US relations with PRC and Taiwan in a time of 'plague': William Stanton

The United States’ relations with the PRC have inexorably but inevitably worsened since the accession to power of Xi Jinping (習近平) in 2012. We have witnessed the Chinese Communist Party&rsquo...

Greece: 11 arrests, arms seized in Turkey-linked terror raid

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece said Friday they have seized grenade launchers and other weapons in raids against suspected members of a far-left Turkish armed group. The raid...

Philippines declares cease-fire with rebels to fight virus

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral cease-fire with communist guerrillas on Wednesday to focus on fighting the coronavirus outbreak that prompted him ...

Colombia's conflict spills over to museum of memory

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — On a vacant grassy lot squeezed between several smoggy highways lies the property where Colombia’s government hopes to build a large museum paying homage to victims of the coun...

UK voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

LONDON (AP) — U.K. voters were deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. ...

Leading intellectual in Benin, Albert Tevoedjre, dies at 89

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Albert Tevoedjre, a Benin political scientist and one of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's most trusted experts on social and economic development strategies for Africa,...

Iran student leader says he regrets 1979 US Embassy attack

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — His revolutionary fervor diminished by the years that have also turned his dark brown hair white, one of the Iranian student leaders of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover says he now r...

Frozen in time, US Embassy a monument to Iran hostage crisis

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Tehran remains frozen in 1979 as the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis approaches, a time capsule of revolutionary graffiti, Underwood typewriters and...

Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Literary critic and longtime Yale professor Harold Bloom has died. His wife, Jeanne, tells The Associated Press that he had been in failing health, although he was st...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2019. There are 83 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 9, 1...

AP interview: Colombian leader warns Venezuela

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is comparing Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic and says Venezuela's embattled socialist leader would be making a "stupid" mistake w...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Political ch...

Why China's wealthy elite are losing faith in their country's future: William Stanton

While the world too often underestimates or overlooks Taiwan’s achievements, it also often underestimates China’s challenges, exaggerates its strengths, and forgets its weaknesses. Given t...

Canadian cops laugh at pro-CCP protesters accidentally chanting 'Free China!'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a bizarre case of a Freudian slip or Chinglish gone awry, hordes of pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) demonstrators were overheard inadvertently shouting out "Free Chin...

Sri Lanka government faces no-confidence vote in Parliament

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament is debating a no-confidence motion against the government in which the opposition is accusing the ruling coalition of failing to prevent Easter suicide...