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French truckers jam border crossings over cut-price competition

PARIS (Reuters) – French truck drivers blocked traffic at border crossings with Spain, Italy and Belgium on Tuesday in protest over cut-price competition in the road-freight industry.

Dropping the act: recharging in Yerevan

It was cold and well past midnight when I crossed the border between Iran and Armenia. Everything went smooth: I didn’t get any questions, just a bunch of stares from a dozen Iranian soldiers, as one of them kept aimlessly flipping through my passport’s pages. 1,171 more words


National Highway 3

My driver was an incredibly calm driver for being an Indian. He hardly every honked, he used the blinkers, he stuck to the speed limit and he didn’t seem to be at all irritated with those who showed irresponsible behaviour on the road (and there quite a few of those). 369 more words


Thais hunt 20 ethnic Uighurs after detention centre breakout

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

A manhunt is underway for 20 ethnic Uighurs from China who made a daring escape from an immigration detention centre in southern Thailand, with police expecting them to make a dash for the border with Malaysia… 296 more words

Current Affairs

When We Cannot Say Her Name

On the Sonora, Mexico side of the border wall running through Nogales, I bent over to pick up a white cross from the dust. “Girl, 18, Mexico,” it read. 1,358 more words


Monday morning Border Patrol agent, Rogelio Martinez, died after him and another patrol officer were physically attacked. The second patrol officer is alive, but badly wounded.

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Child Abducted In California Handed Over At Mexico Border

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Officials say a 15-month-old boy allegedly abducted in Southern California by his father and taken to Mexico has been delivered safely to authorities at the U.S. 111 more words