Henry Kissinger, secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford, dies at 100
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the diplomat with the thick glasses and gravelly voice who dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China, died Wednesday, his consulting firm said. He was 100.
Mediators look to extend truce in Gaza on its final day, with one more hostage swap plannedInternational mediators appeared to make progress Wednesday on extending the truce in Gaza, encouraging the territory's Hamas rulers to keep freeing hostages in return for the release of Palestinian prisoners and further respite from Israel's air and ground offensive. It will otherwise expire within a day.
Blinken seeks a new extension of the Gaza cease-fire as he heads again to the Middle EastU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Biden administration would like to see a new extension of the cease-fire agreement in Israel's war with Hamas after the current one expires to secure the release of additional hostages held by the militant group and to ramp up humanitarian aid deliveries to Gaza.
U.S. Air Force Osprey crashes off Japan during training, killing at least one of the eight on boardA U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed during a training mission Wednesday off the country's southern coast, killing at least one of the eight crew members, the Japanese coast guard said.
Rosalynn Carter set for funeral and burial in the town where she and her husband were bornRosalynn Carter will receive her final farewells Wednesday in the same tiny town where she was born and that served as a home base as she and her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, climbed to the White House and spent four decades thereafter as global humanitarians.
U.S. life expectancy rose last year, but it remains below its pre-pandemic levelU.S. life expectancy rose last year -- by more than a year -- but still isn't close to what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump embraces the Jan. 6 rioters on the trail. In court, his lawyers hope to distance him from themDonald Trump has embraced the rioters who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as patriots, vowed to pardon a large portion of them if he wins a second term and even collaborated on a song with a group of jailed defendants. In his election interference case in Washington, his lawyers are taking a different tack.
Biden targets GOP Rep. Boebert in her district in a fresh political attack on RepublicansPresident Joe Biden will try to turn Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado into the embodiment of Republican opposition to his agenda as he visits her congressional district on Wednesday.
Conservative Supreme Court justices seem open to an attack on the Securities and Exchange CommissionConservative Supreme Court justices on Wednesday seemed open to a challenge to how the Securities and Exchange Commission fights fraud, in a case that could have far-reaching effects on other regulatory agencies.
The world economy will slow next year because of inflation, high rates and war, OECD saysThe global economy, which has proved surprisingly resilient this year, is expected to falter next year under the strain of wars, still-elevated inflation and continued high interest rates.
GM says it can handle rising labor costs as it announces huge share buyback and dividend increaseClearly frustrated with its languishing share price, General Motors on Wednesday announced a massive stock buyback plan, raised its dividend and told investors it can absorb increased labor costs from a six-week autoworkers strike.
An ailing Pope Francis tells the public he's better than a day earlier but has aides read speechesPope Francis presided at his weekly audience with the public at the Vatican, but he said that he's still unwell and asked an aide to read his remarks for him on Wednesday, a day after canceling an overseas trip.
At least 40 civilians killed by al-Qaida-linked rebels in a Burkina Faso town, UN rights office saysAt least 40 civilians were killed last weekend by al-Qaida-linked rebels trying to take control of a besieged town in Burkina Faso's hard-hit northern region, the United Nations' rights office said, calling the attack a war crime.
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