Hong Kong activists secure refugee status in Germany

Asia Pacific / Politics May 22, 2019

Hong Kong activists secure refugee status in Germany

Germany has granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing charges at home, one of them said on Wednesday, in what is apparently the first time Germany has acknowledged such status for democracy campaigners from the Chinese-ruled city. Ray Wong, 25, and Alan Li, ...

Italy's Matteo Salvini stakes out post as Europe's populist leader

World / Politics May 20, 2019

Italy's Matteo Salvini stakes out post as Europe's populist leader

Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini led a rally of right-wing populist leaders Saturday seeking historic results in next week's European Parliament elections in their bid to transform European politics. Salvini, the head of Italy's right-wing League party, has positioned himself at the forefront of ...

Migrant child death in U.S. custody is fourth since December

World May 17, 2019

Migrant child death in U.S. custody is fourth since December

A Guatemalan official says a 2½-year-old migrant child has died after crossing the border, becoming the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by the Border Patrol since December. Tekandi Paniagua, the consul for Guatemala in Del Rio, Texas, said Wednesday that the ...