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Myanmar violence, South China Sea tensions are top issues as Southeast Asian diplomats meet in Laos

Jul. 24, 2024 23:00 PM EDT

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers and top diplomats from key partners including the United States and China were gathering in the Laotian capital on Thursday for the start of three days of talks expected to focus on the increasingly violent civil war in Myanmar, tensions in...

Transcript: Biden's speech explaining why he withdrew from the 2024 presidential race

Jul. 24, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcript of President Joe Biden’s address to the nation on July 24, 2024: My fellow Americans, I’m speaking to you tonight from behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. In this sacred space, I’m surrounded by portraits of extraordinary American...

Trump rally gunman looked online for information about Kennedy assassination, FBI director says

Jul. 24, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The gunman in the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump is believed to have done a Google search one week before the shooting of “How far away was Oswald from Kennedy?” FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday, revealing new details about a suspect he...

Tennessee woman gets over 3 years in prison for blocking clinic access during protest

Jul. 24, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Tennessee woman was sentenced Wednesday to over three years in prison for using threats and violence to interfere with the operation of a New York City reproductive health center in the early days of the pandemic in 2020. Bevelyn Beatty Williams, 33, of Ooltewah,...

Authorities say 600 Mexicans have crossed into Guatemala to escape drug cartel violence

Jul. 24, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Nearly 600 Mexicans have fled across the border from Mexico into Guatemala seeking refuge from drug cartel violence, Guatemalan authorities said Wednesday. Guatemala President Bernardo Arévalo said that his administration was coordinating with the local...

Nearly 600 Mexicans flee drug cartel violence to seek refuge in neighboring Guatemala

Jul. 24, 2024 14:14 PM EDT
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Nearly 600 Mexicans flee drug cartel violence to seek refuge in neighboring Guatemala.

Bangladesh crawls back to normalcy after violent clashes that killed nearly 200 people

Jul. 24, 2024 09:22 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh was crawling back to normalcy with limited internet and office hours Wednesday after more than a week of chaos triggered by student protests over government job quotas. Nearly 200 deaths were reported in just over a week of violence. Most of the...

Germany carries out raids and bans a group accused of links to Iran and support for Hezbollah

Jul. 24, 2024 08:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday banned an organization accused of being an “outpost” of Iran's theocracy, promoting the ideology of its leadership and supporting Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group. Police raided 53 properties around the country, including a prominent mosque...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 23, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 22 The Washington Post on what Kamala Harris needs to do to win the election With President Biden’s exit from the race, Democrats are quickly coalescing around Vice President Harris....

Family of aid worker detained in Central African Republic for alleged rebel contacts urge release

Jul. 23, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The family of a Portuguese-Belgian aid worker detained in the Central African Republic for allegedly being in touch with armed groups to plot a coup maintained his innocence and called for his release Tuesday, even as the African government said it had evidence to support...