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Korrnell Ritz Academy fined NT$190,000 for abuse of students in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent private bilingual kindergarten has been handed an NT$190,000 (US$6,800) fine and barred from recruiting new students for one year after a teacher was found to ...

Korrnell Ritz Academy teacher accused of abusing 19 students in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A teacher at a prominent private bilingual kindergarten in Taichung is accused of physically abusing 19 students. Seven parents of children who attend the Korrnell Ritz...

Catalans protest against mandate for more Spanish in schools

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to protest against a court decision that mandates that 25% of all school subjects be taught in Spanish, reduc...

Taiwan vice premier sees no water and power problems for new TSMC plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A secure water and power supply for leading chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) new plant in Kaohsiung City will not be a problem, Vice Pre...

Schools shut down in Taiwan's Taoyuan amid hospital cluster outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following two new coronavirus cases associated with a hospital cluster in northern Taiwan on Sunday (Jan. 24), Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) on Monday (Jan. 25) annou...

Central American migrants say deal doesn't dash asylum hopes

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — At the small migrant Juventud 2000 shelter near the border, a Honduran expressed disappointment Sunday over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressive...

Moms start companies to fill demand for Spanish books

NEW YORK (AP) — You might have heard of the three blind mice or the itsy-bitsy spider who went up the water spout. But have you ever heard of the little cold and hungry chicks? If yo...

Cameroon military frees 9 abducted children, teacher

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon military official says the military has freed nine children and their teacher who had been kidnapped by gunmen Tuesday from a school in Kumba in the country's resti...

Latvia pushes majority language in schools, leaving parents miffed

Words in various languages adorn the stairs of Riga's secondary school No. 34. Inga Sokolova, the school's deputy headmaster, greets a colleague in a classroom with Latin and Cyrillic alphabet...