The main parties and policies in the British election

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom’s 46 million voters are choosing 650 new lawmakers in Thursday’s elections for Parliament’s lower House of Commons. Here is a look at the main parti...

Contraction chatter not slowing minor league job seekers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Wang came all the way from Taiwan, well aware of the hurdles and long odds to pursuing a career in baseball. All this talk of minor league contraction isn’t sh...

Germany: Merkel party criticizes ally's call for concessions

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says she would have liked a clear signal from its junior governing partner that it intends to stay in Merkel's coalition, and is dee...

Students keep driving protests demanding change in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Nearly two months ago, Catalina Santana jumped a turnstile in the Santiago metro and helped launch a movement that changed the course of Chilean history. Stud...

France’s Macron faces decisive test over economic policies

PARIS (AP) — Massive strikes against a planned overhaul of the pension system are sending a powerful warning to French President Emmanuel Macron. Half-way through his term, the 41-year-old centrist is...

Germany: Merkel's junior partners meet to plot future course

The junior partner in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition on Friday opened a party congress where it is set to elect a left-leaning new leadership and discuss the future of the gover...

8 Taiwanese women sexually abused in Australia on fruit-picking working holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eight Taiwanese women have fallen prey to working holiday exploitation in Australia, where they were "expected" to perform sexual acts on a farm where they were ...

Germany: Merkel’s party rejects full overhaul of coalition

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is rejecting a radical renegotiation of the agreement underpinning Germany’s governing coalition after its junior partner elected left-lean...

AP Explains: Mexico president raises hopes, ruffles feathers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office one year ago, vowing to transform Mexico. He has focused on austerity and fighting corruption, because corrupt, high-living...

Protester voices: Colombians share their mounting discontent

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Protesters in Colombia have been marching for nearly a week in demonstrations that are drawing students, workers and even entire families. Though several Lati...

Forum touts Philippines as Taiwan's gateway to overseas markets

Representatives of Taiwanese businesses attended an investment forum organized by Sung Yueh Construction Corp., and supported by the Commercial Affairs Section of the Manila Economic Cultural Office, ...

More than 100 in Congress ask MLB to reconsider minors plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly one-quarter of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked Major League Baseball to reconsider its proposal for a restructuring of the minor leagues after the 2020 ...

AP Explains: How have the protests in Chile evolved?

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — It’s been nearly five weeks since the most potent civil unrest in Chile’s recent history broke out, bringing mass protests across the South American nation. Most of the demonstr...

US Latinas need twice the time to match white male’s income

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government figures show that on average, Latinas in the United States are paid 54 cents for every dollar that a white, non-Hispanic male makes. That means it takes ...

Biden holding Democratic campaign town hall at Vegas school

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden brought an alarmist warning to a diverse crowd of Democrats in early-caucus Nevada during a town hall at an elementary school in a historically minorit...