Face masks with Taiwan flag become hot item to fend off Chinese buyers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese, Japanese, and Western netizens have gone into a frenzy over a meme showing images of face masks with Taiwan flags as the ultimate solution to ensure a steady su...

Drinkers want fizz, low carbs, and Super Bowl ads reflect it

DETROIT (AP) — When Americans crack open a cold one during Sunday's Super Bowl, it might not be a traditional domestic beer. Sales of classic beers like Bud Light have been dropping ...

Column: Super Bowl streak ends at age 89 for Izenberg

MIAMI (AP) — Jerry Izenberg can still write, as anyone who reads his columns in the Star-Ledger in New Jersey knows. Just the other day he wrote a good one about an aging sports writer who has been to...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. In Colombia,...

Puerto Ricans protest in anger over unused emergency aid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A couple of hundred people joined a protest Thursday organized by Puerto Rico singer René Pérez of Calle 13 fame in a demonstration reminiscent of those that ousted the is...

2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-in

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency sup...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2020. There are 354 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 12, 18...

China mourns native paddlefish scientists say is now extinct

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese paddlefish's sharp, protruding snout made it one of the largest freshwater species in the world. Since scientists declared it extinct in a research paper published last week...

Dissident blogger burns Chinese passport, calls on Taiwanese to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former Chinese citizen and dissident blogger burned his Chinese passport in Hualien on Wednesday (Jan. 8) and appealed to Taiwanese to cherish their hard-won democracy a...

TV mixup has Russian fans celebrating despite losing

MOSCOW (AP) — Some Russian hockey fans were celebrating victory despite losing at the world junior hockey championships because of a confusingly timed TV repeat. Two state TV channel...

Israeli internet sensation praises Taiwan in new travel video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After spending a night at Taiwan's Presidential Office Building, Israeli video blogger Nuseir Yassin (Nas) expressed his admiration for the East Asian country in his n...

Alleged head of Dutch 'killing machine' flown home from UAE

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One of the Netherlands' most-wanted fugitives, the alleged leader of a crime organization that prosecutors described as an "oiled killing machine," is back in the country...

Independent women's groups say 2019 year of progress in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — For 60 years, Cuba's communist government has monopolized virtually every aspect of life on the island, including dozens of state-controlled organizations that serve as official advocate...

Photo of the Day: Missing person ad placed for Mayor of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo surfaced earlier this week showing a missing person ad searching for Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who has taken a three-month sabbatical from his post as Mayor of Kaohsiung t...

'Serious misconduct' by Trump takes center stage at hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is moving swiftly to weigh findings by fellow lawmakers that President Donald Trump misused the power of his office for personal political gain and then...