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Biden extends deportation protection for Hong Kong residents

Jan. 26, 2023 21:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed off on a two-year extension of a program that protects Hong Kong residents in the U.S. from deportation, renewing the protection until January 2025. Biden first authorized the program, the Deferred Enforced Departure for...

Consul: 20% of Americans in Hong Kong left in past 2 years

Jan. 26, 2023 04:53 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — About 20% of the Americans in Hong Kong have left for various reasons over the past two years, the U.S. consul general in the semi-autonomous Chinese city said, drawing harsh criticism from Beijing for allegedly interfering in its affairs. Hong Kong’s strict...

McCarthy says he'll block Schiff, Swalwell from Intel panel

Jan. 24, 2023 22:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Kevin McCarthy reiterated Tuesday that he will block Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell of California from serving on the House committee that oversees national intelligence, saying the decision was not based on political payback but because “integrity...

Youngkin outlines more concerns about nixed Ford plant talks

Jan. 19, 2023 19:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin elaborated Thursday about the concerns that he said prompted his decision to end an apparent effort by Virginia to land a large electric vehicle battery plant. Youngkin's action on the joint venture between Ford Motor Co. and a Chinese...

Biden adviser meets Netanyahu amid unease over his govt

Jan. 19, 2023 13:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Thursday with U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, the two allies' highest level in-person talks since Israel's most right-wing government ever took power last month. Sullivan's visit comes amid unease in...

Belarus opens trial of journalist for prominent Polish paper

Jan. 16, 2023 14:33 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarus on Monday opened the trial of a journalist and prominent member of the country's sizable Polish minority, the latest in a series of court cases against critics of the authoritarian regime of President Alexander Lukashenko. Andrzej Poczobut, 49, faces...

House GOP demands visitor logs in Biden classified docs case

Jan. 16, 2023 10:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly empowered House Republicans on Sunday demanded the White House turn over all information related to its searches that have uncovered classified documents at President Joe Biden's home and former office in the wake of more records found at his Delaware residence. ...

In Washington, 'classified' is synonymous with 'controversy'

Jan. 12, 2023 16:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential dreams were undermined by her use of a private email server that included classified information. Donald Trump has risked criminal charges by refusing to return top-secret records to the government after leaving the White House. ...

NSA director pushes Congress to renew surveillance powers

Jan. 12, 2023 15:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. intelligence official on Thursday urged Congress to renew sweeping powers granted to American spy agencies to surveil and examine communications, saying they were critical to stopping terrorism, cyberattacks and other threats. The remarks by Army Gen....

Biden 'surprised' government records found at old office

Jan. 11, 2023 05:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said he was surprised when informed that government records were found by his attorneys at his former office space in Washington. He was asked about the issue after the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee requested that the U.S. intelligence...