Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz to retire after 38 years

DETROIT (AP) — He was the face of Toyota in the U.S. unintended acceleration crisis, steered the automaker through the Great Recession, started and closed the youth-oriented Scion brand and reorganize...

Chinese officials lash out at US over new legislation

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials lashed out at the U.S. on Wednesday over recent legislation passed by Congress criticizing Beijing for its policies in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang region in western Chi...

Boungainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The South Pacific region of Bougainville has voted in a referendum declared on Wednesday to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea. ...

Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top diplomat says his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi...

Peace in sight? Paris summit seeks solution for Ukraine war

PARIS (AP) — A long-awaited summit in Paris on Monday is aiming to find a way to end the war in Ukraine, after five years and 14,000 lives lost in a conflict that has emboldened the Kremlin and reshap...

Basketball player fined for ignoring Chinese national anthem

BEIJING (AP) — China's professional basketball association fined one of its foreign players on Monday for not paying sufficient attention during the pre-game playing of the country's national anthem. ...

Taiwan talent drain sees professors poached by Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least five faculty members from Taiwan’s most prestigious universities have been poached by Hong Kong over the past two years, highlighting the academic talent dr...

Protesters: Ukraine's leader must defend nation at summit

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several thousand people rallied Sunday in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to demand that the president defend the country's interests in this week's summit with Russia, Germany and ...

Hong Kong protests cross half-year mark with rally

Marchers are again expected to fill Hong Kong streets in a rally Sunday that will test the enduring appeal of the city's protest movement marking a half year of demonstrations. Poli...

New Ukrainian leader heads to high-stakes meeting with Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — For new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a summit meeting with Russia, France and Germany marks a decisive moment in his push to end more than five years of fighting with Moscow-...

New Ukrainian leader heads to high-stakes meeting with Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — For new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a summit meeting with Russia, France and Germany marks a decisive moment in his push to end more than five years of fighting with Moscow-...

The Latest: Germany expels 2 Russian diplomats

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany’s investigation of the killing of a Georgian man (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Germany’s foreign ministry says it has expelled t...

German prosecutors: Russia suspected in Berlin slaying

BERLIN (AP) — Federal German prosecutors say they are taking over the investigation of a brazen daylight slaying of a Georgian man after concluding evidence suggests involvement either by the governme...

APEC Automotive Dialogue opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Asia-Pacific dialogue about the automobile industry opened on Wednesday (Dec. 4) in Taipei, with more than 100 officials and business representatives from across the re...

Congress passes Uighur Human Rights Policy Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday aimed at pressuring China over a brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the far west of the country, legislation that follow...