AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false push on preexisting conditions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is teasing the possibility of executive action to require health insurance companies to cover preexisting medical conditions, something that he says “has never...

Leaders of Russia and Belarus discuss arrested contractors

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the leader of Belarus on Friday to release 33 Russian security contractors who were arrested on charges of planning to foment unrest ahead of the c...

Foreign students in Taiwan cry out for help over quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rally was held in front of the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Friday (Aug. 7) calling for better treatment of international students who wish to come to Taiwan but face ...

Capitol negotiators still stuck, still trying on virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill. Negotiators are still stuck, but st...

Chinese fishing near Galapagos Islands raises fears for wildlife

Three weeks ago, the Ecuadorian navy encountered a flotilla of nearly 260 fishing vessels sailing under Chinese flags off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. "This is the fourth year in a row ...

Virus aid: Where things stand in high-level Washington talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill. An exchange of o...

Belarus leader pledges allegiance to Russia ahead of vote

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus's authoritarian leader vowed Tuesday to maintain a close alliance with Russia as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. In...

Three legislators held in Taiwan Sogo bribery case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Taiwanese lawmakers have been accused of taking bribes from businessman Lee Heng-lung (李恆隆) with regard to his attempts to regain control of Sogo department stores, a...

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 ...

Eusebio Leal, who oversaw renewal of Old Havana, dies at 77

HAVANA (AP) — Eusebio Leal Spengler, who oversaw the transformation of crumbling Old Havana to an immaculately restored colonial tourist attraction, becoming the de-facto mayor of the historic city ce...

Kremlin sternly urges Belarus to free detained Russians

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Friday demanded that Belarus quickly release 33 Russian private security contractors detained on terrorism charges, dismissing the accusations as bogus. ...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, both promise sweeping progress over the next four years –- via starkly different paths. ...

Belarus detains dozens of Russians as election tensions rise

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian authorities said Wednesday they have detained dozens of Russian private military contractors days before Belarus' presidential vote, a sign of escalating tensions betw...

Peru's leader tries to rally a nation battered by pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — On July 28, 1821, a rapt crowd packed a Lima plaza to hear liberator José de San Martín declare that Peru was free from colonial power Spain. On Tuesday, the 199th anniversary of ind...

NTUC LearningHub and Cybint Launch Singapore’s First Immersive Cybersecurity Bootcamp for Building a Pipeline of Job-Ready Cybersecurity Professionals

Accelerated training programme, supported by the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA), strengthens Singapore’s efforts to develop the nation’s cybersecurity workforce SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 July 202...