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White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment…

  • Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. More »

  • Mexico launches probe into migrant killings 5 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says it is launching an investigation into the deaths of four migrants attacked by an armed gang aboard a freight train in southern Mexico. More »

  • Farage calls for zero-hours curbs
    Farage calls for zero-hours curbs 8 hours ago

    Large firms should sign up to a "tough code of conduct" to prevent them exploiting workers on zero-hours contracts, Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said. More »

  • Brighton Nephew of Guantanamo Detainee, 'Killed Fighting in Syria'
    Brighton Nephew of Guantanamo Detainee, 'Killed Fighting in Syria' 9 hours ago

    The Foreign Office says it is investigating circumstances surrounding the death of Abdullah Deghayes, an 18-year-old from Saltdean, near Brighton, in Syria. Deghayes, the nephew of former Guantanamo detainee Omar Deghayes, had apparently told family he was going to Libya. His father Abubaker Deghayes says he only found out about his death from Facebook: We found out on Facebook.  I hope he died for a noble cause, trying to help Syria, I need to find out. More »

  • Hairdressers, shearers and librarians are in demand in South Australia
    Hairdressers, shearers and librarians are in demand in South Australia 10 hours ago

    South Australian Immigration Department has added these occupations to their newly published list. More »

  • How the Pope Is Remaking the GOP
    How the Pope Is Remaking the GOP 13 hours ago

    The wildly popular Francis is offering cover for a few Republicans, including Jeb Bush, to start speaking out in favor of some deeply unpopular issues within the party. More »

  • What liberals get wrong about having kids
    What liberals get wrong about having kids 15 hours ago

    Without immigration, the birth rate alone would not be enough to replenish the U.S. population, and in many developed countries the population is shrinking. For example, Japan is on track to return to its 1950s-era population by 2050 or so, and from there it will continue to fall dramatically. More »

  • Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers
    Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers 22 hours ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation. More »

  • Cantor’s Passover Slam of Obama
    Cantor’s Passover Slam of Obama Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The House Majority Leader reportedly flipped out at the president over immigration reform during a private call ahead of the Jewish holiday. More »

  • Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison. More »

  • Obama disputes GOP version of immigration call
    Obama disputes GOP version of immigration call Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's surprised that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is accusing him of failing to work with Congress on immigration. More »

  • CBO on Obama budget: Higher deficits than claimed Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says President Barack Obama's budget request would mean significantly larger budget deficits than the White House claims. More »

  • Ukraine restricts Russians' entry, Moscow threatens retaliation Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Thursday it will impose stricter border controls on Russian men trying to enter the country, where separatist rebellions have broken out, prompting Moscow to threaten retaliation. The Kiev government, which has accused Moscow of stirring up trouble in the largely Russian-speaking east, said it would target checks on "men of an active age" due to "possible provocations". However, any restrictions on movements between the neighbouring states - which share close cross-border family and business ties - risk aggravating a crisis which erupted when pro-Moscow Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted in February and Russian troops seized control in Crimea. Russian airline S7 said three passengers on flights from Moscow to the Ukrainian city of Odessa had been turned back, the Interfax news agency reported. More »

  • On This Day: British scientist first to link C02 to global warming - but thinks …
    On This Day: British scientist first to link C02 to global warming - but thinks … Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    April 22: British scientist Guy Stewart Callendar became the first expert to link carbon dioxide emissions to global warming in a groundbreaking paper published on this day in 1938 More »

  • Did Europe misdiagnose debt crisis and make it worse?
    Did Europe misdiagnose debt crisis and make it worse? Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Luke Baker BRUSSELS (Reuters) - At the height of the euro zone debt crisis, with Portugal's economy nearing collapse, the European Commission told the government in Lisbon that it had to slash wages if it was ever going to boost competitiveness and grow again. It is just one of many examples Philippe Legrain, a former adviser to Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, cites in a new book that argues policymakers misdiagnosed the crisis and ended up prescribing the wrong medicine to resolve it. "That shows in a nutshell how policy was misguided." The worst of Europe's debt crisis may have passed after four years of turmoil. But Legrain's book makes for withering reading, suggesting that by misunderstanding the problem, EU leaders and policymakers are responsible for the record-high unemployment and rock-bottom growth afflicting the union. More »

  • Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown
    Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses. More »

  • On This Day: Enoch Powell delivers ‘Rivers of Blood’ anti-immigration speec …
    On This Day: Enoch Powell delivers ‘Rivers of Blood’ anti-immigration speec … Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The MP was sacked from the Shadow Cabinet and accused of inciting racial violence when he warned of native Britons becoming ‘strangers in their own country’. More »

  • Dutch rightist Wilders blames EU for Ukraine crisis; hints at UKIP alliance
    Dutch rightist Wilders blames EU for Ukraine crisis; hints at UKIP alliance Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Thomas Escritt and Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders blamed the crisis in Ukraine on the European Union on Thursday, accusing it of inciting violence by dangling the "carrot" of EU integration. Weeks ahead of European Parliament elections likely to hand big gains to rightists, Wilders also said British Eurosceptic party UKIP - which has so far shunned his staunchly anti-Muslim Freedom Party - would choose to work with him after the polls. "Europe is responsible for a lot of the mess here," Wilders said of Ukraine. More »

