Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro president

HAVANA (AP) — If all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba's faltering economy and aging, disaffected population to a little-known, 57-year-old ...

EU criticizes Nicaragua on rights, harassment of activist

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The European Parliament is urging Nicaragua to improve protections for human rights activists and cease what it calls harassment of an opponent to the country's proposed inte...

CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals in Arlington, Pasadena

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The semifinals of this year's CONCACAF Gold Cup will be played in Arlington, Texas, on July 22 and at Pasadena, California, the following day. The Confederat...

Santa Clara to host CONCACAF Gold Cup final on July 26

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — This year's CONCACAF Gold Cup final will be played on July 26 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Confederation of North, Central America and C...

Taiwan selected by Rough Guides’ annual list of top 10 countries to visit in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Planning where to visit for your next holiday? Check out Rough Guides' annual list of the top 10 countries to visit in 2017, in which Taiwan is listed as the 1...

Man punches auxiliary bishop during mass at Newark church

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An auxiliary bishop with the Archdiocese of Newark has been attacked during mass. Essex County authorities say the attack occurred Saturday at Cathedral Basilica ...

Some notable deaths of active pro baseball players

A look at some of the notable deaths of active pro baseball players in recent years: — Jan. 22, 2017: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, 25, was killed in a car crash in his native Domi...

Tsai back in Taiwan after 4-nation tour in Central America

Taipei -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) arrived back in Taipei late Sunday and pledged that Taiwan will maintain its cooperation projects with its allies but that they will be carried out more efficien...

Taiwan's president visits Twitter while in San Francisco

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) opened a new twitter account Saturday during a visit to micro-messaging service Twitter Inc. during a stopover in San Francisco on her way home from a four-country tour of...

High-level security and motorcade for Tsai sighted in San Francisco

A total of 60 Harley-Davidson motorcycles came together for a motorcade escorting Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, as she was on her way to Twitter’s Headquarters in San Francisco on Satur...

US policy change on Cuban migrants leaves many stranded

PANAMA CITY (AP) — It took three months for Gabriel Marin and his wife, Yansiel, to make it from their home in eastern Cuba to this migrant shelter in Panama's capital. The goal was the United States ...

From the Liaoning to Lagos: China stays on an aggressive course

        The Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier, spent most of Wednesday moving through the Taiwan Strait from south to north on its way back to Qingdao from exerci...

Taiwan scrambles fighter jets as China carrier enters air defense zone

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- China's sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and its escort ships crossed into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday, prompting Taiwa...

Nicaraguan president calls Tsai his “sister” from the “Republic of Taiwan”

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During his inauguration speech Tuesday, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega reportedly referred to President Tsai Ing-wen as his “sis...

Taiwan’s defense ministry responds to threat from China's aircraft carrier

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- While President Tsai Ing-wen is out of the country on a state visit to Central America, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense and Presidential Office are reassuring the pub...