Biden Considers Other Options if Iran Nuke Diplomacy Fails
2021-08-28 05:06:23 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Friday that diplomacy was his first option, but he would consider other options if his effort to revive the Iran nuclear deal fails.
Biden made the comments as the two sat down for their first face-to-face meeting since Bennett was sworn-in as prime...
US Launches Air Strike Targeting ISIS-K in Afghanistan
2021-08-28 03:05:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly on President Joe Biden’s promise to retaliate for the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport, the U.S. military said it used a drone strike to kill a member of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate Saturday.
The strike came amid what the White House called indications that IS planned to st...
Judge Blocks Florida Governor’s Order Banning Mask Mandates
2021-08-27 18:54:07 UTC
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — School districts in Florida may impose mask mandates, a judge said Friday, ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by issuing an executive order banning the mandates.
Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper agreed with a group of parents who claimed in a lawsuit that DeSantis’ order is ...
Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassin Granted Parole
2021-08-27 21:43:38 UTC
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin was granted parole Friday after two of RFK’s sons spoke in favor of Sirhan Sirhan’s release and prosecutors declined to argue he should be kept behind bars.
The decision was a major victory for the 77-year-old prisoner, though it does not assure his release.
The ruling by th...
Biden Administration Eviction Moratorium Blocked by US Supreme Court
2021-08-27 18:57:51 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The court’s action late Thursday ends protections for roughly 3.5 million people in the Unit...
Biden Promises Retaliation for Attacks in Kabul
2021-08-27 06:23:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is pressing ahead with the evacuation of Americans and others from Afghanistan after attacks that killed at least 12 U.S. servicemembers and dashed hopes of ending the 20-year U.S. war without further bloodshed. As many as 1,000 Americans and many more Afghans are still struggling to get out of Kab...
Kabul's Airport Hits by Explosions, Dozens of Civilians and 13 U.S. Troops Killed
2021-08-27 06:24:25 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan — Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover.
At least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members were killed, including 12 Marines and on...
Afghanistan War Ends with A Humiliating Fiasco
2021-08-19 04:22:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The warnings were clear: The Afghan government would likely fall once U.S. troops pulled out. But intelligence agencies and ultimately President Joe Biden missed how quickly it would happen, losing weeks that could have been used for evacuations and spurring a foreign policy crisis.
Without a sense that the country...
Taliban Vows to Respect Women’s Rights
2021-08-17 19:31:33 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban vowed Tuesday to respect women’s rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz aimed at reassuring world powers and a fearful population.
Following <a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/news/19536">a lightning...
US Political Collapse in Afghanistan: Taliban Seize Power
2021-08-15 19:59:51 UTC
KABUL — It is simply dizzying the speed at which events are unfolding – earlier this week US officials were cautioning that it would be months before Kabul might fall. It’s turned out to be days.
Extraordinary scenes of Afghanistan's military fleeing to Iran with advanced equipment, likely supplied by US.
And now, for all the d...
Taliban in Kabul: Afghan President Flees
2021-08-15 19:59:18 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s embattled president left the country Sunday, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan.
The Taliban, who for hours had been on the outskirts of Kabul, announced soon...
US Department of Justice: Treasury Department Must Provide Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress
2021-07-30 20:58:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records.
In a memo dated Friday, Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel said the committee chairman “has invok...
U.S. Government Prepares for a Potential Guantanamo Shutdown
2021-07-19 17:50:18 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for international terror suspects on Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who’d been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facility 19 years ago.
The transfer of Abdu...
US-German Relationship Is Entering New Territory
2021-07-16 03:53:28 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcoming Angela Merkel to the White House for a final time, President Joe Biden renewed his concerns to the German chancellor Thursday about a major, nearly complete Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline but said they agreed Russia must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon.</p><p>The two discussed — thoug...
Biden on Trump: The Big Lie Is Just That, A Big Lie
2021-07-13 20:18:29 UTC
PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden forcefully defends the integrity of the 2020 United States presidential election: “No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards. The big lie is just that, a big lie.”
Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Biden declared that preserving vo...
John Dean: Make Trump Deal with trap He Created for Himself
2021-07-08 18:57:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the country’s biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored. But legal experts say the suits are likely doomed to fail, given existing precedent and legal protections.
Trump announced the action against Faceboo...
Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Remains Greatest Threat to Democracy in U.S.
2021-07-05 22:02:10 UTC
A former Fox News insider laments what the conservative network has become.
Veteran media executive Preston Padden had high praise for his former boss Rupert Murdoch in a new column for The Daily Beast, but he said the Fox News mogul had wrecked whatever legacy he may have deserved for his business success by allowing the network to...
Republicans in US Senate Block Voting Rights Bill
2021-06-22 23:37:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law stalled in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a wall of Republican opposition to what would have been the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation.
The bill, known as the For the People Act, would touch on virtually every aspect of ...
U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two countries.
The official, who spoke o...
France’s Far Right Performed Worse Than Predicted in Regional Elections
2021-06-21 05:53:38 UTC
PARIS, June 20 (Reuters) - France’s far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday’s regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.
Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National expressed frustration at a...
The Butcher of Tehran Is the New President of Iran
2021-06-21 05:59:32 UTC
Associated Press — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history.
The election of Ebrahim Raisi, already sanctioned b...
Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons.
Putin said there was “no hostility” during...
Belarus Hijacks Ryanair Flight to Kidnap Blogger
2021-05-24 20:13:50 UTC
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday after the airliner in which he was traveling was diverted to the country after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government.
Raman Pratasevich, who faces charges t...
Biden Pressures Israel to End War with Palestinians
2021-05-19 19:00:45 UTC
<p>President Joe Biden greatly increased the pressure on Israel to end <a href="https://apnews.com/article/israel-middle-east-israel-palestinian-conflict-health-coronavirus-pandemic-9b59e6d675531576e819b6b948eba99d">the war with the Palestinians </a>that has killed more than 200 people, telling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in...
Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
2021-07-09 20:38:13 UTC
Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him.
The move, the latest assault on one o...