Thai police gird for trouble after chaotic political protest

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand's capital braced for possible trouble Wednesday, a day after a protest outside Parliament by pro-democracy demonstrators was marred by violence that left 55 people in...

Thai students aim for ambitious political change

BANGKOK (AP) — He was only 7 when he saw his first military coup. He was 15 during the second. Now 21, he is among those at the front of Thailand's growing pro-democracy movement pushing for sweeping ...

Thai parliament meets to debate political protest tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Parliament began a special session Monday that was called to address tensions as pro-democracy protests draw students and other demonstrators into the streets almost daily de...

In a shift, Belarus leader seeks to stem protests gradually

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — When Belarusians filled the streets to protest what they called a fraudulent election that kept authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in power, the blunt repressions came ...

Political novices drawn to anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a summer of protests against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the accusations of corruption and calls for him to resign could be accompanied by another familiar refrain: ...

Opinion: Turkey closing window on press freedom

Turkey is taking steps to close the window on press freedom once and for all. News of more restrictions comes as no surprise: Dozens of journalists have been unlawfully detained and given long prison ...

Protests against Vladimir Putin rock Russia's Khabarovsk

The recent constitutional change to allow Vladimir Putin to serve a third consecutive — and fifth overall — term as Russia's president has further cemented his hold on power. The refer...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, June 21, the 173rd day of 2020. There are 193 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 21, 1...

Black Lives Matter rally to be held Saturday in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rally to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement will be held on Saturday afternoon (June 13) in Taipei. As protests continue across the globe after the ...

Barca vs. Madrid threatened by political protest

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — This “clásico” promises to be like none other. Unfortunately, it may not be for the goals scored by Lionel Messi’s Barcelona or Karim Benzema's Real Madrid. ...

Asian shares mixed as Chinese markets head into holidays

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in a narrow range in Asia on Monday, with markets in China heading into a national holiday. Chinese manufacturing data was slightly better than analy...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2019. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 11:54 a.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight i...

Man arrested after altering LED screen in Chinese hospital to read: 'Long live Japan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Monday (April 8), the simplified Chinese characters for "long live Japan" (日本万岁) and "supporters of China are morons" (支持中国的是傻逼) suddenly started scrolli...

Taiwan remembers 228 victims at music concert in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A festival hosted at Taipei’s Ketagalan Boulevard on Thursday not only commemorated the lives lost during Taiwan’s period of White Terror, but also cast a ligh...

It’s time for Taiwan to get less serious about Communist China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Cross-straits relations are undoubtedly a serious matter. They are about the preservation of Taiwan’s hard-earned freedoms and democracy, facing down the hosti...