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Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has fed his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won ...

Turkey ratifies Paris climate change agreement as last G20 country

Turkey's parliamentarians on Wednesday unanimously approved the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, which aims to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) ...

British Council launches Making Matters, China Design Challenge

An open call to Chinese university students in Mainland China and the UK to explore circular designBEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 27 September 2021 - The British Council launched Making Matters, ...

UK says relations with France strong despite sub deal anger

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted that Britain's relationship with France is “ineradicable,” despite fury in Paris over a U.S.-U.K.-Australia submarine deal. A ...

#ReConnect 2021 UK-China Contemporary Culture Festival launched

#ReConnect – a hybrid festival featuring online and offline work by leading British art and cultural organisations and artists, launched by the British Council.Partnering with over 35 cultural orga...

Taiwan’s MOE subsidizes universities to promote bilingual learning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Thursday (Sept. 2) announced the list of schools selected for subsidies under the “Bilingualized Learning Plan for University Stud...

Divide on Syria again blocks U.N. Security Council action

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy for Syria on Tuesday urged the rival international players in Syria to bridge the divides that have blocked any moves toward peace, but the chasm remained too ...

China defends Confucius Institutes now under fire from US

BEIJING (AP) — Following scathing political attacks from the Trump administration, China on Friday defended its Confucius Institutes as apolitical facilitators of cultural and language exchange. ...

German students defy coronavirus to study abroad

"Student life just came to a sudden stop," says Celal, a German student at Columbia Business School in New York. "I am doing fine adjusting to the new situation — but obviously it...

Taiwan’s Da Shi-wei unveiled as Lih Pao International Sculpture winner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Da Shi-wei (戴士偉) has won first prize and US$20,000 (NT$612,000) in prize money for his vivid fabric-like marble sculpture, at the Lih Pao International Scul...

European Education Fair kicks off in Taipei Oct. 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 European Education Fair Taiwan (EEFT) will take place at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Hall 3 this weekend (Oct. 26-27) to promote high-quality European ed...

British Council confirms arrest of its Iranian staffer

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The British Council is confirming that a woman who Iran sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of spying for Britain is an Iranian national employed by the group. ...

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...

British MPs demand Taiwan name correction from IELTS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A total of 46 members of Great Britain’s House of Commons and House of Lords wrote a letter to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Global Partnership...

Yuan Ru Gallery Charity Concert to help orphans of SOS Children's Villages Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Yuan Ru Gallery is hosting "An Evening of Music, Art and Charity" on Jan. 12 with ticket revenue to be donated to the SOS Children's Villages Taiwan. ...