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US journalist Gershkovich scheduled to appear in Russian court for the second hearing of spy charges

Jul. 16, 2024 05:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich is scheduled to appear in court in Russia on Thursday for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government vehemently deny, court records showed. The trial is taking place...

A US journalist goes on trial in Russia on espionage charges that he and his employer deny

Jun. 26, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich went on trial behind closed doors in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday, 15 months after his arrest in the Russian city on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government vehemently deny. The...

US will redirect air defense interceptor missiles to Ukraine that other allies had on order

Jun. 20, 2024 20:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Thursday that it will rush delivery of air defense interceptor missiles to Ukraine by redirecting planned shipments to other allied nations, as Washington scrambles to counter increased Russian attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure. ...

Ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels in fatal assault sinks in Red Sea in their second sinking

Jun. 19, 2024 22:23 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A bulk carrier sank days after an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels, who are believed to have killed one mariner on board, authorities said early Wednesday. It was the second ship sunk in the rebels' campaign targeting Red Sea shipping. The sinking...

Hamas responds to Gaza cease-fire plan seeking some changes. US says it's 'evaluating' the reply

Jun. 11, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hamas said Tuesday that it gave mediators its reply to the U.S.-backed proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza, seeking some “amendments” on the deal. It appeared the reply was short of an outright acceptance that the United States has been pushing for but kept negotiations alive over...

Biden apologizes to Zelenskyy for monthslong congressional holdup to weapons that let Russia advance

Jun. 07, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday for the first time publicly apologized to Ukraine for a monthslong congressional holdup in American military assistance that let Russia make gains on the battlefield. Biden met in Paris with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who...

Biden takes a big swing at hostage-for-truce deal, puts onus on Israeli, Hamas officials to step up

Jun. 03, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking past resistance from key Israeli officials as he presses Israel and Hamas to agree to a three-phase agreement that could immediately bring home dozens of Israeli hostages, free Palestinian prisoners and perhaps even lead to an endgame in the nearly...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 31, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — — ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. Wes Moore, D-Md.; Will Scharf, a lawyer for Donald Trump; White House national security spokesman John Kirby. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries,...

The US-built pier in Gaza broke apart. Here's how we got here and what might be next

May. 30, 2024 05:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of security, logistical and weather problems has battered the plan to deliver desperately needed humanitarian aid to Gaza through a U.S. military-built pier. Broken apart by strong winds and heavy seas just over a week after it became operational, the...

US condemns loss of life, but says no policy changes after civilian deaths in Israeli strike

May. 28, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday condemned the loss of life of dozens of civilians as a result of an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, but said it is not planning any policy changes as a result of the Israeli actions. National security spokesman John Kirby told reporters that...