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Biden in Asia: New Friends, Old Tensions, Storms at Home

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that... Read More

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. He opened the trip in South Korea on... Read More

Biden Meets Sweden, Finland Leaders to Talk NATO, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed the leaders of Sweden and Finland to the White House, as... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed the leaders of Sweden and Finland to the White House, as he hailed the application of the once-neutral countries to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russia's invasion of... Read More

2022-05-16 18:10:43
by Madeline Hughes
US and EU Collaborate to Help Ukraine, Reassure Supply Chains

PARIS — A newly formed European-American alliance is helping fight the war in Ukraine. The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council... Read More

PARIS — A newly formed European-American alliance is helping fight the war in Ukraine. The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council first met last fall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and had its second meeting Monday in Paris. Much of the attention was... Read More

Biden Looks to Nudge ASEAN Leaders to Speak Out on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to nudge southeast Asian leaders to be more outspoken about Russia’s invasion of... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to nudge southeast Asian leaders to be more outspoken about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but the issue continues to be a delicate one for many members of the region's 10-country alliance with deep... Read More

Russian Threats Push Finland Toward Joining NATO Alliance

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do... Read More

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion... Read More

2022-05-11 11:05:16
by Dan McCue
House Passes $40B Aid Bill for Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The House voted 368-57 on Tuesday night to send an additional $40 billion in military, economic and humanitarian... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House voted 368-57 on Tuesday night to send an additional $40 billion in military, economic and humanitarian aid to Ukraine to support its fight to turn back Russia's unprovoked invasion. The measure now goes to the Senate,... Read More

Biden Signs Ukraine Bill, Seeks $40B Aid, in Putin Rejoinder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European... Read More

2022-05-08 15:31:12
by Reece Nations
Ukraine Invasion Could Influence Biden’s National Security Strategy

WASHINGTON — Foreign policy and defense experts think Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could complicate the Biden administration’s national security plans.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Foreign policy and defense experts think Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could complicate the Biden administration’s national security plans. Classified versions of President Biden’s National Security Strategy, Nuclear Posture Review and National Defense Strategy were transmitted to Congress in... Read More

Jill Biden to Meet Ukrainian Refugees During Border Visit

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (AP) — For weeks, first lady Jill Biden has been transfixed by the news coming... Read More

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (AP) — For weeks, first lady Jill Biden has been transfixed by the news coming out of Ukraine, by the bombings and scenes of “parents weeping over their children’s broken bodies in the streets,” as... Read More

2022-05-04 23:17:38
by Tom Ramstack
Russian Cyberthreats Create Alarms at Senate Homeland Security Hearing

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers at a Senate hearing renewed warnings Wednesday that Russian cyberattacks remain a serious threat as the United... Read More

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers at a Senate hearing renewed warnings Wednesday that Russian cyberattacks remain a serious threat as the United States and allies continue their support for Ukraine. In the latest move, the European Union announced Tuesday it would end... Read More

Evacuations Under Way in Mariupol; Pelosi Visits Ukraine

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — A long-awaited evacuation of civilians from a besieged steel plant in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol... Read More

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — A long-awaited evacuation of civilians from a besieged steel plant in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol was under way Sunday, as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed that she visited Ukraine's president to show unflinching American support for... Read More

EXPLAINER: Why US Needs a Law to Sell Off Oligarchs' Assets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden doesn't want to just seize the yachts, luxury homes and other assets of Russian... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden doesn't want to just seize the yachts, luxury homes and other assets of Russian oligarchs, he wants to sell off the pricey goods and use the money to help rebuild Ukraine. He's asking Congress... Read More

Russia Releases US Marine Vet as Part of Prisoner Exchange

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia and the United States have carried out a dramatic prisoner exchange, trading a Marine veteran jailed... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia and the United States have carried out a dramatic prisoner exchange, trading a Marine veteran jailed in Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison sentence in America, both countries announced Wednesday. The... Read More

French President Macron Reelected: What's Happening Next?

PARIS (AP) — After winning another five years in the French presidential palace, Emmanuel Macron intends to go back to... Read More

PARIS (AP) — After winning another five years in the French presidential palace, Emmanuel Macron intends to go back to work straightaway on domestic and foreign policy — but he will soon face crucial parliamentary elections where he may struggle... Read More

2022-04-19 13:40:45
by Kate Michael
China Has Potential to Be World’s Largest Nuclear Power Operator by 2030

WASHINGTON — In 2021, Xi Jinping surprised the world with his announcement that China would no longer be building coal-fired... Read More

WASHINGTON — In 2021, Xi Jinping surprised the world with his announcement that China would no longer be building coal-fired plants in its Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious program to build physical and digital infrastructure connecting hundreds of countries... Read More

Biden: Russia War a 'Genocide,' Trying to 'Wipe Out' Ukraine

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden has now said Russia's war in Ukraine amounts to "genocide,” accusing President Vladimir Putin... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden has now said Russia's war in Ukraine amounts to "genocide,” accusing President Vladimir Putin of trying to “wipe out the idea of even being a Ukrainian." “Yes, I called it genocide," he told reporters... Read More

2022-04-11 16:20:56
by Kate Michael
Manchin and Risch Push to Reestablish US as Nuclear Energy Leader

