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Odds of settling US-EU trade rifts? Hope may outrun progress

Jun. 13, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has vowed to mend America’s trade relations with its European allies, which were stretched to the breaking point by President Donald Trump’s mercurial behavior, combative policies and aversion to multinational alliances. Yet...

The Latest: Biden arrives in Belgium ahead of NATO summit

Jun. 13, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: BRUSSELS — President Joe Biden has arrived in the capital of Belgium for the upcoming NATO summit, wearing a mask because of the coronavirus as an honor guard and trumpeters greeted him. ...

AP source: Justice Dept secretly subpoenaed McGahn’s records

Jun. 13, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple informed former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife that the Justice Department had subpoenaed information about accounts belonging to them in 2018, a person familiar with the matter said Sunday, days after two House lawmakers disclosed they, too, had...

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released from jail

Jun. 11, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from jail Saturday after serving more than six months for taking part in unauthorized assemblies during massive 2019 anti-government protests that triggered a crackdown on dissent in the former British colony. ...

France kills jihadist suspected in journalists' killing

Jun. 11, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French military offensive in Mali has killed a jihadist leader linked to al-Qaida who is believed to have helped orchestrate the kidnapping and killing of two French journalists in 2013, France’s defense minister said Friday. Three other extremists were...

Hong Kong to censor films 'endangering national security'

Jun. 11, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong censors now have the power to ban films that endanger national security, prompting concerns that freedom of expression is being further curtailed in a city once known for its vibrant arts and film scene. Authorities are cracking down on...

Trump DOJ seized data from House Democrats in leaks probe

Jun. 11, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee in 2018 as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks related to the Russia investigation and other national security matters,...

Northern New England reps urge US-Canadian border reopening

Jun. 10, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. representatives from Northern New England are urging the Department of Homeland Security to safely reopen the U.S.-Canadian border, noting that Canadian tourists are vital contributors to the region's economy. Canadian tourists spent an...

US begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country

Jun. 10, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has already begun conducting combat operations and surveillance in Afghanistan from outside the country's borders, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday, as the troop withdrawal continues. But Austin declined to...

US drops Trump order targeting TikTok, plans its own review

Jun. 09, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders intended to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said Wednesday. A new...