Trump, GOP embrace amid political fallout from shutdown

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — As President Donald Trump's approval rating falls, the Republican Party is grasping him ever tighter. Gathering in New Mexico, the Republican National C...

Taiwan MoST celebrates achievement of Social Change Survey at press conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology held a press conference Tuesday to expound the achievements of the Taiwan Social Change Survey; one of the largest social...

The Latest: Thailand sets post-coup election for March 24

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on a date set for Thailand's first election since 2014 coup (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Thailand's Election Commission has announced Marc...

Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdow...

Thai royal palace issues decree on 1st election since coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's royal palace has issued a decree announcing the holding of the first general election since the military took power in 2014. The date of the vote is to be a...

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before sultans pick next king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After stripping Malaysia's royal families of some of their powers during his 22-year stint as prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad almost didn't make it to the premiership a ...

EU, AU urge Congo leader to unite country after tense polls

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and African Union are committing to work closely with Congo's president-elect Felix Tshisekedi, backing off reservations about the disputed vote. T...

Ukraine's ex-PM announces presidential bid

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has announced her presidential bid. Opinion polls have placed the 58-year-old, who was the country's prime minis...

Norway's coalition government announces enlarged Cabinet

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's center-right government has announced an enlarged Cabinet after the Christian Democrats joined the ruling coalition. After months of talks, the Ch...

Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for "Medicare for All," free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energ...

Fear and zeal over more guns in violence-plagued Brazil

SAO GONCALO, Brazil (AP) — Fearing for his safety amid rising crime in Latin America's largest nation, Paulo Alberto joined a gun club three years ago and learned to shoot. But he says Brazil's tight ...

Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As the world's financial and political elites convene here in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties is under ...

Democrats aren't buying Trump's shutdown-ending 'compromise'

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing ...

The Latest: Laquan McDonald killing prompts political action

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on cases stemming from the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer. (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Two h...

Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks people's support at victory rally

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who won a third straight term with an overwhelming majority in last month's elections, is seeking the people's support at a victory r...