-Insurgency Ops After Killing Of Arunachal Lawmaker, Son, 9 Others A massive counter-insurgency operation has been launched in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap district by security forces after 11 people, including a lawmaker and his son, were killed by NSCN (IM) militants.......
2019-05-22, 07:52

Lawmaker wants all NY students to learn about hate symbols A Long Island politician will unveil legislation tomorrow that would require all New York state school children to be “educated regarding the meaning of swastikas and nooses as symbols of hatred and intolerance.” The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Nassau), would mandate that sixth- t...
2019-08-13, 05:13

Black lawmaker says white man told her to ‘go back where you came from’ "And this white man comes up to me and says, 'You lazy son of a bitch,'" Erica Thomas said, "He says, 'You lazy son of a bitch; you need to go back where you came from.'"...
2019-07-20, 11:13

Mississippi leaders: Lawmaker should resign if he hit wife JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor and two other top Republicans say a state lawmaker should resign if he punched his wife. Second-term Republican Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale was arrested last weekend and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. George County sheriff’s depu...
2019-05-22, 21:39

"What Is Happening Is Political Prostitution": Goa Congress Lawmaker Amid reports of Goa Forward Party (GFP) legislators being dropped from the cabinet soon, Goa Forward president and Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai and two of his party legislators met Congress......
2019-07-12, 13:39

Former state lawmaker to challenge McConnell in GOP primary FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former one-term state lawmaker says he will challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in next year’s Republican primary in Kentucky. Ex-state Rep. C. Wesley Morgan on Wednesday called McConnell a “self-serving senator” who waits to see “which wa...
2019-05-29, 23:52

Tennessee governor: Lawmaker should address allegations NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says it’s “past time” for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct to address the allegations publicly. Lee issued the statement Thursday after declining for months to answer questions about what should be done in response to the claim...
2019-05-23, 23:26

Uttarakhand Lawmaker Seen Dancing With Guns Not Expelled Yet: BJP After a video went viral showing him dancing while flaunting guns, the ruling BJP in Uttarakhand on Thursday clarified that its MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion, who has been suspended for an......
2019-07-12, 23:13

Trump administration scores win over challenge to asylum restriction A federal judge ruled on Wednesday to leave in place a Trump administration rule that would place restrictions on individuals seeking asylum in the United States if they passed through a third country on their way to the border between the U.S. and Mexico, potentially leading to a sharp reduction in...
2019-07-24, 21:26

US court blocks asylum curbs at Mexico border A judge has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a law to bar the vast majority of asylum applications at the US-Mexican border. It's the latest legal defeat for a White House seeking to stem migration....
2019-07-25, 04:52

German media report increase in EU asylum applications The number of applications for asylum in the EU is back up. About 206,500 applications were submitted during the first four months of 2019, compared with 179,000 in 2018, according to the European Asylum Support Office....
2019-06-11, 08:26

U.S. to expand program sending asylum seekers to Mexico Mexico has agreed to take more migrants seeking asylum in the United States while they await adjudication of their cases, according to a U.S.-Mexico joint declaration released on Friday....
2019-06-08, 04:13

What could have been: Ben Affleck's Batman would have explored "insanity," Arkham Asylum Ben Affleck’s standalone Batman movie has now been well-and-truly relegated to the “What might have been?” bins of history, derailed by what was, by all accounts, one man’s truly epic indifference to ever having to be the fucking Batman again. Still, there was a moment there where Affleck—who was or...
2019-08-01, 08:00

Quebec to receive $250M from Ottawa for asylum seekers The Canadian government has announced it will provide $250 million to Quebec to help with costs related to help resettle and provide support to refugees and asylum seekers....
2019-08-31, 01:13

Italy and EU end latest standoff on African asylum seekers The European Union ended a standoff with Italy over African immigration on Wednesday, agreeing to take 116 asylum-seekers rescued at sea last week but denied permission to go ashore by the country's right-wing interior minister....
2019-07-31, 19:13

Another Asylum-Seeker Dies in Border Patrol Custody A 52-year-old Nicaraguan man died Friday at an Arizona hospital while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody, becoming the 12th person to die in the custody of immigration authorities since September, CNN reported....
2019-07-06, 18:26

US Homeland Security discusses asylum agreement in Guatemala The acting head of the U.S. Homeland Security Department is holding discussions behind closed doors in Guatemala on an agreement that would force many asylum seekers to file claims in the Central American country instead of the United States...
2019-07-31, 20:13

US returns first asylum seekers to violent Nuevo Laredo A U.S. policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through clogged U.S. immigration courts has expanded to the violent city of Nuevo Laredo...
2019-07-10, 04:39

71M migrants forcibly displaced in 2018, and many still searching for asylum: UN As their choices narrow on land and at sea, migrants are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the countries they flee....
2019-07-06, 21:13

EU sees sharp rise in asylum applications from Venezuela The number of applications for asylum in the European Union is back up. While Syrians and Afghans formerly topped the list, the EU has seen a surge in the number of refugees from Latin America — particularly Venezuela....
2019-06-11, 19:52

‘Do Not Travel Due to Crime and Kidnapping.’ Here’s Where the U.S. Is Sending Asylum Seekers Doctors Without Borders is arguing that the expansion of a Trump Administration program to leave asylum-seekers in Mexico while they await immigration court decisions will “put vulnerable people in danger.” The international humanitarian group noted that the Remain in Mexico program now ...
2019-07-11, 21:39

UN moves 149 refugees, asylum seekers from Tripoli to Rome UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says 149 refugees and asylum seekers have been safely evacuated from the Libyan capital to Rome. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said the evacuees — nearly half of them children — were moved Thursday from a U.N. refugee agency facility in Tripoli “afte...
2019-05-30, 21:13

Agency Would Raise Bar for Asylum Seekers' Work Permits The Trump administration supports making it harder for asylum seekers to receive work permits while they wait for their cases to be decided, a move that could deter some immigrants from entering the country illegally....
2019-09-07, 11:52

Mexico opens first government shelter for asylum seekers The Mexican government has opened its first shelter in the border city of Juarez to house Central Americans and other migrants seeking asylum in the United States who have been sent back to Mexico to await the process...
2019-08-02, 04:52

Judge won’t block US asylum restrictions at southern border FILE – In this July 17, 2019, file photo, a United States Customs and Border Protection Officer checks the documents of migrants before being taken to apply for asylum in the United States, on International Bridge 1 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, a federal judge in San F...
2019-07-24, 20:01

Asylum seeker testifies about daughter’s death A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel that she came to the United States seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while in immigration custody. (July 10)        ...
2019-07-11, 02:39

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria says Trump was right about asylum system, ‘pains me to say’ Fareed Zakaria, the CNN anchor, on Sunday said it “pains” him to admit it, but President Trump was correct that the U.S. finds itself in a crisis with asylum system and the number of new arrivals....
2019-07-03, 08:26

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans FILE – In this July 4, 2019 file photo, a group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end asylum protections for most Centr...
2019-07-15, 17:52

Asylum requests overwhelm US immigration system: A look at the numbers A recent explosion in asylum requests from immigrants facing deportation has overwhelmed U.S. courts and denial of the requests does little to keep illegal immigrants out, according to federal statistics....
2019-07-15, 16:52

No expansion yet of U.S.-Mexico asylum program after Trump deal U.S.-bound asylum seekers are not yet being sent back to additional Mexican border towns to await processing after a deal on Friday called for the program to be immediately extended to the whole border, three Mexican officials said....
2019-06-10, 07:26

Asylum seekers anxiously cross into U.S. as new policy kicks in Fear over new U.S. curbs on almost all asylum seekers spread this week among migrants at its southern border, but some on waiting lists in Mexican cities found the gates to the United States stayed open, despite a much higher bar to stay....
2019-07-18, 05:52

