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S. Korean officials say North Korea tested cruise missiles

Jan. 25, 2022 00:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday test-fired two suspected cruise missiles in its fifth round of weapons launches this month, South Korean military officials said, as it displays its military might amid pandemic-related difficulties and a prolonged freeze in nuclear negotiations...

2008 Beijing Olympics vs. 2022: No lofty promises this time

Jan. 25, 2022 00:32 AM EST

The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics showcased China's reemergence on the world stage. In awarding those Games to China, the International Olympic Committee predicted the Olympics could improve human rights, and Chinese politicians hinted at the same. Soaring promises are absent this...

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

Jan. 25, 2022 00:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S....

23 Australians on ship delivering aid to Tonga have virus

Jan. 24, 2022 23:51 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Nearly two dozen sailors on an Australian military ship going to deliver aid to Tonga have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, raising fears they could bring COVID-19 to a Pacific nation that has so far managed to avoid any outbreaks. ...

Ethics office says Reps. Newman, Lamborn may have broken law

Jan. 24, 2022 23:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded that U.S. Reps. Marie Newman of Illinois and Doug Lamborn of Colorado may have violated federal law, prompting reviews from the House Ethics Committee. Separate investigative reports from the Office of Congressional...

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

Jan. 24, 2022 22:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert Monday to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S....

UAE, US intercept Houthi missile attack targeting Abu Dhabi

Jan. 24, 2022 21:05 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates and the U.S. military intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels over the skies of Abu Dhabi early Monday, authorities said, the second attack in a week that targeted the Emirati capital. The missile...

Pentagon putting 8,500 troops on heightened alert for possible deployment to bolster NATO forces amid Ukraine tensions

Jan. 24, 2022 14:51 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon putting 8,500 troops on heightened alert for possible deployment to bolster NATO forces amid Ukraine tensions.

Iran signals willingness to engage directly with US on deal

Jan. 24, 2022 13:19 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday signaled a willingness to engage directly with the United States in ongoing discussions over the nuclear deal with world powers if it is necessary to reach a good agreement, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. In 2018, Iran's supreme leader...

EXPLAINER: Why effort to help Afghanistan is falling short

Jan. 24, 2022 11:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. Freezing temperatures are compounding misery from the downward spiral that has come with the fall of the U.S.-backed government and the Taliban takeover. Aid groups and international agencies...