Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Forty years ago, Iran's ruling shah left his nation for the last time and an Islamic Revolution overthrew the vestiges of his caretaker government. The effects of the 1979 revolution...

Shutdown squeezing Alabama city built on federal spending

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Once known for its cotton trade and watercress farms, Huntsville, Alabama, is now the ultimate government town: About 70 federal agencies are located at the Army's 38,000-acre ...

Pennsylvania criticized for how it handles elder abuse cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An internal Pennsylvania state government watchdog agency is criticizing how county-level agencies investigate thousands of complaints they receive about elder abuse and how the...

Netanyahu's adviser accused of sexual assault resigns

JERUSALEM (AP) — An adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tendered his resignation following allegations of sexual assault. David Keyes, Netanyahu's spokesman with...

Greek court frees cleaner serving 10 years for forged papers

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A court in the central Greek city of Larissa has ordered the temporary release from prison of a cleaner jailed for 10 years for forging an elementary school certificate to get he...

Greek authorities to review cleaner's 10-year fraud sentence

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court prosecutor is re-examining a lower court's decision to jail a kindergarten cleaner for 10 years for fraud because she forged an elementary school certifica...

Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul has killed at least seven people and injured 11 others. The Seoul Metropolitan Fire &...

Economy was key to Brazil win, but will he deliver?

SAO PAULO (AP) — Key to Jair Bolsonaro's recent election victory was the support of Brazil's business community, which coalesced around him because he promised to overhaul Latin America's largest econ...

Jeremy Heywood, who ran Britain's civil service, dies at 56

LONDON (AP) — The British government says Jeremy Heywood, who ran the country's civil service until illness forced him to step down, has died of cancer. He was 56. British Prime Mini...

First Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award ceremony held Oct. 26 in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan news) — The Ministry of Education hosted the first Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Awards in Taipei yesterday. The ministry invited five outstanding overseas alumni to share their ...

Want to run an Iraqi ministry? Apply online, PM says

BAGHDAD (AP) — Drain the swamp: it's a promise leaders around the world are making in this era of voter cynicism and political upheaval. But Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdu...

Britain mulls making firms disclose ethnicity pay gap

LONDON (AP) — The British government is considering making companies reveal the pay gap between white and non-white workers, in a bid to end disadvantages faced by employees from ethnic minorities. ...

Free performances scheduled for opening of Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts on Oct 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) will be officially open to the public on Saturday, Oct 13 with multiple activities, including a performance even...

Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — As the teacher pointed to the large touch screen, her first-grade classroom came alive. With the click of a link, an animated character popped up on the screen, singing and ...

Taiwan President lauds Lions Club International’s role in national diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) commended Lions Club International Taiwan's efforts to support Taiwan's social services and their role in national diplomacy, w...