Biden in a hot mic moment shows his growing frustration with Netanyahu over Gaza humanitarian crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ‘s growing frustration with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to rise, with the Democrat, captured on a hot mic, saying he and the Israeli leader will have to have a “come to Jesus meeting.” Biden’s comments came as he spoke with Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., on the … Read more

Kyoto’s geisha district fights back against over-tourism

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto, long a popular destination for tourists, is closing a number of privately owned alleys in its famed geisha district after complaints about misbehaving visitors. Tourists crowd the narrow, scenic streets of the area called Gion, often followed by guides who show people around and give hours of lectures, … Read more

Hong Kong proposes life terms for treason and insurrection in new bill

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong unveiled a new national security law Friday that proposes life sentences for crimes such as treason and rebellion. deepening concerns about the further erosion of the city’s freedoms after Beijing imposed a similar law four years ago that virtually wiped out dissent. The proposed law will expand the government’s … Read more

Red sea attacks: US destroyer shoots down missile launched by Houthi rebels

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. destroyer shot down drones and launched a missile by The Houthi rebels in Yemen toward the ship in the Red Sea, officials said early Wednesday, as the Indian Navy released images of it battling a fire aboard a container ship previously targeted by the Houthis. The attack … Read more

Key takeaways from the China NPC 2024

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang promoted an image of trust, as he announced modest economic growth targets for the world’s second-largest economy, at one of the country’s most important political gatherings. Li was addressing several thousand delegates from the country’s parliamentary legislature, the National People’s Congress, meeting in Beijing. It is a time … Read more

MH370 disappeared a decade ago. Here’s what we know about one of aviation’s biggest mysteries

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A ten years ago, on March 8a Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared without a trace, becoming one of aviation’s biggest mysteries. Investigators still don’t know exactly what happened to the plane and its 239 passengers. But the Malaysian government said so on Sunday can resume the hunt for MH370 after a … Read more

Gangs in Haiti try to seize control of main airport in newest attack

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavily armed gangs tried to take control of Haiti’s main international airport Monday, exchanging gunfire with police and soldiers in the latest assault on key government sites in Haiti. an explosion of violence that includes a mass escape from the two largest prisons in the country. Toussaint Louverture International Airport was … Read more

French lawmakers approve bill to make abortion constitutional right

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill to enshrine the right to abortion in the French constitution, making it the only country to explicitly guarantee women’s right to voluntarily end a pregnancy. The historic move was proposed by President Emmanuel Macron as a way to prevent the kind of rollback of … Read more

Kamala Harris meets Netanyahu rival in push for cease-fire deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris A member of Israel’s war cabinet will visit Washington on Monday in defiance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Benny Gantz, a centrist political rival of Netanyahu, is speaking this week with several senior Biden administration officials, including Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Council Middle … Read more

Haiti: Inmates flee after armed gangs storm main prison

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of prisoners fled Haiti’s main prison after armed gangs stormed the facility in an overnight explosion of violence that engulfed much of the capital. At least five people were killed on Sunday. The prison break marked a new low in Haiti’s downward spiral of violence and came as gangs stepped … Read more