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Off to Michigan, Haley is staying in the race despite Trump's easy primary win in South Carolina

Feb. 25, 2024 12:25 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley says it's not “the end of our story” despite Donald Trump's easy primary victory in South Carolina, her home state where the onetime governor had long suggested her competitiveness with the former president would show. ...

Who's running for president? See a rundown of the major 2024 candidates

Feb. 24, 2024 19:25 PM EST

Two major Republican candidates are left competing for their party's 2024 presidential nomination. Former President Donald Trump notched a commanding victory Saturday over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in South Carolina, where Haley previously served as governor. Trump also...

Why AP isn't using 'presumptive nominee' to describe Trump, Biden

Feb. 24, 2024 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have won every contest so far by large margins and are the overwhelming favorites to once again win their parties' nomination for a second term, they're not the “presumptive nominees” just yet. ...

Ukraine's top diplomat tells skeptics at the UN that his country will win the war

Feb. 23, 2024 23:07 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s foreign minister on Friday told skeptics who believe Ukraine can’t win the war with Russia that they will be proven wrong: “Ukraine will win the war.” Dmytro Kuleba, speaking at the United Nations on the eve of the second anniversary of...

Rape and sexual violence in Sudan's ongoing conflict may amount to war crimes, a new UN report says

Feb. 23, 2024 05:19 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office said in a new report Friday that scores of people, including children, have been subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence in the ongoinng conflict in Sudan, assaults that may amount to war crimes. Sudan plunged into chaos in...

Live updates | Israeli strikes kill over 70 in Gaza, and West Bank shooters kill an Israeli

Feb. 22, 2024 23:31 PM EST

Israeli strikes have killed at least 71 people in southern and central Gaza in about 24 hours, the territory's health officials said Thursday. Meanwhile, tensions are rising in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where three gunmen opened fire Thursday morning on a road near a...

South Carolina's Republican primary: What to watch as Haley tries to upset Trump in her home state

Feb. 22, 2024 00:04 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley 's best-case scenario for her home state's Republican primary might be to do well enough to make the March 5 Super Tuesday slate somewhat competitive against Donald Trump. An upset in South Carolina, though, is a longshot in a state where...

Brazil calls for reform of United Nations as it starts its G20 presidency

Feb. 21, 2024 21:51 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s foreign minister called for reforms of the United Nations and other multilateral institutions Wednesday while criticizing their inability to prevent global conflicts, as his country kicked off its presidency of the Group of 20 nations. Mauro Vieira...

The humanitarian appeal for Ukraine is only 10% funded for 2024, UN envoy says

Feb. 21, 2024 20:04 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The U.N.’s humanitarian appeal to meet needs in Ukraine is only 10% funded for 2024, the country’s resident coordinator said Wednesday, putting in jeopardy crucial assistance needed to reach those in need across frontline areas. Denise Brown, the U.N’s...

Why isn't desperately needed aid reaching Palestinians in Gaza?

Feb. 21, 2024 14:17 PM EST

From the earliest days of the Israel-Hamas war, the United States and much of the international community have pressed Israel to allow more humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip. But as the fighting rages on with no end in sight, the humanitarian catastrophe there has only worsened. ...