Timeline: Key events since Thailand's last general election

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand will hold its first general election Sunday since the military ousted the elected government in a coup nearly five years ago. Thailand has a long history of c...

New Thai government may be unstable, short-lived

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of...

Nicaragua opposition eyes imminent deal on prisoner releases

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A leader of Nicaragua's opposition alliance says members hope for approval Friday of a schedule for freeing 640 people considered political prisoners. Azaha...

Thai parties hold final campaign rallies before election

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's main political parties have held their final major rallies ahead of Sunday's general election, urging their supporters on and highlighting policies they hope will bring them ...

Exiled Thai leader is father of the bride ahead of election

HONG KONG (AP) — Thailand's exiled former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, won't know until Sunday whether people in his homeland are still fans of his politics, but he was happy as he hosted a wed...

Thaksin allies face uphill battle in bid to oust Thai junta

BANGKOK (AP) — The political movement that has won every Thai election in nearly two decades is facing its biggest test yet: Squaring off against the allies of the military junta that removed it from ...

A look at those jockeying to be Thailand's next leader

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 70 parties are contesting Sunday's general election in Thailand, the first since a military coup nearly five years ago. Up for grabs are 500 seats in the Hou...

New Thai election rules make it hard to trump junta's pick

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand heads to the polls Sunday to vote in the country's first general election since the military toppled an elected government in a coup nearly five years ago. On...

Long Thai crisis morphed coup leader's career into politics

BANGKOK (AP) — Prayuth Chan-ocha became prime minister in a very Thai way: He led a military coup. Now after five years of running Thailand with absolute power, he's seeking to hold ...

UN rights chief: US sanctions could deepen Venezuelan crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nation's high commissioner for human rights says recent U.S. sanctions that are aimed to topple Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threaten to deep the nation's c...

Pocketbook issues eclipsed by military role in Thai election

BANGKOK (AP) — Pocketbook issues may not sway the outcome of Sunday's election in Thailand, given the bigger debate among voters over whether they support or oppose the military junta that has ruled t...

Shifting hopes as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel'...

Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

PHIMAI, Thailand (AP) — It's election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan "Vote Thaksin, ...

Colombia: 1,000 Venezuelan forces crossed border since Feb.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Colombian authorities say about 1,000 members of the Venezuelan security forces have fled to Colombia since last month, giving up weapons and uniforms as they abandon the gov...

Sudan secures $300M loans from regional fund amid protests

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan says it has signed agreements for $300 million in loans from a regional monetary fund to help address a foreign currency crisis that has fueled months of anti-government protests. ...