Russia recognizes passports from Ukrainian separatists, stoking annexation fears
Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed an order recognizing passports issued by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, prompting alarm from the United States and Ukrainian officials amid fears it could represent a step by Moscow towards declaring the rebel regions independent states. The
Sri Lankan prime minister says refugees safe to come home
Sri Lanka's prime minister says that Sri Lankan asylum seekers held on Pacific island camps who could potentially be resettled in the United States are free to return home without fear of persecution
What We Know About the Refugee Resettlement Deal Obama Forged With Australia
Days after the Australian government said President Trump confirmed his administration will honor a refugee resettlement deal forged between the allies during the Obama administration, Trump questioned the arrangement and criticizing it as “dumb.” The American president wrote on Twitter late
Trump Slams 'Dumb' Refugee Deal With Australia Brokered by Obama Administration
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday night to slam a deal the U.S. forged with Australia during the Obama administration last year to resettle refugees in the U.S. from two remote Pacific islands. The president tweeted, "Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take
'Nauru Files': Allegations of Abuse of Asylum Seekers on Remote Island Shock Australia
Advocacy groups have exposed shocking allegations of human rights abuses -- many against children -- inflicted on asylum seekers detained by Australia at a remote island in the South Pacific. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International released a joint report on Aug. 2 claiming "severe abuse,
President Obama: Cuban President Raul Castro Wants Change
The commander in chief discussed his talks with Cuba's leader in an exclusive interview with ABC News' David Muir.
US Is Only Industrialized Nation Without Paid Maternity Leave
In time for Mother's Day, advocates for paid family leave are reminding people that the U.S. is only one of three countries in the world that don't offer paid maternity leave and may faces negative consequences without statutory paid family leave. The other two countries are Papa New Guinea and
Obese World Cup Soccer Fans Get Extra Wide Seating in Brazil
Brazil is famous for tiny bikinis and a national passion for all things sports and fitness. Perhaps that’s why it’s so shocking the country is faced with an obesity problem — one grown so large that the 2014 World Cup stadiums being built for this...
How safe is that foreign airline?
Millions of Americans board flights on foreign airlines every year with little or no idea of how safe they will be, and the U.S. government provides no help telling them which ones may be risky to fly. In contrast, the European Union gives passengers a safety yardstick by listing foreign airlines —