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First-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons enters into force

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons entered into force on Friday, hailed as a historic step to rid the world of its deadliest weapons but strongly opposed by the world's...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2021. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 22...

Biden cleans house at VOA after revolt over Trump changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has moved quickly to remove a number of senior officials aligned with former President Donald Trump from the Voice of America and the agency that oversees al...

Asian shares mostly up on optimism for stimulus from Biden

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. Hopes are high that President Joe Biden's ad...

Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2021. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 21...

Trump global broadcasting chief quits amid VOA staff revolt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s hand-picked chief of U.S. international broadcasting has quit amid a burgeoning staff revolt and growing calls for his resignation. ...

Text of Biden's inaugural address as the 46th president

President Joe Biden's inaugural address Wednesday, as provided by CQ Transcripts: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris. Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Lead...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fiction in his goodbye to Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final remarks as president, Donald Trump tried to take credit for accomplishments of his predecessor and even those to come under President Joe Biden. Falseh...

Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop. Stabilize. Then move — but in a vastly different direction. President-elect Joe Biden is pledging a new path for the nation after Donald Trump’s four years i...

Facing crush of crises, Biden will take helm as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of cri...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's farewell falsehoods

On his way out, President Donald Trump claimed credit for things he didn't do and twisted his record on jobs, taxes, the pandemic and much more. Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks to the country...

VIRUS TODAY: US death toll from COVID-19 passes 400,000

Here's what's happening Tuesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has topped 400,000 ...

'Shameful': US virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “total...

Japanese dorms turned into literary center in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of historical buildings in Taipei has been given a new lease on life and rechristened as the Taiwan Literature Base, which was inaugurated on Monday (Jan. 18). ...