Israel-Hamas war: Biden to announce aid port in Gaza

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden will announce a plan Thursday for the U.S. military to help set up a temporary port on the Gaza coast to increase the flow of aid to the area during World War II. the war between Israel and Hamassenior government officials said. The announcement comes amid an expansion … Read more

‘They messed it up’: Biden’s backing for Haiti’s unpopular leader digs US into deeper policy hole

MIAMI (AP) — Then Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry filled the void left by the murder of the country’s president in 2021, he did this after protests from large parts of the population, but with the full support of the Biden administration. Now, nearly three years later, Henry’s grip on power hangs in the balance, … 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

China accuses US of devising tactics to suppress China rise

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister on Thursday accused the U.S. of devising tactics to stifle China’s rise and criticized the Biden administration for adding more Chinese companies on its sanctions lists. Speaking to the media at the annual meeting of China’s legislature, Wang Yi said China’s relations with the US have improved since Presidents … 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

Gaza cease-fire talks fail to achieve a breakthrough with Ramadan just days away, Egypt says

CAIRO (AP) — Three days of negotiations with Hamas over a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of Israeli hostages failed to produce a breakthrough Tuesday, Egyptian officials said, less than a week before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. , the informal deadline for a deal. Nearly five months of fighting … Read more

China raises defense budget 7.2% as it pushes for global heft

BEIJING (AP) — China announced on Tuesday a 7.2% increase in the defense budget, which at 1.6 trillion yuan ($222 billion) is already the second highest in the world after the United States, roughly mirroring last year’s increase. The tensions with the US, Taiwan, Japan and neighbors with competing claims to the crucial South China … 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

What to know about the US plan to airdrop humanitarian aid into Gaza

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States started Saturday air droplets by humanitarian emergency aid to Gaza. President Joe Biden, who announced the operation on Friday, said the US is seeking additional ways to help Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled area. Israel-Hamas war continues. A look at what you need to know: WHEN DID THE AIR DROPS … Read more