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Taiwan to station Veterans Affairs Council envoy in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet-level Veterans Affairs Council will post an envoy in Washington, D.C., in January, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told visiting members of the United States Cong...

Taiwan-Singapore couple win right to register same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (Nov. 25) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Singapore national should be recognized in Taiwan, marking the third cros...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

NOV. 19-25, 2021 From German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s final cabinet meeting and a new migrant camp in Bosnia to a French urban climber scaling a Frankfurt high-rise and a bomb in M...

Despite deal, Sudanese rally to demand military rulers leave

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on Thursday in the capital of Khartoum, renewing their demand for a fully civilian government and denouncing the country's military rulers who we...

Turkmenistan's president further expands his son's clout

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan’s autocratic president has put his only son in charge of the Central Asian nation's energy sector, further expanding his clout in a move seen as laying the f...

Native American leaders say Chaco prayers being answered

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, N.M. (AP) — The stillness that enveloped Chaco Canyon was almost deafening, broken only by the sound of a raven's wings batting the air while it circled overhead....

'Get up!' Pope prays that Lebanon can get back on its feet

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis told Lebanon’s prime minister on Thursday that he was praying that God would help Lebanon “get up” and get back on its feet following an unprecedented economic crisis that has...

Families of Beirut blast victims rally for probe to resume

BEIRUT (AP) — Families of the victims of last year’s explosion in Beirut’s port rallied Thursday outside Lebanon’s top court against what they say are intentional obstructions to the probe of the deva...

Taiwan Cabinet approves additional defense budget for more weapons systems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (Nov. 25) approved an additional defense budget of NT$237.3 billion (US$8.53 billion) to buy missiles and ships in an effort to counter China&rsquo...

Sri Lanka grants another port deal to China in Colombo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sri Lanka has decided to grant a Chinese company a contract for a port project it had previously awarded to India and Japan. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa sai...

Haiti prime minister appoints new Cabinet amid turmoil

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prime Minister Ariel Henry swore in his new Cabinet on Wednesday, more than four months after he assumed leadership of Haiti following the assassination of President Joven...

Italy targets unvaccinated with restrictions as cases rise

ROME (AP) — The Italian government on Wednesday decided to exclude unvaccinated people from certain leisure activities in a bid to contain rising coronavirus infections and stave off financially cripp...

German parties reach deal for government to end Merkel era

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's would-be governing parties vowed Wednesday to modernize Europe’s biggest economy and step up efforts against climate change as they announced an agreement that leaves center-le...

Elizabeth Holmes denies deception at her criminal trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Biotechnology entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, a former billionaire accused of engineering a massive medical scam, expressed some remorse while on the witness stand Tuesday, but ...

Elizabeth Holmes denies deception at her criminal trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Biotechnology entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, a former billionaire accused of engineering a massive medical scam, expressed some remorse while on the witness stand Tuesday, but ...