Dutch vote in provincial elections days after tram attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch voters are casting ballots in regional elections that are seen as passing a midterm judgment on the ruling national coalition of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and could...

Mosque shootings renew fears of terror by lone attackers

In his manifesto, the white supremacist charged with attacking two New Zealand mosques praised fellow "freedom fighters" as his role models. In reality, all were terrorists — most notable for acting a...

Poland seeks to prosecute communist-era judges, prosecutors

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's justice officials say they are seeking to prosecute seven communist-era judges and prosecutors who imprisoned pro-democracy fighters in the 1980s. Just...

Taiwan, US plan new talks this year in rebuke to Beijing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan and the U.S. will hold talks later this year as part of efforts to counter growing pressure from Beijing to force the island into political unification with mainland China...

The new Taiwan-U.S. initiative not an act to provoke Beijing: AIT Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan-U.S. initiative aimed at promoting democratic governance in the region was announced Tuesday in Taipei at a joint press conference hosted by Foreign Minister Jose...

AP Explains: Trump 'Wall Defense Fund' cash goes to campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is urging supporters to contribute to a "Wall Defense Fund" as it seeks to cash in on opposition to the president's signature campaign p...

Sri Lanka media rights activists decry new anti-terror laws

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Media rights activists are urging the Sri Lankan government to withdraw proposed anti-terror legislation, calling it is a set of draconian laws aimed at suppressing the media...

US Navy won't alter sail-bys at sea despite China maneuver

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. Navy won't alter its so-called "freedom of navigation" sail-bys in the disputed South China Sea and has pressed ahead with such operations despite a dangerous maneu...

Breaking News: William Lai officially registers bid for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier William Lai has officially registered to run for president in 2020. Lai marked his intention to register this morning (Monday, March 18) when an associat...

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to...

Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general ...

Taiwan’s religious freedom presents pro-unification voices with a dilemma

The issue of religious freedom has been high on the news agenda this week after U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, paid a visit to Taiwan. The fact that an...

Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick's Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — A new, troublesome topic hovered over the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York this year: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's economy. ...

Report: Ex-Putin adviser who died in US had broken neck

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released documents show that a former adviser to Russia's president had a complete fracture of his neck "at or near the time of his death" in a Washington hotel room in 2015. ...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

An attack on a New Zealand mosque took the lives of 49 worshippers Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings. Here are the stories of the...