Tag Archives: borders

Venezuela humanitarian aid met with teargas and gunfire on borders

Venezuela humanitarian aid met with teargas and gunfire on bordersThe clashes occurred as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who most Western nations recognize as Venezuela’s legitimate leader, gave a personal send off to an aid caravan from the Colombian city of Cucuta. Guaido briefly boarded one of a dozen trucks carrying U.S.-backed humanitarian aid before they set off toward the border, where they were pushed back by Venezuelan security forces. Colombia’s government said their contents would be unloaded and transported by “human chains” that have formed on the road that leads toward Venezuela.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Maduro's Troops Kill 2 as Opposition Tries to Open Borders

Maduro's Troops Kill 2 as Opposition Tries to Open BordersMembers of the Pemon stopped anti-riot troops and their vehicles about 6 a.m. as they tried to assert control over the remote area around Gran Sabana, about 780 miles (1,260 kilometers) southeast of Caracas. Soldiers opened fire, leaving more than a dozen indigenous people injured, some seriously, said Americo de Grazia, an opposition member of the National Assembly. The victims were Zoraida Rodriguez and her husband, Rolando Garcia, according to a news release from Asociacion Civil Kape Kape, an organization that promotes rights for indigenous people in Venezuela’s Bolivar state.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Trump Rants About Khashoggi, Judges, Borders In Thanksgiving Call With Troops

Trump Rants About Khashoggi, Judges, Borders In Thanksgiving Call With TroopsPresident Donald Trump went off-script in a Thanksgiving Day call with members



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

The contrasts of Mexico's southern and northern borders

The contrasts of Mexico's southern and northern bordersMEXICO CITY (AP) — Some 3,000 Central American migrants prepared to cross into Mexico from Guatemala on Friday with hopes of eventually arriving to the United States. Busloads of Mexican federal police were gathering in Ciudad Hidalgo and a Mexican military helicopter flew along the river in anticipation.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Paul Ryan Accuses Democrats Of Caring More About Open Borders Than Kids

Paul Ryan Accuses Democrats Of Caring More About Open Borders Than KidsSpeaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) suggested Thursday that Democrats don't care that



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Merkel stands firm against Bavarian demands to close borders

Merkel stands firm against Bavarian demands to close bordersBERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains firmly opposed to unilateral moves to turn some refugees back at the border, her spokesman said Friday, warning such action — demanded by conservative allies in her own government — would weaken the European Union.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Erdogan says Turkey will 'thwart games' along its borders, start in Syria's Manbij

Erdogan says Turkey will 'thwart games' along its borders, start in Syria's ManbijTurkey will “thwart games” along its border, starting with Syria’s Manbij region, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, as the Turkish military entered the fifth day of its incursion into northern Syria’s Afrin region. Speaking to local administrators in Ankara, Erdogan also called on international NGOs to support Turkey’s operation against the U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG. “I have doubts of the humanity of those who support this organisation (YPG) and call Turkey an invader,” Erdogan said in a speech to local administrators in Ankara.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

North Korean soldier shot as he makes rare defection across one of world's most heavily guarded borders

North Korean soldier shot as he makes rare defection across one of world's most heavily guarded bordersA soldier from North Korea managed to make a rare successful escape across the heavily fortified border with South Korea, on the same day a US national was detained as he attempted to enter the North.  The North Korean guard stationed within the Joint Security Area fled across the border into the South early on Monday, sustaining gunshot wounds to his shoulder and elbow after being fired on by other North Korean guards. The soldier was airlifted by a United Nations Command helicopter to a hospital for treatment, military officials told Yonhap, and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Cases of North Koreans successfully crossing the Demilitarised Zone into the South are rare because of the landmines, tripwires and machine guns that are trained across the border. Defections within the JSA are even less common, because the North Korean troops assigned to the small area where the two sides' militaries are face to face are hand-picked for their loyalty to the regime. North Korea marks anniversary of founding of Workers' Party 01:04 The injured soldier was found by South Korean troops on the South's side of the frontier after several bursts of gunfire. He was unarmed and wearing the combat fatigues of a low-ranking soldier. He has not yet been named. "Currently, there are no unusual signs in the North Korean military, but we are increasing our alertness against the possibility of North Korean provocations", a South Korean military official said. Five hours later, a US citizen, who has been identified as "A" by South Korean police, but is reported to be 58 years old and from Louisiana, attempted to cross into North Korea. He arrived in South Korea on Friday and was detained shortly before 10am local time after crossing the Civilian Control Line just south of the frontier. Reality check: Is North Korea a threat to the UK? 01:48 A villager spotted the man in an area of the border district of Yeoncheon that is out of bounds to non-military personnel and informed local authorities of his presence, Yonhap news reported. The man has told South Korean police that he crossed the Civilian Control Line as he intended to enter North Korea for "political purposes". US and South Korean soldiers, foreground, and North Korean soldiers, background, stand guard next to the meeting rooms that straddle the border between the two Koreas Credit:  SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg Local police, the South Korean Army and officials of the National Intelligence Service are questioning the man to get a fuller picture of his motivations. The man's actions come less than five months after the death of Otto Warmbier, a US student who was detained on a visit to North Korea in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel in Pyongyang. Released in June after 17 months in the North, he died less than a week after arriving back in the US. An autopsy indicated he had suffered an acute neurological injury about a month after his conviction and had been in a coma ever since. A coroner was unable to identify the cause of the injury. As a consequence, the US government on September 1 imposed a ban on American tourists entering North Korea.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Iraqi military preparing to take control of Kurdish borders

Iraqi military preparing to take control of Kurdish bordersIRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's military prepared Saturday to take control of the international borders of the northern Kurdish region.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Baghdad orders Kurdistan region to hand over borders, ports

Baghdad orders Kurdistan region to hand over borders, portsBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's central government in Baghdad ordered the country's Kurdish region to hand over all border crossings and airports to federal government control late Sunday night, hours before the region is set to carry out a controversial referendum on support for independence.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines