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Biden wants people to know most of the money he's seeking for Ukraine would be spent in the US

Feb. 20, 2024 21:51 PM EST

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — At a bustling construction site outside of Dallas, there are hopes that Congress can finally pass nearly $95 billion in foreign aid including funding for Ukraine — because factory jobs in the United States depend on that money. Aerospace and defense company...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 19, 2024 14:42 PM EST

Austin American Statesman. February 12, 2024. Editorial: Lights, cameras but no solutions on Greg Abbott’s border stage Lights, cameras, action. Surrounded by Texas National Guard members, military vehicles, and Republican counterparts from 11 states, Gov. Greg...

French mayors face violence and intimidation from xenophobic far-right groups

Feb. 19, 2024 00:05 AM EST

SAINT-BREVIN-LES-PINS, France (AP) — The mayor of a small resort town on the Atlantic coast of France resigned, closed his medical practice and moved away after his house and two cars were set on fire. The arson followed months of death threats over plans to relocate a refugee center near a...

Mayorkas meets with Guatemalan leader Arévalo following House impeachment over immigration

Feb. 17, 2024 16:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas met Saturday with newly elected Guatemalan President Bernardo Arévalo and discussed regional migration, security and the economy in the Central American nation, they said. The meeting at the Munich Security...

Biden's rightward shift on immigration angers advocates. But it's resonating with many Democrats

Feb. 17, 2024 00:04 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In his 2020 campaign, Joe Biden vowed to undo former President Donald Trump ’s immigration policies, specifically expressing frustration with a policy setting limits on the number of asylum seekers accepted each day at the southern border. This year, Biden backed...

Texas will build camp for National Guard members in border city of Eagle Pass

Feb. 16, 2024 17:12 PM EST

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas will build an operations base for up to 1,800 National Guard members in Eagle Pass, expanding the presence of soldiers in the border city where the state has clashed with the Biden administration over immigration enforcement, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced...

Biden says Navalny's reported death brings new urgency to the need for more US aid to Ukraine

Feb. 16, 2024 14:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that the apparent death of Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny brings new urgency to the need for Congress to approve tens of billions of dollars for Ukraine to stave off Moscow's invasion. Speaking at the White House,...

UK voters deliver double blow to Rishi Sunak, electing Labour lawmakers in two special elections

Feb. 16, 2024 10:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Beleaguered British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Friday urged voters, and his restless party, to stick with him after two English districts elected opposition-party lawmakers in seats that Sunak’s Conservatives had held for years. The results will worsen fears...

UN envoy says Libya will slide into `disintegration' if politicians don't move toward elections

Feb. 15, 2024 17:47 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Libya warned the country’s feuding political actors Thursday that if they don’t urgently form a unified government and move toward elections the oil-rich North African nation will slide into “disintegration.” Abdoulaye...

Judge expresses skepticism at Texas law that lets police arrest migrants for illegal entry

Feb. 15, 2024 17:34 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday voiced concerns over a Texas law that would give police broad authority to arrest migrants on charges of illegal entry starting in March, saying it would be a “nightmare” if the U.S. became a patchwork of states enforcing different immigration...