Feds apprehend over 1,000 asylum seekers at Texas border More than 1,000 migrants were taken into custody after illegally crossing the border near El Paso, Texas, early Wednesday — a new record for a single group of asylum seekers, according to a report Thursday. The group of 1,036 migrants more than doubled the previous record of 424 that was set last mo...
2019-05-31, 05:26

More asylum seekers sue Trump administration over prolonged U.S. detention A group of detained asylum seekers sued the U.S. government on Thursday claiming immigration officials in five southern states are systematically denying them parole....
2019-05-31, 01:39

Mexico buses home 70 asylum seekers who returned from US Dozens of Central Americans who had been returned to the border city of Juarez to await the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims are being bused back to their home countries by Mexican authorities...
2019-07-02, 20:52

Bidding war erupts over creepy asylum abandoned for 46 years Crazy but true: There’s a bidding war to buy an abandoned asylum in upstate New York that is decrepit and potentially haunted. Saratoga County Homestead, a former tuberculosis hospital full of asbestos that hasn’t been touched since 1973, is up for auction on with Auctions International....
2019-08-16, 20:52

Sea-Watch eyes Mediterranean for abandoned asylum-seekers The Mediterranean route remains one of the deadliest migration routes in the world. German NGO Sea-Watch has operated reconnaissance flights as part of its mission to prevent deaths on the high seas....
2019-08-12, 04:26

New U.S. Asylum Rule Strands Thousands at Southern Border An estimated 18,700 asylum seekers waiting along the U.S.-Mexican border for interviews have been stranded by the new rule requiring them to apply for refugee status from the country they first passed through....
2019-07-17, 00:39

U.S. says to expand program sending asylum seekers to Mexico Mexico has agreed to take more migrants seeking asylum in the United States while they await adjudication of their cases, according to details of an agreement reached late on Friday that led President Donald Trump to call off threatened tariffs....
2019-06-08, 05:00

Cuban Migrants Are Thwarted in Mexico by New Asylum Rules A surge of Cuban asylum seekers, long accustomed to preferential treatment under U.S. migration policies, are being stopped by U.S. government efforts to contain a tide of Central Americans migrating north....
2019-08-02, 21:26

Judge blocks asylum ban on migrants who enter illegally A federal judge in Washington, D.C, on Friday blocked the Trump administration's new rule banning people who enter the country illegally from seeking asylum, saying it violates U.S. law....
2019-08-03, 01:39

Nearly 900,000 asylum seekers living in limbo in EU, figures show Backlog of claims persists despite number of arrivals almost halving in two yearsClose to 900,000 asylum seekers in the EU are waiting to have their claims processed, according to figures from the European statistics office.Women, men and unaccompanied children are living for years in uncertainty, w...
2019-08-25, 18:00

Federal judge rules Trump’s asylum ban illegal A federal judge has ruled president trump’s asylum ban is illegal. The ban aimed to temporarily bar migrants who illegally cross into the U.S. through the southern border from seeking asylum outside official ports of entry. District Judge Randolph moss determined Friday the policy is a violati...
2019-08-03, 05:39

| Judge blocks Trump asylum restriction: reports A judge has blocked a move by US President Donald Trump's administration to stop migrants from claiming asylum unless they had entered the country at an official border crossing, news outlets have reported....
2019-08-03, 17:39

Trump’s Deadline for an Asylum Deal With Mexico Is Monday. Here’s What We Know Donald Trump stood on the South Lawn of the White House on June 11, waving a folded piece of paper in front of the cameras that he said was an agreement with Mexico to address the migrant crisis at the border. “That’s the agreement that everybody says I don’t have,” he procla...
2019-07-20, 16:26

Sen. Booker crosses border, meets asylum seekers Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker crossed back over the U.S. southern border on Wednesday, traveling to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to meet with migrants attempting to seek asylum in the United States. (July 4)        ...
2019-07-04, 13:39

UN refugee agency regrets US ruling on asylum applications GENEVA — The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday a US Supreme Court order curbing asylum applications at the Mexican border could hurt people fleeing violence and persecution who are entitled to protection. The court said on Wednesday the Trump administration’s rule — which requires m...
2019-09-13, 22:26

U.S. enforces radical new asylum rule that limits who can qualify The new U.S. policy would effectively deny asylum to nearly all migrants arriving at the southern border who aren’t from Mexico. It would disallow anyone who passes through another country without first seeking and failing to obtain asylum there....
2019-09-13, 08:00

U.S. Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies....
2019-09-12, 01:26

‘This Takes Away All Hope’: Rule Bars Most Applicants for Asylum in U.S. The new rule will likely place many more migrants in danger as they debate whether to remain in Mexico as asylum seekers, try their luck in an increasingly hostile United States or return home....
2019-09-13, 01:52

Trump ban on asylum seeker approved by Supreme Court The Supreme Court has allowed the enforcement of a controversial measure that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the US....
2019-09-12, 16:39

Guatemala says it has not pledged to accept U.S.-bound asylum seekers Guatemala has not yet committed to becoming a "safe third country" for U.S.-bound migrants seeking asylum, but is analyzing with the United States how to contain flows of people from Central America, the Interior Minister said on Tuesday....
2019-06-19, 01:26

US Supreme Court Allows Trump Asylum Restrictions To Take Effect The US Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed asylum restrictions by President Donald Trump's administration to take effect, preventing most Central American migrants from applying at the US border....
2019-09-12, 07:13

Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown The U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies....
2019-09-12, 01:52

Europe Keeps Asylum Seekers at a Distance, This Time in Rwanda The European Union is preparing to pay Rwanda to host migrants evacuated from Libya, extending an outsourcing policy that is already under criticism....
2019-09-09, 01:13

Asylum applications in EU rise as more Venezuelans seek refuge The number of people seeking political asylum in the European Union is rising again, driven up by Latin American refugees, but flows are expected to remain well below the high levels seen during Europe's 2015 migration crisis, a report said on Monday....
2019-06-24, 10:39

Judge halts Trump asylum policy nationwide A federal judge in California has reinstated a halt on the Trump administration's plan to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled that an injunction should apply nationwide. (Sept. 9)        ...
2019-09-10, 06:52

Whistleblower Edward Snowden Says Would Like Asylum In France: Report Whistleblower Edward Snowden, living in Russia since leaking a trove of classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France, according to an......
2019-09-15, 02:13

Is Trump’s America Tougher on Asylum than Other Western Countries? President Trump’s plan to bar migrants from seeking asylum in the United States is similar to a scheme employed by Australia since 2012. Europe tried a comparable scheme in 2016, but it didn’t work....
2019-09-14, 18:52

US briefing: asylum ruling, Bolton row and California gig workers Thursday’s top story: supreme court allows block on Central American asylum seekers. Plus, the whistleblower who exposed MIT’s Epstein scandalSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
2019-09-12, 13:00

Mexico won't be safe third country for asylum seekers: Ebrard Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Monday reiterated that Mexico would not become a safe third country for U.S.-bound asylum seekers following comments by a U.S. official that Washington was seeking a "cooperative agreement" with Mexico....
2019-09-10, 19:39

Former Arkansas lawmaker gets jail sentence in theft case ASHDOWN, Ark. (AP) — A former state lawmaker in Arkansas has been sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to a theft charge. Fonda Hawthorne was accused of using public money from the Ashdown-Little River Chamber of Commerce to buy alcohol and tobacco when she was serving as the organ...
2019-05-22, 18:13

UK lawmaker Rees-Mogg says PM May's Brexit plan is worse than before Prominent Brexit supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg on Wednesday said that British Prime Minister Theresa May's new plan for Brexit was worse than her old proposal, as the embattled PM seeks a fourth attempt to pass a Brexit deal....
2019-05-23, 01:01

