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South Korea says North Korea test-fired missile toward sea

Sep. 24, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile Sunday toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises in response to the North’s growing nuclear threat. ...

US to seek stronger labor, environmental standards in Asia

Sep. 23, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is outlining its goals for a new trade deal with Australia, Japan, South Korea and nine other nations meant to signal the country's commitment to working with the Indo-Pacific region at a time of growing Chinese clout. The Office of the U.S. Trade...

Bank directors urge firing of Trump official in ethics probe

Sep. 23, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Executive directors of the Inter-American Development Bank voted unanimously Thursday to recommend firing a former Trump official as president of the Washington-based institution, a person familiar with the vote said. The move came after an investigation conducted at...

Russia seeks closer security ties with China as key goal

Sep. 19, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian security official declared Monday on a visit to China that the Kremlin considers beefing up ties with Beijing as a top policy goal. Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the national Security Council chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin, described the...

Census meddling is targeted in bill, recommendations

Sep. 13, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

Democratic lawmakers intent on making sure that unprecedented efforts by the Trump administration to politicize the 2020 census never happen again are moving forward with plans for safeguards they say will help the U.S. head count stay free of future interference. Democratic House...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 12, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. September 11, 2022. Editorial: Let’s give a warm Iowa welcome to Viking Cruises What began with conversations more than seven years ago and led to subsequent planning and discussion came to fruition this week when the community welcomed the...

Biden seeks $47B for Ukraine, COVID-19, monkeypox, disasters

Sep. 02, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is asking Congress to provide more than $47 billion in emergency dollars that would go toward the war in Ukraine, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing monkeypox outbreak and help for recent natural disasters in Kentucky and other states. ...

Carbon should cost 3.6 times more than US price, study says

Sep. 01, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

Each ton of carbon dioxide that exits a smokestack or tailpipe is doing far more damage than what governments take into account, researchers conclude in a scientific paper published Thursday. Major hurricanes pack more rain, while extremes of wildfire, drought and downpours are all...

Biden calls US vets before Afghan withdrawal anniversary

Aug. 29, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday called the leaders of two U.S. veterans groups assisting Afghans who have fled from the country on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Biden spoke to the leaders of the veterans-led #AfghanEvac...

Court narrows hold on COVID vaccine mandate for contractors

Aug. 29, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

More than 1 million construction workers across the U.S. won't have to comply with a federal COVID-19 vaccination requirement, but an appeals court cleared the way for President Joe Biden's administration to potentially enforce the mandate on some federal contractors. Biden's Office...