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Hunter Biden appears for deposition, tells Republicans he did not involve his father in his business

Feb. 28, 2024 10:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden appeared Wednesday on Capitol Hill for a closed-door deposition with lawmakers, a critical moment for Republicans as their impeachment inquiry into his father and the family's business affairs teeters on the brink of collapse. “I am here today to...

Russia has obtained a 'troubling' emerging anti-satellite weapon, the White House says

Feb. 15, 2024 18:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House publicly confirmed on Thursday that Russia has obtained a “troubling” emerging anti-satellite weapon but said it cannot directly cause “physical destruction” on Earth. White House national security spokesman John Kirby said U.S....

Britain and Poland appeal to the US Congress to approve vital aid for Ukraine

Feb. 15, 2024 09:09 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Britain and Poland appealed on Thursday to the U.S. Congress and personally to the speaker of the House of Representatives to take an “epoch-making” decision and approve $60 billion in military and other aid for Ukraine. Britain's...

Nearly two years after invasion, West still seeking a way to steer frozen Russian assets to Ukraine

Jan. 18, 2024 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been nearly two years since the United States and its allies froze hundreds of billions of dollars in Russian foreign holdings in retaliation for Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. That roughly $300 billion in Russian Central Bank money has been sitting untapped as the war...

How the White House got involved in the border talks on Capitol Hill -- with Ukraine aid at stake

Dec. 18, 2023 00:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Jeff Zients recently heard from a powerful Democratic senator that steep levels of migration at the U.S.-Mexico border had become, in a word, untenable. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat, had signed onto a statement...