Scholar at Taiwan's Academia Sinica explores early Spanish-Japanese relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Postdoctoral fellow Ubaldo Iaccarino on Wednesday (Nov. 18) gave a talk at Academia Sinica’s Institute of History and Philology on Hispano-Japanese trade relations i...

Pandemic takes toll on business of pisco producers in Peru

ICA, Peru (AP) — In the house where for decades she has bottled pisco, the grape brandy of South America's Pacific coast, Rosa Grados has thousands of stored liters that she has not sold because of th...

Indian court acquits all accused in razing of Babri mosque

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — An Indian court has acquitted all 32 people who had been accused of crimes in a 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque that sparked Hindu-Muslim violence leaving som...

Indian court acquits all 32 accused in 1992 demolition of a 16th century mosque that sparked Hindu-Muslim violence

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian court acquits all 32 accused in 1992 demolition of a 16th century mosque that sparked Hindu-Muslim violence.

Babri mosque demolition: Indian court acquits BJP leaders

A special court in the northern Indian city of Lucknow on Wednesday acquitted all 32 people who had been accused of crimes in the 1992 demolition of the Babri mosque in the city of Ayodhya. Four s...

Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

PARIS (AP) — It was almost as if Emmanuel Macron forgot that Lebanon is no longer a French protectorate. Visiting explosion-ravaged Beirut this week, France’s leader comforted distra...

Once in crisis, Ecuador city now helps others battle virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ecuador's biggest city, Guayaquil, was a pandemic hellscape of makeshift morgues, hundreds dying at home, bodies left in the street. That was in March and April, ...

Indian PM to lay foundation of temple at razed mosque site

AYODHYA, India (AP) — The coronavirus is restricting a large crowd, but Hindus were joyful before Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks ground Wednesday on a long-awaited temple of their most revered go...

India PM to lay foundation stone for flashpoint Ram temple in Ayodhya

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for a controversial Hindu temple on Wednesday morning. Modi will symbolically lay a 40-kilogram (88 pounds) silver br...

Hindus in India set to build temple at razed mosque site

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — As Hindus prepare to celebrate the groundbreaking of a long-awaited temple at a disputed ground in northern India, Muslims say they have no firm plans yet to build a new mosque a...

India's PM to attend temple groundbreaking at disputed site

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a groundbreaking ceremony next month for a Hindu temple on a disputed site in northern India where a 16th century mosque was torn down ...

19 dead as train hits bus carrying Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 19 people and injuring several other...

Protests spark move to rename iconic Kansas City fountain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Decades after influential developer J.C. Nichols kept Blacks, Jews and other minorities out of subdivisions he built that transformed the Kansas City region, protests over the ...

Back to grindstone for 'Mona Lisa' at post-lockdown Louvre

PARIS (AP) — The “Mona Lisa” found herself all alone. The coronavirus had emptied her room at the Louvre Museum of its usual throngs of admirers. In a silence worthy of a cathedral,...

Historical figures reassessed around globe after Floyd death

The rapidly unfolding movement to pull down Confederate monuments around the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police has extended to statues of slave traders, imperialists, con...