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Opinion: Vladimir Putin hedges his bets on Ukraine

Vladimir Putin is irritated: There's Joe Biden's recent "Putin is a killer" ABC interview, the painful sanctions imposed on the Russian aerospace industry by the White House in early...

Taiwanese, German artists to collaborate in 'monster-filled' puppet show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese troupe Puppet & Its Double will teach its audience how to deal with uncertainties in life through its upcoming show "On the Edge of Reality" in...

US senator writes op-ed calling on Biden to do more for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Rick Scott of Florida on April 1 wrote an opinion piece arguing that Washington should do more, including working with allies, to protect Taiwan’s freed...

Polish writer on trial for insulting President Andrzej Duda

President Andrzej Duda has been called many things: a "puppet," a "ballpoint pen" for signing all the bills put before him by Poland's governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, a ...

South Africa's Zulu king is buried amid praise, controversy

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The traditional leader of South Africa’s 12 million Zulu people, King Goodwill Zwelithini, has been laid to rest in a private ceremony early Thursday. Zwelithini,...

Michelle Obama aims to give a million meals in new campaign

Michelle Obama is launching a nonprofit campaign that aims to provide more than 1 million meals to food-insecure families in connection with the debut Tuesday of her children’s food show on Netflix. ...

Ana Brnabic: A female leader who is unlikely to change history

"Serbia gets its first female — and gay — prime minister," was just one of the headlines in the foreign press, published right after President Aleksandar Vucic confirmed Brnabic&...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

A subdued year for Germany's Carnival, thanks to the virus

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s renowned Carnival celebrations got underway Thursday but without any of their usual raucous revelry. Parades, street festivals and other large gatherings were...

US bill would withhold funding from WHO until Taiwan granted membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the WHO released a report detailing the results of its team's trip to Wuhan to investigate the origins of COVID-19, two U.S. lawmakers introduced an act that would ...

Michelle Obama to team up with puppets for a kids' food show

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama is launching a Netflix children’s food show with a pair of puppets “to bring a bit of light and laughter to homes around the world.” The new show, call...

Divided Ecuador heads to presidential runoff ballot in April

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is headed to a runoff presidential election in April with its deep political divisions evident after the first round of voting, which saw a young leftist backed by a conv...

Pakistan: Why is the military taking over civilian posts?

The number of military officials leading civilian institutions has dramatically increased since Prime Minister Imran Khan came to power in 2018. The recent appointment of Brigadier (retired) Bilal Sa...

Russia: Alexei Navalny returns to court for slander case

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appeared before a court in Moscow on Friday, this time facing a slander trial. The 44-year-old prominent Kremlin critic was seen standing inside a glass case ...

Vice president pays tribute to Taiwan's late puppet master

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited the Li Tian-lu (李天祿) Hand Puppet Museum earlier this week to pay tribute to the late Taiwanese puppet master. According to a s...