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Blowback as Bush gaffes Iraq war, not Ukraine, 'unjustified'

May. 19, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

Former President George W. Bush is facing criticism after mistakenly describing the invasion of Iraq — which he led as commander in chief — as “brutal” and “wholly unjustified,” before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “The...

EXPLAINER: Who's the Swedish doctor facing execution in Iran

May. 12, 2022 03:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vida Mehrannia is trying to save her husband’s life. Iran is scheduled to put him to death within nine days — by May 21. To Iran, the 50-year-old Ahmad Reza Jalali is a spy for Israel. To his colleagues, he is a respected physician specialized...

In Iran, Russia's war on Ukraine is a political flash point

Apr. 19, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — During its 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran embraced the protest cry of “neither East nor West,” rejecting both the U.S. and the Soviet Union, then locked in the Cold War. The phrase to this day hangs over the doors of Iran’s Foreign Ministry. Russia’s war...

Today in History: April 9, Lee surrenders to Grant

Apr. 09, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 9, the 99th day of 2022. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at...

Secret intelligence has unusually public role in Ukraine war

Apr. 03, 2022 02:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The war in Ukraine is the conflict where spies came in from the cold and took center stage. Since Russia invaded its neighbor in late February, intelligence agencies in the U.S. and Britain have been remarkably willing to go public with their secret intelligence...

Albright acted as model, mentor for generations of women

Mar. 26, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dissatisfied with the temporary job she accepted after graduating from the University of Chicago, Sahana Dharmapuri felt the pressure to find work using her studies of the Middle East and public policy. Scanning a newspaper on her lunch break, she found a full-page...

Memories of Albright: A legacy of bluntness and conviction

Mar. 24, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

The last full working day of Bill Clinton’s presidency ended with a dreary Washington winter afternoon. Wind-swept rain and sleet pounded on the windows of Madeleine Albright’s seventh-floor office at the State Department, obscuring her usually clear view of the Lincoln Memorial. ...

Albright fled the Nazis, climbed to the summit of diplomacy

Mar. 24, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Madeleine Albright fled the Nazis as a child and climbed to the summit of diplomacy and foreign policy in the United States, breaking the glass ceiling as the first female secretary of state and setting the pace for other women to follow. “She has watched her...

Madeleine Albright, 1st female US secretary of state, dies

Mar. 23, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Madeleine Albright, a child refugee from Nazi- and then Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe who rose to become the first female secretary of state and a mentor to many current and former American statesmen and women, died Wednesday of cancer, her family said. She was 84. ...

Today in History

Mar. 17, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 17, the 76th day of 2022. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 17, 1969, Golda Meir became prime minister of Israel. On...