Vietnam to woo Taiwanese tourists due to drop in Chinese visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam will speed up plans to diversify its tourism industry by attracting visitors from Taiwan, among other countries, to mitigate the impact of a drop in Chinese visito...

China's virus crisis hits global flows of letters, parcels

PARIS (AP) — Postal operators in the United States, China and elsewhere say the suspension of flights to slow the spread of a deadly new virus is having a major impact on global flows of letters and p...

Superheroes, rock stars, good boys/girls rule at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — Thor the bulldog got a superhero's welcome at the Westminster Kennel Club show Monday. More of the same was expected at Madison Square Garden in the group competition later that night....

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 16-22

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 16-22: Feb. 16: Jazz singer Peggy King is 90. Actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in "The Empire Strikes Back") is 75. Actor William Katt ("Great...

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Monday, February 10, 2020 _____ City/Town, Country;Monday's Weather Condition;Monday's High Temp (F);Monday's Low Temp (F);Tuesday's...

Famed Italian soprano Mirella Freni dies at age 84

Mirella Freni, an Italian soprano whose uncommon elegance and intensity combined with a sumptuous voice and intelligence to enthrall audiences for a half-century, has died at age 84. ...

France 35, Italy 22

PARIS (AP) — France beat Italy 35-22 in Six Nations rugby on Sunday at the Stade de France. ___ France 35 (Teddy Thomas, Charles Ollivon, Gregory Alldritt, Romain N...

Thai mass shooter killed after overnight standoff at mall

A soldier who killed at least 21 people and injured 42 others was fatally shot inside a mall in northeastern Thailand on Sunday, officials said, 16 hours after he went on a rampage that started on a m...

21 dead, 31 injured in Thai mass shooting, gunman hides in mall

A gunman described as a soldier angry over a financial dispute killed two people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday in northeastern Thailand, shooting as he drove to a busy mall where sh...

French airstrikes, commandos kill 30 extremists in Sahel

PARIS (AP) — The French military says operations by French and Malian forces have killed 30 more extremists in Africa's Sahel region in recent days, amid stepped-up efforts to combat jihadist groups i...

Canada edges Costa Rica 1-0 to earn a spot in the Olympics

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Jordyn Huitema scored in the 72nd minute and Canada qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a 1-0 semifinal victory Friday over Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifyin...

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Stocks slip on Wall Street, still on track for weekly gain

Stocks are getting off to a weak start on Wall Street, despite a strong jobs report. Thanks to rallies over the past few days, the market is still on pace for its best weekly gain since last June. Ube...

Vincent replaces Vakatawa at center for France in 6 Nations

PARIS (AP) — Arthur Vincent replaced the injured Virimi Vakatawa at center in the only change to the France team to face Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday. France coach Fabien Galth...

Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in t...