Three-Term Rajasthan Lawmaker Om Birla To Be New Lok Sabha Speaker Born November 23, 1962, in Kota, Rajasthan, Om Birla is a graduate of the Government Commerce College and the Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University...
2019-06-18, 10:00

Report: Mississippi lawmaker punched wife in face over sex LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — A police report says a south Mississippi lawmaker punched his wife in the face after she didn’t undress quickly enough when the lawmaker wanted to have sex. Republican state Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale was arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. ...
2019-05-21, 21:52

Himachal BJP Lawmaker Files Complaint Over Facebook Id Used To Defame Him A Himachal Pradesh BJP MLA Monday lodged a police complaint that he is being "defamed" through a fake facebook account and alleged the Congress was engineering it as the party leaders were "furious"......
2019-05-28, 04:13

US Lawmaker Returns To Bartending To Promote Fair Wages US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took lunch orders, served pizza and rocked the cocktail shaker on Friday to promote increased wages for restaurant servers and other tipped workers....
2019-06-02, 02:00

Case Filed Against BJD Lawmaker For Forcing Junior Engineer To Do Sit-Ups A PWD junior engineer, who was allegedly forced by a newly elected BJD assembly lawmaker in Odisha to do sit-ups in public, Friday claimed the legislator had even asked an executive engineer to slap......
2019-06-07, 20:13

Greek gov't lawmaker to leave politics over nepotism scandal A prominent lawmaker in Greece's governing Syriza party is withdrawing from politics following a nepotism scandal over the granting of a plum public sector job to her daughter....
2019-06-07, 18:39

BJP May Take Action Against Mandi Lawmaker For Missing PM Modi's Rally The BJP's Himachal Pradesh unit may soon take action against its Mandi MLA Anil Sharma for not attending a rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi held in the assembly segment earlier this month, a......
2019-05-21, 20:26

"Will Resign From AAP Soon, But Stay On As Lawmaker," Declares Alka Lamba Disgruntled Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Alka Lamba today said that she was on the verge of resigning from the primary membership of the party over differences that have cropped up with her......
2019-08-04, 13:39

Why a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker raised the ire of protesters A pro-Beijing lawmaker who has become a figure of hate among pro-democracy circles in Hong Kong has issued a direct threat to his opponents after vandals attacked his office and the graves of his parents....
2019-07-24, 12:13

U.S. lawmaker says still concerned about Facebook cryptocurrency after Swiss meetings The chair of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee said on Sunday she remained concerned about Facebook's plans for a digital currency after meeting the government officials in Switzerland that Facebook has said will regulate it....
2019-08-26, 00:00

Police: Ex-Oklahoma lawmaker died of self-inflicted gunshot NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Investigators say a former Oklahoma state senator who was found dead inside his home apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot. The Norman Police Department said Thursday it has concluded its investigation into the death of 53-year-old Jonathan Nichols. Investigators say fou...
2019-06-27, 20:26

Bail Plea Of Odisha Lawmaker, In Middle Of 'Sit-Ups' Row, Deferred A local special court deferred hearing of a bail petition of ruling Biju Janata Dal MLA Saroj Kumar Meher and sent him to jail on Monday for allegedly forcing a tribal engineer do sit-ups....
2019-07-02, 05:52

China 'encroaching' on Germany's parliament: Green lawmaker The Bundestag has appealed China's travel ban on a Green party politician, apparently over her criticism of its human rights record. Margarete Bause told DW she has had several run-ins with the Chinese government....
2019-08-06, 21:52

US Lawmaker Says He Took Photo With Enemy Corpse During Military Service Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., told a town hall audience Saturday that he took a picture of himself with a dead combatant during his military service, according to local media outlets - a potential......
2019-05-28, 07:39

Tried Alerting Yogi Adityanath About Sonbhadra Situation: Lawmaker A ruling alliance MLA claimed on Wednesday that he wrote to Yogi Adityanath about the in Sonbhadra where 10 tribals were gunned down a week ago, but his letter was not shown to the Uttar Pradesh chief......
2019-07-24, 22:26

Alpesh Thakor, Another Former Congress Lawmaker Join BJP In Gujarat Former Congress legislators Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala, who had quit apparently after voting against the party candidate in the by-polls for two Rajya Sabha seats earlier this month, joined the......
2019-07-18, 16:13

Top GOP lawmaker calls for focus on Russia’s meddling, not Trump The top Republican on a key House committee probing President Trump called on the panel to focus on ongoing Russian interference in US elections — arguing that the meddling was a far more urgent issue than the possible impeachment of the commander-in-chief. “I call upon the chairman to hold hearings...
2019-06-04, 22:39

"Must Hear": PM Modi On Ladakh Lawmaker's Speech On Article 370 A BJP lawmaker from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, trended on social media for his speech in parliament on the debate on the government's move to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir under......
2019-08-06, 17:00

"Don't Do Marketing Of Bengal": Lok Sabha Speaker To Trinamool Lawmaker Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today asked a leader of the Trinamool Congress not to do "marketing" of West Bengal after he spoke about a health scheme of the state government in the House....
2019-07-19, 15:13

Long Island lawmaker wants to crack down on drunk boating A Long Island state lawmaker is targeting drunk boating by making it a felony offense to drive while intoxicated with kids on board. Another proposal also would revoke an offender’s license to drive a car for boating while intoxicated conviction. “Drunk boating has long plagued Long Island’s w...
2019-08-06, 04:13

"Son's Future Bleak": Uttarakhand BJP Lawmaker After Gun License Revoked An Uttarakhand BJP lawmaker, captured on video holding weapons on his hands and mouth while dancing to a Bollywood song, had his gun licenses revoked by district authorities today....
2019-07-13, 17:13

Yogi Adityanath Government Gets A Constitutional Lesson From BJP Lawmaker The Centre today said the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government's move to include 17 communities belonging to OBCs in the Scheduled Castes (SC) list was not in accordance with the Constitution as only......
2019-07-02, 11:13

BJP Lawmaker Seen Dancing With Guns On Video Expelled For 6 Years BJP lawmaker Pranav Singh 'Champion', who was seen dancing with guns in his hands in a video widely shared on social media, has been expelled from the party for six years....
2019-07-17, 15:39

Never Left Mumbai, Says Rebel Karnataka Lawmaker, Now In Different Hotel A dozen legislators from Karnataka, who flew to Mumbai three days ago after resigning from the state assembly are still camping here, a legislator said, a day after reports said they were being moved......
2019-07-10, 07:26

My AR-15 is 'ready for you', Texas lawmaker tells Beto O'Rourke Twitter takes down Republican Briscoe Cain’s tweet within hours because it violates rules on ‘threats of violence’A Republican state lawmaker from Texas has caused outcry for tweeting “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis” after Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke pledg...
2019-09-13, 13:39

Rajasthan May See Karnataka Repeat With Congress Infighting: BJP Lawmaker Leader of Opposition and BJP MLA Gulabchand Kataria on Friday said that the Rajasthan Assembly may see a repeat of Karnataka and Goa stories, if infighting continues in the Congress....
2019-07-12, 23:13

| Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit Venezuela has freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet....
2019-06-18, 12:52

BJP Lawmaker Virendra Kumar To Be Interim Lok Sabha Speaker BJP lawmaker Dr Virendra Kumar will be the pro-tem or interim Speaker of the Lok Sabha. As the temporary Speaker, Dr Kumar, the lawmaker from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, will administer the o......
2019-06-11, 09:39

Top U.S. lawmaker demands answers in Jeffrey Epstein's death A top U.S. lawmaker joined the chorus of officials demanding answers from the Bureau of Prisons over the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein in federal custody....
2019-08-13, 11:13

