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German navy chief under fire for Putin, Crimea comments

Germany faced a diplomatic incident on Saturday following comments made by Navy chief Kay-Achim Schönbach on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukraine crisis. During a visit to India, Schönbac...

Adam Rippon looks back at his role in 2018 Olympics

So, it's just another competition? Got to treat the Winter Olympics that way? Many athletes say that, perhaps trying to convince themselves that the Games are a regular, no major dea...

Miranda talks about Bruno, and the 'Encanto' phenomenon

NEW YORK (AP) — A month after “Encanto” debuted in theaters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the movie's Colombia-inflected songs, took a long vacation. By the time he returned, something almost as extr...

Former NFL CB Hasty works for racial equity in hirings

Former NFL cornerback James Hasty is working to eliminate bias and racial disparity in sports hiring through his new search firm, Eneje Consulting. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the only Bl...

Former Dutch talent show producer apologizes amid scandal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The former producer of Dutch talent show “The Voice of Holland” apologized Thursday after allegations of sexually inappropriate conduct linked to the ratings blockbuster ...

New video promoting Taiwan’s southernmost county features various attractions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pingtung County Government has just released a new short film to promote tourism in Taiwan’s southernmost county by featuring scenic attractions with lively danc...

Judge heard on video mocking lawyer removed from court

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge who made sexist comments about an attorney during a conversation in his courtroom that he did not realize was being broadcast live on YouTube has been removed from the...

"The Voice of Holland" talent show hit by #MeToo scandal

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch talent show “The Voice of Holland” has been taken off the air in the Netherlands amid a sexual misconduct scandal that has cast a shadow over the future of the TV ratings ju...

Rows of blooming flowers in Taipei’s Beitou available for viewing from Jan. 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rows of colorful flowers along the gently sloping hill of Ki-Pataw Shan-Tseng-Chi Park (北投社三層崎公園) in Taipei's Beitou District will be available for viewing from Thursd...

Golf goes to Netflix and it has competition from tennis

HONOLULU (AP) — Formula One racing got a huge boost in interest in North America through the Netflix series “Drive to Survive.” Netflix now is expanding to a documentary series on go...

Anonymous posts 'Taiwan Numbah Wan!' on Chinese government website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Decentralized international hacktivist group Anonymous has hacked into a Chinese government website to upload the words "Taiwan Numbah Wan" and Taiwan's nati...

Pharrell Williams calls for economic equity during MLK event

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenging corporate America to “do more" by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting economic equity measures. ...

Arup empowers youths to chart a sustainable future for Hong Kong with a video competition among local schools

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 18 January 2022 - With sustainable development drawing increasing attention, the eyes of the world have turned to tackling the crisis of global warming following the 2...

Atlanta church service will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s mayor, Georgia’s governor and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock are scheduled to attend the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service at King’s old congregation, Ebenezer Baptist Church i...

Cherry blossoms blooming in mountainous park in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 80% of the approximately 2,000 cherry blossom trees at a park in Kaohsiung’s Taoyuan District are blooming. The Taoyuan District Office kicked off a month-...