EU hit by new crisis, this time over money and values

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The European Union still hasn't completely sorted out its messy post-divorce relationship with Britain — but it has already been plunged into another major crisis. ...

Some Thai students choose protest option at graduation

BANGKOK (AP) — For a second straight day Saturday, many university students in Bangkok boycotted a graduation ceremony attended by Thailand's king and queen, as part of an unprecedented push for refor...

Who is Maryam Nawaz, the face of Pakistan's anti-government movement?

Muhammad Safdar, a leader of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) party, was recently arrested at his hotel in the southern city of Karachi. Safdar's wife, Maryam Nawaz, blamed the countr...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsu...

Biden's lessons learned: spending time, money in Midwest

Joe Biden has visited Wisconsin just twice as the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. That's still two more times than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. Even in a national political en...

Thai police arrest protesters camping out ahead of rally

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand have arrested several political activists who planned to camp out at the site of a rally scheduled for Wednesday in Bangkok that is along the route the country’s king...

Bond set at $100K for 2 activists charged in robocall case

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday set bond at $100,000 for two conservative political activists who are accused of using false robocalls to dissuade Black residents in Detroit and other Democratic-le...

Thai protesters spark interest in 1976 university massacre

BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protests challenging the institutions of Thailand's traditional ruling class are not just prompting intense debate about the country's future. They are driving young peo...

Protests as Thai lawmakers vote on constitutional amendments

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai lawmakers met Thursday to vote on six proposed amendments to the country's military-backed constitution, as protesters pushing for charter reform gathered outside the Parliament bu...

Saudi state TV says Bahrain stops militants planning attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain broke up a plot by militants backed by Iran to launch attacks on diplomats and foreigners in the island nation home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, just days a...

Thai protesters’ rally pushes demands for democratic reforms

Protesters were gathering Saturday (Sept. 19) in Bangkok for the most ambitious rally so far in a pro-democracy campaign that has shaken up the government and Thailand's conservative establishment...

Thai protesters reinstall plaque symbolizing democracy

BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government demonstrators occupying a historic field in the Thai capital on Sunday installed a plaque symbolizing the country's transition to democracy to replace the original one t...

Apprehensive Thais await major political rally in Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — A two-day rally planned this weekend is jangling nerves in Bangkok, with apprehension about how far student demonstrators will go in pushing demands for reform of Thailand’s monarchy an...

UN experts decry Hong Kong security law in letter to China

GENEVA, Sept 4 (Reuters) - U.N. human rights experts have told China the new security law for Hong Kong "infringes on certain fundamental rights" and voiced concerns that it could be used to...

Lebanon’s powerhouse Hezbollah hit by backlash after blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Sara Jaafar joined a group of political activists gathered on Aug. 4 to discuss strategies to challenge Lebanon’s entrenched rulers when their building was shaken and the windows blasted...