Texas Republican lawmaker to Beto O'Rourke: 'My AR is ready for you' Republican Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain drew fierce ire Thursday night for a gun-related tweet that many considered to be a death threat against Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke....
2019-09-14, 02:26

Ex-BJP Lawmaker Dinu Solanki, 6 Others Guilty Of Killing RTI Activist Former BJP lawmaker Dinu Solanki and six others were Saturday convicted by a special CBI court in Ahmedabad for killing RTI activist Amit Jethwa in 2010 as he tried to expose illegal mining activities......
2019-07-06, 19:00

Siddaramaiah, BJP Fight Over No Dalit Lawmaker From Karnataka In Cabinet Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah has hit out at the BJP for not inducting a Dalit MP from Karnataka in the Union cabinet, saying "upliftment" of the community will not......
2019-06-05, 17:52

Family of slain ex-Arkansas lawmaker “sickened” by arrest LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The family of a former Arkansas state senator who was found dead outside of her home says it is “sickened and upset” by the thought that one of her friends could have been involved in her death. Authorities on Friday announced the arrest of 48-year-old Rebecca Ly...
2019-06-15, 20:13

Dems' Trump subpoenas a way to 'inflame their base,' GOP lawmaker says Democrats' continued subpoenas for documents and witnesses pertaining to the Trump administration are a way to "inflame their base," according to a Republican lawmaker....
2019-05-25, 11:26

Ex-Gujarat BJP Lawmaker Given Life Sentence For RTI Activist's Murder A Special CBI Court in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Thursday sentenced former BJP lawmaker Dinu Bogha Solanki from Gujarat's Saurashtra and six others to life imprisonment for the murder of RTI activist......
2019-07-11, 18:52

Australia Teen Who "Egged" Lawmaker Gives $70,000 To Christchurch Victims An Australian teen dubbed "Egg Boy" for cracking an egg on the head of a controversial right-wing lawmaker said he has given almost A$100,000 ($70,000) donated for his legal expenses to support......
2019-05-29, 10:00

U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security....
2019-06-19, 00:39

BS Yedyurappa Attacks HD Kumaraswamy For Accusing BJP Of Bribing Lawmaker Hitting back at Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy for accusing the BJP of attempting to bribe one of his party legislators, state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday asked him to clearly name......
2019-06-19, 19:00

Sri Lanka Lawmaker To Be Questioned Over Links To Easter Blasts Member of Sri Lankan Parliament Mohamed Naushad Jalaldeen, who was arrested on charges of having close links with local Islamic terror group National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), will be questioned, police......
2019-05-22, 11:00

BJP Lawmaker Charged With Assaulting Constable Who Broke Away From Convoy BJP's Dhaurahra lawmaker Rekha Verma has been charged for allegedly threatening a police constable, who broke away from her convoy after escorting it till his police station's limits....
2019-06-11, 22:13

After Pragya Thakur, Another BJP Lawmaker Praises Godse As "Nationalist" A BJP lawmaker from Indore today revived the controversy over her party colleagues glorifying Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse when she called him a "nationalist", just weeks after Pragya......
2019-05-29, 22:13

"If Congress Was Part Of Alliance...": Samajwadi Lawmaker's UP Analysis A newly elected Samajwadi Party parliamentarian on Wednesday said the performance of his party's alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections would have been......
2019-05-30, 02:52

Ohio lawmaker proposes using seized fentanyl in executions An Ohio lawmaker says he has the solution to the state's problem securing execution drugs: use fentanyl seized by police instead.        ...
2019-08-15, 06:00

BJP Issues Notice To Lawmaker Who Was Seen Kicking Woman On Video Hours after getting him to issue an apology, the Gujarat BJP on Monday issued a showcause notice on its Ahmedabad legislator Balram Thawani for kicking a woman and asked him to explain why......
2019-06-03, 22:01

Pakistan arrests second Pashtun lawmaker over attack on army PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani provincial spokesman says authorities have arrested the second lawmaker behind an alleged attack a military post earlier this week. Shaukat Yousafzai, a spokesman in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, says parliament member Mohsin Dawar was captu...
2019-05-30, 16:13

Odisha Lawmaker, Who Allegedly Forced Engineer To Do Sit-Ups, Gets Bail Ruling Biju Janata Dal's Patnagarh MLA Saroj Kumar Meher was on Saturday granted conditional bail in an alleged case of harassment of a tribal junior....
2019-07-06, 19:00

North Macedonia lawmaker resigns over taped conversation SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A lawmaker in North Macedonia is resigning after an illegally taped phone conversation in which he appeared to be ordering cannabis oil from a private dealer was posted on social media. Pavle Bogoevski, 33, a lawmaker from the leftist ruling party, said Thursday he was...
2019-05-23, 20:13

Police: Arkansas woman arrested in ex-lawmaker’s death LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested an Arkansas woman in connection with the killing of a former state senator who was found dead outside her home. Arkansas State Police on Friday night said they arrested 48-year-old Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell in connection with the dea...
2019-06-15, 05:13

Arkansas ex-lawmaker’s family saddened, angered by her death LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The family of a former Arkansas lawmaker whose body was found at her home last week say they’re saddened and angered by her death, and are confident authorities are using all their resources to solve her killing. Dozens of Arkansas lawmakers and others gathered at the ...
2019-06-11, 19:00

Texas GOP lawmaker tells Beto O’Rourke: ‘My AR is ready for you’ By Dareh Gregorian A Texas state representative had a menacing response to Beto O’Rourke’s statement in Thursday’s debate that “hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.” “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis,” Republican Representative Briscoe Cain t...
2019-09-14, 00:26

UP Lawmaker Urges Boycott Of "Pro-BJP Shopkeepers", Protests Follow Samajwadi Party lawmaker Nahid Hasan has sparked off a controversy by asking the people of his assembly constituency, Kairana, to boycott "pro-BJP" shopkeepers and instead procure their everyday......
2019-07-22, 22:52

Massage Services On Trains Is "Against Indian Culture" Says Lawmaker The railways' plan of providing massage services to its passengers has come under criticism, with Indore Lok Sabha lawmaker Shankar Lalwani writing to Union minister Piyush Goyal, saying that it is......
2019-06-13, 17:00

Russian tainted oil suspect seeking political asylum in Lithuania Roman Ruzhechko, a suspect in a Russian probe into a major oil pipeline contamination earlier this year, has asked for political asylum in Lithuania, a Vilnius district court spokesman told Reuters on Friday....
2019-07-19, 12:13

U.S. pushes Mexico to take more asylum seekers, tighten controls: sources The United States is pushing Mexico to keep asylum seekers on its side of the border, clamp down on people smugglers and tighten controls on migrants in the south of the country, three Mexican sources said ahead of talks in Washington on Wednesday....
2019-06-05, 22:52

U.S. doubled number of asylum seekers sent to Mexico daily: official Luis Carlos Cano, a spokesman for Mexico's national immigration agency in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, said starting Thursday some 200 asylum seekers per day were being sent back, up from 100 previously....
2019-06-15, 03:13

U.S. judge restores nationwide block on Trump administration's asylum ban A federal judge in California on Monday reinstated a nationwide bar on a new Trump administration rule that aimed to block almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border....
2019-09-09, 18:00

Federal judge in California halts Trump’s latest asylum ban A judge in San Francisco on Wednesday blocked the days-old program, and criticized the federal government for attempting to bypass existing law, after a judge in Washignton allowed it....
2019-07-25, 02:39

Taiwan open to granting Hong Kong protesters asylum Taiwan's government has said it would provide assistance to Hong Kong protesters on humanitarian grounds. The pledge risks straining the already tense relationship between Taipei and Beijing....
2019-07-19, 13:26

