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EXPLAINER: Why Japan 'rising sun' flag provokes Olympic ire

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan considers the “rising sun” flag part of its history. But some in the Koreas, China and other Asian countries say the flag is a reminder of Japan’s wartime atrocities, a...

SKorea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Olympic committee said Saturday it removed banners at the Olympic athletes’ village in Tokyo that referred to a 16th-century war between Korea and Japan after t...

Critics of Brazil's president being targeted by security law

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police in Brazil are starting to employ a dictatorship-era national security law against critics of President Jair Bolsonaro, while lawyers and activists rally to provide them with le...

In their own words: Public health officials on the frontline

Public health officials work to keep the nation safe and healthy, overseeing everything from water inspections to childhood immunizations. They typically work behind the scenes, but ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 27 The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump's tw...

School history lesson compares Trump to Nazis, communists

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Maryland are criticizing a history lesson at a public high school near Baltimore that compared President Donald Trump with Nazis and communists. ...

Pastor's fight against KKK becomes movie that may aid battle

LAURENS, S.C. (AP) — Not many years ago in a small, rural South Carolina town stood The Redneck Shop — a racist emporium and Ku Klux Klan museum housed in an old theater, where white supremacist neo-N...

AP Photos: Graffiti at Indian campus slam citizenship law

NEW DELHI (AP) — Students of New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University have turned the campus' sandstone walls into a canvas of discontent. The spray-painted slogans and symbols re...

SKorea asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at next year's Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan's brutal war...

Text of House Resolution on anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim bias

Text of the proposed House resolution condemning bigotry: Condemning anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations that def...

Thai singer apologizes for Nazi flag costume

A popular all-girl music act in Thailand has drawn criticism after one of its members wore a shirt showing the swastika flag of Nazi Germany during a performance. Nineteen-year-old singer Pichayapa &...

Taipei Jewish Center responds to controversy over Nazi flags in betel nut shop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the controversy over photos posted of Nazi flags hung in a betel nut shop in Taipei City, The Chabad Taipei Jewish Center today issued a statement calling for th...

American man draws flak over photo of Nazi flags in Taipei betel nut shop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After an American photographer expressed his outrage on Instagram on Sunday (Jan. 6) over Nazi flags posted in betel nut shop in Taipei, he faced such a backlash from Taiwanese...

Nazi swastika flag spotted on car in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American student spotted the Nazi swastika flag on the license place of a car parked in Taipei's Neihu District yesterday morning (Nov. 22). The 23-year-old student, ...

Taiwan hair salon covers up 'Nazi swastikas' after people defecate in front of shop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The owner of a hair salon in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu City has finally decided to cover up signs which had featured a logo strikingly similar to the Nazi swastika, after a...