White House says Putin and Kim Jong Un traded letters as Russia looks for munitions from North Korea
The United States, the United Kingdom, South Korea and Japan are urging North Korea to halt arms negotiations with Russia following revelations Russian and North Korean talks on a weapons sale are advancing.
Biden still concerned about judicial overhaul as he extends invite to meet with Israel's Netanyahu
President Joe Biden has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet in the U.S. this fall, even as he expresses ongoing concerns about Netanyahu’s controversial plans to overhaul his country’s judicial system.
Joint Chiefs nominee wins over lawmakers but faces uncertain fate because of senator's hold
President Joe Biden’s pick to serve as America’s top military officer is warning senators of the difficulties posed by any potential conflict in Asia and describing how he would use lessons learned from the Ukraine war to help the U.S. military prepare.
White House says Iran is helping Russia build a drone factory east of Moscow for the war in Ukraine
The White House says it has intelligence indicating Iran is providing Russia with materials to build a drone manufacturing plant east of Moscow as the Kremlin looks to lock in a steady supply of weaponry for its ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Biden set for critical talks on Ukraine this week with Denmark's Frederiksen, UK's Sunak
President Joe Biden is welcoming Denmark and Britain’s prime ministers this week to Washington for talks that will focus heavily on the war in Ukraine—including the recently-launched effort to train, and eventually equip, Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets.
White House: No evacuation plans for all Americans in Sudan
The Pentagon has deployed forces and is developing options to assist in the possible evacuation of U.S. Embassy personnel from Sudan, but the White House said Friday there are no plans for now for a broader pullout of the potentially thousands of other Americans from the African country where warring factions are in a violent conflict.
Brazil's welcome of Russian minister prompts U.S. blowback
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov traveled to the Brazilian capital Monday and expressed gratitude for Brazil’s push for an end to hosilities in Ukraine — even as that same effort has irked both Kyiv and the West, and by afternoon had prompted an unusually sharp rebuke from the White House.
US defends decision to shoot down 3 unidentified objects
The White House is defending the shootdowns of three unidentified objects in as many days even as it acknowledges that officials had no indication the objects were intended for surveillance in the same manner as the high-altitude Chinese balloon that traversed American airspace earlier this month.
Review finds US troops didn't violate law in Syria airstrike
The U.S. military committed a number of procedural mistakes in the aftermath of a 2019 airstrike in Syria that killed dozens, including women and children, but a new investigation has concluded that U.S. troops did not violate the law of war or deliberately cause civilian casualties.