Taiwan has 26th 'most powerful' passport in the world: index ranking

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has the 26th most powerful passport in the world, according to the latest edition of an index that ranks passports according to the number of countries around the globe that pro...

Real-world debates permeate Venice Biennale on architecture

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Real-world debates permeate this year's Venice Biennale on architecture, from commemorating spaces once part of the U.S. slave trade to maintaining the delicate status quo at reli...

Trump: No immigration deal unless 'real wall,' good security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn't include "a real wall" along the Mexican border and "very strong border security." Mo...

Italy brings Pakistani woman back after forced abortion

ROME (AP) — Italy's foreign minister has proudly announced the return to Italy of a young Pakistani woman who was taken by her family to Pakistan to have an abortion against her will after she got pre...

Australia to hold 5 by-elections due to citizenship crisis

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian will hold an unprecedented five by-elections on the same day in July due to a political crisis over a 117-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens holding sea...

Senate primary splits Arizona conservatives between 2 icons

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) — Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was asking dozens of tea party activists for their backing in Arizona's Republican Senate primary when one audience member said it ...

In GOP immigration battle, factions split over staying in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions over whether to provide a conduit to citizenship for young "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally are the pivotal sticking point as House Republicans seek a sol...

Beitashour misses out on second World Cup chance with Iran

The wait was short for LAFC defender Steven Beitashour, who was left off Iran's latest World Cup roster less than a week after his name was intriguingly included on the national team's preliminary lis...

Record number of Brits get German citizenship before Brexit

BERLIN (AP) — German officials say the number of British nationals who received German citizenship hit a new high last year that is likely linked to the U.K.'s 2016 referendum to leave the European Un...

Elderly North Korean spies trapped in South yearn for home

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — He's spent nearly six decades trapped on enemy soil, surviving 29 years in a prison where he was tortured by South Korean guards before being released to a life of poverty ...

Attorney: Mexican man wrongly detained at marriage interview

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a 37-year-old Mexican man who was taken into custody during a mandatory marriage interview at immigration offices in Philadelphia say his detention is unlawful. ...

Nickelodeon Renews Four Hit Series from Top-Ranked Preschool Portfolio

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2018--Nickelodeon has renewed some of the biggest hits in preschool TV: , , and . The renewals--a sixth season of PAW Patrol, a fifth season of Blaze and the Monste...

Symetra and Chicago Bears Celebrate 16 Local Teachers Recognized as ‘Symetra Heroes in the Classroom’

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2018--Symetra, a national provider of employee benefits, annuities and life insurance, and the Chicago Bears, hosted the 16 Chicago-area teachers recognized for educa...

Bahrain strips 9 of citizenship amid wide crackdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in the Arab Gulf state of Bahrain has revoked the nationality of nine people and sentenced them to between three and 15 years in jail, amid a yearslong crack...

Schwab Volunteer Week Kicks Off Its 15th Year With Service to More Than 300 Nonprofits Nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2018--Thousands of Schwab employees and executives will honor Schwab’s long-standing culture of service by participating in Schwab Volunteer Week, which kicks o...