1968 Mexico City Games marked by protest, falling records

The 1968 Olympics could not escape the turmoil of their times. A gold medal gymnast silently rebelled against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Apartheid South Africa was disinv...

Swedish singer ends ties with Huawei, says China 'not a nice state'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Swedish singer Zara Larsson announced Tuesday (Aug. 4) that she would no longer be collaborating with China's Huawei or promoting its products. During an interview ...

Outcry in Sweden after drive-by shooting kills 12-year-old

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish government vowed Tuesday to find the perpetrators of a drive-by shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl in what authorities said appears to be the latest violenc...

AP WAS THERE: 1956 Melbourne Olympics "Blood in the Water"

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story ...

ATP Schedule

H-hard, C-clay, G-grass Jan. 3-11 2020 — Qatar ExxonMobil Open, HO (Andrey Rublev) Jan. 9-18 2020 — Adelaide International, HO (Andrey Rublev) Jan...

Taipower spends NT$16 million on scented candles from Su's Swedish son-in-law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Secretary-General to the President Su Jia-chuan (蘇嘉全) resigned amid bribery allegations, news broke on Sunday (Aug. 2) that a scented candle company run by his daugh...

Austerity Games of 1948 revive Olympic spirit after WWII

After the controversial 1936 Berlin Games, it was important to believers in the Olympics that the first games after World War II be held without political and racial propaganda. Who ...

AstraZeneca: won't profit from COVID-19 vaccine in pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca repeated its promise not to profit from a COVID-19 vaccine during the pandemic as it reported it was on track with late-stage trials for the treatment....

Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer's disease

An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help di...

California Indian tribe gets back Big Sur ancestral lands

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A Native American tribe has reclaimed a small part of ancestral lands on California’s scenic Big Sur coast that were lost to Spanish colonial settlement nearly 250 years ago. ...

Faith in protest as young people find fervor on the street

“I can’t breathe!’” the crowd chanted, invoking the dying words spoken by George Floyd as a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck. Kianna Ruff yelled it over and over alo...

Iran detains 2 Swedish nationals over drug smuggling

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran detained two Swedish nationals over drug smuggling, the website of the country's judiciary reported on Tuesday. The spokesman for the judiciary, Gholamhossei...

Swedish representative to Taiwan awarded prestigious medal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Monday (July 27) that Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has awarded Swedish Representative Sven Hakan Oskar Jevrell with th...

Planning for Olympics in a pandemic has echoes of 1920 Games

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Olympic athletes competing for gold medals in a world reeling from a pandemic? It won't be the first time. A century before the Tokyo Games were postponed ...

ATP Schedule

H-hard, C-clay, G-grass Jan. 3-11 2020 — Qatar ExxonMobil Open, HO (Andrey Rublev) Jan. 9-18 2020 — Adelaide International, HO (Andrey Rublev) Jan...