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Marcos Jr proclaimed next Philippine president with huge win

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was proclaimed the next president of the Philippines by a joint session of Congress on Wednesday following a landslide election triumph 36 years after h...

Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new prime minister was sworn in Monday and flew to Tokyo for a summit with President Joe Biden while vote counting continued to determine whether he will control...

US snubs Taiwan from Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The White House on Sunday (May 22) announced that Taiwan is not on the list of countries that will be invited to join the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), despite l...

Albanese elected Australia's leader in complex poll result

SYDNEY (AP) — Australians awoke on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the center-left Labor Party leader whose ascension to the nation’s top job from being raised in social housing by...

Australia's next prime minister came from humble beginnings

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese is a politician molded by his humble start to life as the only child of a single mother who raised him on a pension in grit...

Opposition party more likely to form Australia's government

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The opposition Labor Party appeared more likely than Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s coalition to form government after Australia’s election on Saturday that could result in...

New maps create challenge for women seeking reelection

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 thanks to a record showing by Democratic female candidates. Two years later, a record number of GOP women won seats, ...

EXPLAINER: How does Australia's election process work?

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians vote Saturday to elect their 47th Parliament since federation in 1901 and will likely either return Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative coalition for a ...

In 2 states, 1 in 20 residents missed during US head count

Around 1 in 20 residents in Arkansas and Tennessee were missed during the 2020 census, and four other U.S. states had significant undercounts of their populations which could shortchange them of feder...

Australian conservative party faces teal independent threat

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The daughter of a conservative federal lawmaker and granddaughter of a conservative cabinet minister, Sydney businessperson Allegra Spender has an impeccable pedigree for a ...

Live updates | UN Chief: War in Ukraine driving world hunger

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other countries to stop escalating global hunger exacerbated by the war in Ukraine by allowing the...

Live updates | Russia insists Mariupol troops surrendering

MOSCOW — The Kremlin says the Ukrainian soldiers at a giant steel mill in the port of Mariupol are surrendering. The Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday that 959 Ukrainian soldie...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big...

Activists ask top court to void Marcos Jr's presidential win

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights activists have asked the Philippine Supreme Court to block Congress from proclaiming Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as the next president, alleging that he lied when he s...

Moderate, progressive face off in Oregon governor primary

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Democratic primary for Oregon governor in Tuesday's midterm elections will serve as a test between the party's moderate and progressive wings at a time when voters remain fru...