Sep 14, 2016

Ad thanking Chile's military during dictatorship causes stir

A two-page newspaper advertisement in Chile commemorating members of the armed forces killed during the military dictatorship from 1973 to 1990 is causing a stir in a country still divided by its history. During the dictatorship, which began on Sept. 11, 1973, when military ...

Nevada brothel owner defends bid for state office

Sep 14, 2016

Nevada brothel owner defends bid for state office

Dennis Hof doesn’t lack for name recognition in his run for Nevada state office. He starred in the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse” and didn’t shy away from the spotlight when former NBA player Lamar Odom suffered a medical episode at one of Hof’s ...

Sep 14, 2016

U.S. concerned over Chinese influence-buying in Australia

The U.S. envoy to Canberra has raised concerns about China buying political influence in Australia, following revelations over Beijing’s financial support for influential figures. Political donations from foreign sources have become a highly sensitive issue in Australia, which last week saw the resignation of ...

Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

Sep 6, 2016

Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

Bitter foes Mahathir Mohamad and his estranged protege Anwar Ibrahim met for the first time in 18 years Monday, underscoring shifting political alliances caused by a corruption scandal plaguing Malaysia’s current leader. Mahathir inflamed social media with a show of support at a court ...