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Tribute to King, rebuke of demagogues in Warnock sermon

ATLANTA (AP) — A day before the nation's annual holiday celebrating life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock of Georgia returned to the pulpit at the church that was King’s ...

The Latest: Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment, President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times l...

Vice President-elect Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated. Aides to the Cali...

Taiwan, US diplomats meet after official contact ban lifted

Taiwan's representative to Switzerland met with his U.S counterpart on Thursday, the latest Taiwanese diplomat to meet a U.S. official after the U.S. ended its restrictions on official contacts wi...

Biden fills out State Department team with Obama veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is filling out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of the Obama administration, signaling his desire to return to...

Trump's presidency not just a blip in US foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to scrap President Donald Trump’s vision of “America First” in favor of “diplomacy first” will depend on whether he's able to regain the trust of all...

US sanctions 6 officials for undermining Hong Kong's democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of the Treasury has added six Chinese and Hong Kong officials to its sanctions list following the crackdown earlier this month in which more than 50 Ho...

Pompeo offers burst of actions, attacks before leaving State

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo isn't quietly fading away. In his final days as secretary of state, he's issuing orders that have caused international consternation and tweeting up a storm on his offici...

No charges in Pennsylvania discarded-ballots case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against a former temporary elections worker authorities have said mistakenly discarded nine military ballots ahead of the November presidential...

China strips license of lawyer for Hong Kong activist

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was stripped of his law license on Friday amid efforts by Beijing to crush opposition to its tighter control o...

EXPLAINER: What's next after House impeachment vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time, Speaker Nancy Pelosi must figure out the best strategy for arguing the case before the Senate. ...

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions. "I have kind ...

Trump administration takes final swipes at China and its companies

The Trump administration in its waning days took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday (Jan. 14), imposing sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South Chi...

China's embassy in Netherlands condemns precedent-setting meeting between US, Taiwan representatives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese embassy in the Netherlands on Wednesday (Jan. 13) strongly condemned the meeting between Pete Hoekstra, the U.S. ambassador to the European country and Taiwane...

US rejects UN plea to reverse Yemen rebel terror designation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief and top officials urged the United States on Thursday to reverse its decision to declare Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels a terrorist group to prevent massive famine and...