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US threatens sanctions on Sudanese blocking democracy return

May. 24, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday urged rapid progress from military to civilian rule in Sudan and threatened sanctions on anyone impeding or blocking the transition to democracy. Richard Mills, deputy U.S. ambassador at the United Nations, said Washington supports...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE's president

May. 14, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rulers in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appointed Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the autocratic nation's president, signaling both unity and stability in this key energy-rich country that hosts Western militaries. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 10, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 7 The Washington Post says Jan. 6 should have been a turning point in US politics A third member of the extremist Oath Keepers group pleaded guilty Wednesday to seditious conspiracy,...

Man who stormed Capitol in caveman costume gets prison

May. 06, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

A New York City judge's son who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing a furry “caveman" costume was sentenced on Friday to eight months in prison. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said Aaron Mostofsky was "literally on the front lines” of the mob's attack on Jan. 6, 2021. ...

Oath Keeper from NC pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy

May. 04, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group to forcefully halt the peaceful transfer of power after President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. William Todd Wilson, 44, of Newton Grove, North...

UN extends Libya mission after US-Russia clash

Apr. 29, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the U.N. political mission in Libya for three months, with the United States and Britain accusing Russia of blocking a longer and more substantive mandate that would include promoting reconciliation of the...

Pakistan's embattled PM ousted in no-confidence vote

Apr. 10, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s political opposition toppled Prime Minister Imran Khan in a no-confidence vote in Parliament early Sunday after several political allies and a key party in his ruling coalition deserted him. The opposition, which spans the political spectrum from...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden overpromises on green energy savings

Mar. 31, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden vastly overpromised Thursday when he told Americans they can expect savings of $500 a month by transitioning to renewable energy. It's possible they might save that much over a year, not per month. Biden addressed the subject while announcing...

US punishes Sudan police for violence against protesters

Mar. 21, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday imposed sanctions on a Sudanese police unit for using violence against pro-democracy protests that engulfed the African nation following an October military coup. The Treasury Department said Sudan’s Central...

Seoul's next leader faces limited choices over North Korea

Mar. 14, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After winning a bitterly contested presidential election, South Korean conservative Yoon Suk Yeol will enter office facing a quickly growing North Korean nuclear threat — and with few easy choices ahead to deal with it. A former prosecutor with no...