Number of asylum seekers sent back to Italy triples in five years EU countries sending growing numbers back to country of arrival in blocThe number of asylum seekers returned to Italy from elsewhere in Europe under a controversial EU regulation has almost tripled in five years, amid concern over their treatment in Italy and Germany.Under the terms of the Dublin re...
2019-06-27, 21:13

Mexico buses home migrants who gave up on U.S. asylum claims Dozens of Central American migrants who were forced to wait in Mexico for their asylum claims to be processed in the United Stated opted on Tuesday to return to their home countries with the Mexican government's help, the foreign ministry said....
2019-07-03, 07:39

Mexico sends 70 migrants seeking asylum in US back home A Mexican official said Tuesday about 70 Central American migrants who’d been returned to Ciudad Juarez from the US to await the outcome of their asylum claims were being bused back to their home countries. The official with the Foreign Relations Department said the bus left Juarez, just over the bo...
2019-07-02, 22:39

US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce asylum restrictions The top court's decision means the Trump administration can implement stricter asylum rules along the US-Mexican border while the policy is challenged in lower courts. The policy primarily impacts Central Americans....
2019-09-12, 13:26

Supreme Court allows Trump to deny asylum to many Central Americans The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies....
2019-09-12, 01:52

Supreme Court Decides to Let Trump Be Even Harsher to Asylum Seekers The U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday to allow the Trump administration to enforce even tougher rules on the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that will likely have tragic outcomes for vulnerable people....
2019-09-12, 09:26

Trump threatens tariffs on Guatemala for not accepting asylum agreement President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Guatemala as punishment for the country not signing a Safe Third Agreement, which would require Guatemala to process asylum claims....
2019-07-23, 16:39

President Trump Wants to Dramatically Limit People Seeking Asylum in the U.S. When Gabriela left her home in El Salvador in 2011, she did not know anything about U.S. immigration law. She just knew that she needed to escape from domestic violence and find a new life elsewhere. After spending weeks crossing Guatemala and Mexico, she arrived at the U.S. border, where she eventu...
2019-06-12, 21:52

The U.S. begins returning asylum seekers to one of Mexico’s most dangerous states On Tuesday morning, the United States sent the first 12 migrants back to Tamaulipas under a program known as the Migration Protection Protocols. Mexican authorities dismissed them from the city’s immigration office without any transportation or assistance, where they face threats of kidnapping....
2019-07-10, 19:00

Supreme Court action on asylum rule denounced as inhumane The US Supreme Court’s clearing of the way for the Trump administration to deny nearly all asylum claims from Central Americans is being denounced by immigration advocates as a “death sentence” for migrants trying to escape poverty and violence...
2019-09-12, 20:13

Dutch minister resigns over asylum-seeker crime report The Dutch migration minister has quit after coming under fire over how crimes involving asylum-seekers were reported. Mark Harbers' ministry placed offenses such as sexual assault and murder under the term "other."...
2019-05-22, 03:39

Mexico is busing asylum-seeking migrants to southern border MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it is busing migrants who have applied for asylum in the United States to southern Mexico. About 30,000 migrants have been sent back to northern Mexican border cities to await U.S. asylum hearings under a policy known as “Remain in Mexico.” ...
2019-08-17, 13:13

Two more border cities added to U.S.-Mexico asylum program: sources U.S.-bound asylum seekers will be sent back to at least two additional Mexican border cities later this week to wait for their claims to be processed, officials said, with one of the cities in a region that is among Mexico's most chaotic and violent....
2019-06-24, 02:26

Trump wants Mexico to grant migrants asylum as he threatens tariffs The Trump administration wants Mexico to agree to take almost every asylum seeker that crosses into Mexico. So far, Mexican negotiators have said no.        ...
2019-06-07, 13:26

Germany grants asylum to 2 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists BERLIN (AP) — Germany has granted asylum to two Hong Kong activists in a sign of growing concern over how dissent is dealt with in the territory. In interviews with The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times published on Wednesday, Ray Wong Toi Yeung said he and fellow pro-democracy protester Alan ...
2019-05-22, 15:39

Guatemala to Discuss Absorbing Central American Asylum Seekers President Jimmy Morales plans to discuss a potential deal with U.S. officials that would require migrants from El Salvador and Honduras to seek asylum in Guatemala. Critics of the plan say the country can’t feasibly serve as a haven....
2019-07-12, 02:13

Guatemalan and U.S. leaders to discuss migration, asylum deal seen close Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week to discuss migration, among other topics, following weeks of intense negotiations aimed at declaring the Central American country a safe destination for asylum seekers....
2019-07-11, 21:26

U.S. judge declines to block Trump's new asylum border rule A U.S. district judge on Wednesday declined to block a new rule that bars almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the country's southern border, handing a victory to U.S. President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration....
2019-07-24, 17:52

Dutch minister quits over asylum seeker crime statistics A Dutch junior justice minister has quit after his department came under fire for appearing to minimize statistics about criminality among asylum seekers....
2019-05-21, 20:13

Mexico begins busing home migrants seeking asylum in U.S. Dozens of Central American migrants forced to wait in Mexico while their U.S. asylum claims are being processed were returned to their home countries by the Mexican government, authorities said....
2019-07-03, 11:52

German authorities rejected almost all 2019 church asylum cases The federal office for migration and refugees (BAMF) turned down most of the church asylum cases in the first four months of 2019, according to media reports. Humanitarian groups have criticized the rejections as harsh....
2019-06-08, 15:00

U.S. Supreme Court allows Trump to deny asylum to many Central Americans The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies....
2019-09-12, 07:39

Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanely Taiwan’s president says she will follow “humanitarian principles” in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democracy protests...
2019-07-20, 04:39

Two vacant TUSD schools considered as shelters for asylum seekers TUCSON —  TUSD board member Kristel Foster said the image of using what used to be the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center to house migrant families on a temporary basis sends the wrong message. “We don’t detain migrants in Tucson looking for asylum,” Foster said. “Th...
2019-07-13, 12:13

Central American migrants plead to seek asylum in U.S., not Mexico Several Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States were allowed to return there on Thursday after being forced to wait in one of Mexico's most violent cities, supported by faith leaders who oppose the controversial U.S. migration policy....
2019-06-28, 09:13

Germany grants asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Two pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong have sought and secured refugee status in Germany. The decision shows concern that Beijing is limiting rights in semi-autonomous Hong Kong....
2019-05-22, 22:52

Hong Kong Activist Granted Asylum by Germany: 'I Had No Choice' Germany has granted asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, a sign of waning international confidence in the city’s political freedoms and justice system....
2019-05-22, 16:39

Norway Politician Forced Sex on Asylum Seekers, Court Finds Svein Ludvigsen, a former fisheries minister and regional governor, was sentenced to five years in prison for exploiting his power, forcing three young men from Asia and Africa to have sex with him....
2019-07-05, 02:26

Judge blocks Trump's latest sweeping asylum rule A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that aimed to bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border....
2019-07-25, 04:00

New U.S. asylum policy does not make Mexico 'safe third country': minister Mexico Foreign Minister Marcel Ebrard said on Monday that a new U.S. measure to sharply limit asylum claims did not in effect make Mexico a "safe third country," adding that the Mexican Congress would have to approve any such classification first....
2019-07-15, 21:13

Trump administration erects another barrier to immigrants seeking U.S. asylum The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States....
2019-07-16, 03:00

Mexico's Border Pact Bought Time on U.S. Asylum Demand Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the border agreement it struck to avert U.S. tariffs bought Mexico time to show that it can reduce the flood of Central America migrants arriving at the U.S. border....
2019-06-10, 18:13

