Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus in Thursday’s (Oct. 22) final 2020 debate, largely shelving the rancor that oversha...

Biden calls for 'transition' from oil, GOP sees opening

Democrat Joe Biden's debate remarks that he would “transition” away from the oil industry in favor of renewable energy sources drew quick attention Thursday from President Donald Trump, who saw it as ...

China hopes for change if Biden wins, but little likely

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders hope Washington will tone down conflicts over trade, technology and security if Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 presidential election. But any shift is likely to be in style, ...

Taiwan’s safety consistent with US interests in Indo-Pacific: CSIS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. should continue to support Taiwan since the country's safety aligns with American interests in the Indo-Pacific, according to Washington think tank the Center...

Trump, Biden go after each other on coronavirus

In their final debate, President Donald Trump and Democratic Joe Biden offered sharply different visions of how to handle the surging pandemic, with the incumbent declaring that the virus will go away...

Kyrgyz MPs put off re-run of election that sparked protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan's parliament voted Thursday to put off a re-run of contested parliamentary elections for after a constitutional reform that commentators say could allow the acting president —...

EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany cyberattack

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and part of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency over a cyberattack against the German parliament in 2015...

Russian spymaster says Belarus protests fueled from abroad

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign intelligence chief said Thursday during a visit to Belarus that the 2 1/2 months of protests since the country's presidential election have been fomented from abroad. ...

Face to face: Trump and Biden to meet for final debate

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are set to square off in their final debate Thursday (Oct. 22), one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumb...

Election 2020 Today: Trump, Biden face off; spoofed emails

Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020, 12 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ...

EU awards human rights prize to Belarus opposition

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, for their challenge to President Alexander Lukash...

Biden talks tough on China, pledges deeper ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the U.S. presidential election less than two weeks away, Joe Biden is sending the message that he will be tough on China and seek to deepen ties with Taiwan. In an...

EU sanctions Russian officials over cyberattack on Germany's Bundestag

The European Union imposed sanctions on the head of Russia's military intelligence, Igor Kostyukov, and one other official on Thursday over a cyberattack that saw data stolen from Germany's pa...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on lack of US aid plan

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as investors watched Washington for signs of whether political leaders can agree on an economic aid plan in the two weeks before the ...

AP Explains: What's next for the Supreme Court nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is speeding toward confirmation, with a majority of the Senate supporting her and a final vote expected Monday. She could be sworn in as a jus...