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Families of service members killed during Afghanistan withdrawal criticize Biden at GOP convention

Jul. 18, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Relatives of some of the 13 American service members killed during the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan appeared on stage at the Republican National Convention Wednesday in an emotional moment that revived one of the low points of President Joe Biden's presidency. ...

US to pay for flights to help Panama remove migrants who may be heading north

Jul. 01, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is going to pay for flights and offer other help to Panama to remove migrants under an agreement signed Monday, as the Central American country's new president has vowed to shut down the treacherous Darien Gap used by people traveling north to the United...

A US journalist goes on trial in Russia on espionage charges that he and his employer deny

Jun. 26, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich went on trial behind closed doors in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday, 15 months after his arrest in the Russian city on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government vehemently deny. The...

Israel's Netanyahu blames Biden for withholding weapons. US officials say that's not the whole story

Jun. 18, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday claimed the United States is withholding weapons and implied this was slowing Israel's offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where fighting has exacerbated the already dire humanitarian situation for Palestinians. ...

Political newcomer who blew whistle on Trump faces experienced foes in Democratic primary

Jun. 07, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Eugene Vindman has never run for office, and he's far from a household name, but his almost cultlike status among national Democratic activists as a figure from the first impeachment of Donald Trump has elevated him to a leading contender in a key Virginia congressional...

Biden will mark D-Day anniversary in France as Western alliances face threats at home and abroad

Jun. 05, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — United States President Joe Biden will mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in France this week as he tries to demonstrate steadfast support for European security at a time when some allies fear Donald Trump threatens to upend American commitments if he wins another term...

Trucks are rolling across a new US pier into Gaza. But challenges remain to getting enough aid in

May. 17, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trucks carrying badly needed aid for the Gaza Strip rolled across a newly built U.S. pier and into the besieged enclave for the first time Friday as Israeli restrictions on border crossings and heavy fighting hindered the delivery of food and other supplies. The...

Taiwan’s foreign minister says China and Russia are supporting each other's ‘expansionism’

May. 17, 2024 07:57 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Russia and China are helping each other expand their territorial reach, and democracies must push back against authoritarian states that threaten their rights and sovereignty, Taiwan’s outgoing foreign minister, Joseph Wu, said in an interview with The Associated Press. ...

House votes to require delivery of bombs to Israel in GOP-led rebuke of Biden policies

May. 16, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House delivered a rebuke to President Joe Biden Thursday for pausing a shipment of bombs to Israel, passing legislation that seeks to force the weapons transfer as Republicans worked to highlight Democratic divisions over the Israel-Hamas war. Seeking to...

In first AI dialogue, US cites 'misuse' of AI by China, Beijing protests Washington's restrictions

May. 15, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. officials raised concerns about China's “misuse of AI” while Beijing's representatives rebuked Washington over "restrictions and pressure" on artificial intelligence, the governments said separately Wednesday, a day after a meeting in Geneva on the technology. ...