Brazil's Bolsonaro backtracks on Argentine inauguration

Rio de Janeiro (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reversed course Monday and decided to send an official representative to neighboring Argentina's presidential inauguration ceremony. ...

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

GENEVA (AP) — Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics ca...

Britain faces most history-shaping election since WWII

LONDON (AP) — Britain is facing the most testing and significant period in its modern history since World War II. The polarized electorate now has a critical choice to make -- but...

Q&A: Does a manufacturing slump threaten the US economy?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying fears and predictions, the U.S. economy is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts. Employers added a sizzling 266,000 jobs in November...

US likely to hit China over human rights despite trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights as he tries to deliver a ...

Ukrainian gas chief meets with prosecutors probing Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have interviewed the head of Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an investigation into the business dealings of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer ...

Israeli leader censures Europe for pursuing trade with Iran

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister is lashing out at European countries for joining a body that would allow some trading with Iran despite U.S. sanctions. Benjamin Netanyahu sa...

Taiwan should think big with defense manufacturing plans

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The global defense market was worth an estimated US$1.8 trillion in 2018. That’s an increase of 2.6 percent on the previous year. While it is an industry that is ...

Japan’s ex-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dead at 101

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a giant of his country’s post-World War II politics who pushed for a more assertive Japan while strengthening military ties with the United Stat...

Hong Kong police end 12-day siege of university

Hong Kong police reopened public access to a university campus Friday after blocking it for 12 days to try to arrest anti-government protesters holed up inside. A cordon around the university has b...

China furious, Hong Kong celebrates after US move on bills

BEIJING (AP) — China reacted furiously Thursday to President Donald Trump’s signing two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador to protest and wa...

Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two bills aimed at supporting human rights and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. Trump signed the bills, which were approved b...

Century ago and today, Baghdad street a front line in revolt

BAGHDAD (AP) — When discontented Iraqis sought independence from British occupation in 1920, Baghdad’s most prestigious new boulevard, Rasheed Street, was the theatre of their revolt. Nearly 100 years...

Manufacturers' sentiment on business climate in Taiwan weakens

Business sentiment among Taiwanese manufacturers weakened in October, amid worry over the global economy and the trade frictions between the United States and China, the Taiwan Institute of Economic R...

Taiwan and Thailand ink deal on agricultural cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese university inked a cooperative deal with a Thai farm located near Bangkok on Sunday (Nov. 24), turning a new page for agricultural cooperation between the two ...