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Taiwanese judo coach sentenced to 9 years for killing 7-year-old student

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A judo coach surnamed Ho (何) was charged with manslaughter and sentenced to nine years in prison by Taichung District Court on Wednesday (June 29) for killing a 7-year-old...

France's Macron: Russia cannot, should not win Ukraine war

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Russia “cannot and should not win” the war in Ukraine, as its terrible toll was on full view the day after a Russian missi...

Today in History: June 19, Senate approves Civil Rights Act

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 19, the 170th day of 2022. There are 195 days left in the year. This is Juneteenth. (The federal holiday will be observed on Monday, June 20.)...

South African boxer who became disoriented in fight dies

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A South African boxer who became disoriented during a fight and walked away from his opponent toward an empty corner of the ring while throwing punches has died of a bra...

Sepp Blatter avoids testifying at start of FIFA fraud trial

BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — Full of smiles and confidence before entering the courtroom, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claimed later Wednesday he was bothered by chest pains and unable to test...

Blatter, Platini finally going to court in FIFA fraud trial

GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini’s 11-day trial on charges of defrauding FIFA starts Wednesday — finally bringing the epic downfall of soccer’s former world leaders into criminal court. ...

New law puts NHL great Konstantinov's 24/7 care in jeopardy

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Vladimir Konstantinov has traded hockey sticks for an Uno deck. Many, in fact. The onetime Soviet and Detroit Red Wings star plays so often that he goes through a pack pe...

10 diplomatic allies, partners voice support for Taiwan in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ten nations have spoken up for Taiwan on the second day of the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA), including Paraguay, Guatemala, the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Canada...

Former Lewandowski manager charged with blackmail in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland have filed blackmailing charges against the former manager of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. Cezary Kucharski publicly accused ...

In Ukraine, limbs lost and lives devastated in an instant

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — There is a cost to war — to the countries that wage it, to the soldiers who fight it, to the civilians who endure it. For nations, territory is gained and lost, and sometimes rega...

Summer Movie Calendar: From 'Top Gun 2' to 'Thor 4' and more

A rundown of notable films coming out this summer: May 6 “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (Disney, theaters): After breaking open the...

2-year-old boy dies from COVID in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-year-old who was recently diagnosed with COVID and was in critical condition died Monday (April 18). New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) announced Tuesday (Apr...

Taiwan bans import of pesticide tied to neurological harm in children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ban on imports of chlorpyrifos, one of the nation's most common pesticides, took effect on Friday (April 15). The country is set to phase out all pesticide produc...

Jury acquits former Olympian equestrian rider in shooting

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A jury in New Jersey found a former Olympian equestrian competitor not guilty Thursday in the shooting of a woman at his training center nearly three years ago. ...

Blatter, Platini go on trial in June in Swiss federal court

GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini will go on trial for fraud and other offenses in June, Switzerland’s federal criminal court said Tuesday. ...