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Fore! Biden plays golf for the first time as president

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden has taken his first swing at a presidential pastime: golf. Biden, once an avid golfer, played Saturday at the Wilmington Country Club, not...

On foreign policy decisions, Biden faces drag of pragmatism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden this past week found himself in search of a foreign policy sweet spot: somewhere between pulling a screeching U-turn on four years of Trumpism and cautiously appr...

Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

BERLIN (AP) — A senior Iranian official offered a cautiously upbeat assessment of progress in talks aimed at bringing the United States back into world powers' 2015 deal with Tehran on its nuclear pro...

As voting fight moves westward, accusations of racism follow

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Arizona Legislature was debating one of several Republican proposals to overhaul voting when GOP Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said she'd had enough. “I don’t li...

Lawyers: DOJ defense in Trump defamation suit is 'dangerous'

The U.S. Justice Department made a “wrong and dangerous” argument in seeking to defend former President Donald Trump against a former advice columnist’s claim that he defamed her when he denied her al...

U.S. climate envoy Kerry in Seoul for climate discussions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met with South Korea’s foreign minister in Seoul on Saturday for talks ahead of a virtual climate summit of world leaders called by President Jo...

Japan's representative office raises national flag in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's representative office in Taiwan, the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA) raised the Japanese flag at its Taipei office on Saturday (April 17) despite past...

China says US-Japan actions are stoking division

BEIJING (AP) — China hit back at the U.S.-Japan show of alliance during talks between President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, calling it an "ironic attempt of stoking division.” ...

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...

Taiwan’s diplomatic dilemma

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Joe Biden has dispatched a delegation to Taiwan comprising former Senator Chris Dodd and former Deputy Secretaries of State Richard Armitage and James St...

Ceremony heralds opening of WWI Memorial in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., will open to the public Saturday, and its launch was marked by a ceremony and flag-raising in honor of the 4.7 million veterans who ...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden hails record job growth, skips caveats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a page from his predecessor's boastful ways, President Joe Biden is claiming credit for two months of record job creation as employers bring back many workers sidelined by the...

Interior head Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate direc...

Biden speeds refugee admissions but doesn't lift Trump cap

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday signed an emergency determination that officials said would speed refugee admissions to the U.S., but he did not immediately lift his predecessor's hist...