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AseanPlus News 11 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

US hits China with tariff hike

Washington: The United States pulled the trigger on a steep increase in tariffs on Chinese products and Beijing immediately vowed to hit back, turning up the heat before a second day of trade negotiations.

World 05 May 2019 | 4:31 AM

Exclusive: New training document for asylum screenings reflects tougher U.S. stance

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Trump administration has revised training guidelines for asylum officers in ways that could make it harder for migrants seeking refuge in the United States to pass an initial screening.

World 30 Apr 2019 | 9:51 AM

Trump directs officials to toughen asylum rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump directed officials to toughen rules for asylum seekers on Monday, including by introducing a fee for their applications and barring those who entered the country illegally from working until their claims are approved.

World 29 Apr 2019 | 10:50 PM

FBI says received vague tips ahead of deadly California synagogue shooting

(Reuters) - The FBI on Monday said it received multiple tips about a security threat minutes before a gunman opened fire in a California synagogue, killing a woman and wounding three others, but did not have enough detail or time to prevent the attack.

World 29 Apr 2019 | 8:38 AM

Rabbi praises off-duty border agent who fired at California synagogue shooter

(Reuters) - The rabbi wounded in Saturday's deadly shooting at his Southern California synagogue praised an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent who fired at the fleeing suspect.

World 24 Apr 2019 | 8:40 PM

Trump renews threat to close Mexican border, send more troops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday again threatened to close part of the southern border and send more "armed soldiers" to defend it if Mexico did not block a new caravan of migrants travelling toward the United States.

World 24 Apr 2019 | 4:06 AM

Armed Americans stopping migrants agree to move, but not halting activities

SUNLAND PARK, N.M./TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - A group of armed civilians who have posted videos online showing them stopping migrants who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border will comply with a request to move its base camp in New Mexico, but the group said it plans to relocate its operation to a nearby site.

World 21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

FBI arrests leader of U.S. 'patriots' stopping migrants at border

TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group who have been stopping migrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico.

World 19 Apr 2019 | 2:42 PM

Rights group condemns U.S. 'vigilantes'' treatment of migrants on border

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico on Thursday called for state authorities to investigate a small group of armed U.S. citizens who they alleged are illegally detaining migrants entering the United States.

World 19 Apr 2019 | 6:08 AM

Explainer: Five ways Trump's moves to stem border surge have hit hurdles

(Reuters) - Grappling with a ballooning number of migrants at the U.S. southern border, President Donald Trump has suggested increasingly bold steps to fulfill his signature campaign pledge to stem illegal immigration.