MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s incoming government says it does not plan to assume the role of “safe third country” for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. after Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is sworn in as president on Dec. 1.Incoming Interior Minister Olga Sanchez says in a statement Saturday: “There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the U.S. government.” She said the future government’s principal concern related to the migrants is their well-being in Mexico. The Washington Post reported Saturday that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has won support from the president-elect’s team for asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims move through U.S. courts. The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. … [Read more...] about Incoming Mexico Gov’t: No Deal to Host U.S. Asylum Seekers
Nicholas McGee Updated at 1:06 p.m. ET Updated at 1:06 p.m. ET Tyson Fury has claimed he was strip-searched while attempting to enter the United States and that his struggles to obtain a visa almost led to the cancellation of his Dec. 1 fight with Deontay Wilder. Former world heavyweight champion Fury will attempt to win the only belt he has not held when he challenges Wilder for the WBC strap Saturday in Los Angeles. However, Fury alleges issues with his travel documents put the blockbuster bout in jeopardy, with it taking two and a half years for him to be granted a U.S. visa. "We started this in February 2016. There were meetings, lots and lots of meetings, at the US embassy," Fury said, as reported by British media outlets. "We got through it. But then when I arrived in America they [the immigration officers] took me away to a back room. Asked a lot of questions and I was … [Read more...] about Tyson Fury: I was strip-searched trying to enter U.S.
By Doina Chiacu and Lucia MutikaniWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several U.S. Republican senators on Sunday rejected President Donald Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with some lawmakers from his party saying Congress must take additional action.gi Trump vowed last week to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia and said it was not clear whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew about the plan to kill Khashoggi last month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The president cast doubt on the CIA assessment that Crown Prince Mohammed ordered Khashoggi's killing, telling reporters that the agency had not formed a definitive conclusion."I disagree with the president's assessment. It's inconsistent with the intelligence I've seen," which implicates the crown prince, Republican Senator Mike Lee said on NBC's "Meet the Press."He cited the Khashoggi killing as another reason why he has pushed against helping Saudi Arabia's war effort in … [Read more...] about U.S. Republican senators split with Trump over murdered Saudi journalist
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Heavy clashes between Islamic State militants and U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria killed dozens of civilians and fighters in the past two days, a monitoring group said.With the help of U.S. jets and special forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance is battling the remnants of Islamic State in an enclave near the Iraqi border. gi The SDF restored positions it had lost to attacks in recent days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Battles raged on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river on Sunday. "The SDF did regain back a lot of territory lost the other day," Colonel Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, told Reuters. "Both sides took casualties." Iraqi security forces are securing the border so no fighters can escape, he added. The SDF, which the Kurdish YPG militia leads, has seized vast territory from the jihadists across northern and eastern Syria, where some 2,000 U.S. troops are stationed.SDF officials were not immediately … [Read more...] about U.S.-backed Syria forces clash with Islamic State, dozens dead
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge has denied a motion by George Papadopoulos, a former aide for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, seeking to postpone his sentence pending a separate case he hoped would lead to his conviction being overturned. Papadopoulos will report to jail on Monday to start his 14- day sentence after judge Randolph Moss on Sunday dismissed his motion. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Lucia Mutikani; Editing by Phil Berlowitz) … [Read more...] about U.S. judge orders former Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to jail