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Far-right minister who visited contested Jerusalem site has long history of controversy

May. 22, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) — Israel's far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, visited Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site on Wednesday in what he described as a protest against the recognition of a Palestinian state by three European countries. It was the latest act of...

Russian general who criticized equipment shortages in Ukraine is arrested on bribery charges

May. 21, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Russian general who was relieved of duty last year after complaining about problems faced by his troops in Ukraine has been arrested on charges of widescale bribery, Russian news reports said Tuesday. The arrest of Maj. Gen. Ivan Popov, who had commanded...

Biden blocks Chinese-backed crypto mining firm from land ownership near Wyoming missile base

May. 13, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday issued an order blocking a Chinese-backed cryptocurrency mining firm from owning land near a Wyoming nuclear missile base, calling its proximity to the base a “national security risk.” The order forces the divestment of property...

China and US envoys will hold the first top-level dialogue on artificial intelligence in Geneva

May. 13, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — High-level envoys from the United States and China are set to meet in Geneva on Tuesday for talks about artificial intelligence, including the risks of the fast-evolving technology and ways to set shared standards to manage it. The meeting, billed as an opening...

Putin appoints Sergei Shoigu as head of Russia's national security council

May. 12, 2024 14:54 PM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Putin appoints Sergei Shoigu as head of Russia's national security council.

Kansas' governor has killed proposed limits on foreign land ownership

May. 10, 2024 20:12 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Proposed restrictions in Kansas on the foreign ownership of land died Friday when the state's Democratic governor vetoed a bill that top Republican lawmakers argued would protect military bases from Chinese spying. The Kansas House's top GOP leader accused Gov....

Trump-affiliated group releases new national security book outlining possible second-term approach

May. 09, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making future military aid to Ukraine contingent on the country participating in peace talks with Russia. Banning Chinese nationals from buying property within a 50-mile radius of U.S. government buildings. Filling the national security sector with acolytes of Donald Trump. ...

Protest song 'Glory to Hong Kong' now banned in city after appeals court overturns ruling

May. 08, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday granted the Hong Kong government's request to ban a popular protest song, overturning an earlier ruling and deepening concerns over the erosion of freedoms in the once-freewheeling global financial hub. “Glory to Hong Kong” was...

TikTok sues US to block law that could ban the social media platform

May. 07, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

TikTok and its Chinese parent company filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a new American law that would ban the popular video-sharing app in the U.S. unless it's sold to an approved buyer, saying it unfairly singles out the platform and is an unprecedented attack on free speech. In...

TikTok has sued the US over a law that could ban its app. What's the legal outlook?

May. 07, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A newly minted law forcing TikTok's parent company to sell the video-sharing platform or face a ban in the U.S. could be in for an uphill battle in court. The app’s China-based owner, ByteDance, filed a lawsuit Tuesday, calling the measure unconstitutional....