Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsMarch 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Former Vice President Mike Pence; Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Warren; Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D.
Pentagon video shows Russian jet dumping fuel on US droneMarch 17, 2023 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Biden administration released video Thursday of a Russian fighter jet dumping fuel on a U.S.
BEIJING (AP) — China accused the United States on Thursday of spreading disinformation and suppressing TikTok following reports that the Biden administration was calling for its Chinese owners to sell their stakes in the popular video-sharing app.
TikTok dismisses calls for Chinese owners to sell stakesMarch 16, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — TikTok was dismissive Wednesday of reports that the Biden administration was calling for its Chinese owners to sell their stakes in the popular video-sharing app, saying such a move wouldn't help protect national security.
Watchdog pledges ‘demanding’ oversight of nuclear sub dealMarch 15, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the global nuclear regulatory agency pledged Wednesday to be “very demanding” in overseeing the United States' planned transfer of nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, amid complaints that the U.S.
US and Russia ratchet up rhetoric over downing of droneMarch 15, 2023 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and the United States ratcheted up their confrontational rhetoric Wednesday over a U.S.
What’s known and not about US drone-Russian jet encounterMarch 15, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — When a Russian fighter jet collided with a large U.S. surveillance drone over the Black Sea, it was a rare but serious incident that triggered a U.S.
Divide on Ukraine support emerges in early 2024 GOP fieldMarch 14, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are emerging as leading rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. But when it comes to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, they are united in arguing that stopping the aggression isn't a vital U.S.
Iran-Saudi Arabia deal casts China in unfamiliar global roleMarch 13, 2023 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — An agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to reestablish diplomatic relations has cast China in a leading role in Middle Eastern politics — a part previously reserved for longtime global heavyweights like the U.S.
US calls Iran’s prisoner swap claim a ‘cruel lie’March 12, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's top diplomat claimed Sunday that a prisoner swap was near with the U.S., though he offered no evidence to support his assertion. The U.S. immediately dismissed his comments as a “cruel lie.”
US State Department spokesman Ned Price to step downMarch 7, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department spokesman Ned Price is stepping down from his job as the daily face of U.S. foreign policy.
Price will take a job working directly with Secretary of State Antony Blinken later this month, the State Department said Tuesday, and will be replaced in the interim by his deputy, Vedant Patel, until a successor is named.
Israel approves over 7,000 settlement homes, groups sayFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s far-right government has granted approval for over 7,000 new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, settlement backers and opponents said Thursday. The move defies growing international opposition to construction in the occupied territory.
China blasts Pentagon official’s Taiwan visit, military tiesFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday sharply criticized a visit to Taiwan by a senior Pentagon official and reaffirmed it has sanctioned Lockheed Martin and a unit of Raytheon for supplying military equipment to the self-governing island democracy.
Kremlin official urges deeper ties with China to resist WestFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's security head on Tuesday held talks with the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign policy chief, calling for closer cooperation with Beijing to resist Western pressure.
Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of Russia's National Security Council, said during a meeting with Wang Yi, the party’s most senior foreign policy official who is visiting Moscow, that the West sought to deter Russia and China as part of its attempts to preserve global domination.
N. Korea makes fresh threats, US bombers fly after ICBM testFebruary 19, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test was meant to further bolster its “fatal” nuclear attack capacity and threatened additional powerful steps over upcoming military drills between the United States and South Korea.
Aliens? Lack of US info on shootdowns breeds wild ideasFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
US jet shoots down unknown object flying off Alaska coastFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military fighter jet shot down an unknown object flying off the remote northern coast of Alaska on Friday on orders from President Joe Biden, White House officials said.
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the object was downed because it was flying at about 40,000 feet (13,000 meters) and posed a “reasonable threat” to the safety of civilian flights, not because of any knowledge that it was engaged in surveillance.
Biden extends deportation protection for Hong Kong residentsJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed off on a two-year extension of a program that protects Hong Kong residents in the U.S. from deportation, renewing the protection until January 2025.
EXPLAINER: Why the US flipped on sending tanks to UkraineJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, U.S. officials balked at sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, insisting they were too complicated and too hard to maintain and repair.
On Wednesday, that abruptly changed.
Biden and Kishida discuss Japan ‘stepping up’ securityJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held wide-ranging talks at the White House on Friday as Japan looks to build security cooperation with allies in a time of provocative Chinese and North Korean military action.
In Washington, ‘classified’ is synonymous with ‘controversy’January 12, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential dreams were undermined by her use of a private email server that included classified information.
Donald Trump has risked criminal charges by refusing to return top-secret records to the government after leaving the White House.
Big week for US-Mexico ties going into North American summitJanuary 7, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a big week for U.S.-Mexico relations, and that was even before President Joe Biden becomes the first U.S. leader to visit Mexico in nearly a decade.
‘I want to talk’: Griner opened up during her long trip homeDecember 12, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner didn’t want any alone time as soon as she boarded a U.S. government plane that would bring her home.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsDecember 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; NASA Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche.
Biden wants African Union to be added to Group of 20 nationsDecember 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to announce at next week’s U.S.-Africa summit that his administration supports adding the African Union as a permanent member of the Group of 20 nations, according to the White House.