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced legislation to establish an Executive Office for Nuclear... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced legislation to establish an Executive Office for Nuclear Policy and finance a robust civil nuclear program last week.  The International Nuclear Energy Act of 2022 attempts to develop... Read More

Biden, Modi to Speak as US Presses for Hard Line on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to speak with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday as he... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to speak with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday as he presses world leaders to take a hard line against Russia's Ukraine invasion. India's neutral stance in the war has raised... Read More

2022-04-01 15:21:34
by Kate Michael
US, Sweden Launch Formal Joint Green Transition Initiative

WASHINGTON — Government and industry representatives from Sweden and the United States came together to solidify an alliance to mitigate... Read More

WASHINGTON — Government and industry representatives from Sweden and the United States came together to solidify an alliance to mitigate the impact of climate change at the Atlantic Council on Thursday. The two countries, which already have multiple collaborations to... Read More

Ukraine Leader Says He Seeks Peace 'Without Delay' in Talks

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine could declare neutrality, potentially accept a compromise on contested areas in the country’s east, and... Read More

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine could declare neutrality, potentially accept a compromise on contested areas in the country’s east, and offer security guarantees to Russia to secure peace "without delay,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said ahead of another planned round of... Read More

2022-03-26 19:41:36
by Dan McCue
Biden Declares Putin ‘Cannot Remain in Power' in Warsaw Speech

WARSAW, Poland — Evidently catching even White House officials by surprise, President Joe Biden on Saturday dramatically ratcheted up his... Read More

WARSAW, Poland — Evidently catching even White House officials by surprise, President Joe Biden on Saturday dramatically ratcheted up his rhetoric against Russian President Vladimir Putin, ending a lengthy speech on the invasion of Ukraine by saying, “For God’s sake,... Read More

Biden in Poland to See US Troops, Ukraine Refugees

RZESZOW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden visited U.S. troops stationed near Poland’s border with Ukraine on Friday and was... Read More

RZESZOW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden visited U.S. troops stationed near Poland’s border with Ukraine on Friday and was getting a first hand look at the growing humanitarian response to the millions of Ukrainians who are fleeing to Poland... Read More

2022-03-23 23:37:24
by Tom Ramstack
Defense Analysts Urge Senate to Enhance Latin American Security

WASHINGTON — As the United States turns its attention to bombs falling on Ukraine, defense analysts warned the Senate Wednesday... Read More

WASHINGTON — As the United States turns its attention to bombs falling on Ukraine, defense analysts warned the Senate Wednesday not to overlook emerging security risks in Latin America. Transnational crime, drug gangs as well as growing Russian and Chinese... Read More

2022-03-18 21:16:23
by Dan McCue
Biden Warns Chinese President of ‘Consequences’ if China Helps Russia

WASHINGTON — President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by secure video link for about two hours on Friday... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by secure video link for about two hours on Friday morning, with Biden warning that Beijing would face “consequences” if it provides “material support” to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A... Read More

Biden Talks with China's Xi, Aims to Press Him on Russia War

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two key figures in determining the course of a war half a world away, President Joe Biden... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two key figures in determining the course of a war half a world away, President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping spoke Friday as the White House looks to deter Beijing from providing military or economic assistance... Read More

2022-03-17 15:21:25
by Kate Michael
NATO Military Exercises in the Arctic Were Preplanned, Yet Providential

WASHINGTON — While the Arctic is an area of increasing military competition, planned military demonstration exercises off the shores of... Read More

WASHINGTON — While the Arctic is an area of increasing military competition, planned military demonstration exercises off the shores of Norway are happening this week as part of a regular schedule that takes place every other year — and not... Read More

2022-03-16 21:49:05
by Reece Nations
Energy Policy Commitments Needed to Reduce Russian Energy Reliance

OAKLAND, Calif. — Energy analysts at the Breakthrough Institute published a report on Wednesday detailing policy recommendations to reduce global... Read More

OAKLAND, Calif. — Energy analysts at the Breakthrough Institute published a report on Wednesday detailing policy recommendations to reduce global reliance on Russian energy following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Much of Europe and portions of Asia need to make... Read More

2022-03-16 15:46:11
by Dan McCue
In Address to Congress, Zelenskyy Urges President to be ‘Leader of Peace’

WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy made an emotional and historic direct appeal to Congress Wednesday morning, asking for help... Read More

WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy made an emotional and historic direct appeal to Congress Wednesday morning, asking for help protecting Ukrainian airspace and for stronger sanctions to beat back Russia’s unprovoked invasion of his country. Dressed in his now... Read More

2022-03-15 20:36:16
by Dan McCue
President to Travel to Europe Next Week for NATO Summit

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will travel to Brussels, Belgium, next week to attend a hastily arranged North Atlantic Treaty... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will travel to Brussels, Belgium, next week to attend a hastily arranged North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit meeting before attending a meeting of the European Union later that day, the White House announced Tuesday. Both... Read More

2022-03-15 17:54:36
by Dan McCue
Russia’s Attack on Ukraine Driving Up Costs for US Farmers

WASHINGTON — Russia’s unprovoked military assault on Ukraine is driving up the price American farmers pay for fertilizer. One of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Russia’s unprovoked military assault on Ukraine is driving up the price American farmers pay for fertilizer. One of the little known facts about American agriculture is that while American farmers feed much of the world, the United States... Read More

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