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US and Philippines condemn the Chinese coast guard's water cannon blasts on fisheries vessels

Dec. 09, 2023 20:16 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines and its treaty ally, the United States, separately condemned a high-seas assault Saturday by the Chinese coast guard together with suspected militia ships that repeatedly blasted water cannons to block three Philippine fisheries vessels from a disputed...

Protests at UN climate talks, from cease-fire calls to detainees, see 'shocking level of censorship'

Dec. 09, 2023 20:13 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Activists designated Saturday a day of protest at the COP28 summit in Dubai. But the rules of the game in the tightly controlled United Arab Emirates at the site supervised by the United Nations meant sharp restrictions on what demonstrators could say, where...

Israel presses on with its Gaza offensive after US veto derails Security Council efforts to halt war

Dec. 09, 2023 19:54 PM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's military pushed ahead with its punishing air and ground offensive in Gaza on Saturday, bolstered by a U.S. veto derailing U.N. Security Council efforts to end the war and word that an emergency sale of $106 million worth of tank ammunition had been...

International bodies reject moves to block Guatemala president-elect from taking office

Dec. 09, 2023 14:51 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — International and regional leaders have rejected the latest attempt by Guatemalan prosecutors to prevent progressive President-elect Bernardo Arévalo from taking office on Jan. 14. Prosecutors asked a court Friday to strip Arévalo of his legal immunity and...

US vetoes UN resolution backed by many nations demanding immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

Dec. 09, 2023 08:49 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution Friday backed by almost all other Security Council members and dozens of other nations demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Supporters called it a terrible day and warned of more civilian deaths and...

UN takes no immediate action at emergency meeting on Guyana-Venezuela dispute over oil-rich region

Dec. 08, 2023 22:56 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council took no immediate action at a closed emergency meeting late Friday requested by Guyana after Venezuela’s referendum claiming the vast oil- and mineral-rich Essequibo region that makes up a large part of its neighbor. But...

Live updates | UN resolution demanding immediate cease-fire in Gaza fails

Dec. 08, 2023 20:35 PM EST

The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza, where Israeli troops rounded up Palestinian men in the northern part of the territory for interrogation, seeking Hamas militants. The U.N. vote came after Secretary-General...

US vetoes UN resolution backed by vast majority of Security Council demanding an immediate cease-fire in Gaza

Dec. 08, 2023 15:51 PM EST
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — US vetoes UN resolution backed by vast majority of Security Council demanding an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.

The UK says it has paid Rwanda $300 million for a blocked asylum deal. No flights have taken off

Dec. 08, 2023 10:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was under pressure Friday to explain why Britain has paid Rwanda 240 million pounds ($300 million) as part of a blocked asylum plan, without a single person being sent to the East African country. The total is almost twice the 140 million...

Today in History: December 8, U.S. enters World War II

Dec. 08, 2023 00:15 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2023. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan a day after the...