Record 68 million people displaced last year, UN says in annual refugee report
Nearly 69 million people were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year, according to an annual report from the UN refugee agency. In Canada, asylum claims doubled from the previous year.
Analysis Children's distress may help Trump bargain for his border wall
Many of the kids who’ve been taken from their families are under the age of four, according to New York Times data. Too young, obviously, to understand that when their parents crossed the border illegally they were stumbling into the White House’s calculus for the midterm elections.
Distraught child migrants heard in audio published by ProPublica video
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says she hasn't heard newly released audio of crying children who have been separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump threatens China with new tariffs on $200B in goods
President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion US in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.
Kim Jong-un visits China as South Korea confirms August military drill is off
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week, as Washington and Seoul agreed to suspend a major joint military exercise.