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French energy giant Total stops payments on Myanmar pipeline

May. 27, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shareholders of the French energy company Total SA have voted to suspend payments of dividends to stakeholders in the joint venture company running a gas pipeline in Myanmar, the company said Wednesday. Pressure has been growing on companies with...

Venezuela prosecutor who defied Maduro implicated in bribery

Apr. 22, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Venezuelan attorney general who defied President Nicolas Maduro by siding with his opponents has been implicated in a major corruption case involving a Venezuelan businessman who this week pleaded guilty to paying $1 million in bribes, two people familiar with the case...

Battle for Yemen desert city now a key to Iran, US tension

Apr. 07, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The battle for an ancient desert city in war-torn Yemen has become a key to understanding wider tensions now inflaming the Middle East and the challenges facing any efforts by President Joe Biden’s administration to shift U.S. troops out of the region. ...

EXPLAINER: Sanctioned Myanmar army businesses span spectrum

Mar. 26, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The two huge Myanmar military-controlled conglomerates targeted by U.S. and UK sanctions following the army coup last month span a wide spectrum of businesses. Human rights advocates applauded the decisions to target those companies and cut them off from...