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Biden aims for more achievements despite the bane of lame-duck presidents: diminished relevance

Jul. 23, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden says he's “determined to get as much done" as he possibly can in his final six months in the White House as he tries to beat back a defining force that his lame-duck predecessors struggled to vanquish: diminished relevance. Biden...

Netanyahu is in Washington at a fraught time for Israel and the US. What to know about his visit

Jul. 23, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington this week is looming as a fraught one between the two allies, coming at a moment of extreme political flux in the United States, and wariness among American leaders about Netanyahu's history of interjecting himself...

Israeli government quietly sends millions to unauthorized West Bank settler outposts

Jul. 23, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government has budgeted millions of dollars to protect small, unauthorized Jewish farms in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, underwriting tiny outposts meant to grow into full-fledged settlements, according to an anti-settlement monitoring group. ...

Biden's withdrawal injects uncertainty into wars, trade disputes and other foreign policy challenges

Jul. 22, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

Joe Biden's withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in Ukraine and Gaza, a more assertive China in Asia and the rise of the far right in Europe. During a five-decade career in...

Israel-Hamas war latest: Israeli military orders evacuation of part of humanitarian zone in Gaza

Jul. 22, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

The Israeli military has ordered the evacuation of part of a crowded area in the Gaza Strip it had designated a humanitarian zone, while the Health Ministry in Gaza says over 39,000 Palestinians have now been killed in the nine-month war. The military said Monday it plans an...

Israel orders evacuation of part of Gaza humanitarian zone as war's toll passes 39,000 Palestinians

Jul. 22, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military ordered the evacuation Monday of part of a crowded area in the Gaza Strip it had designated a humanitarian zone, saying it is planning an operation against Hamas militants there. The order triggered a new flight of Palestinians, many of whom...

Israel's Netanyahu walks political tightrope on Washington trip following Biden's exit from race

Jul. 22, 2024 05:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Washington on Monday, leaving behind a brutal war to make a politically precarious speech before the U.S. Congress at a time of great uncertainty following Joe Biden’s withdrawal from the presidential race. With...

Kamala Harris is now in a bright spotlight as she fights to secure the Democratic presidential nod

Jul. 21, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is being thrust into the most scrutinizing of spotlights, suddenly the leading candidate to succeed President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and her party's main hope of defeating Republican Donald Trump. ...

Israel's latest airstrikes in Gaza kill at least 15 including children

Jul. 21, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed at least 15 people, including women and children overnight in Gaza, according to hospital officials and a body count by an Associated Press journalist on Sunday. The latest strikes occurred as Israeli Prime Minister...

Top UN court says Israel's presence in occupied Palestinian territories is illegal and should end

Jul. 19, 2024 22:18 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top United Nations court said Friday that Israel’s presence in the occupied Palestinian territories is unlawful and called on it to end, and for settlement construction to stop immediately, issuing an unprecedented, sweeping condemnation of Israel’s rule over...