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US adults fracture along party lines in support for Ukraine military funding, AP-NORC poll finds

Feb. 29, 2024 00:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russia makes battlefield advances and Ukrainian soldiers run short on ammunition, U.S. adults have become fractured along party lines in their support for sending military aid to Kyiv, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

'Euphoria' star Hunter Schafer among protesters arrested during Biden’s appearance on ‘Late Night’

Feb. 28, 2024 18:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Hunter Schafer was among dozens of war protesters arrested at NBC's headquarters in Manhattan during President Joe Biden’s appearance on “Late Night with Seth Myers” earlier this week, organizers confirmed Wednesday. The 25-year-old “Euphoria” star...

Turkish drones kill 3 in an attack on a local Christian militia in northeastern Syria, officials say

Feb. 28, 2024 15:44 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish drone strikes in northeastern Syria on Wednesday killed at least three members of a local Christian force and wounded others, including civilians, a Kurdish official and a Syrian opposition war monitor said. Also on Wednesday, reported Israeli airstrikes hit...

The UK is stepping up lawmakers' security as tensions flare over the Israel-Hamas war

Feb. 28, 2024 10:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that it is stepping up security for lawmakers after politicians reported threats and intimidation connected to the Israel-Hamas war. The Home Office said a 31 million-pound ($40 million) fund will give every lawmaker a...

A top EU official calls for a new defense industry strategy with locally made arms at its heart

Feb. 28, 2024 09:50 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official called on Wednesday for a new defense industry strategy to respond to security challenges posed by Russia’s war on Ukraine with the purchase of weapons and ammunition made in Europe at its heart. The Russian invasion has exposed...

Burundi detains dozens of soldiers who refused deployment in fight against M23 rebels in Congo

Feb. 28, 2024 07:56 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dozens of Burundian troops have been detained for refusing to be deployed to eastern Congo in the fight against the M23 rebel group as it advances toward a major border city, according to army officers, prison officials and other witnesses. The dissenting...

South Sudan blames fighting in neighboring Sudan and attacks in the Red Sea for its crisis

Feb. 28, 2024 07:15 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government on Tuesday blamed the country's economic crisis in part on the fighting in neighboring Sudan and the instability in the Red Sea, where Yemen’s Houthi rebels have been attacking international shipping. With most government workers...

Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

Feb. 28, 2024 02:05 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket exploded late Tuesday night off the side of a ship traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, authorities said, the latest suspected attack to be carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels. The attack comes as the Houthis continue a...

Warlord involved in hundreds of murders repatriated to Colombia after serving US drug sentence

Feb. 28, 2024 01:12 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian warlord Salvatore Mancuso was repatriated Tuesday after serving a drug trafficking sentence in the United States and being denied several requests to be sent to Italy, where he also has citizenship. Mancuso arrived in Bogota’s El Dorado Airport...

A deal between Israel and Hamas appears to be taking shape. What would it look like?

Feb. 28, 2024 00:37 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and Hamas are inching toward a new deal that would free some of the roughly 130 hostages held in the Gaza Strip in exchange for a weekslong pause in the war, now in its fifth month. U.S. President Joe Biden says a deal could go into effect as early as Monday,...