AP: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some ...

Malaysia to revive major China-linked property project

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government says it will resurrect a multibillion-dollar property project in Kuala Lumpur involving a Chinese state company, calling it a contribution to China'...

Indonesia’s Widodo declares victory in presidential election

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he was won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official ...

Pakistan's finance minister quits amid criticism

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's finance minister said Thursday he will step down amid a wave of criticism over the government's handling of a financial crisis that has sent prices soaring. ...

Portuguese truckers end strike that caused gas shortages

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government says truckers have called off a strike over pay and working conditions that caused hundreds of gas stations across the country to run dry. ...

Peru's ex-President Alan García shoots himself before arrest

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A lawyer for former Peruvian President Alan García says the leader shot himself before being detained by police amid allegations he received illegal payment from Brazilian constructi...

Libyan official says shelling killed 6 civilians in Tripoli

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan health official says fighting between rival militias for control of Tripoli has killed at least six civilians. Malek Merset, a spokesman for the healt...

2019 Creative Expo Taiwan to open at five spots in Taipei on April 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Creative Expo Taiwan explores the dynamic intersection of tradition and innovation via a series of free events at five cultural hubs across Taipei. This year&r...

Delegation of 14 French companies visits Taiwan's Taoyuan City for investment opportunities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Led by the French representative to Taiwan, Benoit Guidee, a delegation consisting of 14 French firms met with Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) on Tuesday (April 16...

Indonesian voters deciding between moderate and ex-general

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of millions of Indonesians were voting in presidential and legislative elections Wednesday after a campaign that pitted the moderate incumbent against an ultranationalis...

US to allow lawsuits over properties seized by Castro's Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island's 1959 revolu...

Mayan Train's fast track raising concerns in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Maps, renderings and charts paper the walls of a government conference room. They lay out in detail the plans for a rail line that could be Mexico's biggest infrastructure project i...

Indonesia candidates: Metal fan, cleric, soldier, tycoon

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's presidential election Wednesday pits incumbent Joko Widodo against former special forces Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a repeat of the 2014 contest. Widodo, a furnitur...

Trump signs Colorado River drought plan

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Colorado ...

Iowa flooding presents campaign challenge for some 2020 Dems

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently toured this waterlogged town near the Missouri River, blasting President Donald Trump as complicit in the flooding that has plagued large swath...