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Italy court weighs extradition to Vatican in fair trial case

ROME (AP) — A Milan court on Monday begins weighing whether to extradite an Italian woman to the Vatican to face embezzlement-related charges in a case that could test whether Italy considers the Vati...

Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts

Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 ...

Pandemic has imperiled plans to retrieve Titanic's radio

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is threatening a company’s controversial plans to retrieve and exhibit the radio that had broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic, a...

Californian gets 10 years for $147M global investment scam

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who bilked investors worldwide out of $147 million in a pyramid scheme was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison. Steve Chen, 63...

Taiwan’s coins for Year of Ox can be ordered online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time, collectors can order the official coins for the Year of the Ox online before they become available at Bank of Taiwan branches on Jan. 21, reports said ...

A year on, questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Navaz Ebrahim learned that a Ukrainian plane had fallen from the sky near Iran’s capital, she didn’t realize her older sister was on the flight. They had just s...

Bitcoin surges past $20,000, erasing 3 years of deep losses

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The price of bitcoin rose above $20,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the speculative digital currency topped its previous peak reached shortly after it became tradable on Wa...

From matzo to gumbo: Museum explores Southern Jewish life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new museum under construction in New Orleans will explore the journey of immigrant Jews and subsequent generations to the American South who brought with them a religious way of l...

Possible break in theft of Canadian gold coin in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police raided homes and jewelry shops Wednesday on suspicion they could be connected to efforts to fence a massive 100-kilogram (220-pound) Canadian gold coin — piece by piece — t...

5 years and counting: Ex-treasure hunter still stuck in jail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former deep-sea treasure hunter is about to mark his fifth year in jail for refusing to disclose the whereabouts of 500 missing coins made from gold found in an historic shipwr...

ID of man who found Rocky Mountains treasure chest revealed

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A grandson of Forrest Fenn has confirmed that a medical school student from Michigan found an over $1 million treasure chest that the retired art and antiquities dealer stashed i...

7-Eleven teams up with 8 popular Sanrio characters to launch a Mini Pouch Collectible Programme "Little Baubles of Joy"

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 November 2020 - The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun! So, let's get into the festive spirit and spread some seasonal cheer! 7-Eleven in collaboration...

Taiwan Central Bank to issue South Penghu Marine National Park coins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Bank on Nov. 12 will issue a set of coins to promote South Penghu Marine National Park in the south of the Penghu archipelago. Central bank Issuanc...

Photo of the Day: Swallows tie the knot in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British artist earlier this month created this whimsical mural on an apartment building in Kaohsiung. Alice Tams, who currently lives in Taipei, specializes in the il...

Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — People have been diving to the Titanic's wreck for 35 years. No one has found human remains, according to the company that owns the salvage rights. But the compa...