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House Speaker Mike Johnson pushes towards a vote on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan

Apr. 15, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson is pushing toward action this week on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, unveiling an elaborate plan Monday to break the package into separate votes to squeeze through the House's political divides on foreign policy. Facing an outright...

IAEA warns that attacks on a nuclear plant in Russian-controlled Ukraine put the world at risk

Apr. 15, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and Ukraine on Monday traded blame before the United Nations Security Council for the attacks on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said have put the world “dangerously close to a nuclear accident.” ...

Biden hosts Czech leader at White House to promote Ukraine aid amid holdup in Congress

Apr. 15, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden urged the U.S. House to immediately take up Senate-passed supplemental funding for Ukraine and Israel on Monday as he hosted Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala in the Oval Office. The visit came as Biden aimed to highlight the efforts other...

Blinken assures US support of Black Sea allies as Ukraine urges military aid during conference

Apr. 15, 2024 10:58 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The U.S. secretary of state assured allies bordering the Black Sea on Monday that they could depend on his country's support to make the region more secure, prosperous and integrated. Addressing the attendees of the Second Black Sea Security Conference in...

Ukraine's foreign minister says Israel's response to an Iranian aerial attack shows what Kyiv needs

Apr. 15, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The success of Israel and its allies in largely thwarting a massive Iranian missile and drone attack shows what Ukraine could achieve against Russian aerial barrages if it had more support from its partners, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Monday. ...

Today in History: April 15, the Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic, more than 1,500 die

Apr. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today is Monday, April 15, the 106th day of 2024. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15, 1912, the British luxury liner RMS Titanic foundered in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland more than 2 1/2 hours after hitting an...

More civilians die in Ukraine as analysts warn that delays in US aid will hamper Kyiv's forces

Apr. 14, 2024 23:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More civilians died across Ukraine on Sunday as analysts warned that delays in U.S. military assistance would see Kyiv struggle to fight off Russian offensives. One man was Sunday killed after a Russian drone hit the truck he was driving in the Sumy region, the...

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine this week

Apr. 14, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia. Johnson, R-La., is...

Ukraine's military chief warns of 'significantly' worsening battlefield situation in the east

Apr. 13, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military chief on Saturday warned that the battlefield situation in the industrial east has “significantly worsened in recent days,” as warming weather allowed Russian forces to launch a fresh push along several stretches of the more 1,000 km-long (620-mile)...

Kremlin says 2022 draft document could serve as starting point for future Ukraine peace talks

Apr. 12, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A draft peace agreement that Russia and Ukraine negotiated in the early days of the conflict could serve as a starting point for talks to end the fighting, the Kremlin said Friday, reviving a proposal that Ukraine had rejected. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said...