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Angelina Jolie visits Burkina Faso as U.N. Special Envoy

GOUDOUBO, Burkina Faso (AP) — Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has visited war-weakened Burkina Faso to show solidarity with people who continue to welcome the displaced, despite grappling with their ...

Jennifer Aniston praises Taiwan president as example of empowered woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American film star and icon Jennifer Aniston on Friday (Jan. 29) pointed to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) as an example of an empowered woman in her tribute to femal...

Weinstein's reckoning: Trial looms 2 years after #MeToo wave

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two years after a wave of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo movement, the disgraced movie mogul faces another reckoning: a criminal ...

‘Beautiful’ robot to speak English with students in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An AI with female features will be holding an educational discussion with students in Kaohsiung on Wednesday (Nov. 6). Sophia was the world’s first robot to be ac...

Angelina Jolie seeks support for Venezuelan refugees

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says the exodus of millions of Venezuelans from their country has led to a "shocking" migrant crisis in South America that was "predictable and preve...

Model representing Taiwan becomes finalist in Asia's Next Top Model

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mia Sabathy (白彌兒), a mixed-race model of Taiwanese and Austrian origins, will be fighting for the title representing Taiwan in the final episode of the sixth season of Asi...

Correction: China Missing Celebrity story

BEIJING (AP) — In a story Sept. 24 about missing Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, Fan's name was misspelled as Fang in the next-to-last paragraph of the story. A corrected version of th...

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

BEIJING (AP) — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment. ...

AIDS conference opens in Amsterdam

The 22nd International AIDS Conference began on Monday in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. The four-day conference brings together the world’s AIDS experts to present new research findings, promot...

Justin Timberlake to perform in Taiwan next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pop star Justin Timberlake, Japanese singer Hikaru Utada (宇多田光) and Japanese pop rock band Mr. Children are expected to give their first-ever concerts in Taiwan next year,...

Hot-button topics coalesce at the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival has always been a place for boundary-pushing programming, but from the Me Too movement, to diversity and representation in film and even the current presidency, this year th...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 27 The Telegraph of London on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding: ...

The Latest: Harry, Markle to wed in May at Windsor Castle

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Kensington Palace says Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan M...

UK hails new royal couple as country awaits wedding details

LONDON (AP) — The engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is dominating newspaper front pages and morning news shows in Britain, as royal-watchers await details of the couple's spring wedding. ...

Free open-air cinema to take place at Xinyi Square in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Would you like to watch a film under the starry night? A free open-air cinema at Xinyi Square (at the Songzhi Road and Songlian Road intersection) will be held by Nan Sha...