New wave of anti-authoritarianism rising in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Young Thais are demanding changes from their military government, which has led the country into an economic recession and gravely eroded personal freedoms in the years si...

'Don't shut up!' Film spotlights Filipino journalist

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.” ...

Thai protesters rally against PM Prayuth Chan-ocha's rule

Hundreds of Thais took to the streets of Bangkok on Saturday to protest against the arrest of two pro-democracy activists — Anon Numpa, 35, and Panupong Jadnok, 24. Human rights lawyer Anon and...

Fort Hood commander's transfer on hold amid investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army leaders have delayed the planned transfer of the Fort Hood commander, as a team of independent investigators heads to the base to determine whether leadership failures contribut...

Georgia DA who charged officers faces tough primary runoff

ATLANTA (AP) — Against the backdrop of protests over racial injustice and police brutality and with allegations of misconduct emboldening challengers, the top prosecutor in Georgia’s most populous cou...

Army secretary: Fort Hood has high rates of murder, assault

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fort Hood has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment in the Army, Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Thursday during a visit to the Texas base. ...

After recovering from virus, Domingo vows to clear name

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Placido Domingo is back in Europe to receive a lifetime achievement award after a bout with the coronavirus, vowing in an interview with a top Italian daily newspaper to clear...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 6, the 219th day of 2020. There are 147 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 6, 1945, during Wor...

British parliamentary group urges sanctions on Hong Kong authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.K.'s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong on Tuesday (Aug.4) revealed the results of its five-month investigation into abuse of power by Hong Kong p...

French figure skating rocked by sexual abuse findings 

France's Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports announced Tuesday that a fact-finding investigation into the country's Federation of Ice Sports (FFSG) turned up evidence indicating more than 20 ...

Sexual abuse: French investigation exposes skating coaches

PARIS (AP) — More than 20 coaches working with the French ice skating federation or its clubs have been identified following an investigation into accusations of sexual assault, harassment or violence...

Prosecutor seeking Trump's taxes cites probe of his business

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump's tax returns told a judge Monday that it was justified in demanding them because of public reports of “extensiv...

Lawmaker arrest spotlights UK Parliament’s sex abuse problem

LONDON (AP) — The weekend arrest of a British lawmaker accused of rape and the sexual assault conviction of a former legislator last week are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to conf...

Family of slain Texas soldier pushes for change near Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Thursday with the family of a soldier who investigators say was slain on the Texas Army base where she was stationed, saying it is a “terrible story” and t...

Placido Domingo to receive lifetime award in Austria

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Placido Domingo will make his first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus to accept a lifetime achievement award in Austria next week. The famed te...