Immigrant student achieves eight-school Ivy League clean sweep

Apr 8, 2015

Immigrant student achieves eight-school Ivy League clean sweep

Nigerian-born Elmont High School senior Harold Ekeh had a plan — he would apply to 13 colleges, including all eight Ivy League schools, figuring it would help his chances of getting into at least one great school. It worked. And then some. The teenager ...

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

Apr 5, 2015

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours overnight ...

Customs clearance lines at Narita's Terminal 2 draw fire

Mar 13, 2015

Customs clearance lines at Narita's Terminal 2 draw fire

The Customs, Immigration and Quarantine section at Narita International Airport’s Terminal 2 has been overcrowded recently, causing long waits for arriving foreign visitors. The reason for the big wait is because the CIQ section at the terminal, which many foreigners must clear upon arrival ...

Are European fears of the Islamization grounded in reality?

Mar 10, 2015

Are European fears of the Islamization grounded in reality?

The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent’s “Islamization.” French readers flock to read a novel about a Muslim president who imposes Shariah law on their country. Commentators warn darkly about an encroaching age of “Eurabia” in ...

Mar 8, 2015

China and Canada to grant citizens 10-year visas: Beijing

China and Canada will grant each other’s citizens visas valid for up to 10 years, Beijing’s foreign minister announced Sunday. The agreement, which goes into force on Monday, comes as Western countries increasingly seek Chinese business and investment, and mirrors one with the U.S. ...

Mar 1, 2015

U.S. wants to deport more than 150 Bosnians over war crimes: report

U.S. officials have identified about 300 Bosnian immigrants who they believe concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities including the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, and are trying to deport at least 150 of them, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The immigrants were among refugees ...