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Senator: White House not seeking conditions on military aid to Israel, despite earlier Biden comment

Nov. 29, 2023 19:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — National security adviser Jake Sullivan told lawmakers this week that the White House is not seeking to place conditions on U.S. military assistance to Israel, days after President Joe Biden signaled openness to the notion that was being pushed by some Democrats as the civilian...

Senate Majority Leader Schumer warns that antisemitism is on the rise as he pushes for Israel aid

Nov. 29, 2023 18:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat who is the highest-ranked Jewish elected official in the U.S., warned Wednesday that antisemitism in the United States has reached levels unseen in generations and called on his fellow Democrats to clearly condemn it. ...

Blinken seeks a new extension of the Gaza cease-fire as he heads again to the Middle East

Nov. 29, 2023 07:20 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Biden administration would like to see a new extension of the cease-fire agreement in Israel’s war with Hamas after the current one expires to secure the release of additional hostages held by the militant group and to ramp up...

California city calls for permanent cease-fire in Israel-Hamas war, urgent humanitarian aid to Gaza

Nov. 28, 2023 10:20 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's City Council on Monday passed a carefully crafted resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war after hours of hearing impassioned rhetoric about the deaths of thousands of civilians in Gaza. The council in the California Bay Area city...

Blinken will return to Israel as the US hopes to see further extensions of the Gaza cease-fire

Nov. 27, 2023 22:45 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will return this week to the Middle East as the U.S. hopes to find a way to extend a cease-fire in Gaza and get more hostages released, the State Department said Monday. It will be his third trip to the region since Israel's war with Hamas...

Japan and Vietnam agree to boost ties and start discussing Japanese military aid amid China threat

Nov. 27, 2023 09:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Vietnam on Monday agreed to strengthen their security and economic ties in the face of China’s growing influence in the region. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong held talks in Tokyo and agreed to broaden their...

Biden: Conditioning military aid to Israel is a 'worthwhile thought,' hopes Gaza ceasefire can last more than four days

Nov. 24, 2023 14:37 PM EST
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Biden: Conditioning military aid to Israel is a 'worthwhile thought,' hopes Gaza ceasefire can last more than four days.

Slovakia's new government led by populist Robert Fico wins a mandatory confidence vote

Nov. 21, 2023 12:46 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s new government, led by populist Prime Minister Robert Fico who ended the country’s military aid for Ukraine, won a mandatory confidence vote in Parliament on Tuesday. Of the 143 lawmakers present in the 150-seat Parliament, 78 voted in...

Cyprus' president says his country is ready to ship aid to Gaza once a go-ahead is given

Nov. 20, 2023 13:45 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is ready to “immediately” begin shipping large quantities of humanitarian aid to Gaza in vessels that can navigate shallow water once conditions on the ground allow for it, the president of the east Mediterranean island nation said Monday. ...

UK leader Rishi Sunak urges world to use AI and science to end malnutrition

Nov. 20, 2023 10:20 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Monday that the U.K. is setting up a new science initiative to help develop flood-tolerant rice, disease-resistant wheat and other crops that are more resilient to climate change. Sunak was joined by ministers, diplomats and...