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Why should United States take immigrants from 'sh*thole countries': Donald Trump

Why should United States take immigrants from 'sh*thole countries': Donald Trump

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries," according to two sources familiar with the comments.

Jan 12, 2018, 08:01 AM IST

Many in Haiti thank US for renewal, not end, of protected status

  The U.S. decision to end from July 2019 a scheme that protects some 59,000 Haitians from deportation from the United States was viewed positively on Tuesday in Haiti, where many were pleased that the programme would last for another 20 months.

Nov 22, 2017, 06:44 AM IST

US ends `protected` status for Haitian immigrants

Some 59,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States will no longer receive protective status starting in 18 months, opening the door for their potential repatriation to their desperately poor home country.

Nov 21, 2017, 08:18 AM IST

UN ending 13-year military peacekeeping mission in Haiti

A UN peacekeeping mission has helped maintain order in Haiti through 13 years of political turmoil and catastrophe is coming to an end.

Oct 05, 2017, 22:42 PM IST

Indian army expedites buying military hardware for UN missions

A report by the UN pointed out poor maintenance and serviceability of equipment and platforms used by the Indian troops and held back a reimbursement amount of Rs 338 crore, official sources said.

 

Jun 25, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

United Kingdom to maintain duty-free access for developing countries after Brexit

The government said around 48 countries would continue to benefit from tariff-free exports on all goods other than arms and ammunition to the UK and that once it had left the EU in 2019 it would explore options to expand trade relations further. 

 

Jun 25, 2017, 09:40 AM IST

Haiti, US try to mend differences on temporary visa issue

Haiti and the United States on Wednesday worked on ironing out differences over temporary US visas held by nearly 60,000 Haitians.

Jun 01, 2017, 09:38 AM IST

UN to check human rights record for Sri Lankan peacekeepers

"We need to have an enhanced screening process for Sri Lankan peacekeepers," Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 

May 27, 2017, 15:00 PM IST

Seven dead, 19 missing after flooding rains strike Haiti

Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said on Friday.

May 19, 2017, 23:23 PM IST

Jovenel Moise set to take oath as Haiti's new president today

 President-elect Jovenel Moise will be inaugurated Tuesday after having survived Haiti`s year-and-a-half electoral crisis, assuming power as political tensions continue to simmer.

Feb 07, 2017, 12:18 PM IST

Indian peacekeepers in Haiti administered cholera vaccines

The UN has administered cholera vaccines to Indian peacekeepers who arrived in Haiti without being vaccinated, with the world body saying it is the responsibility of the troop-contributing country to ensure their personnel meet all medical requirements for deployment.

Jan 11, 2017, 11:52 AM IST
140 Indian soldiers to be given cholera vaccination in Haiti

140 Indian soldiers to be given cholera vaccination in Haiti

Haiti has been grappling with a cholera outbreak and the UN has been part of massive effort to contain the disease. 

Jan 09, 2017, 21:07 PM IST
Jovenel Moise wins Haiti presidential vote in first round: Early results

Jovenel Moise wins Haiti presidential vote in first round: Early results

Provisional Electoral Council president Leopold Berlanger cautioned that the results were preliminary and final results would not be confirmed until December 29.
 

Nov 29, 2016, 13:25 PM IST
729,000 persons vaccinated against cholera in Haiti: WHO

729,000 persons vaccinated against cholera in Haiti: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Haiti was nearing the completion of its vaccination campaign against cholera, having reached more than 729,000 people in areas ravaged by Hurricane Matthew.

Nov 29, 2016, 09:44 AM IST

Nephews of Venezuela first lady guilty of US drug charges

Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Francisco Flores de Freitas were arrested in Haiti in November and flown to New York by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents.
 

Nov 19, 2016, 10:08 AM IST

Haiti's hurricane death toll rises to 372

Haiti's death toll from monster Hurricane Matthew has risen to 372, civil defense officials said on Monday, as the impoverished country continues to dig out of massive destruction in the south.

Oct 11, 2016, 00:52 AM IST
Hurricane Matthew toll in Haiti at 1,000, buries dead in mass graves

Hurricane Matthew toll in Haiti at 1,000, buries dead in mass graves

Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti on Tuesday, whipping it with 145 mile-per-hour winds and torrential rains.

Oct 10, 2016, 08:58 AM IST
Hurricane Matthew kills nearly 900 in Haiti, causes havoc in US

Hurricane Matthew kills nearly 900 in Haiti, causes havoc in US

Hurricane Matthew, the most deadly storm in a decade, killed nearly 900 persons in Haiti.

Oct 08, 2016, 23:39 PM IST
Hurricane Matthew toll nears 900 in Haiti, heavy storm lashes Florida; 350,000 in need of urgent aid

Hurricane Matthew toll nears 900 in Haiti, heavy storm lashes Florida; 350,000 in need of urgent aid

Hurricane Hurricane Matthew`s trail of destruction in Haiti stunned those emerging from the aftermath on Friday, with the number of dead soaring to 877, tens of thousands left homeless and outbreaks of cholera already claiming more lives.

Oct 08, 2016, 09:15 AM IST
Horror in rural Haiti as Hurricane Matthew death toll surges to 842

Horror in rural Haiti as Hurricane Matthew death toll surges to 842

Hurricane Matthew`s trail of destruction in Haiti stunned those viewing the aftermath on Friday, with the number of dead soaring to 842, tens of thousands made homeless and crops destroyed in the impoverished Caribbean nation`s breadbasket region.

Oct 07, 2016, 23:29 PM IST