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House’s Ukraine, Israel aid package gains Biden's support as Speaker Johnson fights to keep his job

Apr. 17, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he strongly supports a proposal from House Speaker Mike Johnson to provide aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. Republican Speaker Johnson, facing a choice between losing his job and funding Ukraine, notified lawmakers earlier...

President Biden endorses House aid package for Israel and Ukraine, urging quick passage so he can sign it 'immediately'

Apr. 17, 2024 14:32 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Biden endorses House aid package for Israel and Ukraine, urging quick passage so he can sign it 'immediately.'

Pentagon leaders press Congress for Ukraine funding, saying battlefield situation is dire

Apr. 17, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine and Israel both desperately need the military weapons that are being held up by Congress' failure to pass a funding package for the two countries at war, Pentagon leaders told House appropriators Wednesday, calling the situation in Ukraine dire. “Whether...

Russian missiles slam into a Ukraine city and kill 17 people as the war approaches a critical stage

Apr. 17, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three Russian missiles slammed into a downtown area of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday, hitting an eight-floor apartment building and killing at least 17 people, authorities said. At least 61 people, including three children, were wounded...

Trump will meet with Polish President Duda as NATO leaders call for additional support for Ukraine

Apr. 17, 2024 09:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to meet Wednesday in New York with Polish President Andrzej Duda, a staunch supporter of Ukraine who once proposed naming a military base in his country “Fort Trump." The planned dinner meeting,...

Dozens of Russian athletes are likely to qualify for the Paris Olympics. Will Moscow let them go?

Apr. 17, 2024 04:19 AM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — With 100 days to go until the Paris Olympics, it’s still not clear whether any athletes from Russia who are expected to qualify will actually go. The question is whether Moscow will accept the conditions that the International Olympic Committee set for...

Facing a Republican revolt, House Speaker Johnson's plan for US aid to Ukraine, allies uncertain

Apr. 16, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant and determined, House Speaker Mike Johnson pushed back Tuesday against mounting Republican anger over his proposed U.S. aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, and rejected a call to step aside or risk a vote to oust him from office. “I am not...

Ukraine prime minister calls for more investment in war-torn country during Chicago stop of US visit

Apr. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal kicked off a United States visit Tuesday with multiple stops in Chicago aimed at drumming up investment and business in the war-torn country. He spoke to Chicago-area business leaders before a joint news conference with Penny...

The German chancellor presses China on Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Apr. 16, 2024 11:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday to pressure Russia to end its “insane campaign” in Ukraine, the latest in a parade of European leaders and senior officials to make such an appeal. The Chinese side gave no sign of...

House Speaker Mike Johnson pushes towards a vote on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan

Apr. 16, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson is pushing toward action this week on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, unveiling an elaborate plan Monday to break the package into separate votes to squeeze through the House's political divides on foreign policy. Facing an outright...