China uproots ethnic minority villages in anti-poverty fight

CHENGBEI GAN’EN, China (AP) — Under a portrait of President Xi Jinping, Ashibusha sits in her freshly painted living room cradling her infant daughter beside a chair labeled a “gift from the governmen...

Trump nominates former SC official for Belize ambassadorship

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated South Carolina's former lieutenant governor to be the next ambassador to Belize. The White House announced Friday that Andr...

North Macedonia holds election amid virus surge

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia holds its first parliamentary election under its new country name this week, with voters heading to the polls during an alarming spike of coronavirus cas...

GOP congressman who officiated gay wedding loses primary

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A freshman Virginia GOP congressman who angered social conservatives in his district when he officiated a gay wedding lost his party's nomination. U.S. Rep. Den...

GOP congressman at risk of losing seat over gay marriage

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Freshman Virginia GOP congressman Denver Riggleman has a conservative voting record and the strong backing of President Donald Trump but is still in danger of losing his seat this...

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

BEIRUT (AP) — Long before the pandemic struck, they lived and worked in conditions that rights groups called exploitative — low wages, long hours, no labor law protections. Now, som...

Democrats avoid immigration specifics ahead of Nevada vote

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As a diverse crowd filled a college student union this week, they swapped stories of seeking refuge in the U.S. or living in households that were a mix of U.S. citizens and people in ...

Key facts on Sri Lanka as it prepares to elect new president

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Indian Ocean island nation of Sri Lanka, which will elect a new president on Saturday, has had a tumultuous history. Since gaining independence from Bri...

A look at the Ethiopia-Eritrea war whose end brought a Nobel

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was a war that killed some 80,000 people and sputtered to life again and again over two decades, pulling in soldiers including a young Ethiopian who fought in a contested town a...

Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group

DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night. Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in this tiny Midwestern town as they were esc...

Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group

DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night.?? Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in this tiny Midwestern town?as?they were e...

Chinese ambassador says `door still open’ for trade talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai (崔天凯) said on Fox News Tuesday (May 21) that China is prepared to hold further trade talks with the U.S. Our door is...

In Cannes, making sure cinema isn't lost in translation

CANNES, France (AP) — The official language of the Cannes Film Festival is, like the Olympics, French. But Cannes is also a Babel, teaming with the tongues of every film industry from around the world...

Singapore leader hails 'English first' policy as key to country’s development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Singapore’s bilingual policy of English and a native language, with English as the official language, has enabled the country to become an active player in the internatio...

Ukraine's parliament adopts controversial language bill

MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian parliament has approved a language law that seeks to increase the use of Ukrainian in a country where Russian is also widely used. The Supreme Rada on Thu...