Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 30, the 150th day of 2019. There are 215 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 30, 1...

Italy accepts migrant families rescued by Sea-Watch ship

Italy on Friday allowed families with children to disembark from a rescue ship operating in the Mediterranean Sea by German charity Sea-Watch. "Italian authorities have informed us of their avai...

Andy Murray receives knighthood from Prince Charles

LONDON (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray received his knighthood from Prince Charles on Thursday, more than two years after he was awarded the honor by Queen Elizabeth II. ...

The charm is missing on The Head and the Heart's new album

The Head and the Heart, "Living Mirage" (Warner Bros. Records) On the heels of bands like the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons, the Head and the Heart arrived into the folk-rock...

Italy's Salvini orders ports to block ship carrying 65 migrants

Italy's anti-migrant interior minister vowed Wednesday to block a charity ship that saved 65 migrants off the coast of Libya earlier in the day from docking in Italy. "I have just signed an ...

Canadian girl encourages Taiwanese children to help the needy

Eleven-year-old Canadian Jayda Atkins, known in her community for placing warm clothing on light poles during winter for people in need, encouraged schoolchildren in Taipei on Tuesday to put their ide...

Cory Booker's tech startup failed but industry ties lasted

Cory Booker was the mayor of New Jersey's largest city and considering a run for higher office, but he had a different goal in mind when he appeared on stage at the 2012 Tech Disrupt Conference in San...

Iran: Suspect sentenced to 10 years for spying for Britain

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran' judiciary says an Iranian national has been sentenced to 10 years on charges of spying for Britain. Monday's report by the semi-official ISNA news agency qu...

Pope ordaining 19 men to priesthood in St. Peter's Basilica

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is ordaining 19 men to the priesthood in St. Peter's Basilica. Most of them are Italians, but other seminarians are from Croatia, Peru, Haiti and Jap...

Philippine newspaper editorial urges people to draw on recycling experience from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A newspaper in the Philippines has called on locals to learn from Taiwan in waste disposal, hailing the island as one of the countries boasting the highest recycling rates...

Agoood transforms charity into service that creates value and does good deeds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mark Yeh (葉文宏), board director of charity managing company Agoood, believes that, “The best kind of charity creates values and provides services instead of just soli...

Tainan seeks opportunity to host 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tainan chapter of People to People International organization (PPTI) visited Brisbane, Australia to talk about the possibility for Tainan City to host Asia Pacific Cit...

Blueseeds wins APSIPA award for working with charity to create eco-friendly value chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Blueseeds has won the 2019 Asia Pacific Social Innovation Partnership Award (APSIPA) for its partnership with the Garden of Hope Foundation (GOHF) to extend the value of e...

Jean Vanier, Catholic hero to developmentally disabled, dies

PARIS (AP) — Jean Vanier, a respected Canadian religious figure whose charity work helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over the past half-century, has died...

Pope Francis on delicate mission in Orthodox Bulgaria

On Sunday, Pope Francis embarks on his 28th journey abroad. Once again, he will travel to the Balkans. This time, he will visit North Macedonia and Bulgaria. Orthodox theologist Bojidar Andonov says B...