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US pledges $1 billion more rockets, other arms for Ukraine

Aug. 08, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it was shipping its biggest yet direct delivery of weapons to Ukraine as that country prepares for a potentially decisive counteroffensive in the south against Russia, sending $1 billion in rockets, ammunition and other material to Ukraine...

Russia halts U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday announced a freeze on U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals under a pivotal arms control treaty, claiming that Western sanctions have hampered similar tours of U.S. facilities by Russian monitors. The move reflects soaring tensions between Moscow...

Iowa metal manufacturer settles US government complaint

Aug. 08, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa company that makes metal castings used by military contractors in helicopters and other equipment has reached a settlement in a lawsuit alleging the company failed to test the castings and falsely certified test results over seven years. ...

One year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

Aug. 08, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a recent closed-door meeting with leaders of the agency’s counterterrorism center, the CIA’s No. 2 official made clear that fighting al-Qaida and other extremist groups would remain a priority — but that the agency’s money and resources would be increasingly shifted...

Navajo president selects political newcomer as VP candidate

Aug. 08, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo President Jonathan Nez announced Monday that he's selected a political newcomer who is a lawyer and Air Force veteran to be his running mate in the general election. Nez introduced Chad Abeyta, 33, during an address in the tribal capital of Window...

Mexico to send aquatic drone into shaft with trapped miners

Aug. 08, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will attempt to send an aquatic drone into a collapsed coal mine where 10 miners have been trapped since last week. Laura Velázquez, national Civil Defense coordinator, said Monday that images from the drone could help authorities decide whether to send...

Pentagon announces $1 billion in new military aid for Ukraine, in the largest-yet delivery of arms from US stockpiles

Aug. 08, 2022 13:17 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon announces $1 billion in new military aid for Ukraine, in the largest-yet delivery of arms from US stockpiles.

Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal end, produce 'final text'

Aug. 08, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Talks to revive Tehran's tattered nuclear accord with world powers in Vienna ended Monday as the parties closed a final text and key negotiators prepared to consult with their capitals, diplomats said. After 16 months of torturous on-and-off...

US official says Solomon Islands leader 'missed opportunity'

Aug. 08, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. deputy secretary of state said Monday the prime minister of the Solomon Islands “missed an opportunity” by failing to attend a memorial service to mark the anniversary of a key World War II battle, amid concerns the South Pacific island nation is...

Rwanda rejects UN report on support for rebels in Congo

Aug. 08, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s government is rejecting a report by United Nations experts saying they have “solid evidence” that members of Rwanda’s armed forces are conducting operations in eastern Congo in support of the M23 rebel group whose deadly resurgence has led to talk of war as...