O’Rourke to visit Mexico, meet turned away US asylum-seekers WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is heading to Mexico to meet with immigrants seeking U.S. asylum but “turned away.” In his first international trip as a White House hopeful, the former congressman will visit Ciudad Juarez, across the Rio Grande fro...
2019-06-30, 09:26

Mexico rejects idea to keep Central American asylum seekers Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Monday that his country would reject a proposed solution to the immigration and tariff stand-off with the U.S. that would involve it keeping Central American asylum seekers....
2019-06-04, 00:01

U.S. ramps up returns of asylum seekers to Mexico, adding Cubans The United States is more than doubling the number of asylum seekers it returns to Mexico in one city and adding groups like Cubans as it rapidly expands a policy to make migrants wait out claims south of the border, Mexican and U.S. officials said....
2019-06-21, 22:00

Trump rule restricting asylum seekers struck down by court A U.S. federal judge on Friday struck down one of President Donald Trump's initiatives to curtail asylum claims, ruling that the government could not reject migrants who had crossed the border illegally....
2019-08-03, 00:39

Trump administration announces major crackdown on asylum seekers The Trump administration on Monday announced a sweeping new policy tightening restrictions for asylum seekers, in a move that could drastically reduce the number of Central American migrants eligible to enter the United States in this way....
2019-07-15, 17:26

Trump’s ‘blatantly illegal’ immigration rules end asylum protections The ACLU has vowed to sue the administration over the ‘unlawful’ new rules, which raise the asylum eligibility barThe Trump administration has announced new immigration rules ending asylum protections for almost all migrants who arrive at the US-Mexico border, in violation of both US and internation...
2019-07-16, 00:52

ACLU sues to block Trump's new sweeping asylum restrictions Four civil rights organizations sued the Trump administration Tuesday to block a new rule that would make most asylum seekers inadmissible from entering the United States through its southern border....
2019-07-17, 05:52

Two vacant TUSD schools considered shelters for asylum seekers TUCSON —  TUSD board member Kristel Foster said the image of using what used to be the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center to house migrant families on a temporary basis sends the wrong message. “We don’t detain migrants in Tucson looking for asylum,” Foster said. “Th...
2019-07-15, 17:52

Asylum-seekers could find shelter in county juvenile center PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. – Asylum-seeking migrants could soon be sheltered at the Pima County Juvenile Justice Complex, as the Benedictine Monastery prepares to shut its doors for upcoming construction. Earlier this month, the county received a letter from the Tucson Bishop Edward Weisenburger, requ...
2019-07-09, 03:39

Australia minister in Sri Lanka stresses 'tough' asylum policy A senior minister restated Australia's tough border policy on a visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday amid reports that the Australian navy had intercepted and returned several boats carrying asylum seekers from the Indian Ocean island....
2019-06-04, 10:39

Transgender asylum seeker Johana Leon dies after ICE release A transgender asylum seeker who was held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement died four days after she was released from custody, U.S. authorities said on Monday....
2019-06-03, 23:52

Trump administration moves to stop more immigrants from seeking U.S. asylum The Trump administration on Monday moved to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the country's southern border, requiring them to first pursue their claims in a third country they traveled through before seeking safe haven in the United States....
2019-07-15, 21:13

President Trump Wants Asylum Seekers to Stay in Mexico. Here’s How That Would Work Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States could soon spend months or even years in Mexico waiting for their cases to be heard, but they will not yet be required to seek asylum there first. President Donald Trump has pushed for a so-called “safe third country” agreement in whi...
2019-06-10, 22:52

Facing new asylum curb, nerves for those waiting at U.S.-Mexico border Number 12,026 - better known as Marcial Artigas, 33, from Holguin, Cuba - waited nervously at a migration office at the U.S.-Mexico border as a Mexican official called out numbers from a long list of hopefuls waiting to cross to the United States....
2019-07-16, 00:39

Italy grants asylum to Eritrean man mistaken for years for trafficker Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe was put in deportation centre after acquittal but is now freeItalian authorities have granted refugee status to an Eritrean man who was the victim of one of the country’s most embarrassing cases of mistaken identity.Last month a judge in Palermo acquitted Medhanie Tesfamar...
2019-08-03, 10:13

Beto O’Rourke visits turned away asylum seekers in Mexico WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visited Mexico on Sunday and listened to tearful immigrants say they fled Central American violence and turmoil to seek asylum in the U.S., but were turned away at the border. In his first international trip as a White House hopeful,...
2019-07-01, 09:52

Trump administration's bid to limit asylum seekers blocked by US judge Legal showdown now underway over rule that would bar migrants who passed through another country but did not seek refuge thereA federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s effort to bar migrants from seeking asylum in the US if they have passed through another country first without seeking ...
2019-07-25, 10:39

Judge Reinstates Nationwide Injunction on Trump Asylum Rule A federal judge said the government cannot require asylum seekers to ask for shelter in another country before coming to the U.S. The Supreme Court is expected to weigh in soon....
2019-09-10, 01:13

Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect Trump administration officials start implementing a new policy that effectively denies asylum to most migrants at the Southern border, in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling on the policy...
2019-09-13, 03:26

Australia intercepts Sri Lankan boat with 13 asylum seekers: government Australia's military intercepted a Sri Lankan boat carrying 13 asylum-seekers last month, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Monday, as Canberra sought to defend the relocation of a Tamil family to a remote detention center....
2019-09-02, 09:39

US Judge Blocks Donald Trump Move On Asylum-Seekers A federal judge on Monday blocked a move by President Donald Trump's administration that would have prevented most Central American migrants from seeking asylum at the US border....
2019-09-10, 03:13

DOJ asks Supreme Court to allow enforcement of Trump’s asylum restrictions The Supreme Court is considering an emergency appeal from the Justice Department that would allow them to enforce, for now, the Trump administration’s ban on asylum for anyone trying to cross the southern border by transiting through a third country, such as Mexico....
2019-09-11, 00:52

Matchmaking Irish village finds harmony with asylum seekers Lisdoonvarna’s reluctant union has mostly paid off as fear of new arrivals gives way to friendshipIt seemed a match made in hell. The village did not fancy the asylum seekers. The asylum seekers did not fancy the village.Residents of Lisdoonvarna in County Clare, on Ireland’s west coast, rejected a ...
2019-09-01, 21:52

U.S. rights groups ask courts to freeze Trump asylum rule The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups that sued to block the Trump administration's latest initiative to bar almost all asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked courts to freeze the measure while their cases are heard....
2019-07-17, 21:39

U.S. still aiming for deal with Mexico on asylum seekers -border chief The Trump administration is seeking to strike a "cooperative agreement" with Mexico to help stem the tide of migrants looking to enter the United States to claim asylum, the top U.S. border control official said on Monday....
2019-09-10, 10:00

Pompeo to visit Mexico on eve of safe third-country asylum deadline Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Mexico City at the weekend to discuss migration and trade, on the eve of a deadline set in a migration deal that removed threatened tariffs....
2019-07-16, 21:26

After Tariff Threat, Trump Says Guatemala Has Agreed to New Asylum Rules The administration has signed an agreement with Guatemala to require migrants who travel through that country to seek asylum there instead of in the United States....
2019-07-31, 17:39

Not ‘optional': Top lawmaker demands US envoy for Taliban talks testify The Trump administration's point man for negotiations with the Taliban could soon face a subpoena to testify before Congress about his work as a top lawmaker demands a September hearing....
2019-09-06, 12:39

UP Lawmaker Niranjan Jyoti Retained In PM Modi's Council Of Ministers Saffron-robe clad Niranjan Jyoti was a minister in the first Narendra Modi government in 2014. She is back in the House after winning from Fatehpur parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh,......
2019-05-31, 01:26

