Japan’s Parliament set to formally choose Kishida as new PM

TOKYO  — Japan’s Cabinet and leader Yoshihide Suga resigned Monday, paving the way for Parliament to elect Fumio Kishida as the new prime minister,… Read more

Can Democrats hold together? Biden’s agenda depends on it

WASHINGTON — It’s one of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s favorite sayings, a guidepost for Democrats in trying times: “Our diversity is our strength.… Read more

North Korea threatens top UN body after emergency meeting

SEOUL, South Korea  — North Korea has warned the U.N. Security Council against criticizing the isolated country’s missile program, in a statement Sunday… Read more

Philippine leader Duterte announces retirement from politics

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday announced he was retiring from politics and dropping plans to run for vice president… Read more

Congress moves to avert partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Congress is moving to avert one crisis while putting off another with the Senate poised to approve legislation that would fund the federal… Read more

GOP blocks bill to keep government going; new try ahead

WASHINGTON — Republican senators blocked a bill to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown… Read more

After close vote, Germany on tricky path to form government

BERLIN  — The party that narrowly beat outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc pushed Monday for a quick agreement on a coalition government… Read more

Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law

UNITED NATIONS — The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches… Read more

Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

BANGKOK  — With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European… Read more