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Biden Meets Sweden, Finland Leaders to Talk NATO, Russia
Geopolitics
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 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

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

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
Geopolitics
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 Ukraine, but the issue continues to be a delicate one for many members of the region's 10-country alliance with deep... Read More

Microsoft Details Cyberwar on Ukraine
Technology
Microsoft Details Cyberwar on Ukraine
2022-05-11 23:36:42
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — As the war rages on, information and public trust in the government are two of Russia’s top targets in Ukraine, according to a new report from Microsoft. “Collectively, the cyber and kinetic actions work to disrupt or degrade... Read More

Biden Signs Ukraine Bill, Seeks $40B Aid, in Putin Rejoinder
In The News
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 measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European... Read More

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

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

Former Ukrainian Ambassador Pens Memoir, Predicts Ukrainian Victory
Diplomacy
Former Ukrainian Ambassador Pens Memoir, Predicts Ukrainian Victory
2022-05-08 15:30:30
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Still reeling from the way in which her assignment as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine ended, Marie L. Yovanovitch voiced her support for Bridget A. Brink, Biden’s new nominee for the position, while offering her own unique insights on... Read More

Jill Biden to Meet Ukrainian Refugees During Border Visit
Geopolitics
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 out of Ukraine, by the bombings and scenes of “parents weeping over their children’s broken bodies in the streets,” as... Read More

Evacuations Under Way in Mariupol; Pelosi Visits Ukraine
Geopolitics
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 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

House Republicans Urge Energy Secretary to ‘Prioritize’ Nuclear Power
Congress
House Republicans Urge Energy Secretary to ‘Prioritize’ Nuclear Power
2022-04-29 23:27:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Two members of the House Republican caucus are urging Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to revitalize America’s nuclear power infrastructure and include it in an “all of the above” approach to securing the nation’s energy future. Reps. Fred Upton,... Read More

EXPLAINER: Why US Needs a Law to Sell Off Oligarchs’ Assets
Geopolitics
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 oligarchs, he wants to sell off the pricey goods and use the money to help rebuild Ukraine. He's asking Congress... Read More

Current Radiation Levels at Chernobyl Not as High as Feared
International
Current Radiation Levels at Chernobyl Not as High as Feared
2022-04-28 20:56:59
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The nuclear radiation situation at Chernobyl is not currently one that poses great danger to the environment or to people, according to International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi upon his return from a visit to... Read More

FBI Warns Farmers to Beware Ransomware Cyberattacks
Cybercrime
FBI Warns Farmers to Beware Ransomware Cyberattacks
2022-04-22 21:13:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The FBI issued a warning this week to farm cooperatives that ransomware attackers are increasingly trying to disrupt their operations during the planting and harvest seasons. The FBI announcement was one of several warnings about cyberattacks that are... Read More

Biden: Russia War a ‘Genocide,’ Trying to ‘Wipe Out’ Ukraine
Geopolitics
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 of trying to “wipe out the idea of even being a Ukrainian." “Yes, I called it genocide," he told reporters... Read More

DC Attorney Providing Pro Bono Advice to Ukraine’s Zelenskyy
Law
DC Attorney Providing Pro Bono Advice to Ukraine’s Zelenskyy
2022-03-31 13:48:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A partner in the D.C. office of the Morrison & Foerster law firm is providing pro bono advice to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies in response to Russia’s unprovoked... Read More

Defense Officials Try to Convince Senate US is Prepared if Ukraine War Escalates
Military
Defense Officials Try to Convince Senate US is Prepared if Ukraine War Escalates
2022-03-29 22:55:33
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Some of the U.S. military’s top brass tried to reassure a Senate committee Tuesday their supply lines and infrastructure are prepared to defend the United States and allies. An implied question behind the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing... Read More

Ukraine Leader Says He Seeks Peace ‘Without Delay’ in Talks
Geopolitics
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 offer security guarantees to Russia to secure peace "without delay,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said ahead of another planned round of... Read More

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

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
Geopolitics
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 getting a first hand look at the growing humanitarian response to the millions of Ukrainians who are fleeing to Poland... Read More

Ukraine War Imperils Wheat, but Farmers in no Rush to Pivot
Agriculture
Ukraine War Imperils Wheat, but Farmers in no Rush to Pivot

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russia’s war in Ukraine could mean changes for Ed Kessel’s farm along a quiet stretch of western North Dakota. Worldwide, farmers like Kessel are weighing whether to change their planting patterns and grow more... Read More

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

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
Geopolitics
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 and China's Xi Jinping spoke Friday as the White House looks to deter Beijing from providing military or economic assistance... Read More

Russia Business Deals Muddy GOP US Senate Primary in Ohio
2022 Elections
Russia Business Deals Muddy GOP US Senate Primary in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several Republicans competing for the party’s nomination to run for U.S. Senate in Ohio are facing scrutiny for their ties to Russia as the country intensifies its war against Ukraine. Much of the attention has focused... Read More

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

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

Russia says Ukraine Talks Progressing as Onslaught Continues
International
Russia says Ukraine Talks Progressing as Onslaught Continues

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's military forces blasted Ukraine's capital region and other major cities Wednesday as they tried to crush a Ukrainian defense that has frustrated their progress nearly three weeks after invading, while the two countries signaled some optimism... Read More

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

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

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

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

White House: Biden Will Travel to Europe For Ukraine Talks
Geopolitics
White House: Biden Will Travel to Europe For Ukraine Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to Europe next week for face-to-face talks with European leaders about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Tuesday. Biden will meet with NATO and European leaders... Read More

Ukraine’s Capital Barraged; Three EU Nation Leaders to Visit
International
Ukraine's Capital Barraged; Three EU Nation Leaders to Visit

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s relentless bombardment of Ukraine edged closer to central Kyiv as a series of strikes hit a residential neighborhood Tuesday, while the leaders of three European Union countries planned a bold visit to Ukraine’s capital and the number... Read More

Zelenskyy to Deliver Virtual Address to Members of Congress
Geopolitics
Zelenskyy to Deliver Virtual Address to Members of Congress
2022-03-14 16:47:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will deliver a virtual address to members of the House and Senate on Wednesday at 9 a.m. According to a letter sent to members of both chambers by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate... Read More

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