Senior US official visits China amid tense ties

US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Kritenbrink is in China to discuss bilateral issues in an effort to thaw relations between the superpowers.

Ukraine keeps up pressure following Russian declaration of victory in Bakhmut

OUTSIDE BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) - Watching imagery from a drone camera overhead, Ukrainian battalion commander Oleg Shiryaev warned his men in nearby trenches that Russian forces were advancing across a field toward a patch of trees outside the city of Bakhmut.

With oil prices slumping, OPEC+ producers weigh more production cuts

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The major oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia are wrestling with whether to make another cut in supply to the global economy as the OPEC+ alliance struggles to prop up sagging oil prices that have been a boon to U.S. drivers and helped ease inflation worldwide.

While DeSantis hits from the right, Trump looking ahead to election

NEW YORK (AP) - In his first week on the campaign trail as a presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis repeatedly hit his chief rival, Donald Trump, from the right.

World's spy chiefs meet in secret conclave in Singapore

Officials from the world’s major intelligence agencies have met at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

RUSSIA UKRAINE CONFLICT Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov says Ukrainian forces have continued to shell his region.
Russia 'saboteurs' to give captured soldiers to Ukraine

A pro-Ukraine group of partisans called “saboteurs” by a governor in Russia say they have captured several Russian soldiers during a cross-border raid.

Transgender adults in Florida `blindsided' that new law also limits their access to health care

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Debate surrounding Florida's new restrictions on gender-affirming care focused largely on transgender children. But a new law that Republican presidential candidate and Gov. Ron DeSantis signed last month also made it difficult - even impossible - for many transgender adults to get treatment.