Protests in Belarus focus on spot where demonstrator died

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in Belarus gathered Saturday at the spot in the capital where a protester died in clashes with police, calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lu...

Partner of dead Belarus protester believes police shot him

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The partner of a man who died in the protests engulfing Belarus says she does not believe the official account that Alexander Taraikovsky was killed when an explosive device that...

DPP wins back control over South Taiwan city of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung by a record landslide Saturday (Aug. 15), ending ...

DPP maintains 3-to-1 lead in Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was leading by a three-to-one margin in the mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung on Saturday (...

Satellite TV back for Venezuelans left in dark by sanctions

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An investment firm announced Friday it’s resuming satellite TV transmissions for Venezuelans whose service was cut abruptly due to U.S. sanctions aimed at driving President N...

5 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. UAE FACES BACKLASH FOR ISRAELI PACT Iran and Turkey strongly criticize thei...

Opinion: For Belarus it's now or never

Yes, I voted for Alexander Lukashenko. It was back in 1994 — when I was nine years old. My grandmother took me with her to the voting booth, handed me her pen and told me where to mark the ballo...

Belarus authorities free detainees amid protesters' pressure

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian authorities have released dozens of people detained amid demonstrations contesting the results of the presidential election, in an attempt to assuage public anger agai...

Tiny Lithuania has outsized role as EU faces Belarus crisis

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lithuania is relatively small by European Union measures, but it is playing an outsized role as protesters in neighboring Belarus face a brutal law enforcement crackdown followin...

Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs concerned nation could become 'next Hong Kong'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Wednesday (Aug. 12) shared his views on Taiwan-U.S. relations and expressed concerns about growing Chinese aggression in the...

Trump gives credence to false, racist Harris conspiracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campa...

US prosecutor in Miami targeting Venezuela graft is leaving

MIAMI (AP) — A federal prosecutor who has jailed some of Venezuela’s biggest crooks is stepping down, The Associated Press has learned, leaving a void that could dampen U.S. efforts to expose criminal...

Dodger Stadium to serve as presidential voting center

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the presidential election in November, making the Dodgers the first Major League Baseball team to make their venue available for votin...

Business Highlights

___ US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last ...

Belarus to release all detained protesters: Interior Ministry

Belarus has begun releasing hundreds of detained demonstrators who took to the streets following the disputed presidential election result, with the Interior Ministry vowing to release all the protest...