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Blinken points to wider pledges to support Ukraine in case US backs away under Trump

Jul. 20, 2024 11:49 AM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Ukraine is on its way to being able to “stand on its own feet” militarily, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday, noting that more than 20 other countries have pledged to maintain their own military and financial aid to the country even if the U.S. were to withdraw...

Blinken points to wider pledges to support Ukraine in case US backs away under Trump

Jul. 19, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Ukraine is on its way to being able to “stand on its own feet” militarily, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday, noting that more than 20 other countries have pledged to maintain their own military and financial aid to the country even if the U.S. were to withdraw...

US announces $203 million in new aid to war-torn Sudan amid major humanitarian crisis

Jul. 18, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations announced nearly $203 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Sudan on Thursday but warned that the money is not a “panacea” and urged other countries to fulfill their financial pledges to address what she called “the...

This is how the US-built pier to bring aid to Gaza worked — or not

Jul. 17, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military's pier to get humanitarian aid into Gaza has come to an end after a series of problems. The pier was pulled from the Gaza shore on June 28 due to rough seas, and bad weather prevented troops from reinstalling it. Now, it's being dismantled and...

US military pier for carrying aid to Gaza will be dismantled after weather and security problems

Jul. 17, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military-built pier to carry humanitarian aid to Gaza will be dismantled and brought home, ending a mission that has been fraught with repeated weather and security problems that limited how much food and other supplies could get to starving Palestinians. ...

Cyprus plans to build a major naval base to play a larger geopolitical role, says defense minister

Jul. 17, 2024 08:33 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' defense minister said Wednesday that plans are in motion to build a major naval base on the east Mediterranean island nation's southern coast capable of hosting large ships from European Union countries and other nations to carry out a variety of missions including...

UN climate talks leader says financial help for poor nations is urgent goal of negotiations

Jul. 17, 2024 02:06 AM EDT

The head of upcoming climate negotiations told world leaders Wednesday that a new financial aid package for poor and disaster-struck nations is the urgent, make-or-break goal of United Nations talks this fall. “Time lost is lives, livelihoods and the planet lost,” said Mukhtar...

Far-right groups that block aid to Gaza receive tax-deductible donations from US and Israel

Jul. 16, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Under American pressure, Israel has pledged to deliver large quantities of humanitarian aid into the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. But at the same time, the U.S. and Israel have allowed tax-deductible donations to far-right groups that have blocked that aid from being delivered. ...

After embrace at NATO summit, Zelenskyy takes his case for US military aid to governors

Jul. 13, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Away from Washington, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought to broaden support for U.S. military aid by telling state governors Friday that the world’s leaders should see for themselves the carnage wrought since Russia invaded his country more than two years ago....

Head of US aid agency says Israel has pledged to improve safety for humanitarian workers in Gaza

Jul. 11, 2024 22:30 PM EDT

ASHDOD, Israel (AP) — The head of the U.S. agency overseeing American humanitarian assistance worldwide on Thursday said she has received Israeli pledges to allow aid workers to move more quickly and safely throughout the war-battered Gaza Strip. In an interview with The Associated...