  • Dengue outbreak at Australian detention centre sparks fresh concerns Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups and the United Nations. Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's office said that medical officers at the centre had confirmed three cases of the potentially fatal tropical disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. But Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, immigration spokeswoman from the opposition Greens Party, said that outbreaks are inevitable in crowded camps like the one on Nauru and called for greater independent oversight of the overseas refugee detention system. Australia uses detention centres in Nauru and on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea to process would-be refugees sent there after trying to get to Australia, often in unsafe boats after paying people smugglers in Indonesia. More »

  • Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. More »

  • Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case
    Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty. More »

  • School Places: Parents Warned About 'Crisis'
    School Places: Parents Warned About 'Crisis' Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Families are facing a "growing crisis" when it comes to getting their children into primary schools, the head of a teaching union has said. Dr Mary Bousted, of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, accused the Education Secretary Michael Gove of failing to deliver on his main responsibility "to provide school places for the nation's children". According to the Local Government Association, some areas - Costessey in Norfolk, Purfleet in Essex and central Croydon in south London - will see 75% more pupils than school places by next year. The increasing squeeze on school places has been blamed on a rising birth rate and the impact of immigration. More »

  • Thousands miss out on school place
    Thousands miss out on school place Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Almost one in seven children have missed out on their first choice of primary school amid a continuing squeeze on places, it has been revealed. More »

  • EU Mediterranean countries discuss immigration Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — Foreign ministers from seven countries on Europe's southern rim are holding an informal meeting to discuss ways of dealing with the thousands of African migrants who try to enter the EU each year in search of a better life. More »

  • Algerians abroad consumed by upcoming vote
    Algerians abroad consumed by upcoming vote Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Presidential election weighs heavily on minds of Algerians living abroad, as they cast ballots in advance of poll. More »

  • Thousands Miss Out On First Choice School
    Thousands Miss Out On First Choice School Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Thousands of children have missed out on their parents' preferred primary school place in the first National Offer Day. Emails and letters have been sent to parents across England but increasing pressures on schools mean many have been left disappointed. "There is a shortage of primary school places throughout the country," said Lydia Gibbs, primary teaching and curriculum lead for the Reach Academy in Feltham, west London. Last year the school had 160 applications for only 60 primary school places. More »

  • A Minute With: John Oliver on channelling rage into comedy
    A Minute With: John Oliver on channelling rage into comedy Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    By Christian Plumb NEW YORK (Reuters) - British stand-up comedian John Oliver can sound downright angry at times, even though his star is on the rise. The 36-year-old Oliver has managed to parlay a successful stint filling in for Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" into a gig hosting a Sunday night news comedy show on HBO that debuts April 27. But get him started on topics from the corrosive influence of money in U.S. politics, to gun control, to the massive General Motors auto recall, and you'll hear no shortage of outrage -- faux or real. Ahead of the premiere of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," the satirist spoke to Reuters at the HBO headquarters about what has raised his hackles lately, his non-alpha male status, and why he feels like a 3-year-old with a nail gun. More »

  • 'Shame' of migrant deportations
    'Shame' of migrant deportations Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Only a third of immigration arrests following tip-offs from the public resulted in deportations last year, official figures show. More »

  • UK Worst Country For 'In Your Face' Sexism
    UK Worst Country For 'In Your Face' Sexism Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Rashida Manjoo, the special rapporteur on violence against women, also argued spending cuts were having a "disproportionate impact" on women. "Access to trauma services, financial support and housing are crucial, yet current reforms to the funding and benefits system continue to adversely impact women's ability to address safety and other relevant issues," she said, arguing the cuts had a specific impact but also a more general one on poverty and unemployment. More »

  • May given deadline over extradition
    May given deadline over extradition Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The Home Secretary has been given a Friday 13th deadline to seek assurances from the US authorities over how a UK terror suspect will be treated if he is extradited to America for trial. More »

  • Japan: Shrinking and Ageing Population Hinders Abe's Effort to Boost Government …
    Japan: Shrinking and Ageing Population Hinders Abe's Effort to Boost Government … Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Japan's population is ageing and shrinking and that presents two problems for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government - Tokyo will have to figure out a way to boost tax revenue from a shrinking labour force while it battles rising costs associated with financing its aging society. Japan's working population, defined as those between 15 and 64 years old, has dropped to less than 80 million for the first time in 32 years, according to data published by the Internal Affairs Ministry. Japan's population has declined for a third year, by 0.17% to 127.3 million as of 1 October, 2013, as births drop and deaths rise. Children up to 14 years old account for just 12.9% of the population, according to the ministry, while people aged 75 or older make up 12.3% of Japan's population More »

  • S Korea and the accidental spy
    S Korea and the accidental spy Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Was the quiet Chinese man a North Korean spy or is it the custom of intelligence agencies to frame innocent men? More »

  • 'My name is not Negro'
    'My name is not Negro' Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Morocco struggles to integrate migrants, balancing border control with improved treatment of sub-Saharan asylum seekers. More »

  • Watchdog concern over safe havens
    Watchdog concern over safe havens Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    There is a "worrying" restriction of access to safe havens for children or teenagers suffering a mental health crisis, the health watchdog has warned. More »

  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly
    Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. More »