Trump blamed for surging crackdown on Vietnamese dissidents

Nguyen Thi Tuyet Lan, the 61-year-old mother of imprisoned Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, has struggled to cope since her daughter was sentenced to 10 years in jail for ...

US House proposes to bring Taiwan back to WHO and WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bipartisan bill Friday proposing to restore Taiwan’s status as an “observer” at the World Health Orga...

US adds Lee Ming-che to list of political prisoners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The US Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC) has added Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), who has been held in China for nearly three mo...

Putin says Russia is willing to hand over to US Congress, Senate records of Trump's talks with Lavrov

MOSCOW (AP) — Putin says Russia is willing to hand over to US Congress, Senate records of Trump's talks with Lavrov.

North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

TOKYO (AP) — A North Korean parliamentary committee sent a rare letter of protest to the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday over its new package of tougher sanctions. The sancti...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: CHINA-NEW SILK ROAD-XI'S SPOTLIGHT — China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signatur...

AP WAS THERE: US Congress declares war during WWI

EDITORS NOTE: On April 6, 1917, the United States joined the Great War. President Woodrow Wilson had tried in vain to avoid the global conflict now known as World War I, and called on Congress to decl...

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORIES: SOC--FIFA-MESSI CHARGED GENEVA — Lionel Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia....

Russian Manafort client: Willing to speak to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian billionaire close to President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his past business relationship with Presiden...

BC-US--Congress-Health Overhaul,ADVISORY, US

EDITORS: In a monumental test for President Donald Trump, the House votes on the Republican health care bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The vote is expected aro...

US Congress delegation in Kosovo to show bipartisan support

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A bipartisan delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives is visiting Kosovo to reiterate the strong support for the nation. In its two-day visit, the de...

US Congress mulls Montana tribe's longtime recognition bid

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Congress on Wednesday was scheduled to consider the decades-long fight for federal recognition by Montana's Little Shell Tribe, which would make its 6,000 members eligi...

Puerto Rico celebrates 1st female US Congress representative

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A woman is for the first time serving as Puerto Rico's representative in U.S. Congress. Jenniffer Gonzalez was being sworn in on Tuesday and says she pla...

US Congress backs court challenge to Obama's climate plan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 200 members of the U.S. Congress are backing a court challenge to President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.A brief filed Tuesday with the U.S. Cou...

As US military handles drone strikes, less scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Putting the U.S. military in charge of drone strikes in Iraq and Syria has effectively reduced congressional scrutiny of those sensitive operations, leaving some activists, lawmaker...