Fear, turmoil in Lebanon as its financial crisis worsens

BEIRUT (AP) — On one of Beirut’s main commercial streets, store owners are cutting salaries by half or considering shutting down. Shops advertise sales, but still can’t draw in customers. The only pla...

Freeland named deputy prime minister in Trudeau new cabinet

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his new cabinet and Chrystia Freeland is moving from foreign affairs to become deputy prime minister. Freeland wil...

Lights out in California again with high wildfire danger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility began shutting off electricity Wednesday to 375,000 people in Northern and central California to prevent power lines from sparking wildf...

A glance at NATO’s aims for Dec. summit, as tensions simmer

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels Wednesday to make final preparations for an imminent summit of the military alliance’s leaders amid deep political tensions between the allies. ...

Int'l workshop co-hosted by Taiwan, US, Japan, Australia opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A regional workshop co-hosted by Taiwan, the United States, Japan, and Australia opened in Taipei on Wednesday (Nov. 20) with a focus on promoting energy governance in the...

Congress wants review of Keystone pipeline in wake of spill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some U.S. House Democrats want a review of the Keystone pipeline and the federal agency that regulates it. The request Monday to the Government Accountability O...

US, Montenegro plot cyber warfare ahead of 2020 elections

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Deployed inside the sprawling communist-era army command headquarters in Montenegro’s capital, an elite team of U.S. military cyber experts are plotting strategy in a figh...

2020 Watch: Big tests loom for late entries and top tier

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to Iowa caucuses: 77 Days to general electio...

Taiwan ally Haiti pleads for humanitarian help

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Embattled Haitian President Jovenel Moïse is urging the world to pledge humanitarian aid to the Caribbean nation, which has been mired in months of anti-government pr...

AP Interview: Steyer’s fortune fuels underdog 2020 campaign

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Tom Steyer says it’s “not possible” to buy the Democratic presidential nomination. Yet the elderly crowd gathered in the back of the Southern Barrell Brewing C...

Private prison firm preps for 2020 ‘worst case scenario’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of a giant private prison company says his firm is prepared for the “worst case scenario” should a Democratic presidential candidate win the 2020 election and attempt ...

Media filters set current impeachment hearings apart

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are choosing to experience the impeachment hearings through media filters that depict the proceedings as either a worthless sham or like Christmas in November. ...

At NATO summit, Trump to stress US allies’ defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will try to convince U.S. allies that they should increase defense spending when he attends a meeting of NATO leaders next month in London, the White House sai...

Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tour

GUANTANAMO, Cuba (AP) — President Miguel Díaz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He decried the U.S. trade embargo, then inspected a series of s...

Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. ...