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Biden taps GOP former Sen. Jeff Flake for Turkey ambassador

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated former Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican lawmaker who endorsed his 2020 run for the White House, to serve...

Blind Chinese dissident who escaped in 2012 now a US citizen

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A blind Chinese dissident who escaped to the United States in 2012 is now an American citizen. ...

German FM: China using vaccine donations for political ends

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BERLIN — Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday accused China of tying the delivery of coronavirus vaccines to political demands. ...

UK lawmakers to vote on contentious foreign aid cut

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LONDON — British lawmakers are voting Tuesday on whether to overturn a big cut to the country’s foreign aid budget amid criticism that the...

Russia against US troops in Central Asia near Afghanistan

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MOSCOW — Russia has strongly warned the United States against deploying its troops in the former Soviet Central Asian nations following their withdrawal from...

Putin hosts leader of Belarus for talks on closer ties

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday hosted the authoritarian leader of Belarus, who has increasingly relied on Moscow's support amid increasing tensions...

After US denied deal, Iran says prisoner swap talks ongoing

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's government spokesman said Tuesday that talks with the United States about a prisoner exchange are still ongoing, two months after...

Leadership Johnson County to host women’s retreat

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Leadership Johnson County will host an event titled, "Women’s Retreat: Everyday Coaching" at 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 19 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20. The...

Biden backs Trump rejection of China’s South China Sea claim

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Sunday upheld a Trump-era rejection of nearly all of China's significant maritime claims in the South China Sea....

EU puts on hold digital levy plans in face of US criticism

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BRUSSELS — The European Union has put on hold work on plans for a digital levy for the moment to concentrate on finalizing the...