Macron defends job losses at symbolic blue collar factory

PARIS (AP) — A defiant Emmanuel Macron has told laid-off employees at a troubled French appliance factory in his home town that it wasn’t his government’s fault that a takeover there failed. ...

TV comedy greats take a bow, make ’em laugh at ceremony

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “There’s nothing I believe more than this, that laughter adds time to one’s life,” Norman Lear told an audience gathered to honor him and other four other television comed...

Palestinians: Israeli settlers torch cars in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials say Israeli settlers attacked five villages in the occupied West Bank overnight, torching vehicles and olive trees, and leaving graffiti on the walls o...

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — "Hi, I hope you are not busy?" The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before bank...

Tuvalu spurns China bid to build artificial islands, sticks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Pacific island ally Tuvalu on Thursday (Nov. 21) announced that it has rejected an offer by Communist China to build artificial islands, which presumably woul...

Journalist arrested in Vietnam for ‘anti-state’ activities

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State media in Vietnam say a journalist has been arrested for “anti-state” activities. The official Vietnam News Agency said Pham Chi Dung was arrested Thursday...

Taiwan's chocolate producers richly rewarded at international competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s chocolate producers scored seven gold, 26 silver, and five bronze medals at the International Chocolate Awards’ (ICA) World Final Competition on Monda...

Israel’s Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening...

Taiwan Sound Lab opens to loud fanfare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Sound Lab, a collaboration between Taiwan and France, opens Friday (Nov. 22) at Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-Lab) with exhibitions and concerts. Minister o...

Media figure rejects ‘5 nuisances,’ ex-president suggests vote for Taiwan Action Party Alliance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After media personality Yang Sen-hong (楊憲宏) said Thursday (November 21) that Taiwanese voters were facing a tough choice between “five nuisances,” former Presi...

University says can’t fire professor for ‘bigoted’ remarks

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University professor who defended comments he posted on his social media accounts that denigrated women, people of color and gay men will keep his job because his v...

Quid pro quo, domestic errands: Takeaways from impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his re-election campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans ...

Peaceful Uruguay heads to presidential runoff

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — It could have been a tense scene in any other country of South America: With an election nearing, campaigners for Uruguay’s governing left-wing Broad Front faced off in a pa...

The Latest: Serbian president: Spying scandal video is real

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on spying scandal video (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Serbia’s president has confirmed that a video posted on social networks show...

Fox pushed to correct guest who seemed to call Vindman a spy

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News has given no indication whether it plans to address on the air a segment where a guest on Laura Ingraham’s show seemed to question whether Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was ...