On Video, BJP Lawmaker Has A Close Shave As Chopper Goes On Dizzying Spin A BJP lawmaker in Rajasthan had a close shave after the helicopter in which he was flying appeared to have lost control. The helicopter carrying Mahant Balak Nath, the lawmaker in Alwar, began......
2019-06-30, 09:52

Colombia's Duque says wanted FARC lawmaker may have fled to Venezuela A fugitive lawmaker and former FARC rebel commander sought by U.S. and Colombian authorities may have fled to Venezuela, Colombia's president said on Thursday, threatening to denounce any country that protects him....
2019-07-11, 21:26

Arkansas police confirm dead body is former state lawmaker LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in Arkansas have confirmed that a body found outside the home of a former state legislator is hers and say they’re investigating the case as a homicide. Arkansas State Police said Thursday that the medical examiner confirmed former Sen. Linda Collins-Smith&...
2019-06-06, 18:00

Lawmaker Lee Zeldin pushes back on Omar's 'bigotry' charge: 'We have to be better than this' Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., suggested his new congressional black-Jewish caucus could rise above the type of "personal attack" lodged by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., on Thursday when she accused him of "bigotry."...
2019-06-07, 01:39

In A Unique Protest, Trinamool Lawmaker Plays Football Outside Parliament Trinamool Congress lawmaker Prasun Banerjee on Thursday played football, along with former international footballer Gautam Sarkar, inside parliament premises to promote the sport. He said he carried......
2019-07-11, 18:52

Obama-era officials who hated Trump were a 'corrupt cabal,' top GOP lawmaker says Top Obama-era officials who did not like then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 were part of a "corrupt cabal" who feared the New York businessman becoming commander-in-chief, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said Tuesday on "Hannity."...
2019-05-22, 04:39

UPDATE 2-U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security....
2019-06-19, 00:00

UPDATE 3-U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security....
2019-06-19, 01:13

Rep. John Shimkus becomes latest Republican lawmaker to retire from Congress Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill. announced Friday he will not run for re-election to Congress in 2020, becoming the 14th Republican this cycle to retire, resign or seek another office....
2019-08-31, 04:52

DCCC chief overhauls hiring operation after lawmaker outcry Rep. Cheri Bustos, chair of House Democrats’ campaign arm, is trying to hit the reset button after a tumultuous month — hoping to convince frustrated black and Latino lawmakers that she is taking diversity seriously while maintaining her focus on holding the House.Bustos (D-Ill.) notified members on...
2019-08-17, 00:00

Zimbabwe lawmaker to spend more time in detention after court appearance A Zimbabwean opposition lawmaker appeared in court on Thursday facing subversion charges that carry a 20-year jail term upon conviction, his lawyer said, adding that the politician would remain detained while he sought bail at the High Court....
2019-07-11, 17:52

Russian lawmaker says Poland could be targeted if Russia is attacked: Interfax Russian lawmaker Vladimir Dzhabarov said on Thursday that Washington's plans to deploy spy drones and send troops to Poland are a concern to Moscow, and that Poland could be hit with a retaliatory strike if Russia were attacked, Interfax reported....
2019-06-13, 11:52

"Papa, You Sent Goons": BJP Lawmaker's Daughter Alleges Threat In Video Sakshi Misra, daughter of BJP lawmaker in Uttar Pradesh Rajesh Misra, has posted a video on social media claiming she is in danger from her father after she married a man of another caste against his......
2019-07-11, 10:26

Karnataka BJP Accuses Congress Leaders Of "Locking Up" Rebel Lawmaker The BJP today accused Congress leaders of "assaulting and locking up" a rebel legislator after he refused to take back his resignation amid a political crisis that's threatening to bring down the HD......
2019-07-11, 02:00

Florida lawmaker apologizes for response to kill gays remark TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Republican Florida lawmaker criticized for his response to a suggestion that gay people be put to death says he regrets how his tone was received. When state Rep. Mike Hill met with constituents at Pensacola City Hall last month, one man said the Bible’s 1 Corinthian...
2019-06-06, 04:26

Pro-Beijing lawmaker in Hong Kong: Apologize to me or take 'path of not being alive' A pro-Beijing lawmaker who has become a figure of hate among pro-democracy circles in Hong Kong has issued a direct threat to his opponents after vandals attacked his office and the graves of his parents....
2019-07-24, 07:39

Treat Mob Attacks, Dishonour Killing As Terror Activities: DMK Lawmaker Mob attacks and dishonour killings must be treated as terrorist activities, a DMK lawmaker demanded in Lok Sabha today, saying that the two suit the definition given to terrorism....
2019-08-02, 19:39

Florida lawmaker apologizes for response to ‘kill gays’ remark TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Republican Florida lawmaker who was criticized for his response to a suggestion that gay people be put to death says he regrets how his tone was received. When state Rep. Mike Hill met with constituents at Pensacola City Hall last month, one man said the Bible’s 1 Corinth...
2019-06-06, 12:13

Georgians angry over Russian lawmaker's visit try to storm parliament Crowds angry over the visit of a Russian lawmaker tried to storm Georgia's parliament building on Thursday evening, pushing against lines of riot police, throwing bottles, and grabbing riot shields from some officers and tearing off their helmets....
2019-06-20, 22:26

Bihar Lawmaker Admits To "Small Mistakes" In Fight Against Encephalitis Encephalitis has claimed the lives of 126 children in Bihar until now, a majority from the Muzaffarpur area, and public anger against the administration is palpable. On his first visit to the city......
2019-06-18, 16:26

On Video, BJD Lawmaker Forces Engineer To Do Sit-Ups For Poor Road Work Newly-elected Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator from Patnagarh in Odisha has courted controversy by forcing a government official to do sit-ups as punishment for alleged poor quality of road......
2019-06-06, 12:13

Sakshi Maharaj Meets Rape Accused Lawmaker "To Thank Him" For Poll Win BJP parliamentarian Sakshi Maharaj, known for triggering controversies with his polarising remarks, on Wednesday met party legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is in jail for allegedly raping a......
2019-06-05, 17:52

Lawmaker Jo Johnson, British prime minister's brother, resigns Jo Johnson, the younger brother of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, quit Parliament Thursday as Conservatives continue to lose members and pressure mounts over the looming deadline to leave the European Union....
2019-09-06, 19:13

National gun control groups help end Colorado lawmaker recall effort After national gun control organizations flexed their muscles, Colorado Republicans and a gun-rights group abandoned an effort to recall a Democratic freshman lawmaker whose son was killed in the Aurora theater shooting....
2019-06-12, 01:00

Democratic lawmaker: Illegal immigrants needed to mow 'our beautiful lawns' Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski, who is running for a second term in New Jersey’s swing 7th District, told constituents this week that illegal immigrants are needed to mow “our beautiful lawns” and perform menial jobs rejected by tech-focused teenagers....
2019-08-23, 20:52

Lawmaker calls for ethics probe of aide to Richard Carranza A Queens lawmaker has reported a top Department of Education official to both an ethics tribunal and the city agency that investigates misconduct in public schools for urging underlings to attend a political rally supporting embattled Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. Councilman Robert Holden (D-...
2019-06-20, 01:13

UK's Johnson steers lawmakers away from early general election: lawmaker Incoming British prime minister Boris Johnson has told members of the governing Conservative Party in parliament that he does not want to hold an early general election, senior lawmaker Nicky Morgan said on Tuesday....
2019-07-23, 18:26

Viral Video Edited, Intrusion Into My Privacy: Suspended BJP Lawmaker After a video purportedly showing him dancing to a Bollywood number with guns in hand went viral, suspended BJP lawmaker Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion on Wednesday claimed that the clip was edited and......
2019-07-11, 04:26

"Brother Kuldeep Going Through Hard Times...": BJP Lawmaker On Rape Accused A BJP lawmaker in Uttar Pradesh has come out in support of his expelled colleague and rape accused Kuldeep Sengar, who is in jail for over a year for allegedly raping a teenage girl two years ago....
2019-08-03, 08:39

