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Transcript of AP interview with President Joe Biden

Jun. 16, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A transcript of an Oval Office interview Thursday with President Joe Biden by AP White House reporter Josh Boak. Where the audio recording of the interview is unclear, ellipses or a notation that the recording was unintelligible are used. AP: I wanted to thank you...

EXPLAINER: A look at far-right extremists in Jan. 6 riot

Jun. 10, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

The first public hearing of the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack put a spotlight on two far-right extremist groups whose members are accused of plotting for weeks to stop the peaceful transfer of power. Top leaders and members of the Proud Boys and Oath...

US threatens sanctions on Sudanese blocking democracy return

May. 24, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday urged rapid progress from military to civilian rule in Sudan and threatened sanctions on anyone impeding or blocking the transition to democracy. Richard Mills, deputy U.S. ambassador at the United Nations, said Washington supports...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE's president

May. 14, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rulers in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appointed Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the autocratic nation's president, signaling both unity and stability in this key energy-rich country that hosts Western militaries. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 10, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 7 The Washington Post says Jan. 6 should have been a turning point in US politics A third member of the extremist Oath Keepers group pleaded guilty Wednesday to seditious conspiracy,...

Man who stormed Capitol in caveman costume gets prison

May. 06, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

A New York City judge's son who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing a furry “caveman" costume was sentenced on Friday to eight months in prison. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said Aaron Mostofsky was "literally on the front lines” of the mob's attack on Jan. 6, 2021. ...

Oath Keeper from NC pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy

May. 04, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group to forcefully halt the peaceful transfer of power after President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. William Todd Wilson, 44, of Newton Grove, North...

UN extends Libya mission after US-Russia clash

Apr. 29, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the U.N. political mission in Libya for three months, with the United States and Britain accusing Russia of blocking a longer and more substantive mandate that would include promoting reconciliation of the...

Pakistan's embattled PM ousted in no-confidence vote

Apr. 10, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s political opposition toppled Prime Minister Imran Khan in a no-confidence vote in Parliament early Sunday after several political allies and a key party in his ruling coalition deserted him. The opposition, which spans the political spectrum from...