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Biden calls Xi as US-China relationship grows more fraught

Sep. 10, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spoke with China's Xi Jinping on Thursday amid growing frustration on the American side that high-level engagement between the two leaders' top advisers has been largely unfruitful in the early going of the Biden presidency. Biden...

Biden calls Xi as US-China relationship grows more fraught

Sep. 09, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spoke with China's Xi Jinping on Thursday amid growing frustration on the American side that high-level engagement between the two leaders' top advisers has been largely unfruitful in the early going of the Biden presidency. Biden...

The Latest: Milley praises those who served in Afghanistan

Aug. 31, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reflected on the Afghanistan war’s end and delivered an emotional tribute Tuesday to the 13 service members killed by a suicide bombing last week. Gen. Mark Milley said the military’s counterterrorism efforts...

US flies more evacuees out as withdrawal deadline nears

Aug. 30, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's 20-year war in Afghanistan entered its final hours Monday with the last Americans seeking to be evacuated and the U.S. military preparing to end its airlift and depart the Taliban-controlled capital. “Obviously we are reaching the end of...

White House: US has capacity to evacuate remaining Americans

Aug. 29, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has the capacity to evacuate the approximately 300 U.S. citizens remaining in Afghanistan who want to leave before President Joe Biden's Tuesday deadline, senior Biden administration officials said Sunday, as another U.S. drone strike against suspected...

US says drone kills IS bombers targeting Kabul airport

Aug. 29, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike blew up a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan's Islamic State affiliate on Sunday before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul's international airport, American officials said. An Afghan official...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 28, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Blinken; Fauci;...

Explainer: How dangerous is Afghanistan's Islamic State?

Aug. 27, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

The Islamic State offshoot that Americans blame for a deadly suicide attack outside the Kabul airport coalesced in eastern Afghanistan six years ago, and rapidly grew into one of the more dangerous terror threats globally. Despite years of military targeting by the...

EXPLAINER: What's happening with Afghanistan evacuations?

Aug. 25, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Taliban seized the Afghan capital on Aug. 14, more than 82,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan in one of the largest U.S. airlifts in history. While the pace has picked up in recent days, it’s still a chaotic scramble as people seek to escape....

Taliban takeover prompts fears of a resurgent al-Qaida

Aug. 24, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lightning-fast changes in Afghanistan are forcing the Biden administration to confront the prospect of a resurgent al-Qaida, the group that attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001, at the same time the U.S. is trying to stanch violent extremism at home and cyberattacks from...