Thai PM Prayuth wins confidence vote amid criticism on virus

BANGKOK  — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha won votes of confidence in Parliament on Saturday, helping to steady his government after it had come… Read more

After voters embraced mail ballots, GOP states tighten rules

A monthslong campaign by the Republican Party, fueled in part by the false narrative of widespread fraud in last year’s presidential election, has… Read more

Texas 6-week abortion ban takes effect, with high court mum

A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law… Read more

Hezbollah hammered with criticism amid Lebanon’s crises

BEIRUT — Driving back to base after firing rockets toward Israeli positions from a border area last month, a group of Hezbollah fighters was accosted… Read more

Bernie Sanders sets out to sell big government in red states

WASHINGTON  — Bernie Sanders has long argued, but not proved, that his big government populism can win over voters in the largely white, rural communities… Read more

Israeli PM to make case to Biden against Iran nuclear pact

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett are set to hold their first face-to-face meeting Thursday, and Israel’s… Read more

Hochul, NY’s 1st female governor, inherits vast challenges

ALBANY, N.Y.  — Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York on Tuesday, inheriting immense challenges as she takes over an administration… Read more

Harris rebukes China in speech on Indo-Pacific vision

SINGAPORE  — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a sharp rebuke to China for its incursions in the South China Sea, warning its actions there… Read more

Putin launches construction of new warships amid tensions

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday launched the construction of new nuclear submarines and other warships, part of a sweeping military… Read more