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The State Department approves the sale of tank ammunition to Israel in a deal that bypasses Congress

Dec. 09, 2023 14:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Going around Congress, the Biden administration said Saturday it has approved the emergency sale to Israel of nearly 14,000 rounds of tank ammunition worth more than $106 million as Israel intensifies its military operations in the southern Gaza Strip. The move...

New US-Mexico agreement to monitor foreign investments comes as more Chinese money flows into Mexico

Dec. 07, 2023 16:55 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As more Chinese money flows into Mexico, the United States and Mexico on Thursday agreed to monitor foreign investments and regularly share information about the screening process. The U.S. is becoming “more deeply integrated with Mexico,” Treasury Secretary...

Democracy activist Agnes Chow says she still feels under the watch of Hong Kong police in Canada

Dec. 07, 2023 06:59 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow, who left Hong Kong for Canada and doesn't plan to return to fulfill her bail conditions, said Thursday she still feels under the watch of the Chinese territory's police after moving to Toronto. Chow is one of Hong Kong’s most...

National security advisers of US, South Korea and Japan will meet to discuss North Korean threat

Dec. 06, 2023 22:57 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan will meet in Seoul this week to discuss North Korea’s growing military threat and other regional security issues as they continue to promote trilateral cooperation in Asia. South...

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow jumps bail and moves to Canada

Dec. 04, 2023 23:08 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — One of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists who moved to Canada to pursue her studies said she would not return to the city to meet her bail conditions, becoming the latest politician to flee Hong Kong under Beijing's crackdown on dissidents. Agnes...

Biden's allies in Senate demand that Israel limit civilian deaths in Gaza as Congress debates US aid

Dec. 04, 2023 08:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a cease-fire ticked down last week and Israel prepared to resume its round-the-clock airstrikes, Sen. Bernie Sanders and a robust group of Democratic senators had a message for their president: They were done “asking nicely” for Israel to do more to reduce civilian...

A Hong Kong court hears final arguments in the subversion trial of pro-democracy activists

Nov. 29, 2023 06:23 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court started hearing the final arguments Wednesday of some of the city's best-known pro-democracy activists tried under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent. The activists' subversion trial is the biggest prosecution yet...

Israel's national security adviser says cease-fire talks continuing, hostage release will not take place before Friday

Nov. 22, 2023 16:53 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national security adviser says cease-fire talks continuing, hostage release will not take place before Friday.

Latest peace talks between Ethiopia's government and Oromo militants break up without an agreement

Nov. 21, 2023 15:06 PM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest round of peace talks between Ethiopia’s federal government and a militant group waging a long-running conflict in the country's Oromia region have broken up in Tanzania without an agreement, both sides said Tuesday. The Oromo Liberation...

White House releases plan to grow radio spectrum access, with possible benefits for internet, drones

Nov. 13, 2023 11:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday announced a strategy to potentially expand the availability of radio spectrum needed for cellphones, satellites, navigation, space travel and other emerging technologies. The increasingly digitized and mobile economy has put pressure on...