Twice in the last half-century the US has tried to use the border to force Mexico to bend to America’s will. The ruse failed both times. The history suggests that threats of border closure may be politically useful, but are never a real answer to human tragedy.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned at President Trump's request. This comes development comes after Trump's frustration with illegal immigrants and asylum seekers at the Mexican border, which prompted him to recently threaten to close the border. Nielsen oversaw many of Trump's most controversial immigration policies, including family separations at the border.
Transgender activist Karina Samala is one of many — including George Clooney — who is calling for a boycott of hotels owned by Brunei because of the Southeast Asian nation's plans to impose the death penalty for people having gay sex or committing adultery.
President Donald Trump says an “epic” trade deal with China is near completion. Many say Trump is overselling any agreement. And new research shows that the tariffs are taking a toll with a clear loser: US consumers.
Around the world, questions have been asked over the legitimacy of many world leaders' claims of academic achievements. The list includes Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who have both been suspected of plagiarizing their doctorates.
Along England's coast, the Leave vote had been particularly strong during the 2016 Brexit referendum. And despite years of controversial negotiations between London and Brussels, most people photographer Clodagh Kilcoyne spoke to said they still wanted to get out of Europe.
Students at the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas, are getting up extra early to make it to class on time — because about 70 percent of the student body lives in Mexico and crosses the US-Mexico border every day.
Tough new gun laws to be adopted in New Zealand after the nation's worst mass murder by a lone gunman will to force many around the country to surrender many of their guns. The semi-automatics used in the attack will be banned, with exemptions for working hunters and tougher licensing rules are on the drawing board.