Putin Children Open Targets in Sanctions Over Ukraine
2022-04-07 20:48:53 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — In targeting Vladimir Putin’s adult daughters with sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration ripped aside the privacy Putin has long maintained over his closest ties — avoiding mention of the two women’s full names in public, and most other references to them as well.
The sanctions impos...
US, Poland Struggle to Get Fighter Jets to Ukraine
2022-03-09 02:17:23 UTC
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Pentagon on Tuesday rejected a surprise announcement from Poland that it would give the United States its MiG-29 fighter jets for use by Ukraine, a rare display of disharmony as NATO allies seek to boost Ukrainian fighters while avoiding getting caught up in a wider war with Russia.
Pentagon spokesman John ...
US Appears to Work with Allies to Provide Ukraine with Fighter Jets
2022-03-06 04:41:38 UTC
WASHINGTON — The U.S. is exploring a deal in which Poland would send Soviet-era aircraft to Ukraine in return for American F-16 jet fighters, U.S. officials said Saturday, in the latest bid to help Ukraine respond to Russia’s invasion.
The deal would require White House approval and congressional action, U.S. officials said.
UN Votes to Demand Russia Withdraw From Ukraine
2022-03-02 17:59:19 UTC
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly voted Wednesday to demand that Russia stop its offensive in Ukraine and withdraw all troops, with nations from world powers to tiny island states condemning Moscow’s actions.
The vote was 141 to 5, with 35 abstentions. It came after the 193-member assembly convened its first emergency sessi...
Biden Says Putin Badly Miscalculated and Will Pay
2022-03-02 05:56:50 UTC
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday vowed in his first State of the Union address that Russian President Vladimir Putin “badly miscalculated” by invading Ukraine and will pay over the long run even if he makes gains on the battlefield in Ukraine.
Biden declared that he and all members of Congress, whatever their politic...
Canada, UK Call for Russia's Removal From SWIFT Banking System
2022-02-25 23:46:28 UTC
Trudeau is calling for Russia's removal from SWIFT, the Belgian-based banking system used for many international financial transactions.
"Excluding Russian banks from SWIFT will make it even more difficult for President Putin to finance his brutalities," Trudeau said.
Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are the NATO ...
NATO to Deploy Extra Troops Along Russia's Borders
2022-02-25 21:13:24 UTC
Brussels (Global Gathering) — Thousands of soldiers and equipment of the NATO Response Force (NRF) are to be relocated to Eastern Europe. How many exactly and where specifically is still unclear.
NATO is relocating units of its Response Force to the eastern member countries. This was announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenb...
Biden Unveils New Sanctions Against Russia
2022-02-24 19:32:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new round of sanctions targeting Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, charging that Russian leader Vladimir Putin “chose this war” and that his country will bear the consequences of his action.
The sanctions target Russian banks, oligarchs and high-tech sectors, Biden sa...
California's Economy Is Twice as Big as Russia's
2022-02-24 00:01:37 UTC
Washington — On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. President Joe Biden gave a brief speech announcing the first round of sanctions since Russia’s most recent invasion of Ukraine, and promising there would be more to come if the aggression does not cease and deescalate.
Several hours later, Biden held a virtual event entitled “Roundtable on Sec...
US and Allies Close to Restoring Nuclear Deal With Iran
2022-02-23 13:25:07 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — While the world’s attention has been focused on Ukraine, the Biden administration also has been racing with world powers toward restoring the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran.
After months of negotiations in Vienna, the various sides have indicated a new deal is close, perhaps in the coming days. But instea...
Disgraced Trump Calls Putin's Ukraine Moves “Genius”
2022-02-23 05:53:41 UTC
Disgraced Former US President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin "very savvy" after Putin recognized two breakaway "republics" in eastern Ukraine as independent.
Why it matters: Western leaders have denounced the declaration as a violation of international law and Ukrainian sovereignty. Russian forces have moved in...
US Representative: Putin's Goal Is to Take Over All of Ukraine
2022-02-22 01:55:05 UTC
Following Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to order Russian troops into two separatist pro-Moscow regions in eastern Ukraine, Rep. Ted Lieu said Putin's actions and words show "his goal and intent is to take over all of Ukraine."
