Why it Matters: Bolton revelations complicate Trump defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations from former national security adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book are adding some drama to the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Some reasons th...

Guaidó meets with allies pointing to Venezuela terror links

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó joined leaders from the United States and Latin America in condemning President Nicolás Maduro as a promoter of terrorism as he tried M...

Analysis: Pelosi's delay tests public opinion on impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats know they don't have the votes to convict President Donald Trump when the Senate convenes as the Court of Impeachment. So they are pursuing the case in the court of public ...

Fence-scaling Venezuela opposition leader rekindles his mojo

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a crisp black suit with a bright blue tie, Juan Guaidó pushed and shoved his way through rows of helmet-clad national guardsmen, cursing and scolding them like schoolchild...

BERI ranks Taiwan as 4th-best investment destination

Taiwan has been listed as the fourth-best destination for investment by the latest U.S. Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI) report, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Friday. Th...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 24 The New York Times on Christmas as Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral ...

Brazil's Bolsonaro backtracks on Argentine inauguration

Rio de Janeiro (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reversed course Monday and decided to send an official representative to neighboring Argentina's presidential inauguration ceremony. ...

Iran TV: Supreme leader backs government on gas price hikes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader supports the government’s decision to increase gasoline prices and says that those setting fire to public property during protests against the ...

Mali’s military abandons isolated outposts amid attacks

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Dozens of soldiers posted to Mali’s remote northern town of Labezanga served as the last line of defense against extremists roaming the surrounding desert. Then o...

Ex-leader's release buoys Brazil's left, angers the right

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's release from jail has fired up Brazil's weakened leftist opposition, though it's likely to anger conservatives who considered his i...

US should help Taiwan defend itself better

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former U.S. defense official is urging Washington to help Taiwan boost its asymmetric warfare capabilities rather than engaging in showboat diplomacy, such as sending sh...

NASA chief says security needed to explore space safely

TOKYO (AP) — The head of NASA said Wednesday that space security is necessary so that the United States, Japan and others can safely explore the moon and Mars. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenst...

Democrats step on shaky political ground with fracking bans

DENVER (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on...

Hong Kong bookseller raising funds to reopen Causeway Bay Books in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee (林榮基), who relocated to Taiwan in April out of fear that he could be extradited to China, has started a fundraising event for a new books...

Hong Kong airport protest shutdown tarnishes business image

Mass flight cancellations at Hong Kong’s airport disrupted one of the world’s busiest air-transport hubs on Monday, causing chaos for tourists and business travelers and playing havoc with...