Trump signs executive order as he courts Hispanic voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that creates an advisory commission tasked with improving Hispanic Americans' access to economic and educational opportuniti...

Venezuela high court orders takeover of Guaidó's party

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government-stacked Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the takeover of one of the nation’s most prominent political parties, to which opposition leader Juan Guaió be...

GOP worries Trump's divisive June imperils Senate control

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's June began with his Bible-clutching photo op outside a church after authorities used chemicals and batons to scatter peaceful demonstrators. It never got les...

New French Prime Minister Jean Castex, a low-profile functionary

Politics is brutal in France: The movers were lugging boxes out of the Hotel Matignon, the prime minister's residence, at 10 a.m. Edouard Philppe had been ditched for all of Paris to see. Preside...

Russian opposition denounces vote extending Putin's rule

MOSCOW (AP) — A vote that cleared the way for President Vladimir Putin to rule Russia until 2036 was denounced Thursday by his political opponents as a “Pyrrhic victory” that will only further erode h...

Support for Putin wanes in his former Russian stronghold

NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (AP) — In 2011, the industrial city of Nizhny Tagil was dubbed “Putingrad” for its residents’ fervent support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nine years l...

Approval of KMT, DPP down in Taiwan's Kaohsiung after recall of mayor: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's two major parties have both seen their approval ratings drop in the southern port city of Kaohsiung following former Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) ouster earli...

Democrats warn against overconfidence in fight against Trump

President Donald Trump is entering the final four-month stretch before Election Day presiding over a country that faces a public health crisis, mass unemployment and a reckoning over racism. His Democ...

Trump zeroes in on base to overcome reelection obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is sharpening his focus on his most ardent base of supporters as concern grows inside his campaign that his standing in the battleground states that will decid...

Putin uses World War II parade to boost support before vote

MOSCOW (AP) — A massive Russian military parade postponed by the coronavirus pandemic will roll through Red Square this week to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, eve...

GOP candidates balance pros, cons of running with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hitting the road again. And while a campaign event with a president who draws TV cameras and raucous crowds can be gold for down-ballot candidates, these da...

Trump resumes fundraising to build cash lead against Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is resuming in-person fundraising events after a three-month hiatus as his campaign works to maintain a cash advantage over Democrat Joe Biden that it believes...

Mexican president defies leftist label in virus response

When Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico’s presidency after years of agitating for change, many expected a transformative leader who would take the country to the left even as much of Latin America...

New Taipei mayor boasts highest national approval rating

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) has received the highest public approval rating of all local government heads in a recent poll by Global Views Monthly magazine. Accord...

AP-NORC poll: Many in US won't return to gym or dining out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the country remains unlikely to venture out to bars, restaurants, theaters or gyms anytime soon, despite state and local officials across the country increasingly allowing bu...