Voting underway in Thailand's first election since 2014 coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Voters in Thailand were heading to the polls Sunday in the country’s first election since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. Prime Minister Prayuth...

Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protest...

Thaksin allies face uphill battle in bid to oust Thai junta

BANGKOK (AP) — The political movement that has won every Thai election in nearly two decades is facing its biggest test yet: Squaring off against the allies of the military junta that removed it from ...

A look at those jockeying to be Thailand's next leader

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 70 parties are contesting Sunday's general election in Thailand, the first since a military coup nearly five years ago. Up for grabs are 500 seats in the Hou...

Nicaragua government, opposition to discuss prisoner release

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government and opposition are negotiating how to carry out the release of hundreds of political prisoners arrested in the past year of unrest. P...

Pocketbook issues eclipsed by military role in Thai election

BANGKOK (AP) — Pocketbook issues may not sway the outcome of Sunday's election in Thailand, given the bigger debate among voters over whether they support or oppose the military junta that has ruled t...

Rare protests erupt against Hamas' 12-year rule over Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest th...

Fate of Venezuelans in US has Trump priorities in conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the themes President Donald Trump is expected to hammer during his campaign for re-election are at odds as his administration considers whether to offer new deportation protec...

Venezuelan food supplier reports looting during blackouts

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's largest private food supplier says massive looting and vandalism occurred at four facilities in the city of Maracaibo during nationwide power outages, complicatin...

South Africa's president endorses Zimbabwe leader

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — South Africa's president endorsed Zimbabwe's government Tuesday, ignoring reports of human right abuses by the military to crush persistent dissent in the neighboring country. ...

As Tibetans remember Women's Uprising Day, China blocks foreigners from entering Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Tibetans this week remember the 1959 Tibetan rebellion that occurred 60 years ago, Chinese authorities have restricted foreign access to Tibet, reportedly out of concer...

Nicaragua 'marathon man' protester defiant from house arrest

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Grasping the iron bars at his home, Alex Vanegas is taken back to the dark prison cells where he spent the previous four months talking to fellow inmates through holes in the...

Nigerians vote for powerful governor posts amid some unrest

UGHELLI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians are going to the polls to choose governors in 29 of 36 states in Africa's largest democracy amid reports of heavy military deployment and attacks against electoral fa...

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 co...

US journalist in Venezuela detained amid rising tensions

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A U.S. journalist was seized by security forces at his apartment early Wednesday amid Venezuela's escalating political turmoil, lawyers and press freedom groups said. ...