Mongolians protest as economic ills grip country

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolian political fringe groups have protested in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, to demand the dissolution of parliament as economic woes grip the country. ...

Stock prices surge on bullish talk on China-US trade deal

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday after White House officials said China and the U.S. were getting close to an agreement to cool tensions over trade. Markets have sw...

US aims to protect Taiwan against military unification with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) released its 2019 annual report on Thursday (Nov. 14), which outlines China's objectives of interfering wit...

Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim leader said Evo Morales can’t run as a candidate in any new elections, even as the ousted leader contended he is in fact still the president of the Andean coun...

AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he calle...

Nordic countries seek cooperation with Taiwan in sustainable energy

Northern European countries are seeking to explore more opportunities for cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability, representatives of three Nordic countries to Tai...

North Korea says it issued ultimatum to South over resort

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has issued an ultimatum to South Korea that it will tear down South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort if the ...

Trump returns to Louisiana, trying to flip governor’s seat

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump is testing the strength of his political influence in the face of Washington’s impeachment drama, as he returns to Louisiana on Thursday to try to oust t...

Business Highlights

___ China presses Washington for tariff cut in trade deal BEIJING (AP) — China is pressing Washington to roll back punitive tariffs in an interim trade deal. A gove...

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. ...

Iran imposes fuel rationing, increases prices

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state news agency is reporting that authorities have imposed rationing and increased the prices of fuel. IRNA's report early Friday said every private car ...

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begi...

Powell urges Congress to tackle growing budget deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday urged Congress to tackle the growing budget deficit but also underscored the current health of the nation’s economy. ...

Sizing up the 2019 holiday shopping season for retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — With two weeks until the official start of the holiday shopping season, the nation’s retailers are gearing up for what should be another brutally competitive shopping period. ...

Stocks wobble on Wall Street amid trade talk concerns

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wobbled between small gains and losses in early trading on Thursday as investors turned more cautious as talks between the U.S. and China on a trade deal appear to hit some...