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Biden adviser Jake Sullivan tests positive for COVID-19

Jun. 18, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan tested positive on Saturday for COVID-19, according to the White House. Sullivan typically has frequent contact with President Joe Biden but last was in contact with the president early in the week,...

Ukraine introduces visa regime for Russians amid war

Jun. 17, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian cabinet approved a resolution on Friday to bar Russian citizens from entering Ukraine without a visa. The move is likely to be viewed as symbolic given that the borders between Russian and Ukraine have remained shut since Moscow invaded its...

Turkish drone strike in north Iraq said to kill 4 militants

Jun. 17, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

IRBIL, Baghdad (AP) — A Turkish drone targeted a vehicle traveling in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Friday, killing four Kurdish militants, Iraq’s Kurdistan’s counter-terrorism service said. In a statement, it said the drone struck the jeep in the town of Kalar in the northern...

EXPLAINER: Why is China denying Hong Kong was a UK colony?

Jun. 17, 2022 05:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong is preparing to introduce new middle school textbooks that will deny the Chinese territory was ever a British colony. China's Communist rulers say the semi-autonomous city and the nearby former Portuguese colony of Macao were merely occupied by foreign powers and that...

Homeland Security tightens scrutiny of internal misconduct

Jun. 16, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees accused of misconduct at the Department of Homeland Security could face more stringent penalties under an overhaul announced Thursday that follows complaints about the handling of internal discipline in the third largest U.S. government agency. DHS said...

Philippine officials designate 11 insurgents `terrorists'

Jun. 16, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has designated a former peace negotiator and five other suspected communist rebel leaders as “terrorists" in a move that allowed the freezing of their financial assets, which officials said could be used to finance attacks. The...

Spy agencies' focus on China could snare Chinese Americans

Jun. 15, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. intelligence agencies ramp up their efforts against China, top officials acknowledge they may also end up collecting more phone calls and emails from Chinese Americans, raising new concerns about spying affecting civil liberties. A new report from the...

Study: Facebook fails to catch East Africa extremist content

Jun. 15, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new study has found that Facebook has failed to catch Islamic State group and al-Shabab extremist content in posts aimed at East Africa as the region remains under threat from violent attacks and Kenya prepares to vote in a closely contested national election. ...

China says Bloomberg news assistant in Beijing released

Jun. 14, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese news assistant in Beijing for Bloomberg News has been released on bail, the American financial news service reported Tuesday, citing the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. However, Bloomberg said in an online article that it has not been able to contact...

NATO chief: Sweden ready to address Turkish security fears

Jun. 13, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday he was “glad” that the Swedish government has confirmed its “readiness to address Turkey’s concerns as part of assuming the obligations of future NATO membership.” After decades of military...