Taipei Film Festival reveals nominees for 'International Talent Competition'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the upcoming 21st Taipei Film Festival, organizers on Friday (May 17) announced the selection of films to be screened as part of the festival’s first ever &...

'No easy shifts' as first-round series get tight and nasty

It wasn't long after celebrating Craig Smith's overtime goal that P.K. Subban zeroed in on the cold reality of Nashville's playoff series against Dallas. "There are no easy shifts ou...

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu ready for worlds

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu says he has recovered sufficiently from an ankle injury and is ready to compete for the title at the world figure skating championships. ...

Undergrad Chen set to face Hanyu at figure skating worlds

TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen heads to the world figure skating championships in Japan balancing the rigors of competition with the scholastic requirements of being an undergraduate at Y...

Kansas woman wins annual trans-Atlantic pancake race

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — A pancake-flipping Kansas teacher has bested her trans-Atlantic competitors to win an annual Shrove Tuesday tradition. The High Plains Daily Leader reports that ...

Beaumont calls meeting amid controversial World League plans

LONDON (AP) — World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has called a meeting to discuss the future of the international game amid controversy over plans for a World League. Representatives ...

France to lift investment in electric car battery cells

PARIS (AP) — France is planning to invest 700 million euros ($790 million) over the next five years to boost its production of battery cells for electric cars. Advisers to French Pre...

Tennell leads after ladies short program at Four Continents

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Bradie Tennell of the United States leads after the short program at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, with defending champion Kaori Sakamoto of Japan in second ...

Mariah Bell hopes home ice helps at Four Continents meet

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mariah Bell has a slight advantage going into the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. The international meet is basically being held in her backyard. ...

Young Taiwan baker wins 'best showpiece' in international competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A student baker from the Department of Baking Technology and Management at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT), was victorious at the 48th...

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TOP STORIES SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP LONDON Booed throughout his return to Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez responded to the rancor with a rare goal for Manchester United and reveled in the celeb...

Status of women at Italian game in SArabia draws criticism

ROME (AP) — Facing increasing criticism by government members over the decision to play the Italian Super Cup in Saudi Arabia, Serie A's president is hailing the match as a "historic" opportunity for ...

Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2½ years. She announced her plans Wedne...

USA Hockey's Jack Hughes expected No. 1 pick in NHL draft

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — Jack Hughes draws a crowd. Detroit general manager Ken Holland and former Red Wing star Steve Yzerman chatted during the first intermission of one of Hughes' r...

Amateur Taiwanese culinary artist wins gold for her elaborate edible creation in international competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A housewife from Taiwan has had her unique culinary talents showcased to the world after winning gold in a Luxembourg food competition. Huang Chiu-chi (黃秋娥) is an amate...