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Philippines eyes US helicopters after scrapping Russian deal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials are considering a U.S. offer to provide heavy-lift helicopters like its widely used Chinooks after Manila scrapped a deal to buy military choppers from ...

Longtime AP correspondent, editor Marcus Eliason dies at 75

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Eliason, an international journalist whose insightful reporting, sparkling prose and skillful editing graced Associated Press news wires for almost a half-century, has died. He ...

Philippines: What the future holds under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s rule

A series of arrests and crackdowns on media outlets in the weeks before the presidential inauguration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday foreshadows a continued climate of intolerance for dissent and...

What's changed - or stayed the same - since Hong Kong returned to China

Hong Kong returned to China in 1997 after 156 years of British colonial rule. China promised the city wide-ranging freedoms denied to those in mainland China for 50 years, although some say China has ...

Zimbabwe reporter fined on accreditation for New York Times

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court on Tuesday convicted a journalist on charges of breaking the country’s immigration laws by allegedly arranging fake accreditation papers for two corresponden...

German leader rules out nuclear option to fill energy gaps

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Wednesday that his government remains committed to phasing out nuclear power despite concerns about rising energy prices and possible future shortages ...

Biden, Bolsonaro to hold first meeting amid election worries

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden became concerned that his Brazilian counterpart was going to skip this week’s summit in Los Angeles, so he dispatched a close adviser to personally del...

China installing former security chief as Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG (AP) — China is installing a career security official as the new leader of Hong Kong in the culmination of a sweeping political transformation that has gutted any opposition in the Asian fin...

Hong Kong election: Will the crackdown on rights and freedoms continue?

Around 1,500 members of Hong Kong's election committee are expected to cast their votes on Sunday to choose the next chief executive for the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Hong Kong's former c...

Hong Kong Foreign Correspondent's Club suspends human rights award over legal fears

The Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club has canceled its annual human rights reporting award over fears it will violate repressive new laws, it announced on Monday. FCC president Keith Richburg sai...

Catalan chief accuses Spain's intelligence agency of hacking

MADRID (AP) — The head of Catalonia's regional government is accusing Spain's intelligence agency of conducting what he calls “massive political espionage” on the northeastern region's independence mo...

Wu Feng becomes 1st foreign entertainer to receive Taiwan press card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-Turkish TV show host Ugur Rifat Karlova, better known as Wu Feng (吳鳳), on Tuesday (March 22) became the first foreign-born entertainer to receive a Ministry of F...

Beijing Games shed light on hypocrisy of Olympic 'values'

At the heart of the Olympics is something called "the Olympic Movement." "The Olympic Movement" is intended to, in the words of the Olympics website, "contribute to buildin...

Why Deutsche Welle is not the same as RT

The Kremlin's decision to shut down DW's operations in Russia seems at first like a tit-for-tat response to a decision by German regulators, made a day earlier, to ban Russian broadcaster RT D...

Official who voted to bar Marcos Jr. election bid retires

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine elections official, who voted to disqualify the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in upcoming presidential elections, has alleged that a fe...