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...

China wanted legislative aides to steal Taiwan president’s medical records

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China wanted three former legislative aides to provide them with President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) medical records, reports said Thursday (Aug. 13). The three, named...

Evictions, drugs, boxing rows: reliving '88 Games in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. The 1988 Seou...

Opinion: Mali risk remains after clumsy West African intervention

A handful of leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) traveled to Bamako to resolve the socio-political crisis that is shaking Mali since June. The diplomatic intervention an...

Why choice of running mate matters more than usual this year

NEW YORK (AP) — For all the secrecy and speculation that typically surrounds the search for a vice presidential candidate, the decision rarely sways an election. But ahead of Joe Biden's imminent anno...

Belarus heads to polls to elect next president

Belarus headed to the polls on Sunday to cast their vote in the country's presidential elections, with President Alexander Lukashenko pitted against unlikely candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a st...

Tikhanovskaya challenges Lukashenko's power in Belarus vote

It has been a long time since a presidential election in Belarus promised to be as exciting as the vote scheduled for Sunday. Initially, the election looked as if it would be a routine victory for the...

Sri Lanka votes in pivotal election following coronavirus delay

Sri Lankans went to polls on Wednesday for parliamentary elections that had been pushed back from April by the coronavirus pandemic. The small island nation has been functioning without a parliament f...

Australian leader says US-China war no longer inconceivable

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday his government held a less dramatic view of U.S.-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a pote...

Kanye West withdraws petition to get on NJ's 2020 ballot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Kanye West withdrew his petition to appear as a presidential candidate on New Jersey's ballot, according to an email chain between a judge and what appears to be the rapper's camp...

Ex-teacher hopes to free Belarus from president's iron fist

BREST, Belarus (AP) — A 37-year-old former English teacher without political experience seems an unlikely challenger to the authoritarian president of Belarus who has been the ex-Soviet nation's only ...

House panel calls new postal chief to explain mail delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a hearing next month to examine operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service that are causing dela...

Taiwanese pay respects to former President Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's leaders and its people were paying their respects Saturday to former President Lee Teng-hui, who died this week at age 97 after bringing full democracy to Taiwan and inc...

Opinion: Lukashenko is playing games to keep his grip on power

The mysterious story of alleged Russian mercenaries from the secretive paramilitary Wagner Group being detained by the Belarussian security service — still aptly called the KGB, Soviet-style &md...

Taiwan's political leaders offer condolences on Lee Teng-hui's passing

Political leaders across party lines on Thursday expressed their condolences on the passing of Taiwan's first popularly elected president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝). Lee died aged 97 from septic shock ...