- Lobsang Sangay sworn in as PM of Tibetan government-in-exile Updated: May-27-16 6:03 am
DHARMSALA, India - Lobsang Sangay was sworn in for his second term as prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile Friday and said he will make maximum efforts to achieve regional autonomy for Tibet during his five-year term, but will prepare a strategy for the next 50 years if it's unsuccessful.
- Swedish leader reshuffles government after gaffes, scandal Updated: May-25-16 10:59 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has reshuffled his minority coalition after two ministers from coalition partner the Green Party stepped down amid gaffes and scandals.
- Serbia's prime minister given mandate to form new government Updated: May-23-16 10:09 am
BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia's president has given a mandate to incumbent Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to form a new government after his populist party comfortably won a parliamentary election.
- US Secretary of State Kerry urges further reforms in Myanmar Updated: May-22-16 3:11 pm
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Myanmar's new civilian-led government to complete the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy by implementing further reforms to enshrine free markets, development and human rights.
- Philippine economy grows faster than expected at 6.9 percent Updated: May-19-16 7:22 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine economy grew faster than expected at 6.9 percent in the first quarter from the same period a year ago, its highest quarterly growth in almost three years, officials said Thursday as the government prepares to hand over leadership to the incoming administration.
- Longtime Mexican politician Luis H. Alvarez dies at 96 Updated: May-18-16 10:29 pm
MEXICO CITY - Luis H. Alvarez, a former presidential candidate and longtime prominent figure in the conservative National Action Party who spent decades pushing for democratic reform in Mexico, died Wednesday. He was 96.
- Frontier: Telecom takeover led to outages in 3 states Updated: May-18-16 7:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Frontier Communications blamed its takeover of another company for widespread phone, internet and television service outages in California, Texas and Florida at a legislative hearing Wednesday, saying Frontier inherited corrupt data in its $10.5 billion acquisition of certain Verizon businesses last month.
- Philippine communist rebels welcome Cabinet post offer Updated: May-18-16 8:59 am
MANILA, Philippines - Communist rebel leaders welcomed on Wednesday a possible offer from the Philippines' presumptive president-elect of four Cabinet posts, raising the prospect of a government that includes Marxist guerrillas who have long demanded an end to the U.S. military presence and the redistribution of land.
- US eases Myanmar sanctions after civilian gov't takes power Updated: May-17-16 4:17 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration lifted sanctions against 10 state-run Myanmar companies and banks Tuesday in response to the Southeast Asian nation's historic transition to democracy, but it retained restrictions on trade and investment with the still-powerful military.
- US Treasury sanctions Libyan politician Updated: May-13-16 11:21 am
WASHINGTON - The United States is imposing sanctions on the speaker and president of Libya's House of Representatives for working to obstruct and delay political transition in the country.
- Obama creates council to help ensure smooth transition Updated: May-06-16 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is creating a council to help ensure a smooth transition to his successor.
- Obama challenges Americans to give back to vets, families Updated: May-05-16 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Taking a cue from his wife, President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Thursday to consider how they might give back to those who have served in the military and their families.
- SeaWorld loss widens, but adjusted results top expectations Updated: May-05-16 3:40 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - SeaWorld's first-quarter loss widened as expenses climbed, but the theme park operator's adjusted results and revenue beat Wall Street's expectations.
- Kerry warns Assad to start transition by Aug. 1 - or else Updated: May-03-16 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria's government and its backers in Moscow and Tehran on Tuesday that they face an August deadline for starting a political transition to move President Bashar Assad out, or they risk the consequences of a new U.S. approach toward ending the 5-year-old civil war.
- Bishop Museum president, CEO resigns amid loan investigation Updated: May-02-16 1:46 pm
HONOLULU - The president and CEO of Honolulu's Bishop Museum is resigning amid a state investigation into whether he illegally gave himself a loan of more than $14,000.
- Bishop Museum president, CEO resigns amid loan investigation Updated: May-02-16 1:41 pm
HONOLULU - The president and CEO of the Honolulu's Bishop Museum is resigning amid a state investigation into whether he illegally gave himself a loan of more than $14,000.
- South Sudan forms new coalition government of national unity Updated: Apr-29-16 12:04 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's leaders have formed a transitional coalition government bringing together politicians from the government and the armed opposition who have been at war for two and a half years.