Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Swedish man kidnapped by Islamic militants in northern Mali nearly six years ago has been released from captivity, the Swedish government confirmed Monday. There was no immediate...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 25, the 176th day of 2017. There are 189 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 25, 1...

Highlights of Dennis Rodman's past visits to North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The last time Dennis Rodman visited North Korea, he delighted the country's young ruler with a rendition of "Happy Birthday," suffered an angry meltdown on CNN while defendin...

Dominican Republic senator visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dominican Republic senator Reinaldo Pared Perez is visiting Taiwan from June 11 to 16, during which he will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, said the Ministry of Foreign Affai...

Just 18, Pulisic coming of age as US pursues World Cup spot

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Christian Pulisic has been given plenty of responsibility as an 18-year-old on the U.S. national team. Bring up his age, though, and the central midfielde...

Skating streamer 'CJayride' slammed by netizens for littering live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American streamer who has recently been skateboarding around Taipei with live video feeds received scathing criticism online yesterday for a compilation video showing...

Wings try to woo Cambage to return to WNBA

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Wings are doing their best to woo Australian center Liz Cambage into returning to the WNBA. She visited Dallas earlier this week while on vacation and now ...

How to Find a Teaching Job in Taiwan

The following is a guide to finding English teaching jobs in Taiwan written by a 27-year-old English teacher, Stephen, from the United States and originally posted on his blog OnaDateWithAsia.  ...

Feels like the 1st time: many '77 rock kings still touring

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — It's more than a feeling: Many of the rock 'n' roll bands that were huge in 1977 will comprise a big part of the summer concert market 40 years later. Queen, For...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2017. There are 243 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 2, 1927...

On the set of indie kung fu film 'Sweet and Sour' in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Rolling... and ACTION! Arms flail and feet fly in a frenzied blur, punctuated by the smacking sound of flesh when the blows reach their designed mark, followed by the grun...

Germany investigates reported slurs yelled at crash victim

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany's eastern city of Cottbus are investigating whether people yelled anti-foreigner slurs at an Egyptian student after she was fatally hit by a car. Auth...

'I'll be praying for you:' Americans assess Trump's 100 days

They are young and old: a high school student who can't yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a "downhome boy" f...

N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea recently detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyan...

American posing as arms dealer defrauds 3 Taiwanese women

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American man has been detained by police for allegedly defrauding at least three Taiwanese women who he met on an online dating site while posing as a weapons dealer, report...