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A Hong Kong court hears final arguments in the subversion trial of pro-democracy activists

Nov. 29, 2023 06:23 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court started hearing the final arguments Wednesday of some of the city's best-known pro-democracy activists tried under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent. The activists' subversion trial is the biggest prosecution yet...

Israel's national security adviser says cease-fire talks continuing, hostage release will not take place before Friday

Nov. 22, 2023 16:53 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national security adviser says cease-fire talks continuing, hostage release will not take place before Friday.

Latest peace talks between Ethiopia's government and Oromo militants break up without an agreement

Nov. 21, 2023 15:06 PM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest round of peace talks between Ethiopia’s federal government and a militant group waging a long-running conflict in the country's Oromia region have broken up in Tanzania without an agreement, both sides said Tuesday. The Oromo Liberation...

White House releases plan to grow radio spectrum access, with possible benefits for internet, drones

Nov. 13, 2023 11:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday announced a strategy to potentially expand the availability of radio spectrum needed for cellphones, satellites, navigation, space travel and other emerging technologies. The increasingly digitized and mobile economy has put pressure on...

Anthony Albanese will soon be the first Australian prime minister in 7 years to visit China

Nov. 03, 2023 05:43 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Anthony Albanese will become the first Australian prime minister in seven years to visit China in recognition that bilateral relations have improved after crashing to unprecedented depths over trade and security differences that remain largely unresolved. ...

Yellen says the US economic relationship with China must consider human rights and national security

Nov. 02, 2023 15:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington wants to build an economic relationship with Beijing that takes into account national security and human rights and is fair to both sides, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Thursday. In laying out the Biden administration's economic approach...

Bulgaria expels Russian journalist as an alleged threat to national security

Nov. 01, 2023 11:01 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria has expelled a Russian journalist for allegedly engaging in activities that pose a threat to the country's national security, authorities said Wednesday. The State Agency for National Security said Alexander Gatsak, a correspondent for Russian...

Expert says Trump could have defended Capitol on Jan. 6 as disqualification case enters new phase

Oct. 31, 2023 19:25 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Then-President Donald Trump could have mobilized the National Guard and other federal agencies to protect the U.S. Capitol once violence broke out on Jan. 6, 2021, a law professor testified Tuesday as a case to bar the former president from the 2024 ballot moved into a new phase. ...

After Biden meeting, new Speaker Johnson says GOP won't abandon Ukraine but will aid Israel first

Oct. 27, 2023 00:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met with new House Speaker Mike Johnson and Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries at the White House on Thursday to discuss his request for nearly $106 billion for Israel, Ukraine and other national security needs. Johnson, a staunch conservative...

IOC hits back at Putin claim of "ethnic discrimination" against Russia's potential Olympic athletes

Oct. 20, 2023 06:20 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee dismissed on Friday claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin of “ethnic discrimination” against athletes who are excluded from international sport. The IOC has advised sports bodies this year to vet Russian...