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Unmute, please: Echoes, glitches resound in virtual summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate. Climate. Macron. Macron again. Beep. Beep. Beep. Can someone please tell Vladimir Putin he’s on live? Mr. President, Mr. President? And please unmute your...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 21 The Buffalo News on climate change, Earth Day and President Joe Bide...

US hits Myanmar timber and pearl firms with coup sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday ramped up pressure against Myanmar’s military government by imposing sanctions on two state-owned companies responsible for significant amounts ...

Belarus decries sanctions US reimposed on 9 state companies

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed regret over sanctions that the United States reimposed on nine state-owned companies in the ex-Soviet country, citing human rights v...

Negotiators see signs of progress in Iran nuclear talks

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats working in Vienna on a solution to bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran and world powers are taking a break from talks to consult with their leaders ...

Group urges UN to probe China for crimes against humanity

KASHGAR, China (AP) — A human rights group appealed to the United Nations on Monday to investigate allegations China's government is committing crimes against humanity in the Xinjiang region. ...

US, Japanese leaders issue 1st joint statement mentioning Taiwan in 52 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and visiting Japan Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide Friday (April 16), they issued a joint statement stressing the impo...

After outcry, WH says Biden will lift refugee cap in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House said President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initi...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy an...

US puts visa restrictions on Uganda, saying vote was flawed

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States says it is imposing visa restrictions on “those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Uganda,“ including during...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, April 16, the 106th day of 2021. There are 259 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April ...

US broadcaster asks European court to halt Russian fines

US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) said late Thursday it was petitioning the European Court of Human Rights to block Russia from enforcing penalties on the broadcaster. Russia's ...

Biden to host South Korea's president in late May

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host South Korean President Moon Jae-in for meetings in the second half of May, the White House announced Thursday. It will be Biden's seco...

Blinken urges nations to add $2B more to UN vaccine program

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken appealed Thursday for other countries to inject another $2 billion into a U.N.-backed program to ship coronavirus vaccines to the world’s poorest c...

US troop pullout will leave behind an uncertain Afghanistan

The Biden administration’s surprise announcement of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 appears to strip the Taliban and the Afghan government of considerable leverage...