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Noem to headline GOP event in early-voting South Carolina

Jul. 23, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month — an introductory step in the first Southern state to cast Republican-primary votes for president. Noem will speak Aug. 23 at...

GOP's vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

Jul. 22, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring. But after months of ignoring — and, in some cases, stoking —...

South Dakota's Noem taking swings at potential 2024 rivals

Jul. 18, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Long before the first presidential nomination contest of 2024, most potential Republican candidates are just getting a sense of the political landscape, tiptoeing through early-voting states and trying to make friends in key places. Then there's Kristi Noem. ...

Pompeo: Afghan fight against Taliban 'a matter of will'

Jul. 16, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he believes Afghan forces can secure the country as the U.S. withdraws, but success will depend on whether they have the will to put up a fierce fight against the Taliban. ...

Biden backs Trump rejection of China's South China Sea claim

Jul. 11, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Sunday upheld a Trump-era rejection of nearly all of China's significant maritime claims in the South China Sea. The administration also warned China that any attack on the Philippines in the flashpoint region would draw a U.S. response under a...

Iran anger at US, European support for opposition group

Jul. 11, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Iranian government has expressed anger over the appearance of senior European and U.S. politicians at a rally in support of an opposition group that has long sought to overthrow Iran's theocratic rulers — and which was once considered a terror organization by the West. ...

Workforce barriers keep refugees out of health care field

Jul. 11, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ferwerdin Al Barzanji has nightmares about what could have been — the promises she could have kept — if her almost 30 years as a university professor and medical researcher in Kurdistan were enough. When she fled her home homeland bordering...

Blinken meets Uyghur ex-detainees; US warns of new sanctions

Jul. 06, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken met virtually on Tuesday with Uyghur Muslims who were detained at camps in China’s northwest Xinjiang region to hear about their experiences and seek advice on how best to pressure China to halt repression there. The...

Pompeo to headline GOP dinner in early-voting South Carolina

Jul. 06, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to keynote the signature fundraiser for the Republican Party in South Carolina, home to the first Southern presidential primary and a crucial destination for potential White House hopefuls of both major parties. ...

US hits Myanmar with new sanctions, revokes ICC penalties

Jul. 02, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday hit 22 senior Myanmar officials and family members with sanctions over the government’s crackdown on democracy protests after the coup. The action was accompanied by the removal of sanctions on three Iranian industrial executives whom...