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U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines (right) and Director of Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. General Jeffrey A. Kruse testify before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats, at Capitol Hill in Washington on May 2.
WORLD / Politics
May 16, 2024
Foreign attempts to sway U.S. elections increasing, officials warn
As the election approaches, U.S. officials are increasingly worried about the risks that AI poses to elections, including convincing "deepfakes" that trick voters.
Israeli soldiers walk amid military vehicles near the Israel-Gaza Border, in southern Israel, on Thursday. Washington has long urged the Israeli government not to invade Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip without safeguards for civilians.
WORLD / Politics
May 10, 2024
Israel due to get more U.S. weapons despite Biden pause
A range of military equipment worth billions of dollars, some in the works since December, remain in the pipeline as a result of a slow approval process.
The Russian national flag flies in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in May 2023. Trade between China and Russia has been increasing since the start of the Ukraine war.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 12, 2024
United States faces 'increasingly fragile world order,' spy chiefs say
An ambitious China, a confrontational Russia, regional powers such as Iran and capable nonstate actors are "challenging rules of the international system."
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the aid package for Ukraine, from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 15, 2024
Biden pushes Republicans on Ukraine aid bill amid Trump opposition
The bill would also fund U.S. troops in the Middle East, humanitarian aid in Gaza and defense companies and submarine manufacturing in the United States.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy speak during a news conference in Washington on Tuesday. Zelenskyy came to the U.S. Congress to appeal for more aid to resist Russia's invasion, and Republican leaders told him to first wait for an elusive U.S. deal on immigration.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 13, 2023
Zelenskyy meets U.S. Republicans in push for aid to fight Russia
Some Republicans oppose more aid, saying any further money must be paired with changes to immigration policy at home.
Senate Republicans voted unanimously to block an emergency spending bill to provide $110.5 billion in funds for Ukraine, Israel and other security needs.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 8, 2023
Prospects dim for new Ukraine aid in U.S. Congress
Senate Republicans voted unanimously to block the emergency spending bill to provide $110.5 billion in funds for Ukraine, Israel and other security needs.
U.S. President Joe Biden participates in a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the 78th U.N. General Assembly in New York City last month.
Oct 13, 2023
In U.S., Biden faces few calls to rein in Israel amid Gaza crisis
Allies of the U.S. president want to avoid giving Republicans making the crisis a political liability as he seeks re-election in 2024.
A Taiwanese flag is displayed at the Ministry of National Defense of Taiwan in Taipei in 2022.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 31, 2023
Biden approves military aid to Taiwan
The Foreign Military Financing program is normally used to assist sovereign states.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 8, 2023
U.S. takes aim at China over Latin America trade tactics and fentanyl role
China has denounced U.S. sanctions on Chinese firms and individuals over their alleged involvement in the fentanyl trade and has accused Washington of trying to deflect blame.
Japan Times
Aug 26, 2022
Spike in China tensions won't change Washington's Taiwan weapons policy — for now
China's aggressive military drills around Taiwan have put Washington on edge, but not enough to spur an immediate sharp increase in weapons sales to the island.
Japan Times
Jul 22, 2022
Trump watched U.S. Capitol riot unfold on TV, ignoring pleas to call for peace
Trump's daughter Ivanka and son Don Jr. are said to have been among those who pleaded with the former president to act.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2022
Trump incited Capitol attack after 'unhinged' White House meeting, panel told
The committee also produced evidence that aides and outside agitators knew before the riot that Trump would urge thousands of his supporters to march on the Capitol.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2022
Hearing on U.S. Capitol riot shows key Trump allies rejected his vote fraud claims
In video testimony, Ivanka Trump said she accepted the view of former Attorney General William Barr, who called the election fraud claims 'bullshit.'
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2021
Planes, guns and night-vision goggles: The Taliban's new U.S.-made war chest
Launching airstrikes against large equipment like helicopters has not been ruled out, but the main goal at the moment is evacuating people.
Japan Times
Aug 5, 2021
Biden plans shift in arms policy to add weight to human rights concerns
The United States is easily the world's biggest arms merchant, selling over $100 billion in weapons, services and training a year.
Japan Times
Oct 13, 2020
White House moves forward on three arms sales to Taiwan
The move in the run-up to the Nov. 3 U.S. election is likely to anger China, which considers Taiwan a wayward province.
Japan Times
Sep 17, 2020
U.S. pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling China
The Trump administration has become more aggressive with China, and the sales would land as Beijing-Washington relations are at their lowest point in decades.
WORLD / Politics
May 9, 2015
Deadline may force compromise on data-slurping U.S. surveillance law
U.S. Senate Republican leaders insist that spy agencies continue to have access to data on Americans' telephone calls despite a court ruling that the practice is illegal, but aides said on Friday they may have to compromise on proposed reforms of the program before it expires on June 1.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 6, 2014
Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not 'game over' for Obama
From marauding jihadists in Iraq to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and beheadings of Americans in Syria, a world in crisis has fanned perceptions of an overwhelmed U.S. president and contributed to a Republican sweep of U.S. midterm elections.


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