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G-20 to condemn Russia's Ukraine invasion, urge an end

Nov. 15, 2022 13:23 PM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Leaders of most of the world's economic powers are nearing approval of a declaration strongly denouncing Russia’s invasion that has devastated Ukraine and roiled the global economy. Even China, which has mostly declined to censure Russia until now, and India, which...

US says Iran threats to ex-officials Pompeo, Hook persist

Nov. 14, 2022 14:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has determined that Iranian threats against former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and one of his former top aides remain credible and persist nearly two years after they left office. The State Department notified Congress last week that...

CIA director warns Russian spy chief against deploying nukes

Nov. 14, 2022 12:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Bill Burns met on Monday with his Russian intelligence counterpart to warn of consequences if Russia were to deploy a nuclear weapon in Ukraine, according to a White House National Security Council official. The official, who was not authorized to...

Across the US, a return to democratic order. Will it last?

Nov. 14, 2022 09:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no violence. Many candidates who denied the legitimacy of previous elections lost and quietly conceded. And few listened when former President Donald Trump tried to stoke baseless allegations of electoral fraud. For a moment, at least, there's a sense of...

Family says Egyptian hunger-striking activist drinking water

Nov. 14, 2022 08:48 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s imprisoned hunger-striking activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has started drinking water again, his family said Monday, in the first communication from the prominent dissident in over a week amid fears for his life. The announcement came in a letter the family...

Biden-Xi summit: What Biden wants, what Xi wants

Nov. 13, 2022 11:58 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — There won’t be concessions from the U.S. side. No real deliverables, which is government-speak for specific achievements. Don’t expect a cheery joint statement, either. During President Joe Biden’s highly anticipated meeting with Chinese President...

Kherson celebrates Russian exit yet faces huge rebuilding

Nov. 13, 2022 10:55 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of Kherson celebrated the end of Russia’s eight-month occupation for the third straight day Sunday, even as they took stock of the extensive damage left behind in the southern Ukrainian city by the Kremlin’s retreating forces. A jubilant crowd...

US, Japan, SKorea vow unified response to North Korea threat

Nov. 13, 2022 08:35 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — President Joe Biden and the leaders of Japan and South Korea on Sunday vowed a unified, coordinated response to North Korea's threatening nuclear and ballistic missile programs, with Biden declaring that the three-way partnership is “even more important than it's...

Biden pledges US will work with Southeast Asian nations

Nov. 12, 2022 10:23 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — President Joe Biden promised Saturday that the United States would work with a strategically vital coalition of southeast Asian nations, telling leaders that “we're going to build a better future that we all want to see” in the region where U.S. rival China is also...

Biden says climate efforts 'more urgent than ever' at summit

Nov. 11, 2022 20:36 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — President Joe Biden, speaking Friday at an annual international summit on climate change, urged world leaders to “double down” on their resolve to fight global warming, saying Russia's invasion of Ukraine reinforces the need to phase out fossil fuels. ...