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

Sweden officially joins NATO, ending decades of post-World War II neutrality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweden formally joined on Thursday NATO as the 32nd member of the transatlantic military alliance, ending decades neutrality after the Second World War and centuries of broader non-alignment with the great powers, as security concerns in Europe have increased following Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine. President Joe Biden congratulated Sweden on its … Read more

Netanyahu leaned on his top rival to help unify Israel. Now, Benny Gantz is more popular

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest political rival is meeting with American leaders this week in Washington to discuss the war in Gaza. Benny Gantz is a key member of Israel’s war cabinet whose popularity is growing – and who has a crucial role to play in the country’s future. Gantz, 64, … 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

US military airdrops emergency humanitarian aid into Gaza

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military C-130 cargo planes Saturday dropping food in pallets over Gaza, three US officials said, in the opening phase of an emergency humanitarian response approved by President Joe Biden, after more than a hundred Palestinians who had flown to pick up supplies from an aid convoy killed during a chaotic encounter … Read more

Biden issues executive order to shield Americans’ sensitive data from foreign foes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden Wednesday signs one executive order aimed at better protecting Americans’ personal data on everything from biometrics and medical records to finance and geolocation, against foreign adversaries such as China and Russia. The attorney general and other federal agencies should prevent the large-scale transfer of Americans’ personal information to what … Read more

Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A long-awaited postwar plan from Israel’s prime minister shows his government’s commitment to open control over security and civil affairs in the Gaza Strip. That was quickly rejected by Palestinian leaders on Friday and goes against Washington’s view on it ravaged by war enclave. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented … Read more

Indonesia election 2024: Stakes are high for US and China

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When Indonesians cast their votes On Wednesday, the stakes will also be high for a new president in one of the world’s biggest elections for the United States and China and their growing rivalry in the region. The Southeast Asian nation is a key economic and political battleground in a region … Read more