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Solomon Islands leader wins no-confidence vote after riots

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the Solomon Islands survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Monday following riots in the capital last month. Prime Minister Manas...

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi: The Legal Challenges

The four-year prison sentence given to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday on charges of incitement and failing to observe pandemic restrictions is one small shot in a legal offensive int...

Austria: Karl Nehammer sworn in as new chancellor

Karl Nehammer was sworn in as Austrian chancellor by President Alexander Van der Bellen on Monday in a ceremony in Vienna's Hofburg Palace as the country's third leader in three months. He no...

3 feared dead as Myanmar army truck runs down protesters

BANGKOK (AP) — An army vehicle barreled into a peaceful march of anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday, reportedly killing at least three people, witnesses and ...

Opinion: Aung San Suu Kyi's plan for Myanmar has failed

When the court in Myanmar's capital, Naypyitaw, hands down the first verdict in the trial against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and de facto head of government Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday, the militar...

France to work with Saudis to resolve crisis with Lebanon

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, i...

Gambia counts marble votes in 1st post-Jammeh election

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Election officials started counting marble votes Saturday in Gambia after the polls closed in the country's first presidential election in decades that does not include former di...

China's communists bash US democracy before Biden summit

BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party took American democracy to task on Saturday, sharply criticizing a global democracy summit being hosted by President Joe Biden next week and extolling the virtue...

UN renews anti-piracy ships off Somalia for only 3 months

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to allow international naval forces to continue using all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia — but only f...

3rd worker at federal prison charged with sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal correctional officer at a women’s prison in California was charged Friday with sexually abusing an inmate, just months after the prison’s warden was arrested for similar co...

'Together we will make a difference': Open Parliament Forum in Taiwan concludes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Open Parliament Forum came to a close in Taipei on Friday (Dec. 3), with its international group of attendees calling for a united democratic front against author...

Bulgaria's Parliament convenes after 3rd election of year

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s new parliament convened Friday for its first session following the country's third parliamentary election of the year. A newly formed anti-corrupti...

Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, ha...

Austria: Party backs interior chief Nehammer for chancellor

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer announced Friday that he will be the acting leader of the conservative People’s Party and will seek to become Austria's next chancellor. ...

Solomon Islands politician wants diplomatic ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The head of the most populous province in the Solomon Islands said the country would likely switch diplomatic ties back to Taiwan if the prime minister is ousted from his post fo...