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Taiwan labor ministry says minimum wage increase won't impact employment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An increase in minimum wage will not negatively impact employment and commodity prices, Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Wednesday (Oct. 13), citing a Nobel ...

What Peace Prize says about freedom in Russia, Philippines

MOSCOW (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize sometimes recognizes groundbreaking efforts to resolve seemingly intractable conflicts, such as once-sworn enemies who sat down and brokered an end to war. In other...

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has fed his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won ...

Hundreds gather for PEN America gala, hosted by Awkwafina

NEW YORK (AP) — PEN America held one of New York's first major indoor literary gatherings since the pandemic began last year, as hundreds met Tuesday night for the organization's annual gala to honor ...

Over 100 Nobel laureates condemn China for bullying Dalai Lama, scientist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 100 Nobel laureates on Wednesday (July 28) jointly condemned China for its attempt to prevent the Dalai Lama and fellow Nobel laureate Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲) of Tai...

With Harris and Hannah-Jones, Howard University is on a roll

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the surprise twin hiring of two of the country's most prominent writers on race, Howard University is positioning itself as one of the primary centers of Black academic thought ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2021. There are 182 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2, ...

COVID: Vaccination workers come under attack in Kashmir

Zareena Bano, a health care worker from Srinagar city, has not been to her home for almost two months. She's currently on duty in India-administered Kashmir's northern Bandipora district, wher...

Nobelist Wole Soyinka to honor Henry Louis Gates at PEN gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka will be attending this fall's PEN America literary gala, flying in from his native Nigeria to help present an award to the author, scholar and filmmaker Hen...

Pakistani police arrests cleric over threats to kill Malala

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police have arrested a cleric after a video of him went viral on social media, in which he threatens Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai over her recent comments about ...

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi charged with corruption

Myanmar's military junta charged ousted democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption on Thursday, state media reported. Suu Kyi has been in custody since the military took power in a coup o...

ASEAN ministers pressure Myanmar after 'painfully slow' progress

Southeast Asian foreign ministers mediating on the crisis in Myanmar called on Monday for its military rulers to free prisoners and start an agreed political dialogue, expressing disappointment at &qu...

Former governor of Taiwan's Central Bank awarded honorary doctorate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Central Bank Governor Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南) on Thursday (April 29) accepted an honorary doctoral degree in economics from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) for his...

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel gets seat at National Cathedral

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington National Cathedral, the massive Episcopal house of worship that prides itself on being an unfinished work-in-progress whose stones and stained glass tell the story of the ...

Myanmar protesters take up Easter eggs, junta hunts celebrities

Opponents of military rule in Myanmar made the Easter egg a symbol of defiance on Sunday, posting pictures of eggs with slogans after a night of candle-lit vigils across the country to remember those ...