AP honors journalist executed in 1951 by Chinese officials

New York (AP) — Y.C. Jao was a respected Chinese correspondent working for The Associated Press in April 1949 when Mao Zedong’s Red Army stormed into Nanjing, defeating the Nationalist forces of leade...

Tolerant Thailand to welcome pope, but martyrs tale haunts

SONGKHON, Thailand (AP) — When Pope Francis makes his first trip to Thailand this week, he will be visiting a country that welcomed Roman Catholic missionaries more than five centuries ago and whose B...

Migrants thrust by US officials into the arms of the cartels

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the Unite...

Abrams’ group aims to reach Georgia voters who may be purged

Stacey Abrams’ voting rights organization is aiming to reach Georgia voters who could be purged from the state’s election rolls as soon as next month. Fair Fight Action is mobilizing...

Xi Jinping’s PLA purge inspired by assassination attempts: Guo Wengui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) purge of more than a hundred senior military officers might have been inspired by assassination attempts against him during visi...

Used to impunity, Bangladesh elite face corruption crackdown

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — As gamblers called out bets around craps and roulette tables at a sports club in Bangladesh's capital, dozens of black-clad security forces burst inside. Gam...

Key moments in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis at US Embassy

Here are key moments in the 1979 Iranian takeover and subsequent 444-day hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Day 1, Nov. 4, 1979 - Iranian protesters seize the U.S. Embassy...

NFL teams did their wheeling and dealing early this year

Trent Williams stayed put, as did Josh Norman, Chris Harris Jr. and Le'Veon Bell. Jamal Adams, Melvin Gordon and Patrick Peterson aren't going anywhere, either. The NFL trade deadlin...

Investors return to Saudi Arabia as lucrative oil IPO looms

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Lured by a long-looming stock offering of Saudi Arabia's massive state-run oil company, investors and business leaders have returned to the kingdom's capital for an investm...

AP Photos: 70 years of Communist rule in China

China's 1.4 billion people have gone through periods of tremendous upheaval and change under 70 years of Communist rule. The once impoverished war-torn country has grown into the wor...

Prominent Taiwan cultural figure says force against Hong Kong means 'betrayal by China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Should force be used against Hong Kong by Beijing, it would constitute a betrayal of the city by its motherland, said Taiwanese essayist and former Culture Minister Lung Y...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 21-27

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 21-27: July 21: Movie director Norman Jewison is 93. Actor Leigh Lawson ("Tess") is 76. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 71. Cartoonist Ga...

Will Trump let Chevron stay in Venezuela?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chevron was nearly booted from Venezuela in 2007 during a nationalization drive led by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Twelve years later, it faces a similar threat from an...

Former China leader Jiang Zemin and supporters in Chairman Xi's sights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An ongoing power struggle between the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) old and new guard has reportedly come to a head, leading former leader Jiang Zemin (江澤民) to seek medic...

Long lost WWII-era Soviet songs brought to life in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — In a musty basement hall of an unassuming building nestled among modern high-rises in the heart of Tel Aviv, a few hundred spectators are kindly requested to turn off their cel...