• Correction: Venezuela-Chevron Employees Arrested story

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a story sent April 17 about the arrest of two Chevron employees in Venezuela, The Associated Press misstated the title of a former executive who traveled to Caracas last year to meet with President Nicolas Maduro. Ali Moshiri was president of Chevron’s operation in Africa and Latin America, not the company’s CEO.

  • AP Interview: Malaysia’s Mahathir says opposition could win

    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that huge rallies indicate some of the ruling coalition’s traditional Malay supporters are now favoring the opposition and a change of government is possible in next month’s elections.

  • First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

    BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. Suddenly, panic ensued.

  • China sends warning to Taiwan with naval drills near island

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s navy is holding live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday in a warning to the self-ruled island against seeking formal independence, as tensions between the rivals grow.

  • Korean leaders can discuss peace, but not decide end of war

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his “blessing” for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States.

  • UN accredits US groups on Iran, North Korea rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations granted accreditation to American groups focusing on human rights in North Korea and Iran on Tuesday, overturning a committee’s rejection and giving the groups the right to speak at the Human Rights Council and other U.N. bodies.

  • Vietnam arrests ex-senior officials, police amid crackdown

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have ordered the arrest of several former officials and police officers with alleged ties to a real estate developer who was arrested after being deported from Singapore.

  • Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after Beijing added to a swelling trade dispute with Washington by hiking tariffs on U.S. sorghum.

  • Chemical weapons inspectors reach Syrian town

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian media said international chemical weapons inspectors on Tuesday entered the town of Douma, where an alleged poison gas attack was carried out earlier this month, but a Syrian diplomat said later that only a U.N. security team visited the Damascus suburb.

  • Amid trade rift, China to allow full foreign auto ownership

    BEIJING (AP) — Facing the risk of a trade fight with the United States, China announced plans Tuesday to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years.