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The U.S. is easing restrictions on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada and most of Europe, allowing tourists to make long-delayed trips and family members to reconnect with loved ones after more than a year and a half apart because of the pandemic. COVID-19 has upended lives in many ways including through restrictions on travel. That has been felt acutely by those living near U.S. borders, where traveling back and forth was a way of life. New rules go into effect Monday that allow nonessential travel across America's land borders for vaccinated visitors. U.S. towns on the southern border are hoping Monday’s reopening will bring a flood of visitors to the businesses that rely on them.

TORONTO (AP) — China, the U.S. and Canada completed a high-stakes prisoner swap Saturday with joyous homecomings for two Canadians held by China and for an executive of Chinese global communications giant Huawei Technologies charged with fraud.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hugged diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor after they landed in Calgary, Alberta,

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says her country will take steps to repair ties with South Korea, and may even discuss another summit between their leaders, if the South drops what she described as hostility and double standards. The comments by Kim Yo Jong followed

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. has expelled some 2,000 migrants to Haiti this week via more than 17 flights, with several more scheduled in upcoming days. Staying in Haiti is not an option for many of them, who, like Jhon Celestin and his family, are planning to flee their country again as soon as