Pocketbook issues eclipsed by military role in Thai election

BANGKOK (AP) — Pocketbook issues may not sway the outcome of Sunday's election in Thailand, given the bigger debate among voters over whether they support or oppose the military junta that has ruled t...

Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

PHIMAI, Thailand (AP) — It's election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan "Vote Thaksin, ...

Takeaways from Beto O'Rourke's presidential launch

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — After weeks of hype, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke swung through Iowa for the first time and strode into the presidential race to larger crowds and more media attention th...

Belarusian FM lashes out at Russian ambassador

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Belarusian Foreign Ministry has lashed out at Russia's ambassador, accusing him of showing disrespect for the country — the latest sign of tensions between the two neighbors ...

Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke formally announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he'd try...

UK unveils new tariff regime in event of no-deal Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Business leaders reacted with fury Wednesday after the British government unveiled a temporary tariff regime that could see higher prices on an array of imports ranging from cars to butt...

IMF board approves 3-year, $4.2 billion fund for Ecuador

WASHINGTON (AP) — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund on Monday approved a $4.2 billion fund to support Ecuador over the next three years. The arrangement was reac...

The Latest: WA governor calls on rivals to scrap filibuster

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's challenging the U.S. senato...

Presidential hopeful Castro isn't ruling out reparations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn't ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery — a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals. ...

Huge power outage in Venezuela raises tensions amid crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Much of Venezuela remained engulfed by darkness into early Friday amid one of the largest power outages in years, raising tensions in a country already on edge from ongoing p...

Trump, Czech Prime Minister Babis hold talks in Oval Office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is meeting with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (BAHB-ish). The president and first lady Melania Trump have welcomed the prime minister and...

Hyundai considers suspending activity at Chinese plant amid slow sales

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Co is considering halting production at its oldest plant in China due to overcapacity issues. Reuters reported on Wednesday ...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau to offer spring travel subsidies of up to NT$1,500

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Tourism Bureau yesterday announced that it will offer spring travel subsidies of up to NT$1,500 for citizens between the ages of 18 and 40. Tourism Bureau directo...

After years of promise, battery cars about to go mainstream

GENEVA (AP) — For years, there have been lots of electric cars proudly rolled out at auto shows but few on the streets or at dealers. That could be about to change. The electric cars...

Chinese general lists 10 'privileges' Taiwan will 'enjoy' under 'one country, two systems'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) propaganda radio program Voice of the Strait (海峡之声), a Chinese general listed 10 supposed "privil...