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Vice President Harris' trip aims to deepen US ties in Africa

Mar. 25, 2023 08:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will try to deepen and reframe U.S. relationships in Africa during a weeklong trip that is the latest and highest profile outreach by the Biden administration as it moves to counter China's growing influence. Harris, who is traveling...

Spiking violence strains sectarian ties in Iraqi province

Mar. 25, 2023 06:53 AM EDT

MUQDADIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Hussein Maytham and his family were driving past the palm tree grove near their home after a quiet evening shopping for toys for his younger cousins when their car hit a bomb planted on the moon-lit road. “I only remember the explosion,” Maytham, 16,...

Biden, Trudeau say 'inseparable' nations won't fail Ukraine

Mar. 24, 2023 20:17 PM EDT

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (AP) — President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday celebrated the close, “inseparable” U.S.-Canada relationship and vowed that the two nations remain committed to defending Ukraine as it tries to repel a Russian invasion that has no end in sight. ...

Palestinian killed in Israeli military raid in West Bank

Mar. 23, 2023 07:18 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian militant during a raid in the northern West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian health officials said, the latest escalation of violence in what has been the deadliest start of a year for Palestinians in the occupied territory in more than...

African Union urges nearly $90 million for its Somali force

Mar. 23, 2023 01:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The African Union appealed for nearly $90 million Wednesday for its peacekeeping force in Somalia, which is providing support to its military forces battling al-Shabab extremists. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, the AU commissioner for political affairs, peace and...

Russia's reliance on China rises amid Ukraine sanctions

Mar. 21, 2023 10:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Like a salesman buttering up his best customer, President Vladimir Putin gushed about China's economic success as he welcomed Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the Kremlin. “We even feel a bit envious,” Putin said Monday as Xi grinned. That was more...

Texas, Florida push border laws as governors eye presidency

Mar. 17, 2023 09:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Led by tough-talking Republican governors weighing presidential runs, Texas and Florida are debating especially strict legislation on border security as the GOP tests federal authority over immigration. The moves in the two GOP-controlled statehouses come against a...

Danish prince moves to US for defense industry attache post

Mar. 17, 2023 08:36 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Prince Joachim of Denmark is moving to the United States to take up the post of defense industry attache at the Danish embassy in Washington starting in September, the Danish defense ministry said on Friday. “I am proud that I still get the opportunity...

Japan, South Korea renew ties at Tokyo summit

Mar. 17, 2023 01:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and South Korea agreed to resume regular visits between their leaders and take steps to resolve a trade dispute during a long-awaited summit Thursday. Japan's prime minister called their meeting a “big step” to rebuilding the two nations’ security and economic ties as...

Sharp drop in illegal border crossings continues in February

Mar. 15, 2023 18:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharp drop in illegal border crossings along the Southwest border that started in January after the Biden administration announced stricter immigration measures continued into February, the administration announced Wednesday. The data released by the U.S....