Euro 2024 study: Human rights concern in Turkey, not Germany

A week before the 2024 European Championship vote, UEFA expressed concern on Friday about Turkey's human rights record and raised no significant issues with Germany's proposals in an evaluation of the...

Washington calls for the release of scientist in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — The United States has called for the immediate release of a NASA scientist who was arrested in southern Turkey for alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Islamic cleric the T...

Turkey frees prominent opposition lawmaker Berberoglu

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has released a prominent lawmaker from the main opposition party who had been sentenced to more than five years in prison for revealing state secrets and espionage. ...

Korean Summit: The pomp, the substance and what it means

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has wrapped up a three-day visit to North Korea's capital, the first by a South Korean leader in 11 years. His meetings with North Kore...

Politics, pride in leaders trip to 'sacred' N. Korea volcano

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — There is no more sacred place in North Korea than Mount Paektu, and getting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to such a spot is a propaganda coup unlike any other. The s...

"Grand Theater": Has N. Korea's Kim won a propaganda coup?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was searching for the perfect propaganda set piece, something designed to show his people that he's a strong leader pushing inexorably for ...

Thailand's junta eases politics ban in step toward polls

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has taken another step toward holding elections next year by easing some restrictions on political activities to allow parties to conduct basic functions, but they are still ba...

Taiwanese must reconsider before accepting Chinese ID cards

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is perhaps the only organization which still thinks it is going to be able to win over the Taiwanese people through a hearts and minds campaign.  There have b...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Haitians eking out liv...

New Thai laws mandate election by May next year

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has enacted laws that set in motion a countdown leading to new elections by next May. The long-delayed measures, which became law Wednesday with their publica...

Turkey slams 'terror-linked' NGOs at rights conference

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has confirmed that it is boycotting Europe's largest human rights conference because of the presence of non-governmental organizations it says are linked to "terror" group...

Philippines' Pres. Duterte predicts he may be assassinated on Sept. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After previously declaring that the CIA is conspiring to assassinate him, the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte in an interview on Tuesday, Sept. 11 claime...

'Shadow Tyrants' is latest Clive Cussler suspense thriller

"Shadow Tyrants" by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison, (G.P. Putnam's Sons) Almost 2,000 years ago, an emperor avoided a coup and entrusted nine Scrolls of Knowledge to nine individual...

Stories still emerge of the horrors after Chile's coup

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The marine commander gave an order to Chief Petty Officer Pienovi, who moments before had obeyed an order to help send his own wife to a torture center. "Take ...

Turkey boycotts human rights meeting over presence of NGOs

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Turkey's government is boycotting Europe's largest human rights conference because it was not allowed to prevent the participation of non-governmental organizations it objects to...