"Fight There, Not Here": Speaker Tells Lawmaker On Cauvery Water Dispute "Fight there, not here," was Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's reply when a ruling BJP member from Karnataka spoke in Lok Sabha on Thursday about the state's long standing dispute with Tamil Nadu over......
2019-07-18, 16:13

A Kenyan Lawmaker Was Kicked out of Parliament for Bringing Her Baby to Work (NAIROBI, Kenya) — Some Kenyan lawmakers are protesting a decision by the temporary speaker of parliament’s lower house to eject their colleague who was holding her young child during a session of the legislature. Zuleikha Hassan was ejected from the floor of the National Assembly on Wed...
2019-08-08, 18:39

BJP Lawmaker Raises Issue Of Alleged Misbehaviour With Woman Journalist A BJP parliamentarian on Wednesday raised in the Rajya Sabha the issue of alleged misbehaviour with a woman journalist of a private news channel and asked Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to refer the matter......
2019-07-17, 12:00

Colombia says FARC lawmaker accused of drug trafficking has gone AWOL A Colombian FARC rebel leader turned lawmaker who is accused by the United States of conspiring to traffic cocaine has vanished in an apparent attempt to evade justice, President Ivan Duque said on Monday....
2019-07-02, 07:39

Lawmaker's Links Heighten Alarm Over Beijing's Reach in Australia An Australian lawmaker is facing a political backlash over her ties to Beijing-backed organizations, a sign of deepening sensitivities about perceived meddling by China in national affairs....
2019-09-13, 12:26

Siddaramaiah Holds Meeting With Rebel Lawmaker Ramalinga Reddy Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah met Congress leader and rebel Lawmaker Ramalinga Reddy, hours after he held a meeting with party MLAs at Taj Vivanta on Sunday....
2019-07-15, 07:26

"Would You Blame Ratan Tata?" BJP Lawmaker Sneers At Karnataka Allegation Rajeev Chandrashekhar, the BJP parliamentarian today scoffed at allegations that he had organized the special flight to Mumbai for rebel Karnataka lawmakers soon after they resigned on Saturday,......
2019-07-10, 13:00

Lawmaker Kicked Out of Kenyan Parliament for Taking Baby to Work Zuleikha Hassan said she took her 5-month-old to the National Assembly because an emergency had left her without child care. She was escorted from the chamber....
2019-08-07, 21:00

Democratic lawmaker tries to force U.S. House vote on Trump impeachment U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday was again trying to referee an intra-party struggle among her Democratic colleagues over whether to take steps toward impeaching Republican President Donald Trump....
2019-07-17, 19:00

Italy 5-Star not planning talks with former ally League-lawmaker Italy's 5-Star Movement will not hold talks with its former government ally the League while it tries to reach a deal on forming a new coalition with the Democratic Party (PD), a top lawmaker said on Friday....
2019-08-23, 18:00

Actor Sunny Deol New Role As Lawmaker, After BJP Scores Landslide Win Bollywood actor Sunny Deol today became the latest member of his family to be elected to the parliament on a BJP ticket. His father Dharmendra and step-mother Hema Malini -- both actors -- have been......
2019-05-24, 08:26

Supreme Court Refuses To Interfere With Notice To Disqualify AAP Lawmaker The Supreme Court today declined to interfere with a notice of disqualification issued by the Speaker of the Delhi Assembly to rebel AAP leader Devinder Sehrawat...
2019-06-28, 09:39

PM Hasina Slams US Lawmaker's Proposal To Integrate Rakhine, Bangladesh Bangladesh is happy with its 54,000 sq km territory, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Monday as she criticised as "flagitious" a proposal by a top US lawmaker to integrate Myanmar's restive......
2019-07-08, 22:39

German lawmaker urges Merkel to pay more attention to Cameroon crisis German lawmaker Christoph Hoffmann has written a letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel asking her to weigh in on Cameroon’s political crisis. A new report places Cameroon at the top of the list of neglected crises....
2019-06-05, 19:00

"BJP Offering Minister Post, Money, Won't Accept": BSP Lawmaker Ramabai Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Ramabai on Monday claimed to have been offered a ministerial berth and crores of rupees by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in exchange for withdrawing support from the......
2019-05-27, 19:39

South African deputy president to be sworn in as lawmaker after delay South Africa's deputy president, David Mabuza, will be sworn in as a lawmaker for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Pretoria on Tuesday, the party said, after he requested a postponement last Wednesday....
2019-05-28, 09:00

Anti-vaxxer livestreamed alleged assault on pro-vaccine lawmaker Enlarge / LOS ANGELES, Calif. - APRIL 14, 2015: Kathleen Miller, 46, right, with her children at a rally of parents and teachers who oppose efforts to end the personal-belief exemption on vaccinations. (credit: Getty / Irfan Khan) The Sacramento Police Department on Wednesday cited a prominent a...
2019-08-22, 21:13

Australian lawmaker likens China threat to Nazi Germany China has said it "strongly deplores" remarks by a prominent Australian lawmaker that compared Beijing to Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin....
2019-08-08, 19:26

Top Dem lawmaker downplays Trump's impeachment, suggest media is pushing for it Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD, downplayed the push for President Trump's impeachment on Tuesday and suggested it's the media that's actually fanning the flames....
2019-06-05, 05:01

Dem lawmaker rips AOC for playing ‘race card’ in spat with Pelosi Rep. William Lacy Clay, a Democrat from Missouri, slammed freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday, saying she unfairly played “the race card” in a spat with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Clay, who is black and faces a primary challenge from a leftist Democrat, made the statement...
2019-07-12, 10:13

Report: Mississippi lawmaker punched his wife because she undressed too slowly for sex The Mississippi House speaker says Republican Rep. Doug McLeod should resign if the allegations are true that he punched his wife in the face.        ...
2019-05-22, 02:13

Maoist Wanted In Killings Of BJP Lawmaker, 4 Cops Killed In Chhattisgarh A Maoist, allegedly involved in the killings of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and four policemen in April, was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Friday,......
2019-07-12, 11:26

Georgia lawmaker Erica Thomas claims man verbally assaulted her Rep. Erica Thomas, who has represented parts of Georgia since 2015, described the incident on Friday in which she said she "feared for her life."        ...
2019-07-21, 22:39

Justin Amash is the GOP’s unicorn: A lawmaker who stands up to Trump — and actually sticks by it Despite getting attacked relentlessly for his impeachment comments and a new poll showing him trailing a little-known primary challenger, Amash isn't backing down. That's basically unprecedented....
2019-06-13, 21:52

The Latest: Lawmaker asked to resign if abuse charge true LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching his wife (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Mississippi’s House speaker says a state lawmaker should resign if he punched his wife in the face. Republican Speaker Philip Gunn says he has tried to contact Republican Rep. ...
2019-05-22, 02:26

In Lok Sabha, Manish Tewari Versus BJP Lawmaker On Jawaharlal Nehru Jawaharlal Nehru was again cited in the debate on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill in the Lok Sabha today, with a BJP member accusing him of dividing the state and being responsible for......
2019-08-06, 17:00

Insurgent Linked To Ambush That Killed Arunachal Lawmaker, Son Arrested A leader of the insurgent group NSCN(IM) who was suspected to be involved in the killing of a lawmaker from Arunachal Pradesh was arrested at a remote village in Assam, near the border with Nagaland....
2019-07-16, 09:26

Two-Term Lok Sabha Lawmaker Om Birla Chosen As Speaker Of The House Born November 23, 1962, in Kota, Rajasthan, Om Birla is a graduate of the Government Commerce College and the Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University...
2019-08-04, 06:52