Japan rejects nuclear ban treaty; survivors to keep pushing

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it will not sign a U.N. treaty that bans nuclear weapons and does not welcome its entry into force next year, rejecting the wishes of atomic bomb survivors in Japan who ...

Thai opposition tells PM to stop using monarchy

Opponents of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha urged him on Monday (Oct. 26) to stop using the monarchy to justify his hold on power and resign, in remarks made to a special session of parliament ...

Women's groups plan more protests over Poland abortion law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women’s rights activists are planning more protests in Poland after a top court tightened the predominantly Catholic nation’s already strict abortion law. Angr...

Women's rights groups pledge further protests over Poland's abortion law

Women’s rights activists in Poland on Monday announced further demonstrations throughout the week to protest a supreme court decision to tighten an already strict abortion law in the predominant...

Huawei 5G faces setbacks in Europe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huawei was hit with two setbacks last week after Sweden and Italy made moves against the Chinese telecommunications firm’s 5G rollout in Europe. Sweden announced ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his oh-so-familiar falsehoods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American hist...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his oh-so-familiar falsehoods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American hist...

Trump intensifies fracking assault on Biden in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a ...

Pakistan's Imran Khan slams French President Macron's views on Islam

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan joined Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday in criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron for his recent comments on Islam. "This is a time...

Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India’s tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the president of a reputable Chicago university, answered questions not just about dorms or tuition but also American ...

For transgender activists, election stokes hopes and fears

Among transgender-rights activists, there’s a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election. They’re yearning for President Donald Trump’s defeat but dreading the possibility that h...

Polish women protest new abortion restriction in churches

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women's rights activists in Poland staged protests during Sunday church services in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation against a tightening of the nation's already restricti...

Italy toughens coronavirus measures amid second wave surge

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday signed a package of measures in reaction to a surging second wave of COVID-19 cases. The decree means that all bars and restaurants must close by 6 p.m...

UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nucle...

Voter advocates hoping to stave off intimidation at polls

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted...