US recall of Central American envoys intended to tilt scale in Taiwan’s favor: Richard Bush

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Regarding the move by the U.S. last Friday to recall its envoys to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama over their decisions to sever ties with Taiwan, former h...

Maradona to coach soccer club in Mexico's cartel heartland

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Diego Maradona, whose public battles with cocaine made him soccer's poster child for the perils of substance abuse, is setting up camp in Mexico's drug cartel heartland as the ...

Teacher strikes, unrest hit West Coast as unions flex muscle

SEATTLE (AP) — Fights over teacher salaries and working conditions are escalating along the West Coast, emboldened in part by the momentum from widespread teacher strikes in more conservative states. ...

How to choose a college major with loan debt in mind

Dan Brandt still has $32,000 in student loan debt, after earning his bachelor's degree in marketing, but he's not worried about paying it back. That's because Brandt chose a major an...

For US diplomacy, special envoys make a comeback

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy is back. The Trump administration, which had steered away from appointing high-level diplomats to focus on particular world trouble spots, is...

China's United Front, Fmr HK Executive funding US foreign policy think tanks 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The recently released U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission report on China's United Front noted that the Chinese Communist Party has been covertly fundin...

Fed rate policy unintentionally pressures emerging economies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies....

How US Fed is unintentionally squeezing developing economies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies....

Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate mil...

Trump and Putin raise possibilities of another meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely has an RSVP been so complicated. President Donald Trump is open to visiting Moscow — if he gets a formal invitation from Vladimir Putin, the White House said...

State governors delve into foreign diplomacy on trade war

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico. ...

The Latest: Chinese emissary says no easy win in trade war

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on state governors and concerns about foreign trade and investment (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A Chinese emissary is warning at a...

Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, h...

Lessons for next US financial crisis from 3 key ex-officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three officials who played vital roles in combating the 2008 financial crisis say they worry that the painful lessons from the banking system's near-collapse a decade ago may be forg...

Tumult of Trump's Europe trip smashes presidential precedent

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, h...