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BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government on Tuesday lifted a ban on political activities it imposed when it seized power in a coup more than four years ago, an action taken in preparation for elections promised for early next year.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press named Senior Vice President Daisy Veerasingham as its chief revenue officer on Tuesday, a new position that will consolidate global revenue operations under one director as the 172-year-old news cooperative widens its customer base beyond traditional media.

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Una cubana compra en un mercado callejero en Puerto Príncipe, Haití, el 6 de diciembre de 2018. El “mercado cubano” de Puerto Príncipe forma parte de un comercio global estimado en más de 2.000 millones de dólares, alimentado por la confluencia entre el incremento de la libertad de los cuban…

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BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government on Tuesday lifted a ban on political activities it imposed when it seized power in a coup more than four years ago, an action taken in preparation for elections promised for early next year.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes British Prime Minister Theresa May prior to a meeting in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. May is visiting several European countries to seek "assurances" on the Brexit agreement with the European Union to aid its pas…

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes British Prime Minister Theresa May prior to a meeting in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. May is visiting several European countries to seek "assurances" on the Brexit agreement with the European Union to aid its pas…

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German Minister of State for European Affairs Michael Roth, center, speaks with members of the delegation during a General Affairs Council meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Top European Union officials ruled out Tuesday any renegotiation of the divorce agree…

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Britain's Ambassador to the EU Sir Tim Barrow, center, waits for the start of a meeting of EU Europe Affairs ministers at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Top European Union officials ruled out Tuesday any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain as Prime M…

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Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen, center, arrives for a General Affairs Council meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Top European Union officials ruled out Tuesday any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain as Prime Minister Theresa May lau…

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is greeted by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte upon her arrival in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Facing almost certain defeat, Prime Minister May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to Europ…

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FILE - In this March 31, 2015, file photo, Self-Defense Forces personnel prepare to receive Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar in front of the latest destroyer Izumo of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. Japan is seeking to possess its first aircra…

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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file, photo, a helicopter of Japan Self-Defense Forces prepares to land on the flight deck of the helicopter destroyer Izumo of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) following the visit by United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in Yokosuka, south of …

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Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi, left, gestures as he is brought in to a court in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. A Thai court has ruled that the soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request …

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Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi, left, answers questions from the waiting journalists as he is brought in to a court in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. A Thai court has ruled that the soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the…

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Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi, left, gestures as he is brought in to a court in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. A Thai court has ruled that the soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request …

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Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi, center, is brought in to a court in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. A Thai court has ruled that the soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request by Bahrain, t…

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Thai prison guards lead Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi, second left, from a court house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. A Thai court has ruled that the soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extraditio…

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In this Nov. 9, 2018 photo, unaccompanied minors from Morocco seeking shelter, stand outside a police station in Barcelona, Spain. Slouched on a bench at a Barcelona police station, five teenagers waited patiently on a recent Friday evening to find out where they would sleep that night: a sh…

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In this Nov. 9, 2018 photo, unaccompanied minors from Morocco seek shelter at a police station in Barcelona, Spain. Slouched on a bench at a Barcelona police station, five teenagers waited patiently on a recent Friday evening to find out where they would sleep that night: a shelter for young…

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BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ruled that a soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request by Bahrain, the homeland he fled four years ago on account of alleged political persecution.

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German Minister of State for European Affairs Michael Roth, right, speaks with the media as he arrives for a General Affairs Council meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Top European Union officials ruled out Tuesday any renegotiation of the divorce agreement w…

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Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen, center, arrives for a General Affairs Council meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Top European Union officials ruled out Tuesday any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain as Prime Minister Theresa May lau…