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Syria's last aid crossing in balance as Biden to meet Putin

Jun. 15, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

President Joe Biden will seek to stave off another surge of civilian suffering in the devastating war in Syria when he meets President Vladimir Putin this week, appealing to Putin to drop a threat to close the last aid crossing into that country. Russian forces have...

USAID chief speaks of fragility of democracy in El Salvador

Jun. 14, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Weeks after announcing that U.S. aid to El Salvador would be steered away from government institutions because of “deep concerns” over the ousting of judges and the attorney general, the director of the U.S. development agency delivered a message about...

The Latest: Biden arrives in Belgium ahead of NATO summit

Jun. 13, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: BRUSSELS — President Joe Biden has arrived in the capital of Belgium for the upcoming NATO summit, wearing a mask because of the coronavirus as an honor guard and trumpeters greeted him. ...

The Latest: WHO chief says vaccine need outstrips G7 pledges

Jun. 12, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — The head of the World Health Organization has welcomed the vaccine-sharing announcements coming out of the Group of Seven summit but says “we need more, and we need them...

Report on Tigray: 350,000 face famine, 2 million a step away

Jun. 10, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A report issued Thursday warns that over 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray province are facing famine and over 2 million are just a step away, blaming the dire situation on the ongoing conflict that has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee, limited...

Displaced Syrians rally against ending cross-border aid

Jun. 08, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of displaced people in rebel-held northwest Syria on Tuesday protested efforts by Damascus and its allies to end humanitarian aid crossing from Turkey into the impoverished war-ravaged enclave. The U.N. Security Council mandate for humanitarian aid...

UK's Johnson spared vote on foreign aid cut ahead of G7

Jun. 07, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers failed to force a vote Monday on the government's cut to foreign aid spending, sparing Prime Minister Boris Johnson from a potentially embarrassing defeat before he hosts the Group of Seven summit this weekend. Though the non-partisan...

US envoy announces new Syria aid, seeks delivery access

Jun. 03, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations announced on Thursday nearly $240 million in humanitarian funding to support the people of Syria, Syrian refugees and countries hosting them, and called for access through international crossings to allow the delivery of aid. ...

US prioritizing anti-corruption efforts in foreign policy

Jun. 03, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday instructed the federal government to elevate anti-corruption measures as a central U.S. foreign policy and national security issue. A report expected in about six months from an interagency review will recommend ways to...

Taiwan says China exploiting vaccines for political gain

Jun. 03, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s foreign minister on Thursday said China is seeking political gains abroad in return for providing vaccines and other pandemic assistance, partly to increase pressure on Taiwan, which it claims as its own territory. Beijing’s Communist...