"This action by [Russian President Vladimir] Putin further confirms that [GOP Sen.] Mitt Romn...
Accountant: Trump Financial Statements Are Not Reliable
2022-02-15 04:19:24 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The accounting firm that prepared former President Donald Trump’s annual financial statements says the documents, used to secure lucrative loans and burnish Trump’s image as a wealthy businessman, “should no longer be relied upon” after New York’s attorney general said they regularly misstated the value of assets.
Giant Slalom: Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Disqualified
2022-02-07 03:53:11 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin’s first trip down the race hill at the Beijing Games lasted just five turns and mere seconds Monday, ending in a disqualification from the opening leg of the giant slalom that she called “a huge disappointment.”
The seventh racer on a course known as The Ice River at the...
Culture of Sexual Abuse in US Women’s Prison, 'The Rape Club'
2022-02-07 03:36:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside one of the only federal women’s prisons in the United States, inmates say they have been subjected to rampant sexual abuse by correctional officers and even the warden, and were often threatened or punished when they tried to speak up.
Prisoners and workers at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, ...
Canada Shines in 2-0 Win at US in World Cup Qualifying
2022-01-31 01:26:55 UTC
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Canada established itself as the dominant nation in soccer’s North and Central American and Caribbean region, taking a big step toward reaching the World Cup for the first time since 1986 with a 2-0 victory on Sunday over the United States.
Cyle Larin scored in the seventh minute and Sam Adekugbe added a goa...
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Is Retiring
2022-01-27 04:06:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court, two sources told The Associated Press Wednesday.
Breyer, 83, has been a pragmatic force on a court that has grown increasingly conservative in rec...
US Puts 8,500 Troops on Heightened Alert For Europe
2022-01-24 23:53:15 UTC
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. solidarity with allies there.
Biden Says He Thinks Russia Will Invade Ukraine
2022-01-20 04:47:47 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does.</p><p>Biden, speaking at a news conference to mark his one-year ...
Trump Used “Fraudulent" Claims to Get Loans, Tax Benefits
2022-01-19 22:22:55 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general says her investigators have uncovered evidence that former President Donald Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” valuations of its golf clubs, skyscrapers and other property to get loans and tax benefits.
In a court filing late Tuesday, lawyers for Attorney General Letitia Jam...
Jim Crow Filibuster, History Will Not Remember Them Kindly
2022-01-18 17:14:47 UTC
Martin Luther King III, the son of the late civil rights leader, compared Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin to the white moderate his father wrote about during the civil rights battles of the 1950s and 1960s — a person who declared support for the goals of Black voting rights but not the direct actions or demonstrations that ultimately le...
Assassin of Robert F. Kennedy Denied Parole
2022-01-15 04:57:30 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole Thursday by California’s governor, who said the killer remains a threat to the public and hasn’t taken responsibility for a crime that altered American history.
Kennedy, a U.S. senator from New York, was shot...
Jan. 6 Pro-Trump Riot: 11 People Charged With Seditious Conspiracy
2022-01-14 04:17:06 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, and 10 other members or associates have been charged with seditious conspiracy in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, authorities said Thursday.</p><p>Despite hundreds of charges already brought in the year since pro-Trump...
Sidney Poitier's Impact Went Far Beyond Hollywood
2022-01-08 05:01:44 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — We go to movies not just to escape, but to discover. We might identify with the cowboy or the runaway bride or the kid who befriends a creature from another planet.
To see yourself on screen has long been another way of knowing you exist.
Sidney Poitier, who died Thursday at 94, was the rare performer who really d...
Dilemma: A Pandemic of Unvaccinated
2022-01-05 02:03:39 UTC
<p>The United States reported more than 1 million new COVID-19 cases on Monday setting a global record, according to data from John Hopkins University.</p><p>The country saw a daily rise of 1,080,211 in infections after the long New Year's weekend.</p><p>While the number of infections tends to be higher on Mondays due to delays in ...