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Venezuelan migrants board a boat in the Colombian city of Necocli that will take them closer to Panama, the next stop on the way to the United States

New Biden policy leaves thousands of Venezuelan migrants stranded

The Biden administration announced a plan that will automatically reject all Venezuelans seeking asylum at the US border with Mexico if they enter the country without authorization. The deal will only benefit a fraction of asylum-seekers.

New Biden policy leaves thousands of Venezuelan migrants stranded
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The US is looking to free Griner in a prisoner swap. Russia wants Viktor Bout. Who is he?

The US is looking to free Griner in a prisoner swap. Russia wants Viktor Bout. Who is he?
US President Joe Biden and Israel's Prime Minister Yair Lapid, sign a security pledge at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem

US and Israel sign joint declaration on Iran's nuclear program during Biden's visit

US and Israel sign joint declaration on Iran's nuclear program during Biden's visit
Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese, center back, celebrates with his partner partner Jodie Haydon, right, and Labor senate leader partner Penny Wong at a Labor Party event in Sydney, Australia

Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit
At a playground in San Francisco, Deisy Ramírez reflects on how she found safety here after fleeing captivity in Guatemala

For immigrants fleeing gender-based violence, it’s a long road to asylum in the US

For immigrants fleeing gender-based violence, it’s a long road to asylum in the US
President Joe Biden waves towards the White House balcony in Washington

US, Canada and Mexico to hold talks at the White House

The US, Canada and Mexico are holding trilateral talks today in Washington. Also, volunteers who helped in search-and-rescue operations for migrants at sea are on trial in Greece. And, Iraq has flown home hundreds of its citizens who were camped out at the Belarus-Poland border.

US, Canada and Mexico to hold talks at the White House
Psychologist Sebastián Farías speaks with asylum-seekers inside a migrant encampment on Nov. 6, 2021. 

Migrants restricted from entering the US due to Title 42 see double standard

The US has reopened its land borders to vaccinated travelers, but not to many asylum-seekers, even if they are vaccinated. This reality is leaving migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, increasingly desperate for their chance to seek asylum in the US. 

Migrants restricted from entering the US due to Title 42 see double standard
Climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, demonstrates with others in front of the Standard and Chartered Bank during a climate protest in London, Oct. 29, 2021. People were protesting in London ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which

Why COP26 is the ‘last, best hope’ for fighting climate change 

Here's what you need to know about the big UN climate summit in Glasgow.

Why COP26 is the ‘last, best hope’ for fighting climate change 
Migrants leave Huixtla, Chiapas state, Mexico, early Oct. 27, 2021, as they continue their trek north toward Mexico's northern states and the US border.

Thousands of migrants heading north to the US-Mexico border face a ‘collapsed’ asylum system, advocates say

About 3,000 migrants — men, women and children — left the southern Mexican city of Tapachula on Saturday hoping to reach Mexico City and ask for asylum. Others will continue to the US-Mexico border. But the asylum system in Mexico isn't fully working as it should. 

Thousands of migrants heading north to the US-Mexico border face a ‘collapsed’ asylum system, advocates say
A security guard stands guard behind fences around the US Embassy in Beijing on Sept. 6, 2021.

‘We all keep our lives on hold’: Thousands wait for diversity visas to go through amid pandemic, other delays 

The Trump administration stopped processing green card lottery visas. This year, the Biden administration restarted the program. But it hasn’t been a priority, immigration experts say.

‘We all keep our lives on hold’: Thousands wait for diversity visas to go through amid pandemic, other delays 
Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth, from Illinois, speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations on Capitol Hill in Washington

Sen. Tammy Duckworth calls for a 'real, cold-hard facts look' at US' failed 20-year war in Afghanistan

"The key thing is that I want it to be completely nonpartisan, not bipartisan, but nonpartisan," Illinois Democratic Sen. Duckworth explained to The World's host Marco Werman. "I served on the Benghazi Commission, for example. That was bipartisan, but it was highly political."

Sen. Tammy Duckworth calls for a 'real, cold-hard facts look' at US' failed 20-year war in Afghanistan
Visitors look at the Chinese military's KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft during 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow China 2021, in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong province

Why China’s air force is provoking Taiwan

China's military flies a record 149 flights over international airspace, prompting Taiwanese defense forces to scramble in response. Also, Australia announces it will stop sending asylum-seekers for processing to Papua New Guinea by the end of the year. And, Germany agrees to extend compensation to thousands of Holocaust survivors.

Why China’s air force is provoking Taiwan
In this April 4, 2013, file photo, a mining dumper truck hauls coal at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Montana.

'They Knew': A new book chronicles 50 years of US govt's failure to address the climate crisis

For the past 50 years, the US government has known about the problem of climate change but has continued to promote fossil fuel development and done little to avert a crisis. Lawyer James Gustave Speth chronicles this failure in his new book, “They Knew: The US Federal Government’s 50-Year Role in Causing the Climate Crisis.”

'They Knew': A new book chronicles 50 years of US govt's failure to address the climate crisis
An immigrant family joins members of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, CHIRLA, on a vehicle caravan rally to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), around MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, June 18, 2020.

Biden administration takes step to 'bulletproof' DACA

This past week, the Biden administration filed a DACA rule in the Federal Register. This step allows the public to submit comments about the program during a 60-day period, followed by a vetting process before it becomes a federal regulation. Advocates hope to see the rule expanded.

Biden administration takes step to 'bulletproof' DACA
From left, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of the United States Central Command, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testify during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill

Gen. David Petraeus: The US has a 'moral obligation' to help those left behind in Afghanistan

The former commander of US and allied forces in Afghanistan during the war, and a former CIA director spoke with The World's host Marco Werman about the Capitol Hill hearings on the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan last month.

Gen. David Petraeus: The US has a 'moral obligation' to help those left behind in Afghanistan