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Business Highlights: New Twitter policy, Wall Street slide

___ New Twitter policy aims to pierce fog of war misinformation SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is stepping up its fight against misinformation with a new policy crack...

NATO chief sure spat over Sweden, Finland will be resolved

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's leader flatly opposes having Sweden and Finland join NATO, but the military alliance's chief said Thursday he was confident the standoff would be resolved and the two Nordic n...

Biden hails Finland, Sweden NATO bids as leaders visit US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flanked by the leaders of Finland and Sweden, President Joe Biden forcefully supported their applications to join NATO on Thursday as Russia's war in the heart of Europe challenges t...

Congress OKs latest $40B to help Ukraine repulse Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a $40 billion infusion of military and economic aid for Ukraine and its allies on Thursday as both parties rallied behind America’s latest, and qui...

Inflation, Russia-Ukraine war draw G7 finance leaders' focus

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) — Finance ministers for the Group of Seven leading economies grappled Thursday with deepening inflation concerns and the immediate effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, with ...

Navalny's team urges more Russian sanctions to help Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s team hit Capitol Hill Thursday, urging a fresh round of sanctions over the war in Ukraine that moves beyond wealthy oligarchs to spread the...

Germany's Schroeder loses office amid anger over Russia ties

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers agreed Thursday to strip former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of his office and staff after he maintained and defended his long-standing ties with Russia and its energy s...

Conference of U.S. conservatives opens in Orban's Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Dozens of prominent conservatives from Europe, the United States and elsewhere gathered Thursday in Hungary as the American Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, ...

Pro-Russian hackers spread hoaxes to divide Ukraine, allies

As Ukrainians flooded into Poland earlier this year to flee Russian invaders, a hacking group aligned with the Kremlin sought to spread rumors that criminal gangs were waiting to harvest the organs of...

Shaky Israeli coalition is jolted as another lawmaker quits

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Another member of Israel's parliament said Thursday she was quitting the ruling coalition, leaving embattled Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in control of a crumbling minority g...

Taiwan foreign minister delivers message at woman empowerment forum in Guatemala

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) delivered a pre-recorded speech during a semi-virtual forum, held in Guatemala, on women’s economic empowerment in Central America o...

Taiwanese gathering in Brussels call for Taiwan’s participation in WHA

Brussels (Taiwan News) — A rally calling for Taiwan’s inclusion in the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA) took place Wednesday (May 18) in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by the Taipei Represe...

Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China

Joe Biden will visit Japan and South Korea on his first Asian trip as U.S. president, carrying a clear message to China, advisers and analysts say - don't try what Russia did in Ukraine anywhere i...

Taiwan expresses dissatisfaction with absence of WHA invitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (May 19) expressed regret and dissatisfaction with the fact that Taiwan has not been invited to attend the May 22-28 Wor...

Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden departs on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aiming to build rapport with the two nations’ leaders while also sending an unmistakable message to China: Russ...