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House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine this week

Apr. 14, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia. Johnson, R-La., is...

US Steel shareholders approve takeover by Japan's Nippon Steel opposed by Biden administration

Apr. 12, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — U.S. Steel shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the company's sale to Nippon Steel of Japan for $14.1 billion in cash, voicing unequivocal support for a combination that has drawn opposition from the Biden administration on economic and national security grounds. ...

Treasury wants to boost foreign investment review powers, as Congress dissects Nippon, TikTok deals

Apr. 11, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury wants to enhance the power of a little-known, secretive government committee to review deals made between U.S. firms and foreign investors. This comes as high-profile deals involving foreign investment in the U.S. — like Chinese firm ByteDance’s...

Sweden expels a Chinese journalist, calling her a threat to national security, report says

Apr. 08, 2024 06:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden has expelled a Chinese journalist, saying the reporter was a threat to national security, Swedish media reported on Monday. The journalist, an unnamed, 57-year-old woman, was arrested by the Swedish security service in October and expelled by the...

US treads carefully in responding to Hong Kong's new national security law

Apr. 08, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has denounced Hong Kong’s new national security law as a tool to potentially silence dissent both at home and abroad, but so far the action from Washington has been notably muted, disappointing those fighting for the Chinese territory's democracy and freedoms. ...

Beneath the calm, Hong Kong's new security law drives deeper, quieter changes

Apr. 05, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — On the surface, life in Hong Kong after a broad new national security law recently took effect appears unchanged. A 2020 security law drew thousands of protesters to the streets when it was enacted. Now, that’s seen as too risky. This time, no arrests made...

Moldova's breakaway Transnistria region claims that a drone attacked a military unit

Apr. 05, 2024 14:52 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — State security services in Moldova’s Russia-backed breakaway region of Transnistria said Friday that a drone attacked a military unit close to the border with Ukraine, causing minor damage to a radar station but no casualties. The incident occurred in...

US-funded Radio Free Asia closes its Hong Kong bureau over safety concerns under new security law

Mar. 29, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The president of U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia said Friday that its Hong Kong bureau has been closed because of safety concerns under a new national security law, deepening concerns about the city’s media freedoms. Bay Fang, the president of RFA, said in a...

9 detained in Tajikistan in connection with Moscow concert hall attack, Russian state media report

Mar. 29, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Nine people have been detained by Tajikistan's state security service over suspected contact with the perpetrators of last week’s attack on a suburban Moscow concert hall that killed 144 people, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti said Friday. The reported arrests...

Kansas considers limits on economic activity with China and other 'countries of concern'

Mar. 27, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas advanced proposals Wednesday aimed at preventing individuals and companies from China and other U.S. adversaries from owning farmland or business property, limiting state investments in foreign companies and restricting the use of foreign-made...