Friday, 27 September 2019 - 11:59


The Trump administration has decided to limit the number of refugees permitted to reside in the United States to 18,000 by 2020.

It is the lowest refugee settlement per year under the Modern American Refugee Program.

The Trump administration is of the view that a reform of the American immigration system is necessary before large numbers of refugees can be resettled.

America has restricted refugee settlement during a period when the total refugee population in the world has increased to 71 million refugees worldwide.

Chilean vote positively to rewrite the constitution
Monday, 26 October 2020 - 9:53

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Parliament closed for two days for disinfection
Monday, 26 October 2020 - 9:29

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152 persons who violated curfew, arrested
Monday, 26 October 2020 - 9:24

In the past 24 hours, 152 persons who violated the curfew were arrested, stated the police.  During that period, 16 vehicles were taken under... Read More