Supporters of embattled Thai opposition party hold big rally

BANGKOK (AP) — Several thousand supporters of a popular opposition party in Thailand that is under threat of dissolution rallied Saturday in the nation's capital in one of the largest political demons...

Celades emerges from predecessor’s shadow at Valencia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With Valencia back in the Champions League last 16 for the first time in seven seasons, coach Albert Celades has made the players and supporters forget about his inauspicious a...

Photo of the Day: Freedom from Fear in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This photo of graffiti left by an unknown protester was taken just before sunset on a Saturday, Nov. 23 on a pedestrian bridge overlooking the campus of Hong Kong Polytech...

Diplomats in Paris discuss aid for battered Lebanese economy

PARIS (AP) — Diplomats were meeting behind closed doors in Paris on Wednesday to consider measures to help Lebanon as it grapples with ongoing political turmoil and its worst economic crisis in decade...

UN experts: Libya is new focus of Islamic State extremists

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say the interference of Chadian and Sudanese fighters in Libya is “a direct threat” to the security and stability of the war-torn country, which a leader of the Isla...

Former AIT director: Taiwanese do not believe China on reunification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of Hong Kong's political unrest, many Taiwanese have come to realize that "believing China is dangerous," former AIT Director Stephen M. Young re...

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for Preside...

Nobel literature winner dreams of a new narrative style

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk says she thinks a new sort of fiction may be needed to counteract the modern era's tendency to isolate and divide people. ...

Jerry Jones tries everything, but Cowboys can't get it right

Jerry Jones tried ripping the coaching staff of the Dallas Cowboys after the first loss in the current three-game skid, then took the gentle approach following the second. The team's...

Mercosur leaders concerned about trade bloc’s future

SAO PAULO (AP) — Leaders of the South American trade bloc Mercosur say they’re concerned for the future of the initiative that includes Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Presi...

Egyptian government seeks to do away with popular tuk-tuks

CAIRO (AP) — Motorized rickshaws known as tuk-tuks have ruled the streets of Cairo’s slums for the past two decades, squeezing through dusty alleys, dodging trash bins and fruit stands, blaring rhythm...

China accuses UN rights chief of inflaming Hong Kong unrest

China accused the U.N. high commissioner for human rights of emboldening "radical violence" in Hong Kong by suggesting the city's leader conduct an investigation into reports of excessiv...

Alaska governor marks 1st year in office amid turmoil

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he hopes to move past the rancor of his first year in office, amid an unsettled dispute with lawmakers over state spending and threat of a recall e...

Shorter shopping season means a more intense scramble

NEW YORK (AP) — The mad scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas just got six days shorter. Black Friday once again kicks off the start of the holiday shopping season. But with si...

Bolivian senator: Evo Morales fell due to betrayals, errors

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales fell from power in Bolivia due to betrayals by those he trusted and his own mistakes and because some people “got drunk with power," the president of the country’s S...