Pompeo urges UN arms embargo on Iran's `terrorist regime'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Calling Iran “the world’s most heinous terrorist regime,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to extend the U.N. arms embargo against T...

Striking shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The stakes are growing in a strike against Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works during a global pandemic as company-provided health insurance is running out for 4,300 shipbuilders w...

Venezuela sanctions set off fight for 'plundered' oil cargo

MIAMI (AP) — For two months, the Malta-flagged oil tanker Alkimos has been quietly floating off the Gulf Coast of Texas, undisturbed by the high-stakes legal fight playing out in a federal courtroom a...

Cab drivers in Madrid protest amid low post-outbreak demand

MADRID (AP) — A wave of honking taxis took over a central Madrid avenue Tuesday to demand limits on the number of pay-for-ride vehicles amid a slump in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

US carriers drill after Southeast Asian nations rebuke China

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Ings scores twice as Southampton wins 3-1 at Watford in EPL

LONDON (AP) — Striker Danny Ings kept the pressure on in the race to be Premier League top scorer, netting twice as Southampton won 3-1 at struggling Watford on Sunday. Ings struck i...

Thai low-cost airline NokScoot shuts down amid losses

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's low-cost carrier NokScoot, which is partly owned by Singapore Airlines, said its board of directors decided to liquidate the company as the coronavirus pandemic dim...

Taiwan keeps top ranking in U.S. human trafficking report

Taiwan received a top-tier ranking for the 11th consecutive year in the annual Trafficking in Persons Report released by the U.S. State Department on Thursday. Taiwan was listed in the Tier 1 categ...

Venezuelans take extraordinary steps to beat water shortage

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s economic collapse has left most homes without reliable running water, so Caracas resident Iraima Moscoso saw water pooling inside an abandoned construction site a...

In Wisconsin, Trump boasts of 'aptitude for manufacturing'

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Despite enormous economic headwinds and sky-high unemployment numbers, President Donald Trump sought to showcase his record as a job creator on Thursday during a visit to a ship...

Dodging virus, Navy ships break record for staying at sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two U.S. warships in the Middle East weren't aiming to break a record. But when the coronavirus made ship stops in foreign countries too risky, the USS Dwight D...

Taiwan marks 73 days without new local coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 24) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), marking 73 days without a new local in...

Taiwan Navy conducts mine drills amidst increasing Chinese military activity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy recently carried out mine drills at a time when the Chinese military is stepping up its activity in the Taiwan Strait. The 192nd Fleet, also known as the Navy ...

Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15% last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment. The online shopping giant sai...

Taiwan’s China Airlines rides out coronavirus storm without layoffs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines (CAL) assured investors on Tuesday (June 23) that there will be no plans to slash jobs as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on the travel in...