Croats gather in Austria for controversial commemoration

BLEIBURG, Austria (AP) — Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters have gathered in a field in southern Austria to commemorate the massacre of pro-Nazi Croats by communists at the end of World War II...

Weak legal case could still benefit Trump in Congress clash

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all President Donald Trump's talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser to try to defy congressional attempts to invest...

Decades after failed invasion, Cuba still eyes Venezuela

MACHURUCUTO, Venezuela (AP) — For all the heated talk coming from Washington about President Nicolás Maduro being a Cuban puppet, there was a time when Cuban troops really did try to take control of V...

55 members of Czech parliament sign letter backing Taiwan's presence at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Friday (May 10), 55 members of the Czech Republic's parliament signed a letter asking the World Health Organization (WHO) to allow Taiwan to participate as an observer a...

Afghan women fear gains could be bargained away in talks

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — For four hours, Khadeja begged her in-laws to take her to the hospital. The skin on her face and neck was peeling. The pain was excruciating. Her husband had thrown a pot of ...

Czech lawmakers approve taxation of church restitution plan

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech lawmakers have approved a proposal drafted by Communist lawmakers to tax the compensation that the country's churches receive from the state for property seized by the former Commu...

Philippine police kill 'communist rebels' during weapons raids

Philippine police said on Sunday that 14 suspected communist rebels were killed after they opened fire on officers conducting weapons raids. Rights groups said the victims were all farmers, some elder...

Philippine police kill 14 in firefight with communist rebels

BACOLOD, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police said Sunday 14 suspected communist rebels were killed after they opened fire during raids in a central province but rights groups countered the men ...

Commemoration of Brazil's military coup causes anger, unease

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 military coup is causing discomfort in Latin America's largest nation, with social group...

Lithuania's 'trial of the century' implicates Soviet leader Gorbachev

"I prayed: 'God, if I must die, please make it quick — just one bullet!'" Irinejus Sabutis, 79, remembers that night very clearly. He was near Vilnius's television tower on...

Could Kazakhstan be a model for a power transfer in Russia?

"A free fantasy" is how Dmitry Peskov describes speculation about the future transfer of power in Russia. The Kremlin spokesman is quick to brush off media reports on the subject. But sooner...

My Europe: The dangerous 'Balkanization' of the EU

The Balkans has become synonymous with endless disputes and fragmentation. Having emerged from the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires in the wake of World War I, the region's young nations suffe...

A global anti-Chinese-communism alliance will resist misleading and distorted “Copinism”

The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on March 13 organized a hearing under the title “A New Approach for an Era of U.S.-China Competition” to review and discuss new policies to m...

Lost In Translation: How Language Is Used to Obfuscate Taiwan’s Reality

Consume any mainstream English-language media about Taiwan, and you’ll come across an abundant lexicon of terms that sound as though they help define the Taiwan-China situation: “renegade ...

Rio de Janeiro carnival begins with Bolsonaro backlash

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's world-famous carnival celebration is getting underway Friday. The traditional celebration is the first since President Jair Bolsonaro took offi...