Easter bonfires in Germany canceled over wildfire risk

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in eastern Germany are canceling plans for traditional Easter bonfires because warm, dry weather has increased the risk of wildfires. Firefighters managed t...

Court case threatens to take gloss off Ostersund's rise

OSTERSUND, Sweden (AP) — It was one of European soccer's most heartwarming stories, an unconventional club from a sleepy city in central Sweden making an eight-year journey from the amateur ranks to b...

2 drunk Burmese, American-Korean assault reporter, harass woman at Kaohsiung 7-Eleven

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three foreign fishery workers were arrested this morning after they disturbed the peace, assaulted a reporter, and harassed a woman in front of a 7-Eleven in the southern Taiwa...

2020 presidential election crucial for Taiwan's future: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Friday (April 19) during a radio interview that the 2020 presidential election will be crucial for Taiwan’s future as it ...

Interview: Gloria Hotel Group CEO revives family fortunes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- John Chen's (陳炯福) decision to return to Taiwan and take over the family-owned hotel business was wildly successful, as shown by the ever-expanding size of Gloria Outlets. ...

Amazon to close its online retail operation in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American e-commerce giant Amazon announced on Wednesday (April 17) the company is shutting down its online marketplace that sells Chinese products to local customers. Market...

AIT reiterates US' neutrality after Taiwan's Gou announces presidential bid

The United States will work with whoever wins Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty reiterated Thursday, a day after Taiwanese tycoon Terr...

Man charged with killing wife last seen 4 decades ago

A man was charged Thursday with killing his wife nearly 40 years ago and plotting to murder a suburban Philadelphia police sergeant who investigated the case in the 1980s. William W....

Detail-minded architect left guide for restoring Notre Dame

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France (AP) — Eugene Viollet-le-Duc is still the man to go to when it comes to restoring Notre Dame, even though he died nearly 140 years ago. As a young architect...

Foxconn says committed to long term Wisconsin job creation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said Thursday it remains committed to "long term" job creation in Wisconsin, after Gov. Tony Evers said it was unrealistic to expect the company to employ...

Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for ...

Mueller team considered Trump's written answers 'inadequate,' but decided against subpoena fight for interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mueller team considered Trump's written answers 'inadequate,' but decided against subpoena fight for interview.

Support for Taiwan to join international bodies is growing: AIT Chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If enough countries which share values with Taiwan support the island, they can change the situation and help it join international organizations, American Institute in Ta...

Ukraine's presidential candidate pushes for new parliament

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The odds-on favorite in Ukraine's presidential election runoff says he would like to call an early parliamentary election if he wins Sunday's vote. Volodymyr Zel...

Controversy brews ahead of redacted Mueller report's release

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say. ...