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

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

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

Ancient stone tools found in Ukraine date to over 1 million years ago, and may be oldest in Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ancient stone tools found in western Ukraine may be the oldest known evidence of early human presence in Europe, researchers say. research published on Wednesday in the journal Nature. The chipped stones, deliberately made from volcanic rock, were excavated from a quarry in Korolevo in the 1970s. Archaeologists used new methods to … 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

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

Pentagon to lift ban on V-22 Osprey flights, 3 months after fatal crash in Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will lift a ban on flights with the grounded V-22 Osprey next week, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday, following a high-level meeting where Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reviewed plans for the military services for a safe and measured return to activities. Officials said Naval Air Systems Command, … Read more

Senators warily allow F-16 sale to Turkey as part of NATO expansion agreement. ‘A deal’s a deal’

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senators declined Thursday to block the treaty sale of F-16s to Turkey, despite expressing deep contempt for Turkey’s behavior as an ally. They held out at one unofficial bargain that Turks would get the fighter jets if they stopped blocking Sweden’s accession to NATO. “A deal is a deal,” said Sen. … 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