UN: After 20 years, no equality for women in peace talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency promoting gender equality told the 20th anniversary commemoration of a resolution demanding equal participation for women in peace negotiations that i...

Feds wrongly tell new US citizens they missed chance to vote

BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials acknowledged Thursday that they erroneously told some new U.S. citizens in Massachusetts that they could not vote in next week's election because they had m...

Pelosi wants 'big' health care, infrastructure push in 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing a 2021 legislative agenda with two “great, big initiatives” — expanding health care access and rebuilding American infrastructure — that are l...

U.S. OKs extradition of 2 nabbed in ex-Nissan boss' escape

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department has agreed to turn over to Japan two American men accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country while he was awaiting tr...

Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to...

TSMC vice president among 7 professionals to become naturalized Taiwanese citizens

Seven foreign professionals, including an American executive at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), have been approved for naturalization in Taiwan without surrendering their original c...

Thailand’s Best Workplaces Honoured Amidst Pandemic

HR Asia Best Companies to Work For in Asia Awards celebrates caring side of Thai employers BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 28 October 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the w...

Voting by mail isn't so easy on Native American reservations

MISSION, S.D. (AP) — The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business most days as people wait outside to allow one family at a time to check for mail at one of just four su...

Low expections in Mexico as US election approaches

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A week before U.S. elections, expectations and attention are unusually low in a foreign country that may have more at stake than any other. Many Mexicans would be glad to see a more...

Hong Kong refugee urges Berlin to simplify asylum process for activists

An activist who fled Hong Kong in November last year has confirmed that she was granted refugee status in Germany on October 14. Elaine* told DW that she was arrested for rioting and violating anti-m...

Maduro foe joins family in Spain after fleeing Venezuela

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — After more than six years in confinement, Venezuela’n opposition leader Leopoldo López is a free man and has been reunited with his family in Madrid. López ...

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 ...

China cautions UK against issuing passports to Hongkongers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has issued a series of threats to the United Kingdom over its plan to issue up to three million British National Overseas (BNO) passports to residents of Hong Kong. ...

Top Trump adviser wants more nations to field asylum claims

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's top priorities on immigration if he wins a second term would be to use agreements with Central American governments as models to get countries around t...

China may not recognize British-issued Hong Kong passports

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign ministry said Friday it may decide not to recognize British-issued passports for Hong Kong residents in retaliation for London’s moves to open a path to citizenship for ...