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Biden calls France 'our first friend' as host Macron says, 'Allied we are and allied we will stay'

Jun. 08, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Joe Biden said France was America's “first friend” at its founding and is one of its closest allies more than two centuries later as he was honored with a state visit Saturday by French President Emmanuel Macron aimed at showing off their partnership on global security...

Many leaders are more interested in power than helping end conflict, UN humanitarian chief says

Jun. 06, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders in many conflict areas are more interested in power and political rivalries than in listening to the needs of their people, improving their lives and ending the fighting, the United Nations humanitarian chief told The Associated Press. In an interview...

Zelenskyy accuses China of pressuring other countries not to attend upcoming Ukraine peace talks

Jun. 02, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused China on Sunday of helping Russia to disrupt an upcoming Swiss-organized peace conference on the war in Ukraine. Speaking at Asia’s premier security conference, Zelenskyy said that China is pressuring other...

Biden to make his first state visit to France after attending D-Day 80th commemorations next week

May. 30, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's office said Thursday that U.S. President Joe Biden will make his first state visit to France next week after attending D-Day 80th anniversary commemorations in Normandy. Macron will be hosting Biden and his wife Jill on June 8, the...

Macron begins the first state visit to Germany by a French president in 24 years

May. 26, 2024 13:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday started the first state visit to Germany by a French head of state in 24 years, a three-day trip meant to underline the strong ties between the European Union's traditional leading powers ahead of European Parliament elections in which far-right...

Biden thanks Kenya's Ruto for sending police to Haiti and defends keeping US forces from the mission

May. 23, 2024 19:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday expressed deep appreciation to Kenyan President William Ruto for the coming deployment of Kenyan police forces to help quell gang violence in Haiti and he defended his decision to withhold American forces from the mission in the beleaguered...

Biden is honoring Kenya with state visit as the East African nation prepares to send police to Haiti

May. 22, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden welcomed Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House for a three-day state visit and designating the East African nation a major non-NATO ally as it prepares to deploy forces to Haiti as part of U.N.-led effort to address the security crisis in the...

South Sudan government and rebel groups sign 'commitment' for peace in ongoing peace talks in Kenya

May. 16, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The government of South Sudan and rebel opposition groups on Thursday signed a “commitment declaration” for peace during high-level mediation talks in Kenya, described as key step in efforts to end the conflict in South Sudan that has long crippled its economy. ...

Russia's Vladimir Putin meets with China's leader Xi Jinping while on state visit to China

May. 15, 2024 23:17 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Russia's Vladimir Putin meets with China's leader Xi Jinping while on state visit to China.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives in China for a state visit in a show of unity between the authoritarian allies

May. 15, 2024 17:02 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives in China for a state visit in a show of unity between the authoritarian allies.