Politics

  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Is Retiring
    Supreme_court_justice_stephen_breyer_is_retiring_ 2022-01-26 18:26:01 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 ha...

  • Germany’s Position Is Rooted in Its History
    Germany%e2%80%99s_position_roots_in_history 2022-01-26 01:13:14 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s refusal to join other NATO members in providing weapons to Ukraine has annoyed some allies and raised questions about Berlin’s resolve in standing up to Russia. The issue rose to the fore over the weekend following a report that Berlin had gone so far as to block Estoni...

  • US Puts 8,500 Troops on Heightened Alert For Europe
    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. sol...

  • UK Intel: Russia Is Seeking Regime Change in Ukraine
    Uk_intel-_russia_is_seeking_regime_change_in_ukraine_-_putin 2022-01-23 02:35:27 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration, and said former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate. Murayev is head of the small pro-Russian party Nashi, w...

  • Biden Says He Thinks Russia Will Invade Ukraine
    Biden_says_he_thinks_russia_will_invade_ukraine 2022-01-20 04:47:47 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a &ldquo;dear price&rdquo; in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does.</p><p>Biden, speaking at...

  • Trump Used “Fraudulent" Claims to Get Loans, Tax Benefits
    Trump_used_%e2%80%9cfraudulent%22_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, ...

  • Germany Is Raising Pressure on Russia Over Its Threat to Ukraine
    Germany_is_raising_pressure_on_russia_over_its_threat_to_ukraine 2022-01-19 00:48:49 UTC
    MOSCOW — German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock told reporters Tuesday after talks in Moscow with her Russian counterpart, Lavrov, “In recent weeks, more than 100,000 Russian troops with tanks and guns have gathered near Ukraine without an understandable reason, and it’s hard not to understand...

  • Jim Crow Filibuster, History Will Not Remember Them Kindly
    History_will_not_remember_them_kindly__joe_manchin_and_kyrsten_sinema 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 acti...

  • Ukraine Crisis: Germany Warns Russia of Serious Consequences
    German_foreign_minister_annalena_baerbock_warns_russia_of_serious_consequences 2022-01-18 05:41:37 UTC
    KYIV (AP) — On a visit to Kyiv, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock warned that “any further escalation would carry a high price for the Russian regime — economic, political and strategic” — and emphasized the need to continue negotiations. “We are prepared to have a serious dialogue wit...

  • Assassin of Robert F. Kennedy Denied Parole
    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...

  • Jan. 6 Pro-Trump Riot: 11 People Charged With Seditious Conspiracy
    Jan._6_pro-trump_riot-_11_people_charged_with_seditious_conspiracy 2022-01-14 04:17:06 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; 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 alr...

  • At Least 164 People Dead in Kazakhstan Protests
    At_least_164_people_dead_in_kazakhstan_protests_ 2022-01-12 21:05:59 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan authorities said Sunday that 164 people, including a 4-year-old girl, were killed in a week of protests that marked the worst unrest since the former Soviet republic gained independence 30 years ago. The office of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said order has been res...

  • Kazakhstan’s President Orders Forces to Kill Protesters
    Kazakhstan%e2%80%99s_president_orders_forces_to_kill_protesters 2022-01-08 05:06:05 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan’s president authorized security forces on Friday to shoot to kill those participating in unrest, opening the door for a dramatic escalation in a crackdown on anti-government protests that have turned violent. The Central Asian nation this week experienced its worst str...

  • Harry Reid, Former US Senate Majority Leader, Dies at 82
    Harry_reid__former_us_senate_majority_leader__dies_at_82 2021-12-29 03:13:40 UTC
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died. He was 82. Reid died Tuesday, “peacefully” and surrounded by friends “following a courageous, four-year battle with pancreatic cancer,” Landra Reid said of her husband in a...

  • Putin addresses Ukraine: Depend on Proposals From Military Experts
    Reports-_vladimir_putin_has_parkinson's_disease__may_stand_down 2021-12-28 02:43:56 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he would ponder a slew of options if the West fails to meet his push for security guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine. Earlier this month, Moscow submitted draft security documents demanding that NATO deny membership to U...

  • Iran Appears To Be Preparing For A Space Launch
    Iran_appears_to_be_preparing_for_a_space_launch 2021-12-13 01:22:30 UTC
    (AP) — Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, according to an expert and satellite images. The likely blast off at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Spaceport comes as Iranian state media has offered a list of up...

  • Germany Warns Russia Will Pay a High Price if It Invades Ukraine
    Germany_warns_russia_will_pay_a_high_price_if_invades_ukraine 2021-12-19 01:38:10 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister warned Russia on Thursday that it would pay a “high political and economic price” if it makes any militaristic moves against neighboring Ukraine. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock emphasized the need to coordinate a common European position when dealing wi...

  • FBI Boss Hid Key Evidence in Malcolm X Assassination
    Fbi_boss_hid_key_evidence_in_malcolm_x_assassination_trial 2021-11-19 01:24:58 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; More than half a century after the assassination of Malcolm X, two of his convicted killers were exonerated Thursday after decades of doubt about who was responsible for the civil rights icon&rsquo;s death.</p><p>Manhattan judge Ellen Biben dismissed the convictions of Mu...

  • Obama Touts Climate Commitments: "We Can't Afford Hopelessness"
    Obama_touts_climate_commitments-_%22we_can't_afford_hopelessness%22 2021-11-09 00:16:54 UTC
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Barack Obama expressed confidence at U.N. climate talks Monday that the Biden administration will ultimately get its $555 billion climate package through Congress, and faulted U.S. rivals China and Russia for what he called a “dangerous lack of urgency” in cutting their o...

  • Democrats Wrestle Over Infrastructure, Social Bills
    Democrats_wrestle_over_infrastructure__social_bills_-_pelosi 2021-11-06 00:33:51 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats abruptly postponed an expected House vote Friday on their 10-year, $1.85 trillion social and environment measure, as infighting between progressives and moderates once again sidetracked the pillar of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda. In a bid to hand him a ...

  • Biden Urges Democrats To Finish The Job
    19139_the_focus_will_soon_shift_to_makeup_of_biden's_cabinet 2021-11-04 00:54:53 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Joe Biden said Wednesday the Democrats’ setbacks in Tuesday’s elections underscore that the party needs to “produce for the American people,” but he pushed back against the notion that the off-year election results were a repudiation of his presidency. Biden sugg...

  • Standing Ovations: EU Without Merkel as Paris Without Eiffel Tower
    Standing_ovations-_eu_without_merkel_as_paris_without_eiffel_tower 2021-10-23 00:47:46 UTC
    BRUSSELS — Angela Merkel is still Germany’s chancellor, and might be still when European Union leaders meet again, yet they gave her a big farewell party at Friday’s EU summit. Even Barack Obama made a cameo video appearance. Before the leaders of the 27 European Union countries got down to bu...

  • Trump Supporter Tells Joe Manchin 'Stay Tough Buddy'
    Trump_supporter_tells_joe_manchin_to_'stay_tough_buddy' 2021-10-22 06:09:54 UTC
    Washington, D.C. – Republicans and their donors are rallying around Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat of Arizona, who effectively blocking the U.S. President Joe Biden's agenda and are in a fierce battle with democratic party. <img alt="Billionaire_...

  • Crimes Against Humanity: Brazil Senate Calls for Charging Bolsonaro
    Crimes_against_humanity-_brazil_senate_calls_for_charging_bolsonaro 2021-10-22 05:06:43 UTC
    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian senators met into Tuesday night discussing a report that will recommend President Jair Bolsonaro be indicted on criminal charges for allegedly bungling the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pushing the country’s death toll to second-highest in the world. ...

  • Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 Complications, He Was 84
    Colin_powell_dies_of_covid-19_complications__he_was_84 2021-10-18 16:31:30 UTC
    WASHIINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained when he went before the U.N. and made faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. A veteran o...