The Latest: UK, Switzerland sign post-Brexit trade deal

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Switzerland and Britain have finalized a deal to maintain thei...

UK's May seeking common ground in EU divorce deal

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a compromise with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in hopes of securing a divorce deal with the European Union. Justice Min...

Ronaldo helps Juventus win but almost knocks teammate out

MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a role in all three Juventus goals on Sunday, but he also almost knocked out a teammate. The incident occurred an hour into Juve's 3-0 win at Sa...

Chimps use branch to make ladder, escape Belfast Zoo

LONDON (AP) — Zookeepers say a group of chimpanzees used branches weakened by a storm to make a ladder and escape from their enclosure at the Belfast Zoo. Video filmed Saturday by vi...

Globe means more to Oh after some time to reflect

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Now that she's had a few weeks to reflect on her experience as a Golden Globes host and winner, actress Sandra Oh realizes even more what it meant to Koreans and immigrants. ...

Swansea chairman quits amid struggles under US ownership

SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — The chairman of Swansea City has stepped down from his position, saying he could no longer "fight on in a football club I love but can no longer control" amid its struggles under...

Israel Eurovision hero releases song on newfound fame

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli pop star Netta Barzilai, winner of last year's Eurovision song contest, released a new single Friday which she says reflects the highs and lows in the year since her sh...

The Latest: UK minister acknowledges possible Brexit delay

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:55 a.m. A key member of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's government has acknowledged that Britain's exit f...

China’s factory activity continues to shrink

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Activity in China’s factories has contracted for the second month in a row, reports The BBC. Statistics from the official Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) put Chin...

The time is right for Canada to switch diplomatic recognition from Communist China to Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- It is not often that a country’s ambassadorial changes make headlines around the world. However, the revelation on Jan. 27 that Canada had effectively sacked its Chine...

John Malkovich to star in Weinstein-inspired play in London

LONDON (AP) — John Malkovich is returning to the London stage as a powerful Hollywood producer accused of sexual misconduct, in a play with strong echoes of the Harvey Weinstein saga. ...

The Latest: German minister: no room for UK renegotiation

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Germany's justice minister says there's no room for substantial rene...

UK's May backs policy change to talk to EU again

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is backing a proposal to renegotiate part of her European Union divorce deal as she seeks to blunt opposition in Parliament. Internat...

New York resident hails Taipei Metro as first-rate mass transit system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A New York resident recently shared her experience riding the Taipei Metro, describing the service as “one of the best mass transit systems in the world.” M...

Body of Taiwanese ‘bikini climber’ retrieved following perilous rescue attempts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese rescue teams have finally managed to retrieve the body of Gigi Wu (吳季芸), the “bikini climber” who died Jan. 21 after